One of them wrote, re the recent NPR imbroglio
The resignations in recent days of Ron Schiller, Vivian Schiller, and Ellen Weiss are indicative of the guilt they all feel and [a] cause for celebration. Soon NPR will be defunded.I missed the Ellen Weiss thing. She resigned from NPR in January of this year, but it looks like she was encouraged to do so. She is the person who fired Commentator Juan Williams with a text message.♥
Frankly, I am concerned about an organization that has no internal process for correcting mistakes and whose only management tool is the pink slip. It is an approach of "You are either with us or against us." There seems to be no middle ground here. And firing someone with a text message shows a decided lack of class.
The best spin I can put on it is a belief that those who have transgressed must be cut off immediately, for fear they will infect the rest of the body.
I don't think this is any way to run a railroad. But, then, I have never managed an organization as big or as important as NRP. The best I have done is 1,200 people, a half a billion dollars worth of airplanes and a whole bunch of nuclear weapons.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Yes, he lives on the right side of Lowell, but his mind and heart are on the left side.
♥ In the interest of full disclosure, I have always liked Mr Juan Williams, both when he was at NPR and when I would see him on Fox News.