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Former NPR CEO Slams James O'Keefe

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media

Former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller said that the new Republican majority in the House contributed to the "turmoil" facing the network. Schiller, who wa...

Ron Schiller, Truth-Telling And The Problem of Fear

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

As far as I can tell, Schiller said what is merely obvious, what I've said more times than I can count in my work as a preacher, writer, and activist. Do I also deserve an angry response? Should I resign from my job?

WATCH: NPR 'Apologizes' To The Tea Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We can always rely on The Full Ginsberg to put a funny spin on the latest political or media scandal. This time, the sketch group spoofs ousted NPR ex...

O'Keefe vs. NPR: Round One Goes to the Kid

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Palmer

A video filmed by right-wing activists that apparently shows NPR's chief fundraiser disparaging conservatives was just the latest in a series of dishonestly edited 'stings' by muckraker James O'Keefe.

Jason Linkins

Further Analysis Finds Deceptive Editing In Sting Tape, As NPR Gains An Unlikely Defender | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, a Project Veritas "sting" operation directed at National Public Radio cost some NPR executives their jobs. Beginning with Senior Vice Presi...

A Case for Public Broadcasting: No Dysfunctional Fame Whores

Marc Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marc Middleton

Public television provides an opportunity for programs that aspire to something more than a train wreck the chance to find an audience. It's an incubator of sorts for shows with actual redeeming social value.

In Defense of NPR

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

Come on now: Let's take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its l...

Jason Linkins

Second O'Keefe-NPR Video Released, Alleging That NPR Agreed To Shield Donation From Scrutiny [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A second video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has been made available online, extending the story of the Ron Schiller video "sting" that ended i...

NPR Reels While Fighting To Keep Federal Funds

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — National Public Radio's interim president and CEO said Thursday she is fully confident the organization's leadership team and said ...

Jason Linkins

The Case For NPR Giving Up Federal Funding | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NPR seems to have a crisis every time they encounter a situation where their contributors and staff are revealed to be human beings who have points of view on various and sundry matters. NPR is hardly the only media organization with this problem, but they're the only one that keeps tripping headlong over it in headline-making pratfalls and have an extant need to keep a bunch of politicians happy. At some point, you have to wonder if the spectacles aren't exacerbated by the dependency.

PBS Spoke To Fake Muslim Group That Duped NPR Exec

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — NPR's president and CEO resigned Wednesday in an effort to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a fellow executive deridi...

NPR's Inevitable Conflict

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

The stations' interests and NPR's interests are no longer aligned. That is the elephant in the studio. Schiller tried to improve the stations' lot, but in the end, the stations will fear a stronger NPR.

NPR Exec Caught On Tape Bashing Tea Party, Saying NPR Would Be 'Better Off' Without Federal Funds

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Ron Schiller, the NPR fundraising executive whose comments criticizing the Tea Party and questioning the network's need for federal funds, has...