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NPR Ceo resigns after VP criticizes tea party

There are 92 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Mar 9, 2011, titled NPR Ceo resigns after VP criticizes tea party. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

NPR's president and CEO resigned Wednesday in an effort to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a fellow executive deriding the tea party movement as "seriously racist." Conservatives called the video proof that the network is biased and undeserving of federal funds.

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Joe

Orlando, FL

#1 Mar 9, 2011
Liberals are starting to finally run out of everyone else's money,....and we are pretty fed up with them.

These NPR snotty snobbish employees who are sucking up tax dollars need to be defunded. Let them stand on their own merits and sell ads like everyone else has to.

If they can survive without tax dollars then great,...if not then too bad so sad.

Since: Jan 11

Napa, CA

#2 Mar 9, 2011
Not to mention PBS. Shows like "Sesame Street" that teach kids to read by rock music only create hyperactive and distracted kids. And teaching them "morals" straight out of liberal slime is child abuse.

“A Generic User”

Since: Jan 10

Another Person on the Internet

#4 Mar 10, 2011
Teeseeree wrote:
Not to mention PBS. Shows like "Sesame Street" that teach kids to read by rock music only create hyperactive and distracted kids. And teaching them "morals" straight out of liberal slime is child abuse.
Dude, you are reading way too much into this. Kids have been watching Sesame Street for decades. It's just Elmo and Big Bird -- they're not trying to trick you.
Ronaldo Magnus

Philippines

#5 Mar 10, 2011
Another Marxist Commie skank bites the dust.
It's a good thing.
Otis B Driftwood

Milford, CT

#7 Mar 10, 2011
Time for Congress to de-fund National Propaganda Radio along with the despicable child prostitution promoting pimps at Planned Parenthood.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#8 Mar 10, 2011
she didn't voluntarily step down.
she was fired!

and, even after the juan williams debacle, and, this blatant show of prejudice, hate and narrow mindedness, obama STILL thinks taxpayer dollars should be used to fund npr.

why am i not surprised?
TedsLiver

United States

#9 Mar 10, 2011
Defund NPR now!
fenster

Windsor, CT

#12 Mar 10, 2011
in all the furor over the firing of the top three people in npr,so not forget that it was senator cantor, who wanted to get rid of "that pro-palestinian radio". think there was maybe a bit of bias?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#13 Mar 10, 2011
It's about God-damn time these God-damn communists were rooted out and taken out of our children's programming and content on TV. Not one cent of my money should go to push Obama's communist agenda. CUT THEM OFF!!!!!

maddog2008

Since: Sep 08

United States

#14 Mar 10, 2011
carey529 wrote:
she didn't voluntarily step down.
she was fired!
and, even after the juan williams debacle, and, this blatant show of prejudice, hate and narrow mindedness, obama STILL thinks taxpayer dollars should be used to fund npr.
why am i not surprised?
Old saying,"what goes around comes around".So glad to see that she got what was comming to her and NPR.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#15 Mar 10, 2011
Bailing when the heat is on.......

Not responsible enough to earn the money to operate or to defend their position as parasites.
allenall

Willoughby, OH

#16 Mar 10, 2011
Whenever I start to think that the people in the Tea Party wing of the Republican party are just ordinary American citizens I can always go to the Topix comments on an issue like this and see the hate and ignorance oozing out of their ears. Scary times for my America.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#17 Mar 10, 2011
allenall wrote:
Whenever I start to think that the people in the Tea Party wing of the Republican party are just ordinary American citizens I can always go to the Topix comments on an issue like this and see the hate and ignorance oozing out of their ears. Scary times for my America.
Who is more dangerous than those out of hand, ruthless left-wing teachers!! Or left-wing communists like Loughner! You are out of line and wrong headed. Go grab a baseball bat with your left-wing union buddies and go bash some skulls why don't you. Shut up already.
sue

