Because opponents of Critical Race Theory have seen some successes at the local level in their battle to prevent the racial brainwashing of impressionable young children in public schools, the mainstream media has officially declared war on their grassroots efforts by portraying them as mindless astroturf props who are being fed lies about CRT from well-funded conservative groups and “propagandists” like Tucker Carlson and other prominent conservative movers and shakers.
And if you paid attention only to reporters like NBC News’ Brandy Zadrozny, you’d think conservatives using some of the same mobilization tactics the left does was a criminal offense. Zadrozny, as my colleague Bonchie reported, is one of the lead reporters for the left-wing network working hard to demonize those who stand opposed to teaching children to believe their country is inherently racist, systemic racism is everywhere, all black people are victims, and that some of their classmates have much to atone for simply because they were born white.
She co-wrote a piece with two colleagues earlier this week on how the battle over CRT had “invaded local school boards” thanks to “well-connected conservative activists, and Fox News … ramp[ing] up the tension in fights over race and equity in schools.” The nerve. The piece got the attention of MSNBC “All In” host Chris Hayes, who invited her on the program to parrot what she wrote without any critical pushback whatsoever.
What did Zadrozny accidentally reveal that was so concerning? That the next front in the media’s war on CRT opponents was in how they get their information:
So, it’s hard for me as a reporter because I don’t want to put FOILs in a bad light, right? Freedom of Information Laws are wonderful things. But it is in fact, a tactic of national and just hyper — and fast-growing local organizations to use onerous public records requests. So, we’ll see what we saw in Maine is asking for all of these records requests of, you know, how much money did you spend on anything involving race. And then that is used to sort of frame, again, the school
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