Ronald Schiller former Senior Vice President of Development of NPR will not be going to a new position at the Aspen Institute like he planned to last week. The former NPR executive found himself the target of an undercover sting operation on Tuesday, when video was released of a lunch meeting he had with a two individuals pretending to represent a group that supported Sharia law. Mr. Schiller’s remarks in the video included: insults towards the GOP, tea party, and an admission that NPR could survive without federal funding.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Former National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller ceded his new role at the Aspen Institute after a video scandal forced him to resign with immediate effect from NPR this week.
“Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent statements, he does not feel that it’s in the best interests of the Aspen Institute for him to come work here,” the Aspen Institute said in a statement Wednesday.
The video not only forced the earlier than planned exit for Mr. Schiller but also NPR’s CEO and President Vivian Schiller (no relation) on Wednesday.
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