There are some rather peculiar goings-on at the Fox News Channel.
On the one hand, Fox News presents shows about the Life of Jesus, interviews with Catholic officials, and promotions for religious books. On the other hand, it offers viewers a steady stream of gays and transgenders, including Guy Benson, Tammy Bruce, and Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner.
The coverage is schizophrenic to the point where viewers can’t help but notice. Consider the case of Riley Gaines, the courageous female swimmer opposing the idea of “trans women” destroying athletic opportunities for women. She appears regularly on Fox News, making the case for separating biological women and men in sports based on physical differences. It makes sense and puts the DNA deniers on the defensive.
But this is the same channel which hired transgender activist Bruce Jenner as a paid contributor. A former track and field star who won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, Jenner is still identified as Bruce on Olympics.com.
But Fox calls him Caitlyn.
It is yet another example of the two-faced approach to current events employed by this so-called conservative channel. Conservative and God-fearing viewers are being played as suckers, as the channel paves the way for changes in society based on communist-inspired gender ideology.
“Male and female he created them,” the Bible says. But Fox doesn’t accept