Friday, August 15, 2008

Faux News Ignorance

Y'all know how much I loathe Faux News or any right-wing conservaoutlet. It's nothing but a propaganda organ for the Republican party for starters and racist to boot. Add transphobic to the list of reasons why I make sure any TV I own doesn't spend a millisecond parked on any channel that carries it.

The news broke of Isis' groundbreaking addition to America's Next Top Model and wasn't even 24 hours old before the Faux News KKKlowns, with an assist from Us Weekly magazine's editor ar large Ian Drew started their insulting and demeaning comments.

Soon after the segment aired, GLAAD contacted both Fox News Channel and Us Weekly, calling on both to apologize. Us Weekly issued the following statement: “We apologize if any group was offended by our editor’s comments as it was by no means his intention.” Fox News did not respond.

Typical of Faux News, the bigoted white boys (and girls) club masquerading as a news organization. Feeling bad because you can't measure up, little boys?

If you feel like letting out some frustration at Faux News, here's the contact info.

Fox News Channel

Gregg Jarrett - Anchor
(212) 301-3000

Jay Wallace - Executive Producer
(212) 301-5168

Tom Lowell - Senior Producer
(212) 301-3000 (outlet)


Maddie H said...

Wow, Us Weekly's non-apology... "We're sorry if you were offended, but our intentions matter more than the harm we inflict on innocent people."

And Faux News...yeah. I'm reminded of when they tore into Chris Crocker, high school-style.

Zoe Renee said...

I really really really loathe anything out of that propaganda machine better known as Faux News, so much for a fair and objective coverage of mainstream media sources, so much for class, tact, respect, and dignity. I can't wait for the day (and it will be sooner than later) that their moment of humility comes.

Anonymous said...

This is beyond ignorance! I think the guy from Us Weekly is gay... and that means being gay does not give you a free pass to be sensational. Isis look nothing like a he/his/man. This is so aweful!

Monica Roberts said...

Hey Melania,
I agree. But unfortunately it's part of our burden as transgender people. We are going to suffer the slings and arrows of idiots

BTW...I'm honored you stopped by TransGriot

I'd love for Faux News to crash and burn, but as long as Rupert Murdoch's deep pockets are backing
that alleged 'news network' it'll survive

I'll look for the e-mail contact addy for the Us weekly editor so some mail can come his way as well.