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Jeffery Lord: NPR CEO was a Soviet “fixer”

Peasants in the Belarus region of the Soviet Union

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.