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Thursday, January 26, 2012

NY Post Bashes "Criminal Teachers," Ignores Crimes Perpetrated By Its Own Executives And Directors

More teacher-bashing by the NY Post today in a running section they call CUOMO'S CHALLENGE - they allegedly reviewed almost 100 disciplinary hearings involving teachers in 2011 and found that "only" a "paltry" 31% of the 70 charged with misconduct were removed from their jobs.

Never mind if those charged with misconduct who weren't removed from their jobs were "falsely" charged or if the charges did not warrant removal from their jobs - the Post editors see all teachers as criminals and all in need of removal by the city.

Meanwhile back in News Corporation Land, a broadening criminal scandal has seen 20 News Corporation employees arrested - including the former chief editor of the now-closed News of the World tabloid and aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, Andy Coulson, and the former chief executive of News International, the British wing of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire, Rebekah Brooks - for crimes ranging from phone hacking, computer hacking, conspiracy to cover up a crime, destroying evidence of a crime, bribing police and lying to police.

The former publisher of the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal and long-time right-hand man to Rupert Murdoch, Les Hinton, and Murdoch's own son, James, are also in the sights of criminal investigators.

News Corporation settled with a few of the people its employees hacked and in the process acknowledged “that senior employees and directors” of the company “knew about the wrongdoing and sought to conceal it by deliberately deceiving investigators and destroying evidence.”

The investigation is ongoing, more arrests are expected, more hacking victims are suing News Corporation over the criminal activity, more settlements are expected by the legal teams leading those suits.

You rarely if ever hear about this Watergate-sized scandal embroiling News Corporation if you only read the News Corporation-owned New York Post.

They never mention how 20 of their companies employees were arrested in the hacking scandal, how more are expected to be arrested, how Rupert Murdoch's son, James, and his right-hand man, Les Hinton, may be on that list, how the more investigators dig into the scandal, the more News Corporation sleaze they dig up.

Nope - all you ever hear about is "bad teachers" and the city's and state's need to fire them.

This from a news organization that is so criminal and corrupt, you need a very large scorecard to track all the arrests of and all the crimes perpetrated by the people who work for it.


  1. I'm sure the article was written by Joel Klein.

  2. In addition, Kelly got to apologize for being in an anti-Muslim police training film while the police sergeant who showed it is being disciplined. Seems to me they are both wrong. But a higher rank gets away without penalty.

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  4. The fact is a principal can level any kind of crap at a teacher, and all a district has to do is rig the hearings. I was from another state, and I didn't do anything wrong except be too expensive for the district and was in the way of a moron principal who refused to do her job. "Misconduct" is whatever these cretins say it is, not real crimes. Few teachers commit real misconduct warranting termination.