this is F'ed up

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    Apr 10, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    pardon my french but this video shows how fucking transphobic foxnews is. it really pisses me off.

    video here which i really suggest watching it fully to see how messed up this is and contact fox fuckers.

    http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/04/fox-news-red-eyes-vicious-trans-bashing.html
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    Apr 11, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    Let me say this as kindly as I can. Please don't be a blog pimp. That's the term for people who post things on forums like this to get traffic to their blog site.

    I like your blog. I like the idea, the activism, and the resources you're providing. But I really dislike people posting links to their blog on forums like this. It's a little too... obvious.

    Could you not just as easily linked this video from YouTube directly?
  • eckilegs

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    Apr 11, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    Funniest thing about this (and no, there isn't too much I'd laugh about from this video) is how the host denounces the entire thing as a stunt for attention. Isn't that exactly what they're giving them? Can we say Free publicity?

    Also, it's so funny how they think they know about what's going to happen to the baby moreso than doctors. I think they are applying what they fear in the situation and what it would mean to them to this unborn baby. If you're born to a parent with a severely burned face, you don't have as big of a problem with it like someone who is not familiar or comfortable with it. Granted a burned face and a dad with a vagina are two completely different ball games. But I think these guys are using kids as a disguise for their intolerance and insecurity.

    I'm sure they're just trying to be funny, but yeah, they're just showing off the bigotry. Just goes to show that people would prefer to talk about other people and their lives instead of focusing on their own. Is it possible for people to just NOT CARE? I'm not defending the family, I just don't get why people care so much. If they want to have a baby, let them have a baby. they've obviously done their research and the doctors probably wouldn't let them go through with it if there was a risk to either the.....uh....person that used to be a woman or the child.

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    p.s. I personally don't mind the blog link, I found a couple of other stories I found interesting. (*Sorry Global Citizen)
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    Apr 11, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    eckilegs said;

    Funniest thing about this (and no, there isn't too much I'd laugh about from this video) is how the host denounces the entire thing as a stunt for attention. Isn't that exactly what they're giving them? Can we say Free publicity?

    That's what the news does. The News is a business, all news, even the ones you pay for or accept donations so you can get a little $100 T-shirt. The content is the product. So, the news networks have to go out and get news. It's not just getting the news either, it's sensationalizing it and making a show of it. For instance, the Oreilly factor or Lou Dobbs; that's not news, that's commentary on news which is a form of sensationalizing a story. It's plays to a demographic audience. The more people tuning in to a network, the higher the ratings, the higher the ratings the more the network can charge for a commercial.

    This is especially true during the "Sweeps Week". Since there is a ton of information to analyze, they only collect this information five weeks out of a year
    dispersed through the year. So that's why some weeks have more sensational stuff than others, because it's sweeps week and they need to get the ratings up that week.

    The good news is, it is usually fairly accurate because if it isn't and the network is caught and publicized, it affects ratings. The market does work for the common good.

    The bad news is, there isn't much depth to the stories because indepth investigative journalism is expensive.
    So, we only get the tip of the iceberg.

    Another factor is, they have a show to do so they have to have something and they have to play to a demographic audience. It's tough to gather info on a subject and put out a show in less than a day. That's why the trans bashing show was aired the way it was.

    I think it's disgusting too. When I was starting at the University I thought I was going into a noble profession. I was seriously disillusioned after my internship. But, that's just how it is.


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    Apr 11, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    John:

    Journalism is a noble profession. But that doesn't mean all journalists are noble. . . or that everyone with a show on a TV news network is a journalist.

    Lou Dobbs, Chris Matthews, Sean Hannity (with Colmes), Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Dan Abrams, etc, really aren't doing news programs, although some of the above claim they do.

    Instead, they're doing commentary, opinion or analysis, branded with their own particular spin. Which is OK, I guess, there is certainly a place for that. But it shouldn't be mistaken for classic journalism.

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    Apr 11, 2008 3:56 AM GMT
    hippie4lyfe saidpardon my french but this video shows how fucking transphobic foxnews is. it really pisses me off.

    video here which i really suggest watching it fully to see how messed up this is and contact fox fuckers.

    http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/04/fox-news-red-eyes-vicious-trans-bashing.html


    Something tells me that your previous established resentment for fox news is influencing how you are approaching what SOME of panelists are saying. I am aware of the fact that fox news presents itself as a news station that is pretty much anti anything that is not WASP. However, I too am vexed by the fact that this woman has decided to call herself a man.

    I also was not as offended by the female panelist's contribution b/c I interpreted what she was saying within the context of her providing the perspective of a woman who is baffled by the fact that this person is clearly seeking to transform herself into a man (at least partially) and yet still wants to experience having a baby like a woman.

    Also, I got the gay vibe from the skinnier male panelist.


    And yes, it was obvious through the moderator's (lead commentator's) disparaging remarks that he is not very accepting of specific lifestyles.
  • kinetic

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    Apr 11, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    These people are beyond retarded!
    They clearly don't understand what a transgender is and are completely afraid!
    The girl in the vid calls him a 'he' and the guy who starts the whole thing off (w/ the queeny waxed eybrows, might I add) is so offended that he insist on calling him a 'she', while at the same time pointing out another of the commenter's sexuality.
    If you ask me they are all far more confused about gender than the tranny who is having the baby!!!
    I-I mean this is KookY!!! (-To quote one of them)
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    Apr 11, 2008 12:27 PM GMT
    kinetic said
    If you ask me they are all far more confused about gender than the tranny who is having the baby!!!
    I-I mean this is KookY!!! (-To quote one of them)
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    I agree it seems that the panelists have more confusion about gender identity. To me the trans-male having the baby is a nice guy, the woman on the show seems to be mentally unstable, I vote for putting her into an institution.

    http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com