This is an excellent read by Jeffery Lord of The American Spectator about the CEO of NPR and her interesting history in the Soviet Union, when it was still a soviet union. Apparently, Vivian has enough experience with Soviet style journalism to justify how and why she fired Juan Williams.
According to Mr. Lord, Vivian was a “fixer” in the old Soviet Union: someone who could not just speak the Russian language, but was able to navigate around the society and the country and “make things happen” for her American guests.
Judging by her recent purge of Juan Williams, Vivian learned how to silence an opinion she finds disagreeable, too.
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October 22nd, 2010 at 1:11 PM
Get used to it,…if Obama and his minions are allowed to control this country, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
October 22nd, 2010 at 2:49 PM
Boy, do you have that right!!! He has marxists in his administration so why not NPR too?
October 23rd, 2010 at 11:20 AM
I can see the possibility of Obama attempting to maintain the liberal MSM through taxpayer dollars if we gain conservative control of the congress, if it has not already happened. GE !
NPR claims it only gets 2% of it’s funding from taxpayer dollars, however they are funded extensively through liberal organizations and personal donations to the individual stations.
We have 3 stations within 10 Megacycles on our dial in our area.
They have different programming throughout the day however, the news programs are identical.
The most nefarious concept of Juan Williams’ firing is this, it occurred during their fund raising attempts.
Follow the money.
One has to ask, is Muslim money involved here?
I believe NPR stepped in it big time.