(News Busters) In July, The Washington Post assembled a grade-school “Kids Chorus” to sing/mock Trump’s tweets over bongo drums.
That same spirit infuses a story in Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine, interviewing third-grade students for their opinions on Trump and issues they think define Trump — racism, immigration, police brutality, “inequality and privilege,” and climate change. And for Hillary Clinton, they asked about gender stereotyping and when we’ll get a female president.
To no one’s surprise, the Post had just as much trouble locating a conservative or Republican third-grader as they do in pretty much every other news story they produce.
The Post writer, Britt Peterson, chose four elementary schools, and “In the three classes where I asked how many students would have voted for Hillary Clinton, all hands went up. (I didn’t ask this question at Bellows Spring, but no one expressed support for Donald Trump there either.)” Two were in D.C., and two were in Maryland. Zero were in Virginia…too purple.
This doesn’t cause Peterson or the Post to keep trying for a little balance, for some viewpoint diversity. No thanks, we like it one-sided! Kids say the darnedest things, isn’t it cute? They started with hating or fearing President Trump:
Mason Felice, Bellows Spring: I’m scared now that Donald Trump’s president, because ever since he was president a lot of bad things have been happening.
Devonte Holland, DC Scholars: I think that Hillary should’ve won because people are saying that Trump cheated in the election because they said he was working with Russia or ISIS or something…
Makalynn Dunn, DC Scholars: I would vote for Hillary Clinton because Donald Trump doesn’t like black people and Hillary Clinton does…