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Posts Tagged ‘Vivian Schiller’

Former NPR Boss Vivian Schiller is Back

Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 5, 2011

Vivian Schiller has been the subject of this Blog’s previous postings including NPR’s President Vivian Schiller Resigns posted March 9, 2011.  Her forced resignation from NPR came after she was caught on tape attacking Republicans and conservatives in her fundraising efforts on behalf of the network.  Last fall she also was involved with the controversial firing of NPR commentator Juan Williams after his comments about Muslims on airplanes.

NBC News on Thursday rewarded Ms. Schiller, hiring her for a new role of overseeing its news unit’s digital strategy, which includes the website and mobile devices business.  Given NBC’s radical Leftist bias over the years, the recycling of Ms. Schiller is of little surprise.

NBC’s ratings have been heading south for years, in part because of its Leftist bent.  Ms. Schilling will therefore not help improve its ratings and her hiring at NBC must have the folks at Fox News sharing some high-fives.


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Bill Maher: Another Progressive Bigot Comes Out of the Closet

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 9, 2011

What does Progressive Leftist Bill Maher do when he is unhappy with President Obama?  He resorts spouting anti-Semitism.  This past Friday Maher said (video below):

“I heard him a couple of times saying, “You know what? We met the Republicans what they asked, and then we gave them more.”  That’s like your lawyer saying to you,  “You know, I went into the chambers with the judge and the prosecutor, and my first offer was 40 years to life for you. And I think I can get your tailgating charge moved up to manslaughter.  And that’s my first offer.”  What is wrong with these people?  He is a terrible negotiator.  Does he not even know a Jew?”

Adding an exclamation point to his bigotry, Maher then showed a poster for replacing Glenn Beck on Fox News that depicted Joe Lieberman doing a program called, “Morning Jew.”

For years bigotry has been gaining traction in Leftist circles.  In earlier years it manifested itself mainly on the Left’s fringes with the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Pastor Wright.  It is becoming more mainstream in the Left.  Maher joins other Leftist bigots, as previously post on this Blog:

NPR’s Vivian Schiller attacking Zionist and Christians.

Code Pink calling for Clarence Thomas to be lynched.

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell saying the Michael Steele answers to “his masters”.

Helen Thomas telling Jews to go back to Germany.

Oliver Stone indicating that Jews have overblown the Holocaust.

Congressman Paul Kanjorski demeaning minorities.

MSNBC’s Chris Mathews forgets that Obama is black for a few minutes.

Cynthia Tucker taking off on Michael because he is black.

When examples of racism and bigotry from the Left are outed, inevitably Progressive elitists offer excuses such as “they know what is in the person’s heart and therefore that person could not be a racists”.  The Left has wrapped racism in the covers of political correctness for their own continence.  This is a dangerous slippery slope that can lead to fascism.  It is the same slide that allowed half the country to vote for president a man who admittedly attended a bigoted church for twenty years.

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NPR Board Member Admits NPR Bias

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 11, 2011

The recent scandal at National Public Radio (NPR) has already led to a few positive results.  The first is the resignation of its CEO, Vivian Schiller.  More recently, Newsbusters.org reported that an NPR board member has publically questioned the network’s Liberal bias with Sue Schardt saying:

  • Criticisms of NPRdo have some legitimacy.  We must, as a starting point, take on board some of this criticism.”
  • We unwittingly cultivated a core audience that is predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite.
  • Ms. Schardt stated that NPR only serves 11 percent of the United States and therefore she “we need to carefully consider whether we warrant public funding and, if so, what the rationale would be.”

Ms. Schardt’s openness and honesty are refreshing in a society that is too often unwilling to look in the mirror to face its demons.  Taking taxpayer money to fund programs for a “predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite” audience is not only wrong, but on its face racists.


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NPR President Offers Lame Apology for Juan Williams Firing

Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 25, 2010

NPR President Vivian Schiller offered a half-hearted apology for the Juan Williams firing in a Sunday interview with Politico.  The firing was the subject of this Blog’s posting on October 22 titled After the Firing, NPR Slanders Juan Williams.

While Ms. Schiller stood by her original decision behind the Williams firing, she apologized for the precipitous way it was carried out stating:

“I regret that we did not take the time to prepare our program partners and provide you with the tools to cope with the fallout from this episode…the process that followed the decision was unfortunate – including not meeting with Juan Williams in person – and I take full responsibility for that.”

OK Ms. Schiller; you blew it and the network you work for will suffer in stature and in donations for years to come.  For making such an egregious error you should resign immediately for the good of the network that pays your salary.  Should you not resign, it is the duty of the NPR Board of Directors to remove you.  Should they not do their duty, the entire Board needs to be removed.


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