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You may remember this video segment of Amber Hahn who appeared on Fox & Friends back in February as an angry parent who was fuming that Wisconsin schools were teaching their children about the history of unions and collective bargaining. In Fox-verse, unions are an immoral gathering of hooded people, cloaked in secrecy trying to destroy the company they work for by all means necessary.
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.
As Media Matters pointed out, Fox News repeatedly uses GOPers either in office or who have run for a seat to push an anti-union agenda in WI since the people have spoken out about Scott Walker's radical anti-worker agenda without the necessary transparency required. It's fraudulent news coverage even if it's on Fox & Friends.
Raw Story caught the latest from Amber Hahn and it ain't pretty:
Columbia County Republican Party chair Amber Hahn resigned on Friday after drunkenly crashing a car carrying herself and her three children, according to The Wisconsin State Journal.
Hahn, 35, crashed her car Thursday night while driving drunk. No other vehicles were involved and fortunately no one was injured. Police were summoned by the car's On-Star call system.
Jane Kohlwey, the Columbia County District Attorney, also a Republican, has requested that a special prosecutor from neighboring Dane county handle the case. Ms. Hahn, a Poynette School Board Member and volunteer firefighter said in her resignation statement, "It is clear to me now that I have lost focus and I am trying to do too much. I have an addiction to alcohol and need to address it."
Listen, alcoholism is no joke so I hope she gets the help she needs if that's the truth of it, but masquerading as an outraged parent to attack the history of "unions" which changed the lives of all working Americans is truly awful under any circumstance. I am grateful that her children walked away unscathed.
Fox News faces no consequences for their actions though and that is the bigger story here in the end.
This follows a continued pattern of Conservative behavior which runs from the veins of Richard Nixon's dirty tricks playbook which is far dirtier than we knew. Before Breitbart got his operation up and running---you may remember Michelle Malkin attacking twelve year old Graeme Frost because he appeared in an ad supporting SCHIP.
Or Michele releasing personal phone numbers of the students at UC Santa Cruz so they could get attacked.
Lying and or intimidation is all part of their world as long as it gets them closer to the results they want.
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