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California Teacher Uses Media Matters’ Anti-Fox News Article

Post by SLK230 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:04 am

Indoctrination Outrage: California Teacher Uses Media Matters’ Anti-Fox News Article in ‘World History’ Class
by Kyle Olson

Imagine watching Fox News one night and your high school child walks into the room and proceeds to tell you that “Fox News lies!”
That happened to Nick Benson, a Californian who had two students enrolled at Barstow High School in San Bernardino County.
“How do you know that,” Benson said he asked the boy. “My teacher told me,” was his grandson’s response.

Sure enough. His grandson’s “World History” teacher, Jim Duarte, fed a steady dose of radical left wing propaganda to his students, disguised as classroom assignments.

It was like students were receiving their news from a slightly more sophisticated source than The Daily Show.
Last week Benson provided Education Action Group with several assignments that Duarte handed out last school year, when Benson’s grandson was in his class.
The articles and editorial cartoons students were expected to review were ridiculously slanted to the Big Labor/socialist point of view, as were the leading questions on classroom worksheets.

On one such worksheet, students read an article on how Fox News supposedly “pushed” a “falsehood” that government workers make more than their private sector counterparts. Says who? Media Matters, far-left reactionary outfit that based its public/private comparison on a “study” published by the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank largely funded by Big Labor.
Duarte’s efforts to sell his personal political beliefs to students are all-too-familiar. Throughout the nation, we’ve been hearing teachers union leaders openly calling for instructors to preach pro-union and anti-American philosophy to their students, some as young as preschool age.
And many teachers seem to be heeding the call. For example, hundreds of Oakland teachers signed a pledge sheet a few weeks ago to use precious class time to teach their students about the noble “Occupy” protesters and the evil corporations on Wall Street.

Propaganda presented as fact

Duarte led his students to believe that U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) wants to sacrifice Medicaid and Medicare in order to prevent tax increases for the rich.

Students read an editorial cartoon of Ryan dressed as a witch doctor, with a knife raised above his head, poised to slay Medicare and Medicaid on an alter.
Needless to say, nobody was on hand to defend Ryan or explain his true positions on Medicaid and Medicare.

Students read an article about Utah legislators proposing an increase in the food sales tax while decreasing the sales tax. Students were then expected to submit the following answers on worksheets (underlined): “Lawmakers in Utah are “digging a deeper hole” for the poor by raising the food tax, and this allows the rich to pay less in sales tax on everything else.”
On the very same work sheet, students also read an editorial cartoon of two people labeled “unions” walking a gang plank. Student then are required to provide the following answers (underlined): “Because so many states are now in a recession, caused by corporations (banksters and Wall Street), states controlled by Republicans are going after public sector unions and collective bargaining rights

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Post by pshaw » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:11 am

SLK230 wrote:Propaganda presented as fact
Yep, that's Fox "News" :thumbsup:

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Post by Parrotpaul » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:15 am

Go get 'em, Jim. :cheers:
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Parrotpaul wrote:Go get 'em, Jim. :cheers:
5:15 and already drinking. Wow.
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pshaw wrote: Yep, that's Fox "News" :thumbsup:
You just proved that you can't read. I always suspected so.
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Post by Parrotpaul » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:04 am

Red wrote: 5:15 and already drinking. Wow.
Impressive, huh? :mrgreen: :cheers:

Workday, Red? :thumbsup:
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Post by Wabash » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:11 pm

Good for her. Students should know what propaganda looks like. Fox News is impressive in that manner.

I bet you still believe tax cuts create jobs.

There is truth to the statement that Ryan's plan will blow up Medicare. Ryan’s plan ends traditional fee-for-service program and forces seniors to ultimately enroll in private coverage.Under his proposal, beginning in 2022, people turning 65 will receive a pre-determined “premium support” payment to purchase private coverage. The insurers will offer a basic package of benefits, but traditional Medicare will literally stop enrolling new beneficiaries. Rather than paying health care providers directly, and using its market clout to secure better bargains and other efficiencies for enrollees, the government would now pay multiple private health insurers pre-determined amounts per beneficiary to act as middle men between patients and providers.

