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Can Jim Acosta even pretend to be objective anymore?

Speaking to author Molly Jong-Fast on his new show, “Democracy in Peril,” Acosta compared Youngkin’s attempt to enforce his executive order banning the teaching of “inherently divisive concepts” by setting up a tip line to the inner workings of the Soviet Union.

Reaction from conservative Twitter varied from shock to amusement.

Hot Air’s Allahpundit further reports:

Acosta, meanwhile, seems to believe that teachers should have total freedom to teach whatever they like with no accountability to anyone, least of all to the parents of the children in their class. A quote from later in this same interview:

A recent report shows there are dozens of new proposals opening pathways to punish teachers teaching things that parents don’t like. Why doesn’t this upset the traditional conservative tenants of liberty, anti-censorship, and freedom? I guess, you know if you want to cancel your teacher you just have to e-mail the Governor in Virginia and I guess rat them out in other ways in other states.

Youngkin is asserting the freedom of parents not to have their kids indoctrinated with political perspectives that aren’t necessary to the lesson. Since when does a conservative movement that’s long championed school choice believe it’s “conservative” to let public-school teachers do any ol’ thing they want?