Scholastic, a publishing company that pumps out books for kids of all ages, has come under fire by critics for publishing a book about President Trump for first and second grade readers.
Apparently, critics are ticked off because the book, according to them, “reads like promotional campaign material targeted at children.” One has to wonder if this same criticism existed for books aimed at kids about former President Barack Obama.
Scholastic published the book by Joanne Mattern in 2017.
On Wednesday, ThinkProgress published an article on the biographical book titled, “Scholastic’s pro-Trump propaganda for kids enrages teachers and parents.”
Casey Quinlan, the article’s author, cited a book review from Social Justice Books, which stated, “[“President Donald Trump”] is anything but neutral. The book outlines Trump’s personal and professional life with a celebratory tone. It omits facts, glosses over context, and ignores opposing perspectives.”
An excerpt from the book itself reads:
His buildings reached into the sky.
His businesses just grew and grew.
Then Trump became our president—
People wanted something new.
The Social Justice Books review, written by Kathleen Nganga and Sarah Cornelius, said the main problem with the book is with “extensive omissions that undermine a truthful, nuanced, and informative account” and “construct a false narrative.”
While the bias seems obvious at this point, wait until you see what these people said next. The hypocrisy will leap right out at you.
“Scrubbing away any trace of complexity or nuance from an account about an elected official stunts the quintessential democratic freedom and responsibility of questioning and critiquing those in positions of power,” they continued.
Remember when conservative leaning media attempted to portray an accurate, balanced account of Obama and were deemed racists for it? Now all of a sudden the left is making calls for a “fair and balanced” approach that doesn’t scrub the dirty bits, when it conveniently suits their narrative?
Who doesn’t support a full, nuanced, and balanced reporting of the facts involving political figures? That’s a great idea, one that most likely every conservative in the country could get behind. However, the left will not apply those standards evenly or fairly, which makes having objectivity and balance extremely hard to do.
The worst part of modern day progressivism is the hypocrisy, the lack of “practice what you preach” being applied to the average, day-to-day business of life.
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