O’Keefe: More NPR videos are on the way; Update: Obama still committed to funding NPR; Update: PBS says it met with O’Keefe’s fake donors too

posted at 5:33 pm on March 9, 2011 by Allahpundit

Not the first time he’s sprung this trap on one of his targets. Remember when video of the first ACORN prostitution sting came out, and everyone assumed that it was an isolated incident — until footage taken at offices in other cities started rolling off the assembly line?

My first assumption when I read this was that he must have more footage of Ron Schiller. But if so, it would have to have come from a second meeting: Remember, O’Keefe’s already released the full two-hour video of the conversation everyone saw yesterday. So either Schiller doubled down later or … other NPR employees spouted off at other meetings? Hmmmmm.

“We’re not done releasing footage,” O’Keefe told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Tuesday. “We have more investigative material that we’re going to release.

“I’m not really going to comment on it yet, but I think it will be very interesting to see what happens with this story as it develops,” he promised…

Asked to elaborate on the additional revelations he plans, O’Keefe confirmed the additional disclosures involve NPR, but would not say whether they stem from the same meeting involving Schiller and Liley.

“But stay tuned, and you’ll see,” he told Newsmax. “I want to see if NPR tells the truth about what is going on. I want to see how they tell the truth, and then we’re going to release more information. So we’ll see what happens.”

Liberals were grousing this morning on Twitter that NPR was too quick to toss Vivian Schiller under the bus, but in light of what O’Keefe’s saying, I wonder if NPR already knows that the problem is bigger than the public realizes. Could be that other employees, after watching the video, came forward yesterday and told management, “I recognize them, they suckered me too,” which would send the board of directors into serious damage control mode. By pushing out Vivian Schiller, they blunt the fallout from future videos by being able to say they’ve already taken draconian steps to address the problem, etc. Just a theory, but it would explain the quick axe-ing.

For your viewing pleasure, here’s Juan Williams on Hannity last night grinding the two Schillers’ faces in this. His theory for why Vivian had to go is the same as the one offered today by NPR’s ombudsman in an online chat — namely, that after l’affaire Williams and her offhand comments about him talking to a therapist and now this, the employees there were simply tired of being embarrassed.



Update: Do we really need to defund NPR? C’mon — we’ve got cash to spare.

“Everyone agrees that we need to cut spending. The president put forward a budget that does that in dramatic fashion,” Carney said. “We also — that budget also contains within it the president’s priorities, and we’re working with Congress to find common ground, as you know, on the broader budget issues. But we believe that — or rather, we do not support calls to eliminate funding for National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as is evidenced by our budget.”

B-b-b-b-but how will NPR survive without government dough? Read this excellent Michael Barone piece for an answer. (Or this VDH post, making the same point.) It’ll survive the same way the National Trust for Historic Preservation survived after it weaned itself off federal funding in the 90s — through user donations, which will free it up to pursue any agenda it likes without political pressure. The NTHP has thrived ever since, and NPR, which is a much bigger deal on the left, will thrive too. Full speed ahead, Eric Cantor!

Update: So that’s what he meant.

Anne Bentley, a PBS spokeswoman, said PBS’ senior vice president for development, Brian Reddington, attended a lunch with the fake donors in February. She said she had “no sense at all” of whether Mr. Reddington was taped during that lunch; when asked if PBS was concerned about a possible tape surfacing, she declined to comment.

Ms. Bentley said that Mr. Reddington came back from the lunch with “profound concerns about the organization” and began what she called a routine vetting process “when there is an appearance of a conflict of interest and to ensure they meet requirements of transparency and openness.”

Bentley says PBS broke off communication with the group when they couldn’t verify its existence.

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More, please!

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM

namely, that after l’affaire Williams and her offhand comments about him talking to a therapist and now this, the employees there were simply tired of being embarrassed. having their leftest cabal exposed to the public.

Caper29 on March 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Hee Hee Hee…Go get’em O’Keefe!

clnurnberg on March 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM

More popcorn please….

sandee on March 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Dang, nobody saw that coming…

Okay, it was obvious that was coming.

Immolate on March 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

BAH-RING it.

