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3/13/2018 1:43 pm  #1

Betsy DeVos Says "60 Minutes" is a Waste of Half an Hour

(The Borowitz Report)—Furious about her treatment on the CBS news-magazine program on Sunday night, Betsy DeVos spoke to reporters on Monday, and called “60 Minutes” a “total waste of a half hour.”

“I had never watched ‘60 Minutes’ before, but I can tell you this, I will never watch it again,” the Education Secretary said. “I have better things to do with a half hour of my time.”

Calling her interviewer, Lesley Stahl, a practitioner of “gotcha journalism at its worst,” DeVos said that it was “very unfair of her to ask me so many questions about education.”

“She asked me one thing about schools, and then another, and another,” she said. “If I had to answer every question she had about schools, I would have had to bone up on education for a month.”

DeVos said that she was “frustrated” that Stahl neglected to ask her about any of her “really good ideas” for the nation’s schools, such as “purchasing guns for teachers with money that is currently being wasted on books.”

“If a bear comes into your classroom, throwing a book at him will only stun him momentarily, at best,” DeVos said.

Last edited by Just Fred (3/13/2018 1:44 pm)


3/13/2018 2:20 pm  #2

Re: Betsy DeVos Says "60 Minutes" is a Waste of Half an Hour

BTW, that Betsy interview was a train wreck. I mean, Ouch!

"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

3/13/2018 6:53 pm  #3

Re: Betsy DeVos Says "60 Minutes" is a Waste of Half an Hour

Right, and I think Andy Borowitz nailed it.  Sometimes satire hits closer to truth when the author truly sees what's going on.

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