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GOP Calls Emergency Session to Defund NPR

Bill would ban all federal funding of network

(Newser) - House Republicans may have taken note of Juan Williams' op-ed on NPR yesterday, because they've called an emergency meeting—to try to block NPR's funding. The Rules Committee session today will take up legislation to permanently ban federal funding for NPR and its affiliate stations in the wake of conservative... More »

Surprise! NPR Sting Video Deceptively Edited

But organization says some statements still 'egregious'

(Newser) - James O’Keefe’s NPR “ sting video ” has caused some major problems for the organization, but it turns out that it doesn’t quite present the entire truth. O’Keefe recently posted two hours of raw video from the exchange, and experts tell NPR that the 11-minute version... More »

Just How Close Was NPR to Taking That $5M?

Close, says Daily Caller; not so close, says Talking Points Memo

(Newser) - NPR may have been embarrassed by its ex-fundraiser’s comments on the Tea Party —but at least it refused to accept the $5 million offered by phony donors, right? That original claim had been poked at by the Daily Caller , which yesterday said that emails showed NPR execs were... More »

NPR Exec Caught in O'Keefe Sting Loses His Next Job

Ron Schiller will no longer be joining the Aspen Institute

(Newser) - The fallout from the conservative sting of NPR continues: The departing exec caught on tape calling Tea Party supporters racist is out of the job he was about to take, reports David Weigel at Slate . "Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent... More »

Former NPR Exec Caught Calling Tea Party 'Racist'

James O'Keefe runs sting on organization

(Newser) - James O'Keefe is at it again. This time, he had some actors pose as members of a Muslim educational organization and offer to donate $5 million to NPR, the Daily Caller reports. That scored them a meeting with then-NPR fundraising executive Ron Schiller, who proceeds to summarily bash Republicans, whose... More »

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