The Loudoun County “gender-fluid” rape story was a raging fire the liberal media were desperately pretending wasn’t happening as their candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe (D) was floundering. But on Tuesday, county high school students staged a walkout to protest the liberal school board that tried to cover up the attacks. The walkout and a guilty ruling against the attacker went unmentioned by the broadcast networks.
Instead of reporting on the Virginia scandal that could help swing the tight gubernatorial race to Republican Glenn Youngkin, ABC’s World News Tonight hyped a guy who found and bought his mother’s old '71 Cutlass Supreme. On the CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell was too busy gushing about a Japanese princess that declined a dowry and lost her title.
Meanwhile, NBC Nightly News was trying to keep McAuliffe’s campaign afloat in its final week. In addition to parroting the talking point that his contempt for parents at a debate was “taken out of context,” and ignoring Youngkin’s surge in the polls, chief White House correspondent Kristen Welker touted how the Democratic plan to tie Youngkin to former President Trump was “working.”
While the liberal broadcast networks were trying to keep the damaging story under wraps, Fox News Channel Special Report anchor Bret Baier dove right into it. “Back here in this region, students at a Northern Virginia high school walked out of class today to protest the handling of a sexual assault case involving a male and female student,” he announced.
“Some Loudoun County high school students walked out today protesting the local school board handled the May sexual assault,” reported chief Washington correspondent Mike Emanuel. “The incident involved a male student wearing a skirt attacking a female student in a girl's bathroom at Stone Bridge High School.”
He also recalled the attempted cover-up by the school board and how the family of the first victim was out to get justice:
Loudoun County father Scott Smith was arrested after Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler said there wasn't evidence of assaults occurring in school restrooms. Now that a juvenile judge found it happen, the family attorney [Elicia Brand] says, quote, “The Smith family stands stronger than ever in moving forward to ensure that response in the Loudoun County school system are held accountable.”
Emanuel concluded with the parents who were giving the school board a piece of their mind as he delivered his report. “At tonight's school board meeting, already numerous parents have called for the resignation of Superintendent Ziegler and members of the school board arguing they are serving themselves and not the children of this community,” he said.
Parents and residents of Loudoun County speaking at tonight’s school board meeting are carrying signs featuring Superintendent Scott Ziegler’s email indicating he was aware of a sexual assault in a school bathroom, contrary to his statements in past meetings pic.twitter.com/CoKDPMzFz4— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) October 26, 2021
The Spectator editor Amber Athey was in the meeting room and published video tweets of the comments from parents and other county residents. “A woman who works on behalf of assault victims notes that Loudoun Superintendent Scott Ziegler in his email offered counseling to students who may have been affected by Scott Smith’s angry outburst over his daughter’s rape, but not to sexual assault victims,” she reported.
She also noted the school board forced commenters to social distance and only allowed 10 speakers in at a time. But the media section was not socially distanced.
This blackout of the student protesting the liberal school board that covered up a rape was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Ring on ABC, Salonpas on CBS, and Consumer Cellular on NBC. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund.
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Fox News Channel’s Special Report
October 26, 2021
6:29:40 p.m. Eastern
BRET BAIER: Back here in this region, students at a Northern Virginia high school walked out of class today to protest the handling of a sexual assault case involving a male and female student. Tonight, parents get their say at a school board meeting which is likely to be heated.
All this comes amid controversy over how the Biden administration and national education leaders are dealing with unhappy parents. Chief Washington correspondent Mike Emanuel reports tonight from Loudoun County, Virginia.
[Cuts to video]
MIKE EMANUEL: Some Loudoun County high school students walked out today protesting the local school board handled the May sexual assault. The incident involved a male student wearing a skirt attacking a female student in a girl's bathroom at Stone Bridge High School.
Loudoun County father Scott Smith was arrested after Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler said there wasn't evidence of assaults occurring in school rest rooms. Now that a juvenile judge found it happen, the family attorney says, quote, “The Smith family stands stronger than ever in moving forward to ensure that response in the Loudoun County school system are held accountable.”
UNIDENTIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER (Loudoun County): Consent agenda please raise your hand and say aye.
EMANUEL: That set the staining for a school board this evening.
The National School Boards Association, on September 29, said actions parents were taken at school board meetings were “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” The organization later apologized. Days later, NSBA President Viola Garcia was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to help oversee student progress nationally. Then, Attorney General Merrick Garland laid out how the Justice Department would respond to threats against school officials.
LISA MONACO (Deputy Attorney General): The job of the department of justice working with state and local law enforcement is to prevent violence.
EMANUEL: Prominent GOP officials insisted Garland rescind his memo.
REP. JIM JORDAN (R-OH): That press release talked about the National Security Division at the FBI. That's the division that deals with domestic threats, domestic terrorist threats.
EMANUEL: Over the weekend, former President Obama weighed in.
BARACK OBAMA: Instead of stoking anger, aimed at school boards and administrators [Transition] we should be making it easier for teachers and schools to give our kids the world-class education they deserve.
[Cuts back to live]
EMANUEL: At tonight's school board meeting, already numerous parents have called for the resignation of Superintendent Ziegler and members of the school board arguing they are serving themselves and not the children of this community. The parents insist they will not be stopped. Bret?
BAIER: Mike Emanuel live in Loudoun County tonight. Mike, thanks.