It will no longer guarantee seniors a defined package of benefits, but will instead only offer a defined contribution towards their health care costs. As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of Ryan’s proposal explains, “the payment for 65-year-olds in 2022 is specified to be $8,000, on average, which is approximately the same dollar amount as projected net federal spending per capita for 65-year-olds in traditional Medicare.” However every subsequent year, as health care costs increase, the government’s contribution “would grow at a slower rate,” inflation, and the age of the enrollee. By 2030, under the proposal, the premium support would “only cover 32 percent of a typical 65-year-old’s total health care spending” and would decrease every subsequent year.

So this teacher is actually teaching an accurate perspective of Ryan's plan.
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Post by Notorious » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:18 pm

No offense but fox news is false propaganda, essentially.


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Wabash wrote:Good for her. Students should know what propaganda looks like. Fox News is impressive in that manner.

I bet you still believe tax cuts create jobs.

There is truth to the statement that Ryan's plan will blow up Medicare. Ryan’s plan ends traditional fee-for-service program and forces seniors to ultimately enroll in private coverage.Under his proposal, beginning in 2022, people turning 65 will receive a pre-determined “premium support” payment to purchase private coverage. The insurers will offer a basic package of benefits, but traditional Medicare will literally stop enrolling new beneficiaries. Rather than paying health care providers directly, and using its market clout to secure better bargains and other efficiencies for enrollees, the government would now pay multiple private health insurers pre-determined amounts per beneficiary to act as middle men between patients and providers.

It will no longer guarantee seniors a defined package of benefits, but will instead only offer a defined contribution towards their health care costs. As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of Ryan’s proposal explains, “the payment for 65-year-olds in 2022 is specified to be $8,000, on average, which is approximately the same dollar amount as projected net federal spending per capita for 65-year-olds in traditional Medicare.” However every subsequent year, as health care costs increase, the government’s contribution “would grow at a slower rate,” inflation, and the age of the enrollee. By 2030, under the proposal, the premium support would “only cover 32 percent of a typical 65-year-old’s total health care spending” and would decrease every subsequent year.

So this teacher is actually teaching an accurate perspective of Ryan's plan.

Being that you are so knowledgeable and only speak the truth please provide a source. Or could it be it is all just your hard left opinion?
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Post by Wabash » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:50 pm

SLK230 wrote:Being that you are so knowledgeable and only speak the truth please provide a source. Or could it be it is all just your hard left opinion?
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SLK230 wrote:

Being that you are so knowledgeable and only speak the truth please provide a source. Or could it be it is all just your hard left opinion?
Providing a source doesn't make something necessarily "true". Plenty of "hard right opinion" is presented on this board as "the truth".
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Omar Bongo wrote:
Providing a source doesn't make something necessarily "true". Plenty of "hard right opinion" is presented on this board as "the truth".
Exactly+1
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Omar Bongo wrote: Providing a source doesn't make something necessarily "true". Plenty of "hard right opinion" is presented on this board as "the truth".
So tell me, Omar, are you hard left or a moderate. :mrgreen:
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Wiley wrote:So tell me, Omar, are you hard left or a moderate. :mrgreen:
Left of center on most issues.

What's with the green face? Queasy about Republican prospects next year?
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Omar Bongo wrote: Left of center on most issues.

What's with the green face? Queasy about Republican prospects next year?
The green Wiley Smiley is an appeal for humor and brotherhood.

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Wiley wrote:The green Wiley Smiley is an appeal for humor and brotherhood.

What's with the Omar Bongo avatar? A sign of support for African dictators?
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Omar Bongo wrote: Providing a source doesn't make something necessarily "true". Plenty of "hard right opinion" is presented on this board as "the truth".
I agree.

However it is one thing to state opinion as opinion (as most of us do here) quite another to say "The truth is". Truth implies absolute fact opinion has wiggle room. IMO that is a much higher standard and requires a source if asked.
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Post by SLK230 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:25 am

Talk about left wing deflection.

In 16 posts so far on this thread not a one has addressed the actual topic.

And of course the moderator doesn't say squat about it. I assume because he agrees with the deflection ruining the thread.

The thread is about "A California Teacher Using Media Matters hit piece". It was not about the biases or lack of bias of Fox news.

Could it be that when you have nothing else you deflect. As you have nothing to say on the actual topic.
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Post by Parrotpaul » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:55 am

Could it be no one gives a hoot about your topic?
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Post by Red » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:36 am

Parrotpaul wrote:Could it be no one gives a hoot about your topic?
Normal and decent people do care about the topic. Reprobates wouldn't.

Now that you mentioned uninterested topics, I am amused, but not surprised at most of the threads you liberals start with little or no responses.
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