Senior Executives at NPR met with a Muslim Brotherhood Front Group to solicit $5 million and discuss their federal funding, Fanatical Christians, Zionists in the media, Tea Partiers, Republicans, Uneducated Americans and Juan Williams. The video is a production of James O Keefe's Project Veritas and comes on the heels of a debate on whether funding for public broadcasting should be cut or not. The two people in the video are Shaughn Adeleye and 'Simon Templar'. A statement was later released by NPR:
We are appalled by the comments made by [NPR foundation president] Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for," David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent, posted on Twitter, attributing the comments to the news organization.