Friday, January 11, 2013

Fox News Fails at Math (Again)

I know Fox news had some serious math problems when it came to election night, but I had just attributed it to confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance.

But turns the problem was even simpler: they never had a grade school level education in math.

 A 3rd grade school worksheet about the distributive property of multiplication with the title "distribute the wealth" is apparently pushing a liberal agenda.

What. The. Fuck?

It gets even better. Host Eric Bolling used this as an example of how liberal indoctrination is deeply embedded in education.
“So it starts in third grade and guess what happens?” Bolling remarked. “Through their whole educational experience, they continually get indoctrinated, even through college.”
Greg Gutfeld jumped in with his own foot lodged deep in his mouth.
“Everybody has anecdotal evidence of this,” co-host Greg Gutfeld agreed. “I think the only way leftism can survive is through indoctrination because its number one adversary is reality. So you got to get them young and it’s perfect for kids. Paul Krugman’s logic is child’s play: Share your stuff… A lot of this comes from the teachers. They get their news from The Huffington Post and their antiperspirant from a health food store. This is the way they live.”
 They also accused history books of being biased for talking about the Bush presidency as it actually happened.
Bolling advised parents to read their children’s history books because his son’s textbook addressed the Iraq war “and they were very, very liberally biased, saying George Bush went in there because he heard there were weapons of mass destruction and they were never found. It was a very liberal bias to the history books.”
And as we all know, reality has a liberal bias.

(Via Raw Story)

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