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Yup, I bet there are more faces that O’Keefe is going to make famous…

d1carter on March 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

I want to see if NPR tells the truth about what is going on. I want to see how they tell the truth, and then we’re going to release more information. So we’ll see what happens.”

Yes! And, firing people isn’t telling the truth. It’s sweeping it under the rug.

txhsmom on March 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Wonder if he has any video of Vivian’s replacement?

Del Dolemonte on March 9, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Whee! It’s like waiting for Christmas morning! Vivsy is out because she was living on borrowed time after the Juan Williams debacle. I doubt very much that the lunkhead board at NPR has the brains to be all that pro-active — they’re all pretty much all National Public fellow travellers of one type or another. They’ve only skated by as long as they have because they’ve never been held up to this kind of scrutiny before.

cynccook on March 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Popcorn is right. I’m going to need light, though.
I get the impression that OKeefe is taking about something bigger than the two Schiller Yahoos. There was just some loon on Hannity talking about OKeefe’s doctored videos and why we need NPR. eye roll.
I think OKeefe has something more than this bigoted stuff. I can’t wait for the sequel and my guess is that the Schiller firings were totally unnecessary.

ORconservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Could it be this?

Like NPR, PBS met with fictional donors

Oh my…

Rational Thought on March 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Hahaha, it is truly a brilliant design to release one, watch them squirm, and then dangle the others. Absolutely the best way to do this.

WisCon on March 9, 2011 at 5:48 PM

It’s kindah amusing to see people running back to Okeefe’s side after many were very quick to throw him under the bus for the Landrieu phone sting and/or “the boat” incident, which, by the way, died faster than a bbq’d rib when Moochelle is around.

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

OH NO!! This means Elmo will no longer be available to millions of low income children. You see, Republicans really do hate children, especially poor ones.
– crr6

angryed on March 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM

They will have to go for corporate donations since they seem to have no problem insulting half of nation’s possible individual donors.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Can we please have about 100 more O’Keefes in every leftist and government corner, poking around, watching all the low life run for cover when the lights go on?

r keller on March 9, 2011 at 5:52 PM

ACORN
Planned Parenthood
NPR

Thanks to you young folks, O’Keefe and Lila Rose, for exposing the liberal way of life for all to see.

carbon_footprint on March 9, 2011 at 5:53 PM

It’s kindah amusing to see people running back to Okeefe’s side after many were very quick to throw him under the bus for the Landrieu phone sting and/or “the boat” incident, which, by the way, died faster than a bbq’d rib when Moochelle is around.

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Amusing isn’t the word I was thinking of, but it will do.

Keemo on March 9, 2011 at 5:54 PM

The NTHP has thrived ever since, and NPR, which is a much bigger deal on the left, will thrive too. Full speed ahead, Eric Cantor!

I do wonder how much of that money would have gone to other Left leaning causes, like electing people, if NPR does get defunded.

Patrick Ishmael on March 9, 2011 at 5:54 PM

go James GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RealMc on March 9, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I do wonder how much of that money would have gone to other Left leaning causes, like electing people, if NPR does get defunded.

Patrick Ishmael on March 9, 2011 at 5:54 PM

NPR is an organization dedicated to getting leftists elected.

sharrukin on March 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Did you all hear what that POS Alan Colmes had to say last night about this sting operation? Rush tore him a new one today, although Colmes didn’t have much credibility left after having Hannity correct his lies nightly for years.

Keemo on March 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Could it be this?

Like NPR, PBS met with fictional donors

Oh my…

Rational Thought on March 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM

WOW! This is going to get interesting! PBS, through the NYTs, is trying to get in front of this quick like.

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM

It’s kindah amusing to see people running back to Okeefe’s side after many were very quick to throw him under the bus for the Landrieu phone sting and/or “the boat” incident, which, by the way, died faster than a bbq’d rib when Moochelle is around.

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I made this same point when this was a headline thread. It helps not to be reactionary when things like this pop.Everything has to be taken with a wait and see attitude.

di butler on March 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Yup, I bet there are more faces that O’Keefe is going to make famous…

d1carter on March 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Me too. Lefties are trying to cast Ron Schiller as some lone anomaly within NPR/PBS, when actually NPR/PBS is overrun with Ron Schillers. His is the dominant, almost exclusive mindset. Schiller’s not the exception; he’s the rule over there.

