Once Again, Fox Masquerades GOP Activist As Concerned Parent To Attack Unions

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This morning, Fox & Friends hosted an "upset Wisconsin parent" to discuss her objection to Wisconsin public schools' teaching of labor union history. Left unsaid during the segment: The parent, Amber Hahn, is also a local GOP official.

Fox & Friends, which asked last week if teaching labor history in Wisconsin schools is "pro-union propaganda," used the interview with Hahn to renew its attacks. A graphic that aired during the segment asked if Wisconsin schools are "pushing the union agenda," and co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Hahn if she thought the lessons on unions are "biased."

At the end of the interview, Hahn thanked the hosts for "bringing light" to the issue. Watch:

This is now the second time Fox has masqueraded a GOP activist as a concerned parent to attack unions. As Media Matters noted on February 18, Your World guest host Chris Cotter interviewed "Wisconsin parent" Dave Westlake to attack teachers for calling in sick to protest, resulting in some schools in Madison, Wisconsin, being closed. Not noted was the fact that Westlake ran for Senate in Wisconsin, losing in the GOP primary.

Posted In
Economy, Labor Unions
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson
Show/Publication
FOX & Friends
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