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Ridiculous controversy over JBE song "Asshole" on the Situation Room on MSNBC

CARLSON:  Welcome back.

Here's a story that has a lot of parents in Lester, Alabama, pretty angry.  An eighth grade science teacher reportedly showed his students a video clip laced with profanities and aimed squarely at President Bush, his administration, as well as his supporters.  Here's a sample of the video Steve White of West Limestone High School let his kids watch.  Take a look.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (singing):  Been bashed and battered and bruised and beaten, been abused and misused, and I've been mistreated.  I've been up and down and still I feel you're (expletive deleted).

And I've looked at it from your side and I've looked at it from mine.  And I know you had a hard time when you were only 9.  But that was long ago and now there's just no denying you're an (expletive deleted).

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON:  We had to beep out the many references to the president as an a-hole.  Mr. White, the teacher, still has his job, though, and as far as we know, he's still running for a seat in the state house as a Democrat.

Here to explain what he knows about Mr. White's actions is Dr. Barry Carroll, the superintendent of Limestone County schools.  Dr. Carroll joins us tonight from Athens, Alabama.

Dr. Carroll, thanks for coming on.

DR. BARRY CARROLL, SUPERINTENDENT, LIMESTONE COUNTY SCHOOLS:  Thank you, Tucker.  

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updated 8 years ago