Breitbart’s Sonnie Johnson spins a folksy yarn about a recent conversation she had with her daughter after school one day. In her story,titled “How Dana Perino Saved My Daughter,” she says her daughter got off the bus and let her know that she “schooled” her teacher that day. I already don’t like this kid. No one likes a know-it-all,OK kid? Just do your homework, study for your tests and leave your teacher alone.
How did the little girl “school” her teacher? Johnson’s daughter says, “We were talking about Ancient Mali and I told her they made money from salt, gold, and slavery,” and “when the teacher questioned her about “the slave trade” she said, “yeah, Africans were selling slaves to Arabs long before the white man.” Ooohhh…. SICK BURN, little kid.
Wait, what doesFNC’s Dana Perino have to do with this whole thing?
Johnson writes that she and her daughter had a run-in later in the day that went like this:
An hour later, “Mom, you really don’t believe in the First Amendment.”
Me: ”Of course I do.”
“You make all these rules about what I can and can’t say and when and where I can say it. That doesn’t sound like Freedom of Speech.”
Me: (Stupid Look)
“I’m just sayin.”
Me: “When you get out of my house you can have all the Free Speech you want. But even then, you are a representation of your upbringing so you better act like you got some damn sense.
If you, like me, are still wondering where Dana fits into these life lessons, it’s coming up. Johnson explains that as she is considering nipping this know-it-all backtalk in the bud while she watches Fox’s “The Five,” she witnesses Perino preaching about her “tendency as a child to always talk back, always speak up, and question everything. She said it was good practice and preparation.” Suddenly Johnson thought twice about scolding her child for questioning authority and bucking the system.
Just what we need! Another TV pundit! While I don’t agree with the old adage that “children should be seen and not heard,” it might be such a bad idea to chill out every now and then and enjoy snack time and cartoons.
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