'Zionist influence' in newspaper owners
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NPR exec apologizes for anti-Jew slur

Ron Schiller, fundraising chief of National Public Radio Foundation, says will resign 'immediately' after being recorded saying Jews control print media

Ron Schiller, fundraising chief of the National Public Radio Foundation, has apologized for videotaped comments he made including his statement that Jews control the print media.


Schiller, who was already set to leave his position, said his resignation scheduled for May 6 would now happen "immediately" after discovery of the video was made on March 8.


"I offer my sincere apology to those I offended," Schiller said, adding, "In an effort to put this unfortunate matter behind us, NPR and I have agreed that my resignation is effective today.”


In the video, Schiller was meeting with two men posing as wealthy would-be Muslim donors who said they wanted to make a $5 million contribution.


The Muslim donors were discussing Jewish control of the media; Schiller added his sentiments saying that "Zionist influence" doesn't exist at NPR, but "it's there in those who own newspapers obviously."


Schiller can also be heard laughing in the video when one of the men jokes that NPR should be known as "National Palestinian Radio."


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



פרסום ראשון: 03.11.11, 07:47
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