This article is right in line with my articles on bullying. In particular pay attention to the death threats. These are in fact just another form of bullying that has been enabled by a complicit media.
Each school year I present a media unit, an ever-shortening unit on how the media misinforms the public and the techniques it uses in the pursuit of its favored narratives. It is an ever-shortening unit because each year, due to the demands of mandatory, high-stakes testing, I have less time to actually teach content, but that’s a matter for another article.
One of the most powerful–and horrifyingly funny–parts of that unit is a faux interview I filmed with an assistant principal. The interview is, at first, an innocuous segment about school-related issues. But after just a bit of editing, the real interview plays, the interview in which the principal advocates torturing students for minor disciplinary infractions, and admits to stepping on baby ducks and strangling Winnie The Pooh, and all in his own words and evil laughter. Students quickly get the point: the power to edit is the power…
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