Let ‘er rip, Jim. We’re all ears, eyeballs, and popcorn.

Oh, and many thanks!

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM

…died faster than a bbq’d rib when Moochelle is around.

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

+1 !

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:01 PM

I’ve been trying to figure out since yesterday who the zionist newspaper owners are. I got nothing. Obviously they exist only in his head.

Mark1971 on March 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM

It looks like O’Keefe went to PBS too…

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/like-npr-pbs-met-with-fictional-donors/

It’s important to note, that after the first couple ACORN vidoes that story kind of fizzled out… I hope he isn’t overplaying his hand.

ninjapirate on March 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Man the bilge pumps!

OkieDoc on March 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM

I’ve been trying to figure out since yesterday who the zionist newspaper owners are. I got nothing. Obviously they exist only in his head.

Mark1971 on March 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Pretty sure this was a dig at Rupert Murdoch.

cynccook on March 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM

You know what would be keeewwwllll…

… O’Keefe exposing many more tapes like this costing the liberal left trillions of tax payer’s dollars.

Seven Percent Solution on March 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM

A few months ago I called my local NPR station (WKSU in Kent, Ohio) to express my dismay that they were playing a lot less classical music and incorporating a lot more talk format into the lineup. The program manager was very huffy and said dismissively, “Well, of course some people are content to get their information from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.” I had in no way intimated that I was opposed to the new content because I felt it was biased, only that I preferred to hear classical in the evenings. I thought it was odd that that was the first thing he thought of in reply.

cynccook on March 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Keemo on March 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Yup, it was gratifying to hear that el Rushbo has similar disdain for that simpleton Colmes, the talking points sophist, as most of us do. Like they say, if Colmes had dynamite for brains, he wouldn’t have enough to blow his nose.

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Pretty sure this was a dig at Rupert Murdoch.

cynccook on March 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Yeah, that’s the only thing it could be.

Mark1971 on March 9, 2011 at 6:10 PM

ninjapirate on March 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Yup. Looks like as soon as this NPR stuff got out, there were a lot of “ah crap” moments at PBS.

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Man the bilge pumps!

OkieDoc on March 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Hahah!!! That’s funny :o)

Key West Reader on March 9, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Alan Colmes = America’s Only Living Skeletor

Key West Reader on March 9, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Obama still committed to funding NPR

Of course he is for it, until he thinks this might make him look bad. Than he will be against it. See rev wright

Greed on March 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

BOOM……BOOM…BOOM….BOOM….

Da Drums are Calling………………………..

canopfor on March 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Awesome….talk about dangling the carrot of hmmmmmmm, what else does he have on us…..as they say, “I’M LOVIN IT”!

sicoit on March 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2011 at 6:12 PM

I read today (somewhere) that PBS was indeed contacted but since they could not verify the group, they broke off contact.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 6:15 PM

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Hear, hear. We must train our fire on the other side, not each other. Nice to have O”Keefe vindicated.

thebrokenrattle on March 9, 2011 at 6:15 PM

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I never could make heads or tails about that boat business. That whole story was just so odd.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Keemo on March 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM
=====================================
Yup, it was gratifying to hear that el Rushbo has similar disdain for that simpleton Colmes, the talking points sophist, as most of us do. Like they say, if Colmes had dynamite for brains, he wouldn’t have enough to blow his nose.

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:10 PM

petefrt:)
===========

LIMBAUGH: James O’Keefe Hit A Grand Slam Home Run On NPR Sting
Mar 9 2011
**********

http://dailyrushbo.com/limbaugh-james-okeefe-hit-a-grand-slam-home-run-on-npr-sting/

canopfor on March 9, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Yeah, that NYT article confirms that, but you’ll remember that ACORN originally said that O’keefe was kicked out, and that they knew all along that he was fake. That turned out to be a total lie. But note this part of the NYT bit:

when asked if PBS was concerned about a possible tape surfacing, she declined to comment.

