All across this country parents are rising up and fighting against leftist policies being forced on them from ultra-liberals in the public school system.
As radio talk show host Mark Levin recently put it, there is a “war against parents and taxpayers by the teachers unions, the educational bureaucracy, school boards, and the Biden administration.”
Well one of those policies (on transgender bathrooms) may have led to two sexual assaults in Loudoun County, Virginia schools, but you wouldn’t know that if you get your news from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN or MSNBC.
Despite it now being a key issue in the Virginia Governor’s race between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the national news media (outside of outlets like Fox News, OAN and Newsmax) have refused to cover the shocking story.
Those same liberal news outlets also have to yet cover parents in Loudoun County, Virginia and Saline, Michigan standing up to the Biden administration’s treatment of parents as “threats,” via a lawsuit against Attorney General Merrick Garland.
MRC analysts looked at all of the news coverage on ABC, CBS, NBC evening and morning shows, as well as CNN and MSNBC’s coverage (6am through midnight ET) from October 11 (publication of The Daily Wire investigation) through October 20 and found zero seconds spent on the following stories: Parents upset at transgender bathroom polices that led to sexual assaults of female students in Loudoun County, Virginia; Parents suing Biden’s Department of Justice for likening them to domestic terrorists.
Here is the breakdown:
ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC Censor Loudoun County School Board Covering Up Bathroom Rape to Pass Trans Policy
In a bombshell report from The Daily Wire on October 11, reporter Luke Rosiak exposed how the controversial Loudoun County School Board (located in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC) allegedly covered up the rape of a 15-year-old girl in the girls’ bathroom at the hands of a boy in a skirt just so they could pass a transgender bathroom policy. It was a truly disturbing story that quickly rose to national attention on conservative news outlets, yet none of the broadcast (ABC, CBS, NBC) network news shows or liberal cable outlets (CNN, MSNBC) have touched the story.
The Fox News Channel’s Special Report did note the voices of those angry parents looking for justice and protection for their kids. “Tonight, the epicenter of the controversy, a northern Virginia community that’s being rocked by a horrifying allegation from one of the faces of that movement,” announced anchor Bret Baier.
“Last night, more than 60 concerned parents, students, and residents spoke out at a Loudoun County school board meeting, some calling on Superintendent Scott Ziegler to resign following two alleged sexual assaults in Loudoun schools since May,” reported correspondent Mike Emanuel.
In an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham on October 12, Scott Smith, the father of the first victim, recounted how the school board showed open contempt for parents back in June when they had him arrested for trying to speak out about his daughter. “No, they were tuning us all out. They were looking away. They were reading magazines,” he said, also noting that they repeatedly scolded parents for clapping and booing.
ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC coverage: 0 seconds
ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC Censor Parents Suing DOJ for “Threats” Smear
On October 19, parents fought back against the Department of Justice pledging to investigate them as “threats.”
The National Review’s Caroline Downey reported:
A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of a coalition of parents against Attorney General Merrick Garland, claiming that his recent memo directing the FBI to investigate and potentially prosecute “threats” leveled by parents against school board members is intended to chill speech.
Judeo-Christian public interest law firm American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) brought the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of parents from Saline, Mich., and Loudoun County, Va. Both towns have developed reputations as hot spots for school board fights over equity and inclusion initiatives and critical race theory.
“The AG Policy is a direct threat and warning to parents and private citizens across the United States, including Plaintiffs, that the Department of Justice and its FBI will be investigating you and monitoring what you say at these school board meetings so be careful about what you say and how you say it, thereby chilling such expression,” the legal filing states.
The lawsuit claims that the memo authorizes unconstitutional federal intervention in local affairs. In the filing, the AFLC attorneys point out that the unruly behavior of parents at some school board meetings, even yelling or crude language, is still protected speech under the Constitution and questions what right the federal government has to involve itself in cases where parents’ speech crosses the line into threats of violence.
ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC coverage: 0 seconds.
However, back on September 30 and October 1, NBC and CBS DID hype an outrageous demand from the left-wing National School Boards Association (NSBA) that the Biden administration treat parents protesting at school board meetings across the country as acts of “domestic terrorism.”
NewsBusters’s Kyle Drennen reported:
“Cry for help. A shocking turn in the fight over vaccine and mask mandates in school,” co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed at the top of NBC’s Today show Friday morning. She then parroted the incendiary rhetoric coming from the NSBA, a group loaded with Democratic Party donors: “School boards across the country calling on the White House to send federal agents to protect them from angry parents, saying their protests should be treated as domestic terrorism.”...Minutes later, fellow co-host Hoda Kotb declared: “There are some very shocking images of parents and protesters pushing back and now school boards from coast to coast are demanding help.”...Opening Thursday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell sounded the alarm: “Threats to school boards. Tonight the stunning request asking for help from the FBI to crack down on unruly behavior from parents because of COVID rules.” While introducing the later report, she hailed: “Well, tonight, the National School Board[s] Association is taking extraordinary action, sending an SOS to the White House and law enforcement.”
An Education Story the Media DOES Care About
It’s not as if the media can make the excuse that Loudoun County, VA and Saline, MI are just small local-based stories. Cable hosts like MSNBC’s Joy Reid and Tiffany Cross have trashed conservative parents -- in other cities -- protesting Critical Race Theory as “half-witted….without any intellectual curiosity.”
While NBC Nightly News has YET to report on the Loudoun County, VA sexual assault scandal, they DID find time to devote five stories (totaling 14 minutes, 8 seconds) to (mostly) deriding parents in local school districts in Southlake, Texas and Rockwood, Missouri for their resistance to leftist teaching materials. In fact, NBC News has devoted an entire podcast to the Southlake story.
On October 14, NewsBusters reported:
For months now, NBC News has been assailing the concerned parents of Southlake, Texas because they’ve been standing up to the tide of critical race theory being crammed down the throats of their children. And on Thursday, despite new details in the already outrageous Loudoun County high school rapes story, NBC Nightly News continued their assault on the community that has had enough of liberal propaganda. They even deceptively edited audio to make it seem as though the parents were support of the Holocaust.
Continuing their smears suggesting the town was made up of rabid racists looking to drive minorities out of their community, anchor Lester “fairness is overrated” Holt chided the town for being the “center of a firestorm over diversity and inclusion efforts. Now, secretly recorded comments from a top administrator about books on the Holocaust are sparking new outrage.”
For more on NBC Nightly News’ most recent attacks on Southlake parents please check out the following: