John M. Becker

Fox Plays 'Dude (Looks Like A Lady)' in Manning Teaser

Filed By John M. Becker | August 27, 2013 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Bradley Manning, Chelsea Manning, Fox & Friends, Fox News, misgendering, outrage, transphobia

mmfa_foxnews_manning_misgendering.pngOutrageous transphobic ugliness from the Fox & Friends crew over at Faux Noise Fox News: on today's broadcast, they aired a teaser for an upcoming segment about Pfc. Chelsea Manning in which they promised to discuss how she "wants to live the rest of his [sic] life as a lady" and how the big, bad, lubbrul New York Times is "helping him [sic] out" with that.

As if repeatedly misgendering Chelsea Manning wasn't profoundly disrespectful enough, the Fox producers put photographs of Manning presenting as Bradley and as Chelsea side-by-side -- with Aerosmith's popular song "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" playing in the background. Seriously.

And host Gretchen Carlson made sure to wrap up her remarks quickly so that producers could jack up the volume on the song, presumably to give the viewers at home ample time to point and laugh at the absurdity of a trans person asking to be treated with respect and referred to by her chosen name and with the appropriate pronouns.

If you can stomach it, check out the teaser after the jump, via Media Matters for America.

If you're as disgusted by this appallingly transphobic, hateful display as I am, feel free to join me in letting Fox & Friends know how we feel via Facebook and Twitter.

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