Fox Cable News Promotes Transgenderism – Which Ticked Off or Alarmed Some People – But Why Are Some, Such as Matt Walsh, Ben Shapiro, and Other Daily Wire Writers Speaking Out About It?
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I do watch a lot of Fox cable news (though I do not always agree with every opinion of every speaker on Fox, and in that caveat, I include their conservative reporters and editorialists, even though I am a conservative), I did not see this segment myself that I am mentioning in this post – I’ve only seen a few moments of it from other people’s copies of it online, and I’ve read commentaries about it.
The segment aired around June 13, 2022 on one of Fox’s national morning shows, one hosted by Dana Perino, I believe.
Not only is Fox News acting weird lately (or for the past few years), but so too are other sites or news outlets considered to be centrist to conservative, such as Daily Wire (owned by Ben Shapiro), which is (Link): now promoting homosexual marriage and homosexual men hiring surrogates to give them babies.
The segment, which was aired on Fox’s national cable news station, was also repeated (or another, similar interview with the same family) was aired on a local Fox station, and it was uploaded to (Link): You Tube here (4.16 minutes long), if you’d like to see it.
Not only that, but during June 2022, Fox cable news was airing “pro pride month” type commercials, complete with rainbow colors and imagery. (I cannot recall if, prior to 2022, Fox has run “pride month” commercials in past years.)
I do not hate homosexual people. However, it’s not a conservative (or biblical) stance to promote or endorse homosexual marriage or homosexual behavior, so no. No, Fox. No, liberals. No, progressives.
It’s not okay for Fox cable news to air “pride month” commercials or promote other LGBT causes (specifically, other than homosexual marriage, children undergoing transition).
A few months ago, Fox News also hired Caitlyn Jenner, a biological man (formerly Bruce) to be a commentator on this programming.
Jenner is a conservative, and that’s fine so far as it goes, but it’s strange that a network whose night time opinion hosts, such as Tucker Carlson, who speak out against the trans agenda, are, on the other hand, supporting the trans agenda when adults are involved.
Not only are children negatively impacted by the trans agenda, but so too are adult biological women, so it’s improper to sit there and say, “Well, what adults choose to do is fine, but I draw the line when children are involved.”
The trans-agenda is negatively impacting grown women too, not just children.
June 14, 2022
Fox News’ shameful promotion of the trans-ing of a child in a purportedly family-friendly light in celebration of pride month has outraged its viewers, many of whom are Christian.
“America’s Newsroom” host Dana Perino last Friday introduced viewers to a California family and their trans-identifying teenager, a girl claiming to be a boy named Ryland.
Fox correspondent Bryan Llenas featured their story, saying trans issues are being “politicized” and that “people are afraid of what they do not understand.”
This particular family claims to be both Christian and conservative and wanted to inspire others with their journey of accepting their trans-identified child, who reportedly started showing signs of gender confusion at a very young age.
Having diligently covered these issues for over five years at The Christian Post, the manipulation was hard for me to stomach. Anyone who has been paying attention to these issues has come to expect this kind of deception from legacy media but it was stunning to see it on Fox News.
For the last handful of years, no one’s been under the impression that Fox News is particularly conservative. But at least it was reasonable, many thought.
After Friday’s glowing endorsement of transgenderism, the benefits of those doubts are gone. “What extraordinary courage displayed by Ryland [Whittington],” the hosts gushed, as pictures of an adorable little girl faded into the present, where a 14-year-old boyish face filled the screen.
June 23, 2022
(Podcast embedded on the page)
A recent Fox News segment about a trans-identified child has sparked shock and outrage among many conservatives.
Christian Post senior investigative reporter Brandon Showalter breaks down what unfolded, why he was “appalled” by Fox’s handling of the segment — and why he believes the medicalized gender transition of children is “one of the greatest medical scandals the world has ever seen.”
By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter
June 13, 2022
Multiple conservative commentators are criticizing Fox News after the nation’s leading conservative news network aired a favorable profile of a trans-identified child during “pride month.”
