What is Fox News supposed to do now that they’ve most likely lost the battle against marriage equality? In a perfect world, the network’s homophobic anchors would learn to become role models by covering LGBT issues in a positive manner. But we don’t live in a perfect world, so they’re probably going to focus their intolerance on a different minority group.
Unfortunately, this means Fox News’ notoriously awful coverage of transgender issues is bound to get worse, especially once debate over Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) hits Congress later this year.
MediaMatters foresees the problem as well, so they’ve compiled a YouTube clip of the most notable and blatant transphobic coverage from the network in the past two years.
Among the clips, Bill O’Reilly jokes that a transgender inmate is “too unattractive” to be sexually assaulted in prison, Todd Starnes refers to a transgender woman as a “burly man wearing a dress,” and that time an insensitive Fox article used Mrs. Doubtfire as the face of transgender healthcare.
How do you think Fox News will adjust their coverage in the coming months? Will these angry anchors finally step down and find a friend in the LGBT community, or spearhead a witch hunt to find a new group of people to bully? It’s about time they pick on somebody their own size, so why not start with a few of these awful mega-corporations?