THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — While FOX News’ tendency to engage in transphobic reporting is well-known within the transgender community and among those who monitor the news media, however there has been a marked increase in the mocking of trans people by FOX News hosts and reporters in recent days (and weeks).
Most of these comments were triggered by California’s K-12 trans equality bill.
The following is just a sampling of comments made by FOX News hosts and reporters and do not include transphobic comments made by their guests:
Greg Gutfeld: “As a devious teen growing up, I would tell girls that I’m a girl trapped in a boy’s body, just so I could sneak into the girls’ bathroom. In fact, I do that now at Fox News. … Gretchen Carlson threw me out of the bathroom just last week.”
Eric Bolling: ‘What is transgender? Hey mommy, what is transgender? Am I transgender?'”
Gretchen Carlson: “And also, we know that kids like to pull pranks, Can you imagine now, the boys want to go into the girls bathroom and the girls want to go into the boys bathroom, and they can just say, ‘Oh, well, I was transgender for the moment.”
Bill O’Reilly: “This [the CA K-12 trans equality bill] is the biggest con in the world.”
Todd Starnes referred to a transgender woman as a “burly man wearing a dress.”
Erick Erickson stated that trans people are ‘mentally insane’.
Martha MacCallum stated that the bullying of trans people is “not a big problem”.
This is an earlier article on the transphobic reporting tactics of FOX News: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/fox-tvs-bill-oreilly-megyn-kelly-mocks-transgender-inmates-appearance/
The California K-12 trans equality bill: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/updated-californias-trans-equality-in-k-12-schools-bill-on-gov-browns-desk/
Todd Starnes: http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201306050001
Erick Erickson: http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201308070004
Gretchen Carlson, Eric Bolling: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/13/fox-news-hosts-shocked-by-transgender-rights-i-cant-get-my-head-around-this/
UPDATE Dec. 29, 2013 — From Media Matters:
“Despite – or because of – PJI’s [Pacific Justice Institute] rabidly anti-LGBT stances, including support for “ex-gay” therapy, opposition to anti-bullying efforts, and its claim that teaching students LGBT history is “indoctrination,” PJI has maintained a warm relationship with Fox News. PJI President Brad Dacus appeared on the network as the debate over the California legislation started in addition to other appearances to attack LGBT history education, diversity education, and transgender-friendly workplaces.
Fox’s coziness with PJI continued even after the exposure of the group’s Colorado lie. Fox host Sean Hannity began a December 18 segment on transgender bathroom access with a video from PJI featuring testimonials from parents at students at the Colorado high school where the fake story originated. Hannity called the video “pretty powerful,” but nobody in it ever pointed to an actual instance of misconduct by the transgender female who was allowed to use the girls’ restroom. PJI’s substance-free video and Hannity’s promotion of it even after the organization had been discredited marked a new low of shamelessness.”
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/