We hear a lot about “fake news” these days, as the “popular media” attempts to regain its control over the information that Americans are exposed to.
The “press”, from the Associated Press to the New York Times to the local newspaper and the broadcast media, the liberal cable news networks, the major networks…ABC, NBC, CBS…all are very unhappy that they are much less able than previously to shape public opinion to their way of thinking.
But how about another liberal institution that seeks to shape opinion in a liberal, radical, socialist direction. One that has been perhaps even more effective than the media in that it begins with shaping the minds of future media figures and journalists. That would be appropriately labelled ” Fake Education”…and there’s a lot of that around! To wit, the following example:
The idiocy of banning Old Glory Post Editorial Board – excerpts
“The Hampshire rhetoric gets offensive in other ways. John Courtmanche, a spokesman for the college, said some on campus view the flag as “a powerful symbol of fear they’ve felt all their lives because they grew up as people of color, never feeling safe.”
Looks like Hampshire College has forgotten which country it’s in: The school will no longer fly the American flag on campus.
The Amherst, Mass., school is attempting to be “fair” by banning all flags, but its target is plainly Old Glory.
The idiocy began when the Board of Trustees ordered the flag flown at half-staff after Election Day. The idea was supposedly to give a student body traumatized by Donald Trump’s victory cause to consider “the larger meaning of the flag.” Right.
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More important, the “disruptive symbol” that Hampshire students and administrators are targeting is, in fact, a symbol of all the freedoms they enjoy — including, plainly, the freedom to be tendentious twits.
The Hampshire rhetoric gets offensive in other ways. John Courtmanche, a spokesman for the college, said some on campus view the flag as “a powerful symbol of fear they’ve felt all their lives because they grew up as people of color, never feeling safe.”