NPR has its first response out to James O'Keefe's latest stunt, a hidden camera video featuring a phony Muslim advocacy group discussing a possible donation, and they are not happy with how their executive handled himself in the film.
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"We are appalled by the comments made by [NPR foundation president] Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for," David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent, posted on Twitter, attributing the comments to the news organization.
NPR added: "The fraudulent org... in this video repeatedly pressed us to accept a $5m check, w no strings attached, which we repeatedly refused."
Schiller, who had already accepted a new job at the Aspen Institute, was not leaving because of the video, the network said, adding he was "surprised" by its emergence.
In the video, posted this morning by O'Keefe's Project Veritas, Schiller criticizes the Tea Party movement as "seriously, seriously racist people" and remains largely silent as phony members of the Muslim group denounce Jewish and Zionist control of media.