As NPR fights to maintain its federal funding, the media outlet continues to face more scrutiny following the release of another undercover sting video.
According to the Associated Press:
National Public Radio’s interim president and CEO said Thursday she is fully confident the organization’s leadership team and said those who think their news coverage is biased would change their minds simply by listening to its programming.
Joyce Slocum’s comments in a Thursday interview with The Associated Press came just before conservative activist James O’Keefe posted a follow-up video as part of his undercover investigation of NPR. A video posted Tuesday included a former NPR executive calling the tea party movement racist and led to former president and CEO Vivian Schiller’s resignation.
The new video includes recordings of phone conversations between NPR executive Betsy Liley and an activist posing as a member of a phony group with ties to the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood. The two discuss the logistics of a potential $5 million donation from the group to NPR and the ways in which it could be kept anonymous and shielded from government scrutiny.