I love NPR. And if I didn't live in a big city, I'd be more passionate about cutting federal support for what is truly an essential public service in small-town and rural American (public radio is essential here in New York City, too--but it would survive just OK without federal funding).
This is from Glen Beck's website: an analysis of the shenanigans involved in editing the "sting" of the NPR fund raiser. It's actually pretty damning. And not to NPR or Ron Shiller.
Of course, if NPR did what Pam Key of The Blaze did, it would be dismissed by the right-wing as biased left-wing propaganda ("consider the source" is always one of my favorite non-arguments). But considering this source, I'd say it's hard to argue with. Kudos to Key for this and other stories, such as: "What You Didn’t See: NPR Execs... Proud of GOP Past, Love Fiscal Conservatism, Compare Fairness Doctrine to Communist Russia & Defend Intellect of Fox Viewers."
I haven't watched the two hour version. Nor do I plan to. But if I were a betting man, I'd guess I've probably said everything Ron Schiller said. So what? I've said a lot of things. Why Schiller and NPR caved so quickly because of a misleadingly edited video is another issue. Maybe we liberals really are cheese-eating surrender monkeys after all. Or maybe NPR isn't that liberal. Probably the former.