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(Fox News)   Fox News flips out that Matt Damon sends his kids to private school   ( divider line 25
    More: Obvious, Matt Damon, Fox News, private schools, Hannah, Sean Hannity  
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3086 clicks; posted to Politics » on 09 Aug 2013 at 8:21 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-08-09 09:27:00 AM  
7 votes:
2013-08-09 08:24:13 AM  
7 votes:
If Matt Damon doesn't go to jail for this, or at least has to sit in a hot cop car with the windows up for eight hours, then it pretty much shows this country is turning into a police state.
2013-08-09 07:37:26 AM  
4 votes:
Fox News flips out over anything is pretty much neither news nor a shock to anyone.

/We flip out.  You decide.
2013-08-09 08:25:54 AM  
3 votes:
...I assume the outrage is that Matt Damon isn't demanding a taxpayer-funded voucher to cover their private tuition?
2013-08-09 09:03:17 AM  
2 votes:
From the Hannity promo on the page:

Ann Coulter reacts.

Obviously Fox's answer to Jesus wept.  and one of the shortest but truest job descriptions of all Fox "news" talent and the summary of content of all their "news" shows.
2013-08-09 08:32:20 AM  
2 votes:

Ivandrago: I find this confusing. You can't be an advocate of public schools if you send your kids to private schools? I'm an advocate of strong public schools, but I went to a private high school. Does that make me a hypocrite? Why does wanting everyone to get a good education regardless of wealth make me a hypocrite?

According to Sean Hannity, you're a hypocrite.  And your feet smell.  And you probably eat your boogers, too.
2013-08-09 08:23:43 AM  
2 votes:
And he is neither black nor gay nor female. What liberal values can he really believe?
2013-08-10 09:56:18 AM  
1 votes:

Without Fail: Actually, I believe Mr. Damon works for a living.

If there's one thing I've learned here on Fark it's that rich people didn't get rich from working and that they have enough and should give more than they do.
2013-08-09 07:19:47 PM  
1 votes:

Hickory-smoked: Gee, I hope you have a good example of such an unjustified flipping out and aren't just fabricating narratives from your own lack of perception.

Ted Nugent threatens to machine gun the President.  Matt Damon sends his kid to a private school.  Both sides are bad.
2013-08-09 01:26:17 PM  
1 votes:
Liberals know what is best for everyone.

And they especially know that it doesn't apply to them.
2013-08-09 12:36:51 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Eugenides: Karac: As for merit pay, here's a short list of things which contribute to how well a student does in class:
how good the teacher is
how good last years teacher was
how much the parents help out at home
how much the parents are able to help out at home, and how much time they spend working two jobs
whether the kid got a good nights sleep
whether the kid got a decent meal
how good their neighborhood is - how much local tax dollars are able to be spent on the school district

In short, there's a very large amount of factors - if not the majority of factors - which go into how well a child learns that are COMPLETELY out of the control of the teacher. And if it's out of their hands why should their pay be docked for it?

Merit pay addresses the top two elements on your list.  It give teachers a financial incentive to make sure the kids in their class do well.

The "it doesn't do everything so we shouldn't do it at all" argument isn't very helpful.

That is why I feel justified in punching that little punk paperboy. The news that he delivers is very depressing. Sure, my approach doesn't solve all of the factors that contribute to the shiatty news, but few solutions are perfect.
2013-08-09 10:25:07 AM  
1 votes:
It is abhorrent that he is advocating for a publicly available minimum standard of education. Absolutely terrible.
2013-08-09 10:06:06 AM  
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Kome: You don't think Damon pays taxes? Because, frankly, that is the only way for him to not have a stake in the efficacy of public schools, and therefore be a hypocrite.

I don't think he pays his fair share.

His hypocrisy comes from the disconnect of his preaching and his actions, not whether he is paying taxes.

You heard it here today, Fark - one of the shills using the tenpoundsofcheese account just advocated for higher taxes upon the rich.
2013-08-09 09:58:38 AM  
1 votes:
Wow... So if Matt Damon contributed money to homeless shelters wold Fox immediately call him a hypocrite for living in a house of his own?
2013-08-09 09:53:54 AM  
1 votes:
FIELDS: He loves talking them up, but doesn't want to send his kids there.
You know, he said he didn't have a choice. He had to do it. Actually he did have a choice. The people who don't have a choice are the rest of Americans who don't have Matt Damon's bank account and can't afford to send their kids to a private school.
HANNITY: She's brining up a point you're ignoring. Why not give every American a choice?

You heard it here first, America. Sean Hannity advocating giving every American the money they need to send their kids to private schools.
2013-08-09 09:46:08 AM  
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Just another Hollywood hypocrite, nothing surprising.

I gotta hand it to you, troll. For once you're telling the truth. Apparently, Hannity really did say this ridiculous crap.
2013-08-09 09:24:36 AM  
1 votes:

The Drawing Board: Sean Hannity argues for a strong national defense yet never served.

some say he's also virulently anti-gay despite being a well-known homosexual.

/some say
2013-08-09 09:18:39 AM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Of course it does. If I'm being forced to chip in for pizza, I might as well grab a slice.

I see your taxes helped bankroll the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well. May I ask how long you stayed there, you know, to grab a slice of what you paid for?
2013-08-09 09:06:41 AM  
1 votes:

the opposite of charity is justice: Ah. the good ole' Rand-ian Social Security Manuever.

I mean, it makes sense, doesn't it?  If I am forced to buy something against my will, I might as well use it.
2013-08-09 09:03:50 AM  
1 votes:

MattStafford: The argument that many libertarians would make is that it would be idiotic not to take advantage of a service that you are paying for.  Basically - I disagree with this whole process, but unfortunately I pay taxes to fund the school, so I can avail myself of its use if I want to.

Ah. the good ole' Rand-ian Social Security Manuever.
2013-08-09 08:41:18 AM  
1 votes:
2013-08-09 08:33:55 AM  
1 votes:
If only they show the same level of scrutiny when a Conservative is found balls deep in a twink.
2013-08-09 08:31:27 AM  
1 votes:
But, it's still cool to home-school your kids to keep them safe from those people and to re-establish the strong academic tradition of 2+2 = Jeebus, which the heathen public schools are scared to teach, right?
2013-08-09 08:25:29 AM  
1 votes:
Let me guess the school in question does not teach the kids that jeebus rode dinosaurs.
2013-08-09 08:23:37 AM  
1 votes:
I can only imagine their reaction when they find out what they eat, after supporting so much food aid to the third world.  Why aren't they eating highly concentrated cardboard nutrients?!  God damn hollywood hypocrites.
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