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Suuuurrrreee NPR is "appalled" by his comments. :angel:

Former NPR executive Ron Schiller slams Republicans and the tea party movement and suggests that NPR would be better off without any federal funding in a hidden-camera video released Tuesday by conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe.


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Final nail for NPR? They've indicated that they'll be better off without federal funding, what are we waiting for?

Now watch the left attack O'Keefe instead of addressing the content in the video. :rolleye:
 

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Yeah, why should anyone attack a "filmmaker" that edits his illegally obtained footage in order to "frame" people?

Besides, who cares? This was a sales meeting. He was espousing personal opinions, during what he thought, was a meeting between 2 parties, not a recorded interview in which he was relating the viewpoints of the organization.
 

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Yeah, why should anyone attack a "filmmaker" that edits his illegally obtained footage in order to "frame" people?

Besides, who cares? This was a sales meeting. He was espousing personal opinions, during what he thought, was a meeting between 2 parties, not a recorded interview in which he was relating the viewpoints of the organization.
Wow.......talk about denial.
 

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Yeah, why should anyone attack a "filmmaker" that edits his illegally obtained footage in order to "frame" people?
Yet some people encourage the likes of Wikileaks.

Besides, who cares? This was a sales meeting. He was espousing personal opinions, during what he thought, was a meeting between 2 parties, not a recorded interview in which he was relating the viewpoints of the organization.
So what you are saying is that he didnt have time to prepare for a fluff interview and write down/remember stuff to say based on things he knows people want to hear.

Also, as a chosen Executive at a company... would they hand over a position like that if they didnt like your personal opinions? One would think that, at that level, one would still censure themselves juuuuust enough to not get in a situation such as this.

Do your personal opinions dictate decisions/actions you make in any form?
 

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Ron Schiller was a representative of the entire NPR organization at that meeting. He screwed up, plain and simple. He shoould never have said those things, even if baited by the folks working for O'Keefe.

His boss, regardless of what she may have said publicly, is responsible because of the way he conducted himself - hence her resignation, as well.
 

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This seems to be the "new" journalism. Just like the phone call to Gov. Walker. I'm sure we will see tons of this by the time the presidential election gets started.
 

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So what you are saying is that he didnt have time to prepare for a fluff interview and write down/remember stuff to say based on things he knows people want to hear.
No, I'm saying he wasn't aware he was being recorded and assumed he was talking off the record about his personal views. I'm not sure how you can't see the difference between a person talking off the record about personal viewpoints and a person talking on the record and "officially" representing his employer. I don't see why a person shouldn't be able to relate his/her personal opinions, off the record, and not have the fear of being recorded then broadcasted to the media.

Also, as a chosen Executive at a company... would they hand over a position like that if they didnt like your personal opinions? One would think that, at that level, one would still censure themselves juuuuust enough to not get in a situation such as this.
I'm not sure of NPR's interviewing techniques, so I can't comment on that. But so what. I could speculate that Fox hires certain people for a reason.
And yeah, maybe he should have, juuuuuust a little, but again, he felt he was off the record. I'm sure you've said plenty of things, off the record, that you'd rather not have leaked to the media, or your boss, or your wife.

Do your personal opinions dictate decisions/actions you make in any form?
Not sure what that has to do with anything. My dislike for a specific workmate has often caused me to say I wanted to punch his/her face. Doesn't mean I will.

Besides, a lot of Tea Partiers are racists. :)
 

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Wow.......talk about denial.
Denial of what? The lengths to which the Right will go to make something out of nothing? No, that's quite clear.
 

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Denial of what? The lengths to which the Right will go to make something out of nothing? No, that's quite clear.
Denial that what he said was not what's running around in his noggin.

