Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fox News again confirms that they have zero credibility  

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I found an extremely charming video from the very lovely and informative (sarcasm intended) Fox News. The video is about a recent photo that surfaced showing a pregnant man. Apparently, this is a transgendered man who received top surgery to remove the breasts, and got testosterone injections, but still has a uterus, and thus got pregnant. No one is too sure if this is real or not, but regardless of whether or not it's real, Fox News seriously needs to filter out the abundance of ignorance its correspondents display. In this video, top ignoramus Greg Gutfeld leads a rousing and extremely intelligent discussion regarding gender. Some notable quotes:

"How can a transgendered man expect us to treat him like a man if he's pregnant? You can't have your cake and eat it too."

"Why can't people choose a side and stick to it? Gender isn't a buffet lunch at Red Lobster."

And, there you have it. The complicated processes and struggles that transgendered people go through cleverly reduced to food metaphors. Thank you for clearing it up, Greg Gutfeld.

Greg also consulted with a guest on the show, a woman who I believe is named Janine. Greg asked her, "This person has no right to call himself a man, right?"

Janine replied that this person is definitely a woman, and she offered some of her expertise on the situation:

"If you're transgendered, that means your gender - your genitals - are trans."

Hmm. I'm going to take a wild guess that these people do not know the first thing about being transgendered. Someone desperately needs to give these clueless idiots a crash-course in the difference between "sex" and "gender." Listen up, children, because I'm only going to say this once: your gender does not have to match your genitals! Gender is what a person identifies as. Sorry Janine, but this man is, in fact, a man, because it is what he identifies himself as, and we should stop trying to impose our rigid gender stereotypes on him.

If anyone wants to send a corrective e-mail to Mr. and Ms. Close-Minded, you can send it to redeye@foxnews.com.


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7 comments: to “ Fox News again confirms that they have zero credibility


  • March 27, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

    Yeah, Fox News is being stupid, but this man should be openly condemned for irresponsibility. In order to even start taking testosterone, you are required to sign forms stating that, under no circumstances, will you get pregnant. The reason, of course, is that pregnancy is very hormone-intensive, and you do not want to mess with the balance of hormones.

    In short, I'm angry at Fox News for making a big deal of the gender thing when a baby's physical well-being is at risk.


  • March 27, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

    Wow, I honestly wasn't aware of that. Then again, we're not too sure if this picture is real or not. It could be a photoshopped picture.


  • March 27, 2008 at 1:52 PM  

    My favorite part of this is all the people being like, "Pick a side and stick to it!"

    Because OBVIOUSLY male and female are the only two genders that exist and there's NEVER any gray area whatsoever.

    Duh.


  • March 29, 2008 at 6:52 PM  

    "In order to even start taking testosterone, you are required to sign forms stating that, under no circumstances, will you get pregnant."

    I don't believe that's true. I've never heard of someone needing to sign forms saying that they won't get pregnant. Whether or not this particular guy is pregnant is still up in the air, this isn't the first time I've heard of a transman becoming pregnant after taking T.

    And of course Fox doesn't respect him, Fox doesn't generally respect anyone. Though I've read equally as bad, if not worse things, being said about this guy and transgender people in general on other websites...


  • March 29, 2008 at 7:26 PM  

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  • March 29, 2008 at 7:27 PM  

    I never heard that either - I'm not sure if it's true or not.

    Yeah, I've definitely heard worse things said about transgender people. What worries me the most though is the fact that Fox News is a major news channel and it has a lot of viewers. I wish it wouldn't use its huge influence to spread nasty stereotypes.


  • April 1, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

    I say Gutfeld's just jealous. This dude is ten times more attractive than he is, and probably any of the other assholes working at Fox.