On Friday, Fox News’ “America Newsroom” featured a report from correspondent Bryan Llenas about Ryland Whittington, a trans-identified 14-year-old girl living in California.
A graphic reading “America Together: Celebrating Diversity” plugging “LGBTQ+ Pride Month” prefaced the report. As noted by co-host Dana Perino, Whittington’s “story about transitioning at age 5 has been seen by 7 million people in a family YouTube video” published eight years ago.
“Before Ryland could even speak, he managed to tell his parents that he is a boy,” Llenas said. Whittington’s mother, Hillary, said that “It was truly painful for him to have to wear feminine clothing” and be told, “you’re a girl.”
Llenas reported that “unlike some trans kids, when Ryland came out at age 5 a few years later, he had the full support of his parents.”
Reacting to statistics showing that trans-identified youth have higher suicide rates than their cisgender counterparts, Mrs. Whittington remarked, “I’d rather have a living son than a dead daughter.”
… Matt Walsh, a conservative blogger who regularly appears on Fox News and recently spearheaded a documentary about gender ideology, vehemently pushed back against the network for airing a report painting the gender transition of a minor in a positive light.
“We have to call out this evil lunacy wherever we see it. Especially on our own side,” he wrote in a Twitter thread Friday.
“The piece did not simply report on the controversy surrounding child transitioning. It outright promotes the practice,” Walsh lamented. “The reporter says that the child announced a new gender as a toddler. Does Fox want us to believe that BABIES can choose their gender?”
… Walsh called for everyone involved in the report to “be fired immediately.”
“Fox reporter Bryan Llenas chose to do this story and someone at Fox chose to put it on the air,” he wrote.
Ben Shapiro, the editor emeritus of The Daily Wire and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” also posted a Twitter thread on the Fox News report.
“This would be absolute despicable lunacy if I saw it on CNN or MSNBC. To see it on Fox News is a complete betrayal of anything remotely resembling conservatism or decency,” he wrote.
…”Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer when my conservative news outlets don’t encourage parents to trans their little children,” Michael Knowles, who hosts “The Michael Knowles Show” on The Daily Wire, tweeted.
… When the network hired Bruce Jenner, a trans-identified Olympic athlete who now identifies as Caitlyn, as a contributor, radio host Michael Brown wrote an April op-ed for The Christian Post titled “Christian conservatives, you cannot put your trust in Fox News.”
Brown contends that the network has ceded its “moral authority” to speak out against trans-identified athlete Lia Thomas, a biological male who competed on the women’s swimming team at the University of Pennsylvania, by citing Jenner as an “inspiration to us all” in a statement announcing the retired athlete’s hiring as a contributor.
In a previous op-ed for The Christian Post, Brown took issue with Fox News host Sean Hannity for using female pronouns to address Jenner, who was running for governor of California at the time.
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by M. Foust
June 14, 2022
Conservative commentator and author Allie Beth Stuckey is speaking out about Fox News’ promotion of a 5-year-old child’s gender transition, saying that without the “moral foundation” of Scripture, every entity eventually will compromise to secular and leftist ideology.
“It’s a good reminder that you can’t look to any corporation, any institution, to be your moral exemplar and to stand for truth,” Stuckey said on her podcast, Relatable.
Fox News last week aired a four-minute Pride Month feature on Ryland Whittington, a teenager who was born a girl and now identifies as a boy.
…Stuckey, who has been a guest on Fox News, said “being un-woke” is not good enough in forming a worldview.
“I don’t believe that you can build a simply unwoke world,” she said on her podcast. “You have to replace it with something else. And whatever you replace it with has to have a firm foundation.
“… I would argue if an entity isn’t actively Christian, it will eventually become liberal because culture and politics are both downstream from theology – whether you believe in God or not.
“If you don’t believe in God, that is still a form of theology [because] your theology is that you don’t believe in a god – that’s going to inform what you think about politics and culture.
by Jordan Boyd
Because the Whittingtons sacrificed their child’s privacy and health for media attention, they’ve been hailed as ‘incredibly brave.’
