They reserve their greatest passion for when they think you are going to do to them what they have been doing to you.
Whatever you are accused of, they themselves are doing, and getting that look in the mirror disturbs them to no end.
Here's the full quote, for context (remember that?). Her comments were made during a department-wide virtual meeting to discuss the upcoming transition to a Biden administration.
"Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what's right for students. In everything you do, please put students first – always."
"Ultimately, our aim in everything we accomplished was to do what's right for students. That's a notion that, from the beginning, I hoped would unite everyone in education. And it should. Four years later, it's still my focus and it's still my hope for all of you."
It's clear they were triggered by the word "resistance" as well they should be, but not for the reasons they believed.
They were triggered because not that long ago, as in the current administration, they celebrated internal functionaries resisting the duly elected representative of the people from whom such authority is derived. They even had a hashtag for it,
There was Sally Yates, hailed as a hero for refusing to carry out the president's agenda, setting herself up as both judge and jury.
Then there was Miles Taylor, who had been chief of staff in the Department of Homeland Security. He wrote an anonymous Op-Ed in 2018, literally titled,
"I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration."
"One of the adults in the room," he was called, which tells you all you need to know about what they think of the people who voted for Trump.
"I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations."
The New York Times was celebrated for its bravery, of course.
Not only is our state-controlled corporate media hypocritical, but it's also fabricating events.
Unlike with Trump, where government employees, who were never elected to anything or in any way had their views vetted by the citizens, openly promoted resistance to Trump's policies, Betsy DeVos did no such thing.
She specifically promoted resistance to anything that would not promote doing "what's right for children."
You can infer whatever you want, but that's what she said.
But the state-controlled corporate media had their marching orders.
Note the characterization of her statement as a "plea." This is a trick they pull all the time. "Disorganized" becomes "chaotic," a "situation" becomes a "dilemma," and a "statement" becomes a "plea."
It can be subtle and easily overlooked. That's the purpose. But it's a characterization heavy with bias.
So, no, when the state-controlled corporate media claims that "DeVos pleads for "resistance" at Dept of Education after her exit," She didn't.