NPR Sting Tape Deceptively Edited, Analysis Finds

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    Mar 14, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    "...Glenn Beck-branded website The Blaze may seem an unlikely defender of NPR, but when the site's editor, Scott Baker, and video production specialist, Pam Key, examined the raw footage, they found "questionable editing and tactics" and reported them all out. The observations they make in their analysis include the following:

    -- The video "does not explain how the NPR executives would have a basis to believe they were meeting with a Muslim Brotherhood front group," and indeed "includes a longer section of description that seems to downplay connections of the MEAC group to the Muslim Brotherhood as popularly perceived."

    -- The video is edited to make it appear that Ron Schiller "is aware and perhaps amused or approving of the MEAC['s]" advocacy for Sharia law, but Schiller's "Really? That's what they said?" remark is actually made in reference to "confusion" involving the "restaurant reservation."

    -- Schiller is actually complimentary of Republicans, and prefaces his criticism of the Tea Party by indicating that it's his own opinion, not NPR's. (Plenty of conservatives and Tea Party activists have averred that NPR has treated them fairly.) Baker also finds footage in which Schiller and director of institutional giving Betsy Liley express a hesitancy to disparage the "education of conservatives" and defend "intellects of Fox News viewers." ..."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/npr-sting-tape-analysis-editing_n_835384.html


    I wonder if the people can get their jobs back.
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    Mar 14, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    Sadly, that's what counts for "analysis" at Huffington Post. The full unedited video was released about a day after the condensed version with the incriminating statements was released. The board of directors was fully aware and had access to the full video when they fired the President and replaced her with an interim President who is on record as having only contributed to the Democratic Party.