Over the weekend I spoke with NPR's David Folkenflik about our analysis of the Project Veritas video that revealed egregious statements by NPR executives. His report aired today on "Morning Edition."
Footage posted online last week by conservative activist James O'Keefe III captured NPR's chief fundraising official, Ron Schiller, disparaging conservatives and the Tea Party and saying NPR would be better off without federal funding.
Fueled in part by the attention given the video by the conservative Daily Caller website, an 11 1/2-minute version of O'Keefe's hidden camera video ricocheted around the blogosphere Tuesday.
It mortified NPR, which swiftly repudiated Schiller's remarks and in short order triggered his ouster along with that of his boss, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, who is no relation to Ron Schiller.
A closer review of those tapes, however, shows that many of Ron Schiller's most provocative remarks were presented in a misleading way.
To read the rest of the transcript and to listen to the audio report with my comments click here.
Further reaction from NPR's Mark Memmott can be found here.