An actual correction published by the NY Times, via Stuff Journalists Like:
Rivera’s 20-question homework assignment used slave beatings and picking cotton to link lessons about ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass to math computation. One of the problems read: “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?”
Reprehensible, no doubt, and the punishment, though severe, is not unreasonable. That doesn’t excuse the grandstanding by the perpetually indignant, especially when you consider there’s nothing to indicate the teacher, while clearly overmatched, is some Klansman. Last I checked the Triple K wasn’t too fond of guys named Luis Rivera.
A guy named Henry White — who, the AJC pointed out, doesn’t even have kids — called the incident an “egregious act of assault on the minds of a kid by an adult” at a Gwinnett County School Board meeting. And several parents said they wanted the school to make counseling available to their children. I don’t want to say they’re overreacting … but maybe they’re overreacting.
A commenter counters:
Would you feel the same if the homework questions were about the holocaust? I thought so.
It won’t be long before someone demands Stuart attend sensitivity training for her egregious assault on the minds of readers.
The counseling bill is in the mail, Gwynedd.
You think I’m unctuous now? You ain’t seen nothing yet, warns CNN’s biggest mistake.
I’m pulling for Jon Huntsman, but does anyone really believe an endorsement by the Boston Globe is going to influence Republican primary voters? Apparently the media does, judging by the entourage of reporters following the former Utah governor around in New Hampshire today.
Greta Van Susteren is no journalist — never has been, never will be. She’s an annoying media personality and cult member who just happens to score big interviews with political figures advised by her husband.
Christine O’Donnell, the poor woman’s Sarah Palin, steals a page from her mentor’s playbook to propagate the year’s most irrelevant feud.
Both shameless panderers to attention for its own sake, Christine O’Donnell and Piers Morgan are clearly a match made in heaven. This morning, having slowly walked off Morgan’s CNN show two nights ago, O’Donnell was on the Today show to declare, “I wanted to stop the borderline sexual harassment that was going on.”
Obviously the only winners in this ImbrogliO’Donnell are the people who weren’t watching CNN’s biggest mistake.
And yet I can’t stop myself from hating on the British Pat O’Brien. Last year, the 1 British “celebrity” who matters least composed a list of the 100 British celebs who matter most.
Of Jude Law, Morgan wrote, “we shared an afternoon of cricket together at Lord’s and he wasn’t any more smug or annoying than me.”
The celebrity navel-gazer claims to have never authorized phone hacking yet, by his own admission, is intimately acquainted with the practice.
“Stories soon emerged that the marriage was in trouble – at one stage I was played a tape of a message Paul had left for Heather on her mobile phone. It was heartbreaking. The couple had clearly had a tiff, Heather had fled to India, and Paul was pleading with her to come back. He sounded lonely, miserable and desperate, and even sang ‘We Can Work It Out’…”
A recent Arbitron ratings report showed the ratings for Rusty Limbo and Helmethead dipped dramatically from the previous year.
The reason, according to an unnamed “industry leader” quoted by WingNutDaily: “Liberals,” working in consort with the Antichrist Administration, “are falsifying numbers … to kill talk radio.”
I thought that was the Fairness Doctrine’s job. It’s easy to confuse all the conspiracy theories coming from the right.