“This employee no longer works for PBS,” a spokesperson for the publicly-funded network told The Daily Caller.
“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,” the spokesperson said. “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.”
Beller’s firing came a day after undercover journalism organization Project Veritas released a video where Beller purportedly says a number of horrible things about Republicans, Trump supporters, and the children of GOP voters.
In a press release on Monday, the undercover journalism operation noted:
Project Veritas released a new video today exposing Michael Beller, Principal Counsel for The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), for his statements defending violent attacks on the White House, re-education for the children of Trump supporters and praising the deaths of red state voters as a result of COVID-19.
Here are some of the things this left-wing scumbag had to say during his conversation with the PV journalist.
“In these times, which are unique -- I mean Trump -- Trump is close to Hitler,” he claimed, without any context since very few people alive today either lived during the time of Adolph Hitler or lived under his tyrannical rule.
“What are you going to do if we [Democrats] don’t win” in November, the journalist asked.
“Go to the White House and throw Molotov cocktails,” Beller responded.
He went on to say that kids being raised by supporters of the president are going to grow up to be horrible people (like he isn’t?) but there’s a solution: Send them to reeducation camps.
Yeah, like Soviet, Chinese and North Korean dictators did and do.
“They’ll [Trump supporters] be raising a generation of intolerant, horrible people – horrible kids,” said Beller. “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.”
This creep then trashed the half the country or more by claiming he was happy to be living in Washington, D.C., where all the ‘smart, enlightened’ people are — not small-town America where the idiots live.
“Americans are so f**king dumb. You know, most people are dumb. It’s good to live in a place where people are educated and know stuff. Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or cities where everybody's just stupid?” Beller, smart guy who got busted in an undercover video, said.
Then this ‘wonderful human being’ commented that COVID-19 was ‘spiking’ in GOP-dominated states (which isn’t true — it’s spiking everywhere, including the very blue states of California and New York), and that’s a good thing because more of those ignorant, red-voting rubes are catching the virus and dying.
“What’s great is that COVID is spiking in all the red states right now. So that’s great,” he said.
When asked why he thought that, this piece of trash replied: “Because either those people won’t come out to vote for Trump -- you know the red states -- or a lot of them are sick and dying.”
He went on to tout the ‘news’ coverage at PBS while bashing both CNN and Fox News.
“PBS has like real news,” he said. “But CNN doesn’t have real news anymore. It’s just talking heads talking about Trump all day long.”
“I can’t stand it. I mean, every once in a while I’ll look at Fox News and it makes me want to throw up after five minutes,” said Beller.
“It’s all this Joe Biden s**t now,” he said, referring to the reporting on Fox News Channel involving various scandals with both Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden — which other networks (including PBS) refused to cover. “You know, I can’t stand it. It’s all made up. It’s all ridiculous. And they are pushing that so hard. It’s unbelievable.”
“So you guys just ignore it?” the undercover reporter asked.
“Yeah,” Beller responds (at least for once he was honest).
Now look, this guy worked for PBS long enough to become a network cheerleader, so the point is, it stretches credulity to the breaking point to believe this was the first time he has said such horrible, crappy, disgusting things.
Which would mean that the higher-ups at PBS didn’t really have one iota’s worth of problems with him and his beliefs until he was publicly exposed.
Our tax dollars at work.
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