United States

#18 Mar 10, 2011
Now she can go lecture a some lib college for big bucks
hooyah

Scottsdale, AZ

#19 Mar 10, 2011
allenall wrote:
Whenever I start to think that the people in the Tea Party wing of the Republican party are just ordinary American citizens I can always go to the Topix comments on an issue like this and see the hate and ignorance oozing out of their ears. Scary times for my America.
donation ya HDtv to goodwill.com Topix is da only fun place to Xpress yo braine ;-000
hooyah

Scottsdale, AZ

#20 Mar 10, 2011
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Who is more dangerous than those out of hand, ruthless left-wing teachers!! Or left-wing communists like Loughner! You are out of line and wrong headed. Go grab a baseball bat with your left-wing union buddies and go bash some skulls why don't you. Shut up already.
goood morning 8boy! keep da chichihua pic no trade OK. dog, cat, n duck. which do Ulike best?:)
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#22 Mar 10, 2011
allenall wrote:
Whenever I start to think that the people in the Tea Party wing of the Republican party are just ordinary American citizens I can always go to the Topix comments on an issue like this and see the hate and ignorance oozing out of their ears. Scary times for my America.
And if you need confirmation about the teabags, watch the rallies and particularly the interviews. Those interviewed could answer the first question but a follow up question was beyond their intelligence level.

Scary stuff.

Since: Jan 07

Moosic, PA

#23 Mar 10, 2011
What goes around comes around. I can recall Ms Schiller's dismissive remarks about Juan Williams when he quite honestly said that he has some doubts when boarding a plane with travelers who are quite obviously Muslims. He was probably echoing the thoughts of many people who cannot get the "Underwear Bomber" or the "Shoe Bomber" out of their minds when they travel. THose of us who are subject to panic disorder are even more apprehensive but try very hard to hide it. Ms Schiller said that Mr. Williams' thoughts should be between him and his psychiatrist. It didn't take long for her day to come.

Supposedly, the fundraiser was soliciting contributions from a Muslim group so it served his purpose to denigrate Tea Party advocates and white middle Americans who cling to their guns and their fundamentalist religion.(This, of course, paraphrases Obama's description of the population of Pennsylvania during the 2008 campaign.)

Since NPR receives, or has received public funding, it seems odd that all positions on various matters of public interest are not given equal and unbiased time. Instead, this latest incident demonstrates that it is an instrument of propaganda rather than information and discourse.

There are countless private information outlets in every mode of communication. People simply choose to listen to those that more or less conform to their own world views. It is unnecessary to support a "government" outlet when there are so many choices out there.
Steve Tellers

United States

#24 Mar 10, 2011
Joe wrote:
Liberals are starting to finally run out of everyone else's money,....and we are pretty fed up with them.
These NPR snotty snobbish employees who are sucking up tax dollars need to be defunded. Let them stand on their own merits and sell ads like everyone else has to.
If they can survive without tax dollars then great,...if not then too bad so sad.
I agree 100%%%%%%%%%%

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#25 Mar 10, 2011
Maybe she can get a job with Van Jones. They are of the same ilk!
Van Jones also pushes for Sharia law. Read this article about Obama's best bud:

By Aaron Klein
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

STORM's manifesto,'Reclaiming Revolution'

JERUSALEM – How is this for a quick clean up job?

Last week, WND reported the official communist-oriented manifesto of a radical group founded by Obama's environmental adviser, Van Jones, was published in full on the Internet.

Just hours later, the manifesto was removed and the entire website was taken down.

It is, however, still available in web archives.

As WND previously reported, Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist.

Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM.

STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," had been published on the Internet.

A WND review of the 97-page treatise found that the manual describes Jones' organization as having a "commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism."

"We agreed with Lenin's analysis of the state and the party," reads the manifesto. "And we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Zedong and Amilcar Cabral."

Cabral is the late Marxist revolutionary leader of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands.

WND previously reported Jones named his son after Cabral and reportedly concludes every e-mail with a quote from the communist leader.

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