Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baltimore 'Reporter' Jeff Hager Needs To Read His AP Stylebook

Well, it didn't take long for our latest episode of Reporter Gone Transphobic to manifest itself. Jeff Hager is the latest one that has show blatant ignorance of the AP Stylebook when it comes to reporting on transpeople.

Jeff not only totally disrespected Tamara King in this jacked up report, he also outed Ms. King to her next door neighbor.

And now Jeff, here's the pertinent section of the AP Stylebook you'll need to review that my brothers and sisters in Baltimore are probably reminding you of right now.

transgender-Use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.

If that preference is not expressed, use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly.

Such a simple concept, and yet you still can't get it right.

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