I thought about that a few months back when a commenter talked about Laura Ingraham sending a reporter to secretly tape-record gay students at Dartmouth. Ingraham has apologize for her past indiscretions, and has now graduated to making rib jokes about Michelle Obama. This is the kind of behavior which, while ostensibly political, is mostly concerned with finding a quasi-respectable venue for inhumanity. I thought about them again with this James O'Keefe episode:
James O'Keefe, unbowed by the CNN sex boat debacle, has since targeted a special education teacher once hailed for saving her students' lives, concerned about her colleague's use of the n-word. Those teacher's unions are out of control! There's video.Basically, O'Keefe set an operative to chat up special education teacher Alissa Ploshnick at a conference last summer for a video called "Teacher's Union Gone Wild." Because the teachers are mostly chicks! After the operative bought her drinks, she described a colleague in the Passaic school system who had been demoted, but not fired, for calling a student the n-word. She did not know she was being recorded. Girls, will you never learn not to drink with strange men?Later, O'Keefe's goons showed up at Ploshnick's house and shoved a camera and a microphone in her face to ask her to repeat the story. She declined to talk. The school's response? To suspend her for nine days and dock a pay raise. Because she said the word on video, apparently, even though she was criticizing someone else using it. (The superintendent also denied the incident she described took place.)
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