The NPR scandal that ousted Vivian Schillers as president and CEO of NPR for her comments about the Tea party being racist and xenophobic that was caught on tape is still a hot news piece till this day amids the Japanese natural calamities and the economic meltdown.
The Blaze, a news, information and opinion site headed by Glenn Beck examined the video closely and compared the edited version that sparked the NPR board’s outrage with the unedited version and found out that the comments made by Vivian Schillers was taken out of context.
Democrats and Republicans alike were astonished by the Blaze’s in-depth examination on the case cause they initially thought that Glenn Beck would immediately join the NPR-bashing.
Here is a snippet of questionable-editing-tactics/” target=”_blank”>The Blaze’s findings:
-Edited Video: NPR execs appear to approve of a Muslim Brotherhood connection to the prospective donors. Raw Video: the prospective donors downplay any Muslim Brotherhood connection, and make themselves sound moderate and reasonable.
-Edited Video: Narrator implies that the donors advocate extreme Muslim views (Sharia—associated in many people’s minds with brutal acts and behaviors) and the edited version shows an NPR exec reacting to this information with humor. Raw Video: NPR executive is acting jovially about something else: a mix-up in their restaurant reservation. (!)
-Edited Video: Suggests NPR exec is against the GOP. Raw Video: NPR exec also talks about his affinity for the GOP and its traditional values.
-Edited Video: NPR exec appears to be criticizing the Tea Party. Raw Video: NPR exec is quoting two influential longtime Republicans’ complaints about how their party has been taken over by extreme elements, then personally agrees.
-Edited Video: NPR exec says liberals are more educated in general than conservatives. Raw Video: other NPR exec goes out of her way to favorably mention friends who watch Fox News.
Now we wonder why, oh why, this new information about the NPR scandal being a non NPR scandal at all is not in the mainstream media and not even on NPR at all?