On-air personalities such as Robert Siegel, Scott Simon, Renee Montagne Cokie Roberts and Nina Totenberg, signed the letter, which comes a day after NPR's president and CEO, Vivian Schiller, resigned in the wake of the controversy that erupted after NPR executive Ron Schiller was caught on video by conservative activists denigrating the "tea party" movement.
I would hope that at least one of them took offense to the attack on Jewish people (as I have noted, I did) (and, as I have noted many times, I am Jewish). It would have been nice if someone could have said so and I have found it very strange how in all of the on air NPR reporting that their chief fund raiser engaging in a "Jews run the world" conspiracy does not rate being called out.
Meanwhile I hope AOL knows what they bought with The Huffington Post. I am not linking to Jason Linkins' "Second O'Keefe-NPR Video Released, Alleging That NPR Agreed To Shield Donation From Scrutiny" but I am noting that his sneering attitude in what is called a "report" is both uncalled for and belittling to Jewish people. What a proud moment for Arianna Huffington. I think I may decide to work on pressuring AOL to cleanse Huffington Post of all the non-reporting "reporters."
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: