Anti-Defamation League Blasts NPR For Executive’s Comments
The Anti-defamation League called on Ron Schiller, a former NPR executive, to apologize for comments made during a meeting with undercover journalists posing as radical Islamists.
The Daily Caller reported:
Joining the ranks of those disappointed with what they saw of two National Public Radio (NPR) executives caught in an undercover sting disparaging aspects of American culture, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Tuesday called on Ron Schiller, one of the now former executives, to apologize for the comments he made about the Jews controlling the media.
In the video Schiller is seen nodding in agreement to the anti-Semitic statements the two men on the tape (posing as representatives of a Muslim Brotherhood front group) say.
“Jews do kind of control the media or, I mean, certainly the Zionists and the people who have the interests in swaying media coverage toward a favorable direction of Israel,” the man posing as Ibrahim Kassam said as Schiller concurred.
When one of the men on the tape joked about how pro-Palestine NPR’s coverage is, the station executives laugh in agreement.
“The Palestinian viewpoint — since NPR is one of the few places that has the courage to really present it — there is kind of a joke, we used to call it National Palestine Radio,” said Kassam while Schiller laughs and the second executive featured in the tape, NPR’s director of institutional giving Betsy Liley, replies, “That’s good, I like that.”