WASHINGTON (AP) -- News analysts say that a hidden-camera video by a conservative activist targeting NPR was edited in misleading ways to showcase inflammatory remarks from a public radio executive.

Analysts from the Poynter Institute and The Blaze, a website set up by Fox News host Glenn Beck, told an NPR reporter that they found a short version of the video deceiving when compared with the full two-hour tape of a lunch meeting between NPR fundraisers and two conservative activists posing as a fake Muslim group. The men offered NPR a $5 million donation and engaged in a wide-ranging political discussion.

The analysts' comments were contained in an NPR story published Monday. The Blaze also ran a piece last week discussing the differences between the edited video and the longer version.

"I tell my children there are two ways to lie," said Al Tompkins, a broadcast journalist who teaches ethics at the Poynter Institute, a journalism school in Florida. "One is to tell me something that didn't happen, and the other is not to tell me something that did happen. I think they employed both techniques in this."

The short version, which gained wide attention on blogs and other websites, portrays fundraiser Ron Schiller as saying NPR would be better off without federal funding in the long-term. Congressional Republicans have seized on those comments in their effort to cut public broadcast funding. In the longer tape, Schiller said the loss of federal funding would be disastrous in the short term.

Activist James O'Keefe posted the full video last week at the same time he released the edited version, after criticism of edited versions of his videos of the nonprofit group ACORN. In a statement Monday, O'Keefe said the shorter version includes the pieces his group found most relevant.

"All journalists edit, but very few allow the public to see the entire video of an interview," he said. "We believe the story speaks for itself and NPR has not denied any part of the comments made by Mr. Schiller."

Forensic consultant Mark Menz, who reviewed the tapes for NPR, said they were edited to lead viewers to a certain conclusion, in part by presenting remarks out of sequence.

When Schiller was portrayed in the shorter video as saying the GOP had been "hijacked" by the tea party, it's evident in the longer version that he was paraphrasing the views of two influential, unnamed Republicans. It's not clear shortly thereafter if he's paraphrasing someone else or expressing his own views when he refers to the tea party as racist and xenophobic.

Schiller also makes positive comments about the GOP. In comments edited out of the short version of the video, he spoke of growing up as a Republican and admiring the principles of fiscal conservatism.