I see the Bitchy Boys, echoed by the Guardian (which only survives because of subsidies disguised as advertising from the para-statal sector) have spun it as an object lesson in the perils of having to seek private funding. Here are some of Ron Schiller's more choice comments in the brief periods when his mouth was not otherwise occupied by the body parts of the pseudo-members of the Muslim Brotherhood of America, who dangled $5 million over his eager little snout.
The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives and very fundamental Christian - I wouldn't even call it Christian. It's this weird evangelical kind of move. [They aren't] just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people. . . . I think what we all believe is if we don't have Muslim voices in our schools, on the air . . . it's the same thing we faced as a nation when we didn't have female voices.
When was that, I wonder? The 60s joke that what America needed was a Men's Liberation Movement was almost too true to be funny. Plus - does he really think that a bunch of viciously patriarchal Islamists are going to be pleased to have Muslim voices equated with women's voices?
Among the things the Brit media statists failed to report was Schiller's possibly self-fulfilling comment that NPR "would be better off in the long run without federal funding" (Kryptonite for the Bitchy Boys), and that he laughs when one of the Muslim Brothers jokes that NPR should be known as "National Palestinian Radio". Too close to the bone (sic), perhaps?