Hidden-camera filmmaker targets NPR

(Updating to add NPR comment)

A conservative filmmaker says he’s caught the NPR’s foundation senior vice president on video saying liberals are more fair and balanced and conservatives are anti-intellectual. In James O’Keefe’s video, Ron Schiller notes he’s only giving a “personal opinion,” but he does so while meeting as an NPR executive with two men who portrayed followers of the Muslim Brotherhood anxious to give $5 million to NPR.

Schiller also says NPR would be better off in the long run without federal funding.

Schiller joined NPR last year as its chief fundraiser after leaving a VP position at the University of Chicago.

He’s leaving NPR, too. Last week, the Aspen Institute announced it is hiring him.

Update 1:55 p.m. NPR’s response:


The fraudulent organization represented in this video repeatedly pressed us to accept a $5 million check, with no strings attached, which we repeatedly refused to accept.

We are appalled by the comments made by Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for.

Mr. Schiller announced last week that he is leaving NPR for another job.

Schiller’s leaving NPR has nothing to do with the video, according to NPR.