NBC News to Hire Embattled Former NPR Chief Vivian Schiller

June 1st, 2011 6:00 PM
Former National Public Radio president Vivian Schiller, who was at the center of a pair of controversies that roiled NPR in recent months, has reportedly taken a position with NBC News. Schiller resigned from her post at NPR after footage surfaced showing two of NPR's senior fundraising executives making offensive comments towards conservatives. Though Schiller was not in the video, she…

NPR Executives Don't Care If Accepting George Soros Money Deepens Thei

May 25th, 2011 3:02 PM
As her term wraps up, NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard explored the controversial $1.8 million donation from leftist hedge-fund manager George Soros and his Open Society Institute, and how NPR tried to talk its way out of the idea that it was a liberal media outlet taking money from a major liberal agitator of means. Shepard reported executives there determined “it would be wrong to turn down money…

Krauthammer Asks Totenberg: 'Why Does NPR Have to Live on the Tit of t

March 12th, 2011 10:55 AM
After the public shaming of NPR this week, Nina Totenberg was given the option of taking a day off from PBS's "Inside Washington" so that she wouldn't have to face the music concerning the so-called "news organization" she works for. Demonstrating admirable spunk, Totenberg showed up to "defend the product" her radio station produces only to have Charles Krauthammer say in the midst of a…

CBS Gives Zero Coverage to NPR Scandal

March 10th, 2011 12:10 PM
Since an undercover sting video was released on Tuesday showing National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller calling conservatives "seriously racist people" – for which he resigned – CBS News has failed to utter a single word about the controversy on its broadcasts. That despite NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation to Ron) also being forced out on Wednesday. In contrast, ABC…

NPR Exec Stung by Muslims

March 10th, 2011 11:24 AM
It is a bloodbath over at National Public Radio. First the pinhead Ron Schiller resigns after initially being defended by NPR and then, by the end of the day Tuesday, being given the Shuffalo to Buffalo. Then Vivian Schiller, no relation to Ron Schiller, resigns the next day as chief executive officer and president of NPR. Ron Schiller was caught on tape saying NPR did not need its subsidy from…

NPR Chief Vivian Schiller Resigns; NPR Board Confirms She Was Forced O

March 9th, 2011 3:00 PM
NOTE: Updates will be posted below the break as they come in. Check in for all the latest developments. In the wake of a video sting showing NPR executives making disparaging comments towards conservatives, National Public Radio announced Wednesday morning that it had accepted the resignation of its president Vivian Schiller. "The Board accepted Vivian’s resignation with understanding,…

Bozell to NPR Oversight Committees: Vivian Schiller Resignation 'Doesn

March 9th, 2011 2:30 PM
Managing Editor's Note:  NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate committees with oversight of NPR stating that PBS does not deserve a dime of taxpayer funding and that a government that is broke should not be in the business of funding a left-wing playground. A portion of the letter sent…

CBS Ignores, NBC Downplays Sting Tape of NPR Exec Slamming 'Racist' Te

March 9th, 2011 10:32 AM
Only ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday highlighted claims by a NPR executive, caught in an undercover sting operation, that Tea Party members are "seriously racist" people. CBS's Early Show completely skipped the subject. NBC's Today allowed a brief mention during a news read. GMA's Jake Tapper extensively highlighted quotes by the outgoing Ron Schiller: "The current Republican Party,…

Juan Williams Calls Disgraced NPR Exec Racist, Bigoted, Sexist and Ant

March 9th, 2011 10:29 AM
In the wake of a stunning video revealing the truly deplorable opinions of one of its executives, NPR has accepted the resignation of President Vivian Schiller while putting Ron Schiller (no relation) on administrative leave. Fox News's Juan Williams, who was disgracefully fired by the radio network last year for having the nerve to voice his opinion, lashed out at NPR Tuesday evening on the…

NPR's Schiller Denies Liberal Bias, But Station's Content, Policies, B

March 7th, 2011 7:09 PM
National Public Radio chief Vivian Schiller issued a flat denial Monday when asked whether NPR consistently puts a liberal spin on the news. NPR strains to offer "journalism that presents no particular bias," Schiller claimed in a speech at the National Press Club. And far from being the bastion of liberalism its critics insist, Schiller claimed that NPR gets "a tremendous amount of criticism…

Who Knew NPR Execs Were So Well-Paid (Overpaid

January 10th, 2011 6:39 AM
Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi was complete enough in his reporting on the internal NPR review of the Juan Williams firing on Saturday that he included financial numbers that NPR released on the bonuses of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller. The decision to cancel her bonus over that Fox-loathing fiasco was a six-figure decision: According to tax records released by NPR on Friday, Schiller…

NPR Announces Internal Review of Juan Williams Firing, Forces Out VP W

January 6th, 2011 3:50 PM
On Thursday, the NPR Board of Directors announced it has concluded an internal review of the firing of senior analyst Juan Williams for comments on the Fox News Channel. In what a spokesman called “two distinct pieces of news,” the internal review came with the resignation of Ellen Weiss, NPR’s senior vice president for news, the one who fired Williams over the phone. Weiss, whose husband Rabbi…

Tattered Tutorial: CBS Un-factually Claims 'Less than One Tenth' of NP

November 18th, 2010 4:42 PM
Fox News chairman Roger Ailes drew a whirlwind of attention for using the German N-word in describing NPR's purge of Juan Williams in an interview with Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast: “They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don’t want any other point of view. They don’t even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their…

NewsBusters Publisher Bozell Discusses NPR President's Push to Tax Ame

October 27th, 2010 1:42 PM
The National Public Radio (NPR) executive who fired Juan Williams is behind an effort lobbying for a new tax to be levied on private media outlets in order to finance a BBC-style state media, NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center Brent Bozell told viewers of Fox Business Network's "Varney & Company" at 10:45 a.m. today. NPR president Vivian Schiller is "part of a group which…