Count the NY Post’s Anti-Public School and Teacher Union Lies

May 12, 2020 by

The New York Post has provided us with an activity that would in case of perpetual quarantine keep us busy until the end of time.  It would distract us from the sensation of the paralysis of sequestration and also ameliorate symptoms of stir-craziness.

It’s a solitary comedy-of-errors game. There’s a hypnotic redundancy to it that is essential to numbing frustration while substituting for it a quixotic and novel form of despair.  It’s simple:

Starting with the day that the current ownership of the Post took over, count every instance there was a false and venal news report, editorial or opinion column about our public schools and teacher union.

Last week,for example, Bob McManus, blamed the teachers union for the kinks in the current remote-learning experiment. He depicts the educators’ professional organization as practically run by obstructionists, extortionists and godfathers. As does the Post’s editorial board, almost compulsively.

The number of scurrilous defective and deceitful characterizations in the Post over the years must be in the thousands. That’s their brand.

Occasionally, however, there are education-related investigative reports that target the DOE and overlap the criticism of the DOE made by public school advocates. Because it serves the point they want to make, they may in these instances hold off attacking the public schools and its unionists, but their restraint has nothing to do with respect for them.

Count the biased items published over the weeks, months and years since the Alexander Hamilton-founded paper became rapaciously unfair to public school and their unionized educators.

By the time you finish ( allowing for a daily break for some chicken pot pie),  we will have long returned to our pre-plague lives.

Ron Isaac

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