Monday, June 10, 2013

Fox News reporter smears transgender community with ugly tweets, poor article

Editor's note - Todays's news briefs will be postponed due work needing to be done for How They See Us's unveiling at September's SC Pride. 

Riddle me this. Who sent out the following derogatory tweets about the transgender community:

A. Fred Phelps,

B. A religious right talking head, or

C. Todd Starnes, a reporter for Fox News who should know better .

If you know this blog, then the answer is C. Starnes, who is steadily making a name for himself by posting attacks on the lgbt community disguised as articles, is at it again.

This latest article by Starnes details an alleged incident Nashville where there was one complaint about a transgender woman using the bathroom.  According to Equality Matters, Starnes' article

 . . . included various quotes from the disgruntled woman’s husband, inappropriately referring to the transgender woman as a man and commenting that her presence in the public restroom “poses a safety hazard”

As mentioned above, Equality Matters pointed out that this poor article is yet the latest attempt by Starnes to manufacture a backlash against the lgbt community by writing false stories portraying them as so-called attackers of American values.

Equality Matters has pointed out fives other times in which Starnes has posted misleading articles against the lgbt community in pursuit of this agenda.

Looks like the Nashville incident is number six.


Vi Vacious said...

Why are we assuming that a Fox News reporter should know better? Has no one watched Fox News that wrote this article? You have to assume he is a rationale honest human being. I have two words...FOX NEWS. That is all. I love your blog !

Douglas said...

So what DID actually happen then?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if "How They See Us" is an accurate title. I don't believe that people like Todd Starnes necessarily believe the lies they're telling. "How The Present Us" or "How They Lie About Us" might be more accurate.