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MEDIA: No wonder media, teachers are liberal

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Oct. 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm with No Comments »
October 22, 2012 2:08 pm

I have often wondered why the great majority folks in the news media seem to lean so far to the political left, and I am happy to report that I now have the answer.

The great majority of college profs have spent most of their post-high-school years in universities earning their degrees to become qualified to teach at that level and have had very little if any experience working in the private sector. So it is common for them to sit in their ivory towers and preach their liberal “nanny-state” philosophy to their students because they have never had to get out in the real world and “pick it with the chickens” to back up their utopian ideas.

It follows that many of the young folks who listen to them for four years or more before becoming members of the news media view life through a far-left filter that all too often keeps them from informing the public in an objective manner.

And, although it is a subject for another day, many young folks who are aspiring to become K-12 schoolteachers are usually always indoctrinated in the same way and often pass that point of view along to kids in public schools who tend to believe what their teachers tell them.

I call it “Tickle-Down Liberalism.” Now you know. Any questions?

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