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/
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/