WATCH: CNN's Brian Stelter Talks to 8th Graders About How to Spot 'Misinformation'

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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”? The media must be prepping to go after the Babylon Bee again. Why are kids in the eighth grade having a class on news literacy? One has to wonder what they are being taught to think about news in such a class. 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.

How about some more history on the stages of Communism instead, to truly understand manipulation and how that works? But hey, why teach history that might prevent the repetition of the bad parts of it?

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. Why would any school have CNN inside a classroom to talk to kids? So, if the kids are truly being taught about misinformation, they learned all about CNN, right? 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. Did the kids learn about how Joe Biden and Justice Sonia Sotomayor were pushing COVID misinformation? 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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