ABC 7 CHICAGO TAKES UNION BOSS OUT OF CONTEXT IN SHOCKING EDITED VIDEO!

November 16, 2011

Two days ago, Education Action Group excerpted roughly 4 minutes of video from a 35 minute speech delivered by Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) boss, Karen Lewis.

The four minutes is composed of three excerpts. In the excerpts, Lewis bullies Education Secretary Arne Duncan for his speech impediment (a lisp), jokes about smoking lots of pot, and talks about losing weight so she can fit her over-sized posterior on a prison toilet because she plans on getting arrested.

Here is the excerpt.

Here is the full video.

Now the CTU is claiming the video is taken out of context, and that Karen Lewis is a victim of a right-wing hate machine. From the CTU Website:

Chicago Teachers Union President says viral video is another attack on teachers and public education

“As you know, neo-conservative, anti-labor and anti-public education bloggers — with a history of distorting and misrepresenting the truth — seized the opportunity to create a pseudo- firestorm around my comments in order to distract from our work at the Chicago Teachers Union. One such blogger created a viral video, edited for dramatic effect, and then distributed his skewed video to the media and others in the blogosphere in an attempt to smear my character.

Anyone with a public school education can see by looking at the tape that she was quoted in her full context. In fact, EAG excerpted more than 4 minutes of her bile. When ABC7 Chicago aired their story on her comments, they excerpted less than 30 seconds. That means, according to the CTU, ABC7 Chicago is roughly 800% more guilty of taking her out of context.

 

 

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