A link roundup of last night’s (March 9) reactions to NPR President Vivian Schiller’s resignation in the wake of fundraiser Ron Schiller’s remarks caught on undercover tape:
Juan Williams on Fox’s Hannity program, saying in part: “This to me is finally is a window into how they [at NPR] really think.”
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, hosted by George Stephanopoulos. The report featured pubcasting foe Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) saying, “There are some real serious problems at NPR,” and supporter Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) noting, “Obviously it doesn’t help when somebody does idiotic things.”
WAMU’s Diane Rehm on CNN, telling John King that inside NPR, although Schiller’s resignation was a shock, “you had the feeling that another shoe was going to drop.”
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, its segment shows Ron Schiller discussing the joys of madeira wine on the undercover video.
White House Press Secretary Jim Carney, explaining President Barack Obama’s ongoing support of public broadcasting funding despite the controversy
Baltimore Sun media columnist David Zurawik, calling NPR “the last best hope for a global news service for factual information rather than opinion or commentary.”
Rush Limbaugh on his radio program, via Media Matters