Politics

Palin responds to NPR scandal

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in on the debate surrounding the National Public Radio scandal Thursday night on Fox News’s “Hannity.”

“I think it’s quite revealing of what the agenda there at NPR has been all these years,” Palin said. “And, it’s kind of refreshing to see some proof of that.”

Palin then called for the defunding of all public broadcasting outlets, not just NPR.

“NPR, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, all those kind of frivolous things that the government shouldn’t be in the business of funding with tax dollars, those should all be on the chopping block as we talk about the $14 trillion debt that we’re going to hand to our kids and our grandkids,” Palin said. “Yes, those are the type of things that, for more than one reason, need to be cut.”

WATCH: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighs in on NPR scandal

In undercover video released earlier this week by conservative James O’Keefe, NPR’s nonprofit foundation President Ron Schiller was caught on video calling the Tea Party movement “racist, racist people,” suggesting Jews “obviously” control America’s newspapers and saying, contra the official company position, that NPR could survive and be “better off” in the long run without federal funding. Senior director of institutional giving Betsy Liley was also caught on tape helping a fake Muslim Brotherhood front group through the process of making a $5 million donation anonymously to NPR.

Ron Schiller and CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) were ousted by NPR in response to the scandal, and Liley has been placed on “administrative leave.”