Conservative activist James O’Keefe, whose deceptively edited hidden camera videos* have made him a star on the right, is out with a new video targeting National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller – and by extension NPR itself.
The video purports to show Schiller speaking to a pair of men posing as representatives of a phony Muslim group seeking to give $5 million to NPR. The men tell Schiller they are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist political movement.
It shows Schiller stating that the Republican Party and the Tea Party is “fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – and I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move.”
Schiller goes on to say that the “xenophobic” Tea Party has hijacked the GOP and calls them “white, middle-America, gun-toting – I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”
The video suggests that Schiller subsequently added that he wanted to “talk personally, as opposed to wearing my NPR hat,” then suggesting that there is an “anti-intellectual” bent among much of the Republican Party.
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