The battle over whether or not to reopen schools has inevitably become a front-line issue in the culture wars that dominate the forefront of American politics, endlessly and ferociously waged by the bootlicking sycophants in the rabid right-wing propaganda machine. As is the case for most of the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, there is no easy answer as to when schools should be reopened.
Unless you work at FOX News, of course, where the right answer is always the opposite of what the Biden administration wants.
In an astonishing exchange from this morning’s episode of FOX and Friends, human labrador Brian Kilmeade got into it with a child, who wisely did not believe that disgraced President Donald Trump would have handled the reopening of schools in a responsible manner. In a segment intended to criticize President Biden for not re-opening schools fast enough, Kilmeade interviewed several children and fished for their frustrations with learning from home.
While one boy did say that he “missed his friends and learning at school, I miss most obviously seeing my friends and all the after school activities I’ve done, and I think that we’re very, very close to getting back to school, and I think that the way our new president is handling things is a very good way, and we would not have gotten to this if it were still the last president.”
An incredulous Kilmeade snaps back with “Really? That’s hard to believe. Because the last president was saying I want every kid back in school.”
Brian Kilmeade gets mad at a 6th grader for saying Biden is doing a good job. Incredible. https://t.co/wp2v7ofzqX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 5, 2021
It’s hard to understand how FOX is allowed to call itself a “news” network at this point, given the complete refusal of the majority of its hosts to accept or consider any version of reality that does not line up with their hyperpartisan agenda.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.