Project Veritas has released a video showing a National Public Radio executive describing the Tea Party as being racist and xenophobic.
The video was produced by James O'Keefe, who previously surreptitiously recorded videos of the ACORN organization.
NPR said in an official statement it was appalled by the comments.
We are appalled by the comments made by Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for, NPR said.
The latest video from O'Keefe involves two undercover Project Veritas workers who posed as members of the fictitious non-profit Muslim Education Action Center Trust.
The men used the names of Amir Malik and Ibrahim Kasaam, according to the video released by Project Veritas. The group was positioned as being as Muslim Brotherhood Front Group.
They were speaking with a pair of NPR fundraising executives at a café in Washington D.C., Ronald Schiller, the Vice President of Development at NPR and Betsy Liley, the Senior Director of Institutional Giving.
The current Republican party, particularly the Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives and very fundamental Christian -- I wouldn't even call it Christian. It's this weird Evangelical kind of move, Schiller said at one point.
The current Republican party is not really the Republican party. It's been hijacked by this group -- that is ... And not just Islamaphobic but xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America, gun-toting -- I mean it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people, he said.
Schiller was already reportedly on his way out of NPR, announcing last week that he would be moving to the arts-promoting non-profit Aspen Institute.
NPR said the organization had refused to take money offered by the group.
The fraudulent organization represented in this video repeatedly pressed us to accept a $5 million check, with no strings attached, which we repeatedly refused to accept, NPR said.
See the video below