Liberals everywhere in this bitch....it's all around you and you don't even know it...
This thread is misleading...they are attacking the method for teaching the distributive property and how it suggests distributing the wealth. They are not attacking the subject matter actually being taught. Does it have a "potential" political undertone? Yes, but it is very unlikely that it is intentional and pretty much impossible that it will in any way affect the thinking of a child later in life, and so that makes it still propaganda.
The idiots making this argument acknowledge that they don't understand what it is (which is sad, it is basic algebra) and proceed to make themselves out to be even dumber than just a lack of simple elementary math skills. But in no way do they say that the teaching of the distributive property is liberal indoctrination. They are taking issue with how it is presented only.
As much as I hate to defend fox news, you are spinning this just as much as they spin things which helps no one. You are just as bad as they are either in your lack of understanding what you are actually talking about or in some attempt at spreading propaganda...or both not sure which but either way please think about what you say and the potential consequences of being an enabler and encouraging people to not think for themselves and to think irrationally.
Last edited by Zylos; 2013-01-12 at 10:41 AM.
At this point, I think I'm more worried about what Fox News' effect on the stupid people on the left is than it's effect on the stupid people of the right.
I mean, seriously? Seriously? This many of you actually think he takes issue with algebra itself? It's rather frightening when given all the legitimate areas to criticize Fox News and even the right on, you still make shit up. Why do you have to create this fantasy of him hating algebra itself rather than him being paranoid over "indoctrination"?
It's like Romney's 47% comment. He lumped 47% of america together as lazy and incapable of voting for someone other than the person who promises them more benefits. What do you do? You make shit up about him not caring about those 47% as if he thought they should crawl into a gutter and die. Seriously? He just insulted 47% of America but your only response is to make shit up?!
At least this isn't as bad as that "Fox News Viewer average IQ is 80" that was posted before. Y'know. That one study that was published by a conservative non-profit think tank? The think tank that doesn't actually exist? The one attributed to a Dr. who, while might exist, clearly has no actual tie to any "conservative non-profit think tank" that doesn't exist? The one that came from the same place as an article talking about bigfoot DNA linking him to humans genealogically? The one that people on this board accepted without question and refused to believe wasn't true? Yeah, that was fucking pathetic.
It's rather frightening to see people decrying inaccurate information, made up bullshit, and the news organization that spouts it by using their own inaccurate information and made up bullshit. You are no better than those people at Fox News, or those who watch it, that you so enjoy to mock. You fall for the same bullshit as they do so long as it has your desired slant to it. It is sad and fucking pathetic.
Last edited by Xenofreak; 2013-01-12 at 11:45 AM.
Public education varies wildly. It depends on the district you're in. If nothing else in public school you won't be hearing about creationism or a 6,000 year old Earth, which is better than a lot of private schooling.
I don't even get surprised by things like this anymore...
Kids don't pay attention to the wording of math problems. Neither do math teachers. Jesus. "Distribute this rich girl's money" isn't going to subliminally turn someone into a goddamn liberal.
And his whole argument is stupid.
"Schools are teaching kids that the US Government, not cowboys, killed the Indians." That's because, the US government killed the Indians. Who do you think employed General Custer? It was the American military killing the Indians. This isn't "liberal bias," this is historical fact.
"Schools are teaching that George Bush invaded Iraq because he incorrectly believed there to be weapons of mass destruction." I don't know where you were in 2003, but I do recall this being George Bush's fucking argument, and I do recall WMDs NOT being found. Again, historical fact
Maybe it isn't schools having this "liberal bias." Maybe it's reality that has a liberal bias. . .
or the teachings of christ :P