This was the top story on Fox News' website this morning (hint: it wasn't Puerto Rico)
If you get your information from the Fake News Media, you’re probably hearing a lot about Puerto Rico, or Tom Price’s charter flights, or the Republicans’ proposed tax giveaway to the wealthy.
But Fox News, one of Donald Trump’s preferred outlets, digs deeper than the lamestream media, and it’s found an outrage to top all those stories.
Here it is:
Yes, you can forget about the Trump administration’s callous and tardy response to the mounting crisis in Puerto Rico. The real effrontery is a random Massachusetts elementary school librarian’s rejection of first lady Melania Trump’s gift of 10 Dr. Seuss books.
Fox has all the gruesome details:
“I wanted to send you a special gift. Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is a book my son and I have read over and over again, and one that we want to share with all of you,” the first lady wrote in her letter to students. “Please also remember that you are the future of America and that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.”
But despite the gesture, Liz Phipps Soeiro, a librarian at a public school in Cambridge, wrote a letter to the first lady, which was then published on The Horn Book blog, notifying Mrs. Trump that her school would “not be keeping the titles” for their collection, explaining that her school didn’t have a “NEED” for the books, due to her school and library’s “award-winning” status.
“I work in a district that has plenty of resources, which contributes directly to ‘excellence,’” Soeiro wrote. “My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science.”
Soeiro went on to slam the White House and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for not gifting the books to “underfunded and underprivileged communities,” which she suggested “continue to be marginalized” by DeVos’ policies.
Oh, the Outrages You’ll Manufacture.
By the way, as of 8:15 a.m. PDT today, here’s all the stuff you had to scroll past to get to the first mention of Puerto Rico on FoxNews.com:
Wait for it ...
Wait for it ...
We'll get there eventually ...
Hold your horses ...
Okay, this is just embarrassing now ...
Oh, there it is. Right next to the giant photo of Rush Limbaugh’s seething head. Look carefully; it’s there.
Real news is a precious thing, isn’t it?