Seems to me PBS should be able to comment on that if they were telling the truth. TIme will tell.

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM

The program manager was very huffy and said dismissively, “Well, of course some people are content to get their information from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.” I had in no way intimated that I was opposed to the new content because I felt it was biased, only that I preferred to hear classical in the evenings. I thought it was odd that that was the first thing he thought of in reply.

cynccook on March 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM

That program manager was probably a union member.

It would be interesting to see if O’Keefe got other NPR people to say what Schiller said about Juan Williams’ firing.

Del Dolemonte on March 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Support James O’Keefe. Donate what you can here: https://www.theprojectveritas.com/

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Hahaha, it is truly a brilliant design to release one, watch them squirm, and then dangle the others. Absolutely the best way to do this.

WisCon on March 9, 2011 at 5:48 PM

The old liberal media tries to bury stories like this, with other stories, with lack of coverage, or by dismissing it as a one-of; the drip, drip, drip release prevents them from using the usual tactics. They also may never know when it’s over. It’s really brilliant strategy.

slickwillie2001 on March 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

If the current Republican congress doesn’t manage to defund at least NPR and PBS, they are totally useless.

FactsofLife on March 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Hahahaaahhahaha awesome. Sad they have to go to these lengths to prove the oh so obvious.

CWforFreedom on March 9, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Man, those liberals are just too smart for us, eh?

Good Solid B-Plus on March 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM

If the current Republican congress doesn’t manage to defund at least NPR and PBS, they are totally useless.

FactsofLife on March 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Agreed. If that can’t do this tiny bit, what the hell can they do?

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Hells Bells…..Pulitzer O’Keefe should try and get a job in the White House!!

Bring the video for THAT!

PappyD61 on March 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Looks like I picked a bad week to dumb my Orville Redenbacher stock.

Knott Buyinit on March 9, 2011 at 6:38 PM

NPR and PBS are to liberals what Pravda was to the Soviet Union. Naturally the Port-side Party will fight to save these useless, money-consuming institutions.

MaiDee on March 9, 2011 at 6:39 PM

LOL…’dump’

Knott Buyinit on March 9, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Alan Colmes = America’s Only Living Skeletor

Key West Reader on March 9, 2011 at 6:13 PM

James Carville and JLo’s hubby Marc Anthony feel slighted.

di butler on March 9, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Howard Kurtz whining about the dishonesty behind OKeefes tactics. I wonder if he hammered the guy who called Gov Walker acting like Koch? Anyone know??

CWforFreedom on March 9, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Wait. So they feed him too?

How do I get this gig?

lorien1973 on March 9, 2011 at 6:43 PM

o’keefe is amazing. he’s almost single handedly bringing down all of the great liberal institutions one by one.

what a future he has..the kid is just 26.

DrW on March 9, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Defund NPR and PBS and the Dept of Education, and Cowboy poetry. Boy, is Senator Reid nuts. Even if you thought cowboy poetry was Federal money well spent, who in their right mind would bring it up in this atmosphere? We are S1,600 billion in the hole for this year alone and Congress wants to pay for cowboy poetry in Nevada?

Fred 2 on March 9, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Boom Boom Pow

kevinkristy on March 9, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Bentley says PBS broke off communication with the group when they couldn’t verify its existence.

Yeah, you want to make sure they are real jihadists and not some wannabes before you get in too deep with them. Do they actually have a better business bureau for jihadi organizations?

Buddahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Good times, indeed.

Philly on March 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I got an email from Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservative Fund stating the following:

Dear Fellow Conservative:

I wanted to let you know about an important piece of legislation that I’m pushing to defund public broadcasting.

When it comes to federal funding of public broadcasting, there are two issues at stake: we don’t have the money, and they don’t need it. We’re going broke and they’re raising millions from private donors.

If NPR and PBS want to continue their programming, they should go ahead and do it, but not with our tax dollars.

Paying millions of dollars so NPR can cover things like cowboy poetry festivals while the nation is $14 trillion in debt is reckless. Yet, funding public broadcasting and cowboy poetry festivals is a priority for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Senate’s most powerful Democrat. He was on the floor yesterday saying it was “mean spirited” to cut funding for these items.

