James O'Keefe punks National Public Radio
James O'Keefe and the other merry pranksters at Project Veritas have a found another target: National Public Radio.
Two of O'Keefe's cohorts, Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar, met with a pair of NPR executives last month under the guise of being members of the Muslim Education Action Center, which Adeleye and Templar explained was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Unknowingly on hidden camera, outgoing NPR Foundation President Ron Schiller said a few thing he's probably regretting about now.
As far as we can tell, he didn't recruit Minnesota's very own teabugger, Joe Basel, for this outing.
"The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party," said Schiller. "It's been hijacked by this group that is --"
"The radical, racist, Islamaphobic, Tea party people?" offered one of his guests.
"And not just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic," continued Schiller. "I mean, basically they are -- they believe in this sort of white, middle-America, gun-toting...I mean, it's scary."
After calling Republicans gun-toting xenophobes, Schiller removed his "NPR hat" and "talked personally."
Schiller went on to explain his feeling that there was an "anti-intellectual move" promoted in the Republican Party. On the contrary, Liberals today are much more educated, and share more fair opinions.
"I like it when you take your NPR hat off," one of Schiller's guests remarked.
Betsy Liley, another NPR executive, is also featured in the video, though Schiller is the one who spends the bulk of the meeting word vomiting. Project Veritas has published the entire video on its website, but here's the abbreviated version:
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