Thursday, November 17, 2005


As long as Charlie brought it up regarding an Oklahoma case, why not mention Charles Benson's huffy-snit last night on Channel 4 in Milwaukee.

Benson was in shock (I say SHOCK!!!!) when he came across a dozen young male students with their desks out on the sidewalk near a choice-school run for 'disciplinary problems.' The students were being monitored by a Drill Instructor (no less) while outdoors doing their school lessons.

OhMyGosh! Call DPI!!! Call the, ah, arrrgh, SOMEBODY!!!! Get the CAMERAS!!!!

Benson interviewed the DI and the school's principal, who vigorously defended the practice and stated emphatically that "the parents agree with me." He interviewed the DI, who was bemused by Benson's huffy, hyperventilating, and (frankly,) silly questions.

He then interviewed a couple of the Little Darlings who told the near-fainting Benson that: 1) they understood full well WHY they were out on the sidewalk; and 2) that they would NOT likely repeat the behavior which got them there in the first place.

Now thoroughly confused and with no story whatsoever, Benson tossed it back to "Gush," the 10PM anchor. As we all know, "Gush" is the son of a former MPS superintendent. "Gush" wrinkled his nose and said something to the effect that 'that's an unusual practice,' whereupon real news coverage commenced again.

Charles Benson is best known for arriving VERY late for church. It's likely that his next reputation will be for Crusading For Liberal Squishes--but he'll not get much sympathy from educators who want to make a difference in the lives of their charges.

1 comment:

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?!?!?!?