That’s right. While conservatives are fighting to save the country from bankruptcy, Democrats are fighting to save cowboy poetry.

We must have the courage to cut spending.

Americans should not be forced to fund public broadcasting when there are already thousands of private choices for educational and entertainment programming on television, radio, and the Internet.

Urge Your Senators to Defund Public Broadcasting

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which funds NPR and PBS, was originally incorporated as a private, non-profit corporation in 1967, and its first taxpayer subsidy was $5 million. Last year CPB got $420 million from taxpayers and President Obama recently asked for an increase to $451 million.

This is money that should be used to reduce our nation’s debt. Instead it’s being used to pick winners and losers in a highly competitive media environment. It’s also being used to pay lavish salaries.

According to 2009 tax forms, PBS President Paula Kerger received $632,233 in compensation that year while NPR President Emeritus, Kevin Klose, received more than $1.2 million in compensation.

NPR boasts that it only gets 2 percent of its funding from taxpayers and PBS gets about 15 percent, so these programs should be able to find a way to stand on their own.

A new undercover video of outgoing NPR Foundation president, Ron Schiller, surfaced yesterday that has it on the ropes. Besides calling the members of the Tea Party Movement “uneducated” and “racist”, he also admitted that NPR did not need taxpayer money.

Let’s take his advice and pass legislation to defund this biased news organization that is clearly out of touch with the American people. Please contact your senators today and urge them to get government out of broadcasting.

Thank you for working so hard to help us take our country back.

Respectfully,

Jim DeMint

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Just for the record: F Elmo.

The Lone Platypus on March 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Hells Bells…..Pulitzer O’Keefe should try and get a job in the White House!!

Bring the video for THAT!

PappyD61 on March 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM

PappyD61:Not a job,but already done,kinda!!:)
=================================================

Couple crash Obama party

Uninvited … the couple pose with Vice President Joe Biden
26 Nov 2009
*************

THE Secret Service is investigating how a couple “gatecrashed” a state dinner at the White House.

A probe has been launched into the security breach after Tareq and Michaele Salahi posted pictures of themselves at President Barack Obama’s bash on Facebook.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2747585/Couple-crash-Obama-party.html

canopfor on March 9, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Just for the record: F Elmo.

The Lone Platypus on March 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM

The Lone Platypus:Is there a particular position that your
thinking of!(sarc).

canopfor on March 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

CWforFreedom on March 9, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Did anyone mention Dan Rather?

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Vetting an organization AFTER you have already talked with them?

That is a cart – horse order arrangement problem of the first order. How could anyone, of any political stripe, trust such an organization? I mean beyond the built-in elitist bias…

ajacksonian on March 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Go figure, rampant political bigotry against taxpaying conservatives on display at the taxpayer supported NPR, a part of the Politically Bigoted System — PBS.

drfredc on March 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

O/T Wisconsin Lawmakers are going to conference tonight to separate the fiscal and collective bargaining portions out of the bill and vote on it possible tonight. Per Fox News Special Report.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM

That is a cart – horse order arrangement problem of the first order. How could anyone, of any political stripe, trust such an organization? I mean beyond the built-in elitist bias…

ajacksonian on March 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Let them continue to try to CYA. Then let O’Keefe expose them as liars on top of everything else.

Boom. Winning!

Key West Reader on March 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Why should gun-toting, bible-thumping, racist rubes sustain Volvo-driving, latte-sipping superior elitists?

Obama wants to throw an additional million at NPR/PBS. It’s as if he shiites dollars.

Schadenfreude on March 9, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Obama wants to plant his flag in this fight? Good! Bring it. This will be fun.

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I love this. The PBS guys have been hiding under a desk for months wondering what they said and who was recording it. They talked to people that failed to vet. Ha! Bad day for the clowns at PBS…they’ve been waiting, wondering…and now we’ll all find out at the same time

I love this…I remember 30 years ago when Mike Wallace did a hit and run piece with some poor farmer (or something) trying to make him look bad and hurt his business. That was before the professional image makers taught people how to deal with 60 minutes types. And so, the worm has turned.

Now Jonathan Alter is worried…Ha…I love it…even though no one cares about Alter, no one has heard of Alter, and those who have, know he’s just one more ObamaBot

r keller on March 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM

I agree, “no comment” doesn’t jive with “we were on to them”.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 7:03 PM

VDH column thread winner:

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03/09/11 17:55

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In terms Jonah would appreciate, it’s time for NPR to move out of its parents’ basement, get a job, and start supporting itself.

fred5678 on March 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

I remember 30 years ago when Mike Wallace …

r keller on March 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

It only took us 30 years to learn how to return the fire. And even after 30 years, it took a mid-twenties pioneer to have insight and strength enough to get it done.

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Key West Reader on March 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM

They can try to cover it… but once their hands are occupied back there they won’t know what sort of pie they will get in the face. Ridiculous isn’t even close to how mentally decrepit this organization is.

ajacksonian on March 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Howard Kurtz whining about the dishonesty behind OKeefes tactics. I wonder if he hammered the guy who called Gov Walker acting like Koch? Anyone know??

CWforFreedom on March 9, 2011 at 6:43 PM

At least O’Keefe’s ploy involves a face-to-face meeting.

How stupid could that liberal idiot be?

BuckeyeSam on March 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM

I’m curious about what PBS was promising the fake Black Muslims in exchange for the donation they wanted so badly.

A guest spot on Sesame Street perhaps?

teke184 on March 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Everyone agrees that we need to cut spending. The president put forward a budget that does that in dramatic fashion,” Carney said…

Really? “Dramatic” for whom? Maybe he’s trying to be the Thespian-in-Chief since his budget doesn’t cut diddley squat.

Buy Danish on March 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Bentley says PBS broke off communication with the group when they couldn’t verify its existence credit rating or cash reserves.

RJL on March 9, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Buy Danish on March 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Obama, no doubt, thinks he’s being cute by using the NPR/PBS issue to distract from his larger deficit problems. But still I say, bring it. He’ll get beat, and beat bad on this one. Folks are sick of paying their taxes for this kind of crap.

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Pwned
By
Sunday

James O’Keefe: doing the work the American Media is unable or unwilling to do.

29Victor on March 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM

If the current Republican congress doesn’t manage to defund at least NPR and PBS, they are totally useless.

FactsofLife on March 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Little civics lesson for you folks.

Republicans control the House of Representatives. Democrats control the Senate (by a sizeable majority) and the House plus the Senate make up the Congress.

Therefore the Republicans DO NOT control the Congress.

The odds of the Republican party getting ANYTHING defunded anytime in the next 2 years are somewhere between slim and none.

SgtSVJones on March 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

60 Minutes–Conservative Style. How do you like it Lieberals?

chickasaw42 on March 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

James O’Keefe: doing the work the American Media is unable or unwilling to do.

29Victor on March 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM

My money’s on unwilling to do.

Red State State of Mind on March 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Little civics lesson for you folks.

Condescension not welcome here.

But speaking of civics lessons, who controls the purse?

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Ok, let Obama fund NPR . . . but only from his personal accounts, not the Treasury of the United States.

rplat on March 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Keep it coming.

Scrappy on March 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM

OH NO!! This means Elmo will no longer be available to millions of low income children. You see, Republicans really do hate children, especially poor ones.
– crr6

angryed on March 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM
.
Now that we have 500 channels the kids can upgrade and watch THE REAL BARNEY on C span.

Col.John Wm. Reed on March 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Lake Woebegone will go the way of Brigadoon,what a shame just in time for ST Pat’s day.

Col.John Wm. Reed on March 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I wonder if they are nervous about making it on their own since Air America went under?

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 9:01 PM

In a couple years, after we have won, someone should make a huge epic movie about peril to the nation, millions of Tea Partiers showing up to combat destruction of the USA, vicious response, and O’Keefe needs to be a big part.

Kind of cool that a geeky conservative kid with a big nose gets to be a hero. Which he is, made some errors, but he’s doing a tremendous job, and I’m positive his life is in danger.

jodetoad on March 9, 2011 at 9:11 PM

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