Forget the pledge drive: NPR has a PR crisis on its hands

Organization’s fundraising chief caught on tape calling Tea Partier’s ‘racist.’ NPR issued two responses: One condemning the group that taped the remarks—and another tossing their exec under the bus. Wise move? UPDATED: NPR’s president has resigned. One reporter says she was ‘ousted.’

You can watch the video at The Daily Caller.

NPR first responded by issuing a brief statement condemning the fraudulent organization that taped the meeting and insisting it was “appalled” by Schiller’s comments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Later on Tuesday, NPR issued a second statement saying Schiller was on administrative leave. Tuesday night Schiller issued his resignation, effective immediately.

In a statement, NPR President Vivian Schiller said:

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