Just minutes ago, National Public Radio reported that NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned.
This follows yesterday’s news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotaped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O’Keefe on a “sting.”)
As part of that “sting” video, an NPR executive compares those who doubt Barack Obama’s birthplace to those who believe “the world is flat.”
NPR said that Ron Schiller’s remarks (which have been described as fitting the Conservative stereotype of an NPR executive) “could not have come at a worse time” as federal funding for public broadcasting has come under fire by conservatives in Congress.
NPR receives about 2% of its budget directly from federal funds, but local stations benefit significantly from grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Member station fees for programming are the largest source of NPR funding.
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