This seems to be the "new" journalism. Just like the phone call to Gov. Walker. I'm sure we will see tons of this by the time the presidential election gets started.
I think you may be right but it has been happening for long time now. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ends-vs-means-the-ethics-of-undercover-journalism/
 

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Just when we thought Chky couldn't possibly outdo himself with below that was posted in another thread. Good thing American people are smart and saw beyond the froo froo and gave Obama a shellacking landslide last November before "we go down the tubes with his vision".

ChkYaHead said:
... And ONE8T..wha...what? Inclusion isn't important to Obama? Are you high? Up until now, that's all Obama's been trying to do...trying to be bipartisan. Then the "Just say no" Repubs...well, they say no and he has to force things through by compromising. Honestly, I'd rather him tell the Repubs to eff off and just try to get through all the legislation that he can. At least if we go down the tubes it's his vision, not some compromised version of such.
Now we get this ... :hmmm:

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Yeah, why should anyone attack a "filmmaker" that edits his illegally obtained footage in order to "frame" people?

Besides, who cares? This was a sales meeting. He was espousing personal opinions, during what he thought, was a meeting between 2 parties, not a recorded interview in which he was relating the viewpoints of the organization.
Seriously Chky, I didn't think anyone would jump in head first after my obvious preemptive strike comment. Too predictable & easy, almost took the fun out of the debate.
 

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First, you can't compare this to Wikileaks because nobody suckered the people into writing down the things they did, putting them into cables and reports which then got leaked. In some ways, this guy was saying to a potential funder the kinds of things that funder would like to hear.

Trust me, every organization to some extent does this.

While he said some stupid things, as I watched the film, I also noted the very interesting titling that often put words into Schiller's mouth. That is, the words he said, which were transcribed, were not quite what the title at the top of that segment really said.
 

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Denial that what he said was not what's running around in his noggin.
I don't think I ever argued that what he said wasn't what he felt. What's your point? But this was a meeting about 5 millions dollars. You don't think just a little but of ass kissing was involved?

Just when we thought Chky couldn't possibly outdo himself with below that was posted in another thread. Good thing American people are smart and saw beyond the froo froo and gave Obama a shellacking landslide last November before "we go down the tubes with his vision".
I have no idea what my comments about that has to do with this, but if you feel you've made some sort of point....um..ok.


Now we get this ... :hmmm:



Seriously Chky, I didn't think anyone would jump in head first after my obvious preemptive strike comment. Too predictable & easy, almost took the fun out of the debate.
Preemptive strike? Ha! Look, don't try to pretend that you laid some clever booby trapped and wow...someone stepped in it. O'Keefe is a sensationalist, lying douchebag. Period. I'd insist on viewing the complete, unedited film before I published anything he produces. So yes, I will attack him.
Still, even if it is "true", so what? I'm sure Schiller thinks the Tea Party is racist. Probably cause there's a higher percentage of racists in its midst. But those were his opinions given during an illegally taped luncheon. But illegally obtaining people's opinions doesn't matter, does it? I might think my boss is a complete dick, and I might say that at a luncheon. That shouldn't be recorded illegally and submitted to the media.

How are you not getting this?
 

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I am definitely conservative leaning, but there seems to me to a a nugget of truth in the things that he said, in fact, things that I have often wondered to myself over the past year.
 

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The art of apologizing seems to be the new MO. Sherrod Brown and his nazi comments as an example. Even acknowledging the somewhat innappropriate content as he was making the comment.
 

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From what I read, O'Keefe's motivation to go after NPR was due to the firing of Juan Williams.

And now.. Vivian Schiller gets fired by "the board" of NPR
 

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Someone has to be funding O'Keefe...
 

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Didn't drink that kool-aid ... ! :)

OMG...the irony. You telling me I'm drinking Kool-aid in a post where you refer to a cartoon implying Obama is a Socialist. Cause you do realize, Obama is no where close to being a Socialist, nor is he leading the US towards Socialism.

In addition to that...WTF does Obama have to do with this? Why do you keep bringing him into this?

Maybe if you actually knew some facts about the BS you're spewing, I might take you seriously.
 
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