Teachers Are Worse Than Al Qaeda

So say Boortz and Hannity.
SEAN HANNITY: Alright, let me ask you. Because, you — when you said about the Department of Education — you want to abolish it — when you said that the teachers unions is more dangerous to this country in the long term –

NEAL BOORTZ: In the long term, yeah.

HANNITY: Than al Qaeda.

BOORTZ: Right. Look, Al Qaeda, they could bring in a nuke into this country and kill 100,000 people with a well-placed nuke somewhere. Ok. We would recover from that. It would be a terrible tragedy, but the teachers unions in this country can destroy a generation.

HANNITY: They are.

BOORTZ: Well, they are destroying a generation.

HANNITY: They are ruining our school system.

BOORTZ: They’re much more dangerous. We worry about al Qaeda and we should. But at the same time let’s not let the teachers union skate.

HANNITY: They destroyed our school system, and we don’t do anything. The parents — why there aren’t people rising up against it is unbelievable.

Regardless of how you feel about the Liberal or Conservative "bias" in classrooms, this is just a completely absurd statement to make, and Hannity just rolls right along with it. I'm sure Boortz is basing this on some sort of evolution/sex education/liberal propaganda strawman, but this is completely out of line. Infuriatingly, neither one of these men will face the slightest repercussions for saying something so outrageous, other than a statement from the NEA. The thing that annoys me the most about this statement is that you can apply it to simply anything:

Video games are more dangerous to our country than terrorists.

Television is more dangerous to our country than terrorists.

Pornography is more dangerous to our country than terrorists.

...and as long as it's a "controversial" bugaboo that's supposedly causing all the problems, you can just make this statement, not provide a lick of evidence, and the bobbleheads will agree. But you have to be some sort of award-winning jackass to come out and say "teachers are worse than al Qaeda." The cowards won't even have a spokesperson from the NEA on the show to debate bigmouth Boortz.

I've got a new one: Fox News is more dangerous to our country than al Qaeda.

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