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NPR station pulls eugenics founded Planned Parenthood ads over budget fears

Posted in Defund Planned Parenthood, NPR with tags , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by saynsumthn

H/T Hear Their Cries, Blog

One of two NPR stations in the Los Angeles area, KPCC-FM, suspended its regularly scheduled Planned Parenthood spots on Friday, in response to Republican demands that Congress eliminate federal funding for the nation’s top abortion provider.

Program director Craig Curtis explained in a Friday memo to staff members that “given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension,” running the spots “might raise questions in the mind of the reasonable listener regarding our editorial and sales practices.”

A “reasonable listener” might now have questions about the journalistic integrity of the station.

The memo was published in LAObserved.com, a media-watch website edited by Kevin Roderick and reads.

From: “Curtis, Craig” Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:15:31 Subject: Planned Parentood credit suspension

Given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension, let us suspend airing any Planned Parenthood spots effective immediately.

There is nothing wrong with the spots per se, or with our business relationship with Planned Parenthood, but for a few days their presence on our air might raise questions in the mind of the “reasonable listener” regarding our editorial and sales practices.

I expect this will be a short-term suspension. In fact, let’s go ahead and plan to resume the Planned Parenthood spots on Monday. If we need to extend the suspension, I’ll let you know.

Traffic, please work with the sales department to arrange make goods or adjust the contract dates when we resume the schedule.

Craig

Perhaps since NPR knows it has been in bed with the powerful abortion lobby way to long- they are willing to throw Planned Parenthood out of the bus to preserve their own jobs….In any event, NPR and few in the media have reported on the facts about Planned Parenthood eugenics connections past and present. To get these details we have to go to researchers outside the so-called Fox News/NPR extremes. Such as the producers of the powerful documentary Maafa21, clipped below:

NPR Execs attack Christians and Jews in undercover sting, calls themselves, “National Palestinian Radio”

Posted in Anti-Christian Bigotry, Anti-Semitism, Christian, Islam, Israel, Media Bias, NPR with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by saynsumthn

UPDATE 3/9/2011: NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns After Board Decides She Should Go

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned after NPR’s board of directors decided that she could no longer effectively lead the organization.

This follows yesterday’s news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotaped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O’Keefe on a “sting.”)

Vivian Schiller quickly condemned Ron Schiller’s comments, and he moved up an already-announced decision to leave NPR and resigned effective immediately. But Ron Schiller’s gaffe followed last fall’s dismissal of NPR political analyst Juan Williams, for which Vivian Schiller came under harsh criticism and NPR’s top news executive, Ellen Weiss, resigned.

NPR just sent this statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards to its staff and member stations:

“It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.

“The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.

“Vivian brought vision and energy to this organization. She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years. She was passionately committed to NPR’s mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network.

“According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will immediately establish an Executive Transition Committee that will develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership.

“I recognize the magnitude of this news – and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community. The Board is committed to supporting NPR through this interim period and has confidence in NPR’s leadership team.”

Senior Executives at NPR meet with Muslim Brotherhood Front Group to solicit $5mm and discuss their federal funding, Fanatical Christians, Zionists in the media, Tea Partiers, Republicans, Uneducated Americans and Juan Williams.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

NPR Muslim Brotherhood Investigation Part I, posted with vodpod

Ronald Schiller was recorded secretly by James O’Keefe, according to The New York Times. O’Keefe, who released the NPR video today, is the man behind the video that took down ACORN, in a secretly recorded video in 2009 that led to the grass-roots community organizing group being stripped of its federal funding.

In the latest video, Schiller tells people posing as Muslims that supporters of the Tea Party are “seriously racist, racist people” and that the Republican Party has been “hijacked” by the Tea Party.

Schiller also says NPR “would be better off in the long run without federal funding” and is heard laughing when someone jokes that NPR should be known as “National Palestinian Radio.”

Dana Davis Rehm, NPR’s senior vice president of marketing, communications and external relations, denounced Schiller’s comments in a statement.

“We are appalled by the comments made by Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for,” the statement said.