June 14, 2022
The Whittington family was once again in the news last week — this time when Fox News lauded their mission to make their 14-year-old daughter think she’s a boy.
Viewers were left furious after the often-conservative-friendly network aired an eight-minute segment fawning over the Whittingtons, a California family that has been pushing their daughter Ryland to deny her sex since she was an infant.
The full-block fluff prompted backlash from prominent conservative voices for celebrating sex experiments that lead to “sexual dysfunction, infertility, cardiac event[,] endometrial cancer,” and even transition regret.
Perhaps the most disturbing detail to surface, however, is that Jeff and Hillary Whittington started projecting radical transgender ideology on Ryland before she could even talk.
… It also hasn’t stopped corporate media outlets like Fox from profiting from elevating stories of children on the path to permanent, life-changing, and often detrimental alterations.
… Corporate media helped create the transgender craze, which is why outlets are so comfortable promoting families who cash in on their children’s problems.
LOL, is this writer’s surname a joke or a troll? Chris Queen? 😂
By Chris Queen
June 11, 2022
Fox News recently featured the story of Ryland Whittington. Whittington looks like a typical American teenage boy, and in Fox News’ video, you see Whittington tossing the football with Dad and dressing like a stylish teenage boy. The problem with all of it is that Whittington isn’t a boy — Whittington is a girl who identifies as a boy, and her parents have gone along with the charade.
According to the Whittington family, Ryland indicated that she was really a boy before she could even speak.
“I could see it. It wasn’t him trying to be a brat. It was like painful. It was painful for him to have to wear feminine clothing and for us constantly telling him that you are a girl,” Hillary Whittington said.
…They’ve paraded Ryland before the media and advocacy groups as well. At age six, Ryland spoke to the Harvey Milk Foundation, telling eventgoers, “I am a cool kid. And I am the happiest I have ever been in my whole life.” Last year, she spoke in support of transgender athletes at the behest of California’s attorney general.
They even appeared in a Pride Month video on the NHL’s Twitter feed last year, decked out in rainbow gear.
Sorry, but draping the whole family in Pride paraphenalia is the part where I’m having a hard time buying the whole “conservative Christian” description of the Whittingtons.
But the strangest thing about all of it is that Fox News told the Whittingtons’ story as if it were some awe-inspiring account. At the end of the video, Llenas told Dana Perino:
What extraordinary courage displayed by Ryland, his sister Brinley, father, Jeff and mom, Hillary. I want to thank the Whittington family for speaking to us. It’s not easy, particularly at a time when transgender issues have been politicized. People are afraid of what they don’t understand, Dana. This family hopes their story will lead to more understanding, more acceptance, and ultimately, more love.
(For what it’s worth, Ryland already had a genuinely inspiring story. Born deaf, she hears and speaks clearly thanks to cochlear implants.)
The most shocking part is that it’s not CNN, MSNBC, or one of the broadcast networks hyping Pride Month. It’s Fox News, for crying out loud. And conservatives have expressed their disappointment.
… Pride Month is in our faces all the time, everywhere we go. Conservatives have counted on Fox News to talk about the events of the day without the leftward slant that so much of the rest of the media throws at us. This time, Fox News is as as guilty as everyone else when it comes to pushing Pride Month on Americans.
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Ben Shapiro, Matt Walsh, Other Daily Wire Writers
Again, the following is regarding Ben Shapiro, a conservative guy (well, someone on Twitter said, “he’s a Republican, not a conservative!”) who I occasionally agree with, but here, I take issue.
Shapiro owns the Daily Wire platform, or is in charge of it, if I understand correctly.
Matt Walsh, by the way, is one of Daily Wire’s contributors.
For Walsh to rant about transgenderism but apparently be (Link): fine with Daily Wire promoting “homo-surrogacy” or homosexual marriage is hypocritical.
I don’t recall Walsh speaking out against Daily Wire promoting homosexual marriage or homo-surrogacy, but he sure is happy to open his big mouth to rant against other issues.
Walsh doesn’t hesitate to bluntly criticize other causes, so why is he staying mum about Daily Wire endorsing homosexual behavior?
