SOROS NPR CONNECTION GROUNDS FOR ENDING GOV’T. FUNDING
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
April 12, 2011
Billionaire and New World Order advocate George Soros is the latest person to be exposed by the always controversial Internet journalist James O’Keefe. Soros, through one of his multi-million dollar front-groups, the Open Society Institute, donated $1.8 million to National Public Radio on the condition that Open Society and NPR keep the transaction secret.
In a surreptitiously recorded telephone conversation released by the young O’Keefe, Betsy Liley, an executive with NPR is heard saying that the Open Society Institute opted against on-air credit for its $1.8-million donation to NPR last year to avoid negative publicity associated with the firing of Juan Williams, an NPR senior news analyst who also worked for Fox News Channel.
The tape marks the third time this month that Mr. O’Keefe has released a secret recording involving a top NPR fund raiser. In each case, the NPR official is heard talking to a staff member of Mr. O’Keefe’s Project Veritas who was posing as a donor from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center.
The tape’s release came on the day when the House of Representatives was voting to end federal funds to NPR.
As a preface to the latest recording, Mr. O’Keefe narrates: “In another phone call to NPR on the morning of February 28, Betsy Liley … explains about George Soros deciding not to use on-air credits in exchange for his donation of $1.8-million.
“Betsy Liley went on to explain this was not the first time George Soros’s Open Society Institute had donated to NPR. In fact, the public will learn for the first time that George Soros’s Open Society Foundation has donated to NPR in the past, starting as many as 15 years ago.”
Ms. Liley was suspended after Mr. O’Keefe released the first tape of her and her boss, Ronald Schiller, at lunch with the donors who turned out be pulling a ruse. Two days later, Mr. O’Keefe released a tape in which Ms. Liley explained how the donors could keep any donation to NPR anonymous and off the radar of government auditors.