[From the KCAL website: CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country.]
The station did rewrite the headlines after it was first posted, but not before its misgendering comments made its way around the internet. I spotted these doing a simple Google search on the murder victim.
“Transgender Man Found Murdered in his . . .”
“Suspect Sought In Murder of Fontana Man Dressed as a Woman”
Within the body of the report:
“The Coroner Wednesday identified a Fontana man who was found murdered in his apartment dressed in women’s clothing”.
To the station’s benefit, they did pull the offending headlines and apparently rewrote the report and included gender-correct or neutral terms and pronouns throughout the report. But they did not remove all traces of their blunder. You can view them below.
We’re not talking about a network affiliate in a mid-size town in a backward state. We’re talking Los Angeles. They need to get it right the first time.
I wrote about the Fontana murder earlier and you can read it here: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/web-reality-show-trans-woman-found-dead/
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/