Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Caught Red-Handed Being Honest

Guess who's still a legitimate newsmaker?
“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move,” declared [Ron] Schiller, the head of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, who last week announced his departure for the Aspen Institute.

In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving, are seen meeting with two men who, unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The men, who identified themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust, met with Schiller and Liley at Café Milano, a well-known Georgetown restaurant, and explained their desire to give up to $5 million to NPR because, “the Zionist coverage is quite substantial elsewhere.”
Well, I guess The Daily Caller will give him play. Do they count?

Good work catching a guy calling obvious loons loony a week before he left for another job. That there is news.*


This is a sad little follow-up. Well done anti-jihad jihadists.

*Also I predict Bouffant beat me to this. Let's see if I'm right. Maybe he's still asleep. Oh, hey, it was Brendan with pretty much the same fucking joke.


Smut Clyde said...

Narcs and informers -- the new national role model.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If Meegan McArdle can get paid to blog, you can be sure James O'Keefe is going to get paid to be a sneaky perv/rat.

bjkeefe said...

Well ... great minds, and so forth.

M. Bouffant said...

You know the expression "asleep at the wheel?" Well ...

(Technically, I was out of the office this afternoon.)

Also amusing is that Jimbo O'K. did this because he was irked that NPR fired Juan Williams.

Amusing hah, depressing, in that politics is being officially reduced to nothing but gotcha (not that it was ever pure policy, but ...).

mikey said...


THAT is the single most non-cynical thing I have ever heard from Bouffant. Brought a tear to my eye, it did...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Why the hell didn't Schiller do a little bit of background research before meeting with these mofos? He must've known that Movement Conservatism has had it out for Public Broadcasting for decades.

A little Googling could have prevented this clusterfuck.

J Neo Marvin said...

Where's the scandal? Did the guy say anything that wasn't the truth? Or is it automatically a scandal if you hurt the Republicans' fee-fees now?