Absolutely, that is exactly what it is, not telling the truth.I love Bob. Too funny and too sad that anyone would believe this utter nonsense.
Not telling the truth is THE problem with our country. Starting with parents who won't say 'no' to their children, teachers who are not allowed to give 0's for missing assigned work. The NCLB essentially wrote the book on so much of this nonsense. I was forced as a teacher to accept a student who had been expelled from two other schools. He was diagnosed with 'conduct disorder'. This is a stop gap measure to try and keep these children from being called, what they are, child sociopaths. This child lifted his desk and three it against a wall. Praise be to God, no one was hurt, just drywall and paint. Nevertheless, I had to keep him in my class. I spent most of my day correcting outrageous behavior and the kids who wanted to learn, didn't get from me, what they should have.
In this case, mainstreaming fails everyone.
We need to tell our kids the truth. Not every kid gets the 'A'. There are again, there are few role models. Our government is run by idiots, liars and thieves. Con men and women.