NPR Executive Vivian Schiller is gone.But the problem of raging anti-conservative bias in government funded radio and TV still remains. Don't believe me? I'm the one who was permanently banned from NPR because of my loud, proud pro-troop support on Judy Woodruff's show.
"...On the May 21 edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, conservative radio host and Move America Forward chairman Melanie Morgan addressed a May 17 statement by Linda Winslow, executive producer of Public Broadcasting Service's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, in response to viewer complaints regarding the discussion between Morgan and VoteVets.org chairman Jon Soltz on the May 8 edition of the NewsHour. Winslow wrote: "Since the program is produced live, we can't do much to eliminate rude guests from your television screen once the segment has begun; what we can do is guarantee you will never see that person on our program again." On Hannity, Morgan accused Media Matters for America -- which published a May 9 item on Morgan's NewsHour appearance -- of encouraging "their people" to call PBS and get her banned from the network. Morgan further stated: "I am demanding an apology from Linda Winslow, because this is a woman who clearly is lying about the situation." Morgan also asserted: "PBS has a blatant anti-conservative bias. They don't want to hear a proud pro-American, pro-troop point of view," adding, "I think that ... PBS should be ashamed of itself."
In introducing the segment, co-host Sean Hannity stated: "In an action that reeks of censorship, PBS' signature broadcast, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, effectively banned conservative radio host Melanie Morgan from any future appearances." Hannity was referring to Winslow's statement, which appeared in PBS ombudsman Michael Getler's column on May 17."
Don't forget Juan Williams, a liberal who made the "mistake" of saying exactly what he thought and was fired as a result.
"Former NPR commentator Juan Williams spoke exclusively to FoxNation.com about the NPR sting video, which captured NPR senior executive Ron Schiller in a bigoted and revealing rant about conservatives, Jews and the American taxpayer. “This was an act of incredible condescension,” said Williams. “The rank hypocrisy of his remarks was telling for me. They will say things to your face about how there’s no liberal orthodoxy at NPR, how they play it straight, but now you see it for what it is. They prostitute themselves for money.”
Williams said Schiller’s remarks about the Jews dominating the newspaper industry was “outright anti-Semitism,” and labeling Tea Party members “gun-toting” “racists” reveals “their real feelings.” This is how they talk in boardrooms and editorial meetings, explained Williams. “This is how they really feel.”
Just yesterday, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller told the National Press Club that NPR needed taxpayer money to survive as an institution … but Ron Schiller revealed in the sting video that NPR doesn’t need federal funds. “They’re up on Capitol Hill saying we need money, asking for an increase in fact, telling everyone else to sacrifice so they can have icing on their cake … just to preserve their biased agenda when we’re $14 trillion in debt,” Williams said.
Ron Schiller said he was “proud” of the way Williams was fired, which contradicted the official NPR line where they “regret” they way it was handled. This really struck Williams. “This shows a real lack of remorse … these people say one thing in public, then candidly say I need to see a shrink and they’re proud of what went down ... it shows exactly who the villains are.”
The vote to continue funding this white hot hatred of conservtives with taxpayer dollars is coming up in the Sente. Wanna bet that they keep the dough?