I heard on Fox News this morning that our PBS Marxist friend Viv has agreed to join NBC. Makes sense don’t you think, with the Election coming up. She will head up”Digital products”– makes sense yes indeed.
Let’s take a bit of a spin in my “way back machine”
Here is NPR’s Bio of her:
Here tis:NPR Org
Schiller began her career as a simultaneous Russian interpreter in the former Soviet Union, which led her to documentary production work for Turner Broadcasting.
A Great piece here at the Spectator who give more of her Soviet involvement and Ted Turner,
Ms. Schiller is suddenly infamous as the National Public Radio executive with Soviet-style values on display in the firing of Juan Williams.
Where would an American media executive ever learn that dissent is not to be tolerated?
How about a film project called Portrait of the Soviet Union?
It was lovely. A glowing documentary of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics produced in documentary film format by a big Soviet Union fan — Ted Turner.
The 1988 film was also made into a book of the same name, with Fitzroy MacLean, a onetime British MP listed as the author. By 1988 MacLean was the “chief consultant” for Turner Broadcasting.
Another story from, Town Hall has this disturbing update:
Schiller, a former New York Times executive, is one of a few dozen power players working with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and a leftist group called Free Press to “reinvent journalism.” That’s how the FTC describes it. The FCC calls what they are doing the “Future of Journalism.” Free Press, a think tank funded by leftist billionaire George Soros, among others, calls it “the new public media.”
With now-former NPR analyst Juan Williams suitably splattered across the evening news after politically incorrect comments he made on Fox News, Schiller can return to her real passion – the creation of a national network to ensure that in the future, you get your news from the government in general and NPR in particular. Keep Apologizing Vivian, we got your number , who explained in a speech to the NPR board of directors in 2009, it is public radio’s responsibility to fill the gap in journalism left by dying local television stations and newspapers.
If Schiller and her liberal friends have their way, Fox and its viewers will pay the bill for her new government news network.
It’s all the same thing, a plan to take over local news coverage from for-profit television, radio and print media, which Schiller and her friends claim is in danger of extinction. These “friends” get together regularly with the heads of the FCC and FTC to brainstorm the details in government and congressional meetings. These meetings include the leaders of all the country’s public broadcasting outlets, including PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and American Public Media.
All I could find was this info this morning:
Dow Jones’ “All Things Digital” is reporting that former NPR President & CEO Vivian Schiller is in talks with NBC to join their network to oversee digital products. Schiller left NPR in March following a pair of embarrassing situations, including the firing of commentator Juan Williams and a secretly-recorded video of a high-ranking member of NPR mocking the Tea Party and Republicans. Schiller formerly ran the New York Times website before taking the top spot at NPR. H/T: Radio Info