Project Veritas is known for exposing things that go on behind the scenes. They have a way of showing us what is really going on. They have done it again–they have exposed the prejudice of at least one person at PBS.
The information below was contained in an email I received today from Project Veritas. They have resorted to emails because some of their social networking has been censored.
The email included a video of PBS Principal Counsel Michael Beller stating the following (I can’t figure out how to embed the video):
“They’ll [Trump supporters] be raising a generation of intolerant, horrible people – horrible kids.”
“We go for all the Republican voters and Homeland Security will take their children away…we’ll put them into the re-education camps.”
“Enlightenment camps. They’re nice, they have Sesame Street characters in the classrooms, and they watch PBS all day.
Project Veritas has also obtained a message sent by PBS CEO Paula Kerger to her staff:
We recently learned that a staff member in PBS’s legal department was targeted by Project Veritas, a far-right activist group that is known for producing deceptive videos. A video of that individual’s personal interaction with an undercover member of Project Veritas was released today.
In response, we issued the following statement:
“This employee no longer works for PBS. As a mid-level staff attorney, he did not speak on behalf of our organization, nor did he make any editorial decisions. There is no place for hateful rhetoric at PBS, and this individual’s views in no way reflect our values or opinions. We strongly condemn violence and will continue to do what we have done for 50 years – use our national platform and local presence to strengthen communities and bring people together.”
Now wait a minute. If you dismissed the employee, why are you accusing Project Veritas of being a far-right activist group known for producing deceptive videos? Was the video accurate? If not, why did you fire the employee? I really don’t think you can have it both ways.
It is disturbing that anyone (particularly a person in a corporation funded with taxpayer dollars) would think any American belongs in a re-education camp. Based on that statement, I am not sure it is the Trump supporters who are intolerant.