Thursday, October 19, 2006

Minnesota Monitor Reveals Inaccuracies

Well, no. That title should be: LearnedFoot Reveals Minnesota Monitor's Inaccuracies.

In what is ostensibly another excuse to yet again rehash Michele Bachmann's speech at Living Word Church (where - lest we forget - Bachmann did nothing wrong other than her over-the-top Born Again "Yay God!" speechifying, which was a bit too much for this blogger), one of the Soros-funded drones thinks he's found a gotcha. In the extremely poorly-titled post (on so many levels) captioned "Bachmann Resume Reveals Inaccuracies" a Soros bobo reveals:

God may have called Michele Bachmann to run for Congress in the Sixth District, as she purported, but there's nothing particularly Godly about her biography. She claims to have co-founded the first charter school in the nation. At best, that's an embellishment on the truth.

The charter school, New Heights, located in Bachmann's hometown, Stillwater, was established in 1993, according to Minnesota Association of Charter Schools. The first charter school in the nation, founded a year earlier, is City Academy High School in St. Paul.

Oh man! Pwn3d! Bachmann lied!!!!!!! Of course I will take George Soros' sugar baby at his word.

Er, no. No I won't. This is the relevant passage from Bachmann's bio:

During this time Bachmann and other local parents founded the first K-12 charter school in the nation, New Heights Charter School, which is still operating in Stillwater today.

"But how," you ask, "does that smack down this Soros mouthpiece's assertion? This is KAR, dammit! I gotta have have some smacking down!"

And others might ask: "Why bother looking into it? After all, MinMon is a product of the New Journalist Program - a program which holds itself to a strict code of ethics. In addition it's well researched quasi journalism. Or so the Soros sugar babies keep telling me!"

No. It's quasi-researched non journalism. As in: blogging. As in: the same crap these folks did for free before Gorge Soros started throwing hundies at them.

OK. I've gone so far afield with the rhetorical devices, let's reset that quote from Bachmann's bio again; this time with my emphasis:

During this time Bachmann and other local parents founded the first K-12 charter school in the nation, New Heights Charter School, which is still operating in Stillwater today.

And that other school? The one that George Soros' sock puppet claims was actually the first charter school in the nation? Well it was. But it is a high school (or at least an approximation thereof, since it doesn't believe in grade levels); not a K-12 school.

The math and reading tests are targeted at students
performing at an 8th grade level, and because City Academy is a high school, all incoming
students should have passed both tests
. (.pdf Link - appears on pg. 11.)

So please, Mr. George Soros Well-Researched Ethical New Journalist: please tell me more about "inaccuracies".

UPDATE: Ha! just did a spell check. It flagged the word "MinMon." Know what the spell checker's first suggested spelling was?

"minion"

Priceless.

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