‘My bad’: Teachers’ union head Randi Weingarten torched for sharing fake list of books banned in FL

Lockdown-loving liberal union official Randi Weingarten continues to embarrass herself on Twitter, this time sharing a fake claim about book banning.

Weingarten, who was recently re-elected to the American Federation of Teachers for an eighth term, implicitly acknowledged that she failed to do her homework, with the “my bad” catchall line.

This generally appears to be another example of how the gullible and ironically anti-free-speech left tends to believe anything negative about the free-and parent-centered state of Florida under Gov. Ron DeSantis.

When it comes to perhaps being a super-spreader of misinformation, as the saying goes, never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

“Weingarten admitted to sharing a false tweet claiming that certain books were banned in Florida on Sunday. The list, posted by an account called ‘Freesus Patriot,’ claimed that Florida has banned books such as, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ and ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ The account also tweeted that they would not reveal the source of the list,” Fox News reported.

Acknowledging the gaffe, Weingarten tweeted, “I should have double checked before I retweeted this list. My bad. Looks like some of the books weren’t banned. Book bans are very real & dangerous…”

The AFT is the second largest teacher’s union in the U.S. The equally left-wing National Education Association is the largest.

Weingarten, who many contend is essentially a Democrat activist and someone with minimal classroom experience, reportedly banks about $500,000 a year, which is about nine times the average salary of a U.S. teacher.

About a year ago, Weingarten claimed that the divisive CRT curriculum is not taught at the elementary or high school level.

In July 2021, she had to backpedal on Twitter after claiming that the COVID-19 policies of Gov. DeSantis would somehow “kill millions.”

Last month, she lamented on Twitter with no apparent self-awareness that classrooms were becoming too politicized.

In response to another tweet along these lines, DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin explained in a fact check that “the State of Florida has not banned To Kill a Mockingbird. In fact, Florida recommends the book in 8th grade. (FL Standards linked, page 160). However, the book was banned by a progressive district in California, along with other classics, in 2020.”

Weingarten apparently limits those who can directly reply to her tweets to followers or mentions, but she is nonetheless getting roasted on the social media platform.

Here is just a sample of the reaction:

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