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Beck's 'Blaze' Critiques NPR Sting Videos

Friday, 11 Mar 2011 08:43 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Glenn Beck’s new website, The Blaze has analyzed the conservative sting video that led to the resignation of National Public Radio’s CEO this week and is raising questions about the editing of the tape that suggested an NPR fundraising executive said that tea party patriots were racists, among other comments.

“The clip in the edited video implies (NPR fundraising executive Ron) Schiller is giving simply his own analysis of the Tea Party,” The Blaze reports. “He does do that in part, but the raw video reveals that he is largely recounting the views expressed to him by two top Republicans, one a former ambassador, who admitted to him that they voted for Obama.

glenn,beck,blaze,npr,videos,schiller“At the end, he signals his agreement. The larger context does not excuse his comments, or his judgment in sharing the account, but would a full context edit have been more fair?”

While the analysis of the full-length, unedited recording doesn’t exonerate the NPR officials, it does raise questions about whether the conservative undercover journalists were offering a fully honest account of the conversation in the edited video.

Specifically, The Blaze’s review of the tape suggests that the NPR executives were not as harsh as it originally seemed in their critique of conservatives.
“The impression of the original video, that the execs were only hostile toward Republicans and conservatives, is incorrect,” The Blaze reports.

Moreover, at one point, executive Betsy Liley actually defends the intellect of Fox News viewers. Their analysis also suggests, while the two executives should have been more curious about the nature of the Islamic charity they were dealing with, they were more discerning on the positions regarding Sharia, or Islamic, law.

“The raw video shows a section where Schiller is hesitant to criticize the education of conservatives and the other executive, Betsy Liley, is outspoken in her defense of the intellects of Fox News viewers,” the Blaze concludes.

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