PBS Fires Counsel Who Wanted Trump Supporters' Kids in Re-education Camps

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PBS announced Tuesday that a man making incendiary comments in a Project Veritas sting video — identified by Veritas as Michael Beller — “no longer works” for the publicly-funded company and “did not speak on behalf of our organization.”

On Tuesday morning, Project Veritas published a video where a man — identified as “Michael Beller, Principal Counsel, PBS” — appeared to share inflammatory remarks to an undercover journalist, including fantasies about putting Republican voters’ children in “re-education camps;” calling most Americans “fucking dumb” in comparison to “educated” Washington, D. C., residents; and celebrating a spike in “red state” coronavirus cases.

PBS responded to Project Veritas on Twitter, distancing itself from the individual in the video. The company’s communications account tweeted: “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.”

The statement continued: “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.”

PBS response to Project Veritas: “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…” (1/3)

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