The former CNN anchor Campbell Brown has been touring the Op-Ed circuit lately with a series of pieces that do little more than repeat Republican talking points. This week she’s attacking teachers unions—a popular GOP target this campaign season.
In May, Brown panned President Obama’s commencement speech at Barnard College as “condescending,” in a New York Times opinion column. Never mind that the president’s pro-women pep talk discussed the contributions of women to society now and going forward, arguing for an even greater role.
She followed that one up with her thoughts on the self-destructive “blind partisanship” of Planned Parenthood, an organization that has had to proactively defend its ability to provide health care services to millions of women across the country because Republican politicians have politicized one of its many services to such an extent that its entire existence has been up for debate.
In her latest missive, Brown takes up a new attack on teachers unions (you know, those bastions of lazy, do-nothing public servants, so says the GOP): She accuses them of harboring sexual predators.