Up until several years ago, conservatives did not agree with homosexuality or homosexual marriage, but in the past few months, Shapiro has allowed one of his homosexual contributors, Dave Rubin (who I sometimes agree with and do not dislike – Rubin seems like an affable kind of guy) to never the less use Daily Wire as a platform to spread pro-homosexual marriage / pro-homosexual men using women surrogates to have babies (which I will term “homo-surrogacy” going forward) messaging.
That sort of stance was considered “woke” and “inappropriate” by most conservatives just several years ago, but now, Shapiro is okay with this?
Well, if Shapiro is peachy keen with homosexual marriage and homo-surrogacy now, even though it was considered woke just up until a few years ago, I can only guess that within five to ten years, when all this transgenderism garbage is mainstreamed, and wider culture accepts that it’s “bigotry” to not allow men- with- penises- intact into women’s locker rooms, that Shapiro will hire transwomen (bio men) on to his team to promote “trans parenting” and other trans propaganda.
By Janey Olohan | June 17, 2022
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro is railing against the Fox News Channel for airing a sympathetic segment highlighting a family that encouraged their young daughter to identify as a boy from the mere age of five, calling the report “despicable,” and “a complete betrayal of anything remotely resembling conservatism or decency.”
In Monday’s episode of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” Shapiro dissects and refutes, piece by piece, the “insane propaganda” of the Fox News segment, “California transgender teen, family hope to be an inspiration to others,” promoting the transition of the young girl.
In particular, Shapiro rejected Fox News Reporter Bryan Llenas’ claim that Americans simply don’t “understand” transgender ideology. In fact, they do understand – and that’s why they reject it – Shapiro says in the video:
“What if we do understand your agenda? What if what we are afraid of is the agenda, because the agenda is pure garbage? Because it’s harming children. And, because it’s deliberately promoting propaganda that is based, not on science, but on ideological nonsense that is rooted in opposition to Judeo-Christian values and traditions and mores and rules and roles.
“What if that is what we are concerned about?”
“And, what about if we’re particularly concerned when it starts taking over major American conservative institutions, like Fox News?” Shapiro added.
“Every element of this video is propagandistic, dangerous garbage.”
…Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Shapiro wrote in a commentary reacting to the Fox News segment, adding that “The report states that this biologically female child was choosing her gender before she could speak.”
“That is madness,” Shapiro writes.
….“This is about pushing a gender theory that victimizes small children. And this is happening on Fox News, where the family is praised for its ‘extraordinary courage’ in the face of the ‘politicization’ of transgender issues.” [Shapiro said]
Other prominent conservatives are also speaking out against the Fox video.
Author and Daily Wire Writer Matt Walsh tweeted: “Today Fox ran a long segment for Pride Month celebrating a ‘trans kid’ who ‘came out as a boy’ at the age of five. The piece did not simply report on the controversy surrounding child transitioning. It outright promotes the practice.”
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Homosexual sexual behavior (also hetero sex acts that take place outside of marriage) are also “rooted in opposition to Judeo-Christian values and traditions and mores and rules and roles,” but Shapiro is apparently fine with homosexuality now. Why is Shapiro making an exception for homosexuality now but still holding out for transgenderism?
If I’m not mistaken, this Michael Knowles guy is also a contributor for homo-surrogacy, homosexual marriage promoting platform The Daily Wire:
Tweet below by Walsh:
This is funny – considering Walsh is a contributor for Daily Wire, which recently began endorsing homosexual marriage and homosexual married men hiring women to bring babies to term for them; these were actions that conservatives did not support up until several years ago. How can Walsh make this comment about Pratt when he’s doing the same thing vis a vis participating at Daily Wire and not calling them out on what they’re doing now?
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(Link): Men Are Actually Blaming All Women for The Misogynic Progressive ‘Transwoman’ Lunacy – and not crediting feminists who’ve been speaking out on the issue for years – Men Like Rufo and Walsh Don’t Seem to Want to Share the Credit with Women