Teachers Union President Hammers Fox News Anchor Over Election and Vaccine Lies
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, read Fox News for filth for peddling misinformation about the 2020 election and COVID-19 vaccines in a fiery interview with anchor Martha MacCallum on Monday afternoon.
Weingarten’s chief complaint was that teachers are struggling with clearing up the confusion that dishonest news reporting causes with students whose families consume conservative media.
“I’m a big believer in celebrating diversity and actually looking at, and helping look at, people’s lived experience. But, if you’re really talking about misinformation now, Martha, and I hope you are, I really would hope that Fox would really look at what happened in this election and how we can – because every social studies teacher is wrestling with this – discern fact from fiction. We have to do that as social studies teachers,” Weingarten explained.
After a heavy sigh, MacCallum was bewildered over Weingarten’s grievance.
“Well, we have a president, President Biden, who was elected in 2020. I think that all of that is quite clear, so I’m not sure why you are so concerned about that part, about that particular moment in history,” MacCallum said.
Shortly thereafter, Weingarten reprimanded Fox for lying to its viewers about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.
“I would hope that Fox says to all these people that don’t want the vaccines, that think there’s a problem, ‘why don’t you and I do things together to get our kids back to school? This is what we have to do. We have to stop the misinformation. We have to stop the disinformation. We have to stop the chaos to get everybody back to school.”
Unfortunately, MacCallum totally missed the point – that vaccines are safe and effective – even though networks like Fox News have convinced their audiences of the exact opposite.
“As you know, many of those students were back without being vaccinated and the CDC said that it wasn’t required for teachers or students to be vaccinated to go back to school. So children are a separate issue. Every family across America is going to make that decision about their children. We know they’re going to be widely available for them, which is great so people have that option,” MacCallum said.
She did it with vaccines too pic.twitter.com/tSvEuU0QV1
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 10, 2021