Colorado teacher Jay Bennish was on the Today Show this morning where Matt Lauer helped him with his defense: he was set up by Sean Allen.
Lauer: “The family here, the student’s family, didn’t go to the school board with this tape.”
Bennish: “They never contacted me.”
Lauer: “They shopped it around to conservative media outlets and finally released it to one and created an uproar. On the tape you can hear Sean Allen [the student in question] asking you questions that seem to be egging you on a little bit. Do you feel you were set up?”
That’s classic. A teacher goes on an anti-American, Bush-is-Hitler diatribe and Lauer blames the student who taped the teacher. Typical liberal mantra: never take responsibility; always blame someone else.
Here’s more. A Rocky Mountain News columnist insinuates that Bennish was set up.
For you parents out there, today we bring you a little pop quiz.
Your child is having trouble with a teacher. You want to clear up the problem.
And so you:
A. Ask for a conference with the teacher.
B. Ask for a conference with the principal.
C. Ask for a conference with the teacher and the principal.
D. Send your concerns to a college professor in faraway Virginia who sometimes subs for Rush Limbaugh on his radio show – and never bother to talk to the teacher at all.
Obviously, the correct answer is D. And if that seems strange, you haven’t been paying attention in class.
Suitably Flip comments that Bennish goes skinhead.
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin