Saturday, April 01, 2017

Hollywood phonies, redux

I've written before about how Hollywood types love to pontificate against school choice...for everybody else.  Samantha Bee generated some laughs poking Betsy DeVos, while her husband was busy advocating for keeping their kids' school, um, let's say "pure."
One P.S. 452 parent speaking out against the move is comedian and former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, who’s married to Samantha Bee. "To portray any opposition as classist or racist is as bad as it can get," Jones told WNYC. And elsewhere: "We are not divided,” he said at a public hearing about the proposal, “we are absolutely united in wanting what's best for our children," then encouraged fellow parents not to talk to the press about the controversy.
Jones (and presumably Bee) wants what's best for their children.  It's just everybody else that's racist.


Bee-clowning said...

Hypocrisy because why?

How is the relocation of a public school a "school choice" story?

Eric said...

If you read the story, it looks like they're good with the school as long as it stays 75% white/Asian. If not, they have the choice to switch to a private school. Everybody else can pound sand.

Eric said...

Upon further thought, I think you're right that it may be mis-characterizing the situation. At least they're sending their kids to public schools which is more than can be said about most Hollywood types.

Anonymous said...

It's always a good idea to take a breath and count to 50 before believing any online post sporting a headline that includes the word TRUTH-CRUSHED.