The now ex-NPR staffer said that the Tea Party is full of racists and wing nuts. Truth. But the Tea Party is part and parcel of the GOP, maybe the controlling interest? paid for by Koch Brothers money, Chambers of Commerce money, and the money of other large corporate bosses. Republicans get ticked when some one tells the truth on them, particularly, when that someone works for an organization that receives government monies.
Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks analyzed the right wing effort to smear and to defund NPR, the fall out from the work of the right-wing dirty trickster and convicted criminal James O'Keefe, pretending to represent the Muslim Brotherhood, offering money. NPR turned down the money, but NPR chief fundraiser Ron Schiller, (no relation to the ex-CEO), told the truth about the Tea Party, its racism, and stepped his foot into alleged anti-Israeli bias. See the video.