CNN’s Brian Stelter Talks to 8th Graders About How to Spot ‘Misinformation’ – Opinion

I have a lot of questions about a segment Brian Stelter did on his CNN show, “Reliable Sources.”

Stelter did a piece on how eighth-grade kids are being taught how to identify “misinformation” in their “news literacy” class at the PS/MS 207 school in Howard Beach, New York.

The teacher is teaching them things like “satire” is “misinformation”? It is possible that the media are preparing to attack again Babylon Bee. What is the purpose of a news literacy class for eighth-graders? It is hard to imagine what the class is teaching them about news literacy. Who gets to decide what “misinformation” is? That’s scary, when you have schools teaching such a subject, because it can open the door to push politics or beliefs. This isn’t the role of the school; it’s the role of the parents/family/child him- or herself to make the judgment on what to believe.

What about more history regarding the stages of Communism? To really understand manipulation and how it works. However, history can be taught to prevent repetitions of bad aspects of history.

What’s hilarious about this is that it’s CNN talking about “misinformation,” when they are one of the biggest purveyors of misinformation out there. How could any school allow CNN into a classroom and talk to students? If the children are being taught misinformation they must have learned about CNN. They’ve learned about the lies about Nick Sandmann, the Russian hoax, the “mostly peaceful” BLM/Antifa protests. Can we talk about the lies they told about Joe Rogan taking “horse dewormer” to try to denigrate what he had to say?

When they’re involving CNN, you know there’s a problem right there. The kids were taught about the COVID propaganda that Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Joe Biden promoted. I’m just going to take a wild guess that those examples haven’t made it on the teaching list. I’m also guessing they haven’t seen the latest information on cloth masks either. Not to mention how it isn’t good to keep touching masks and having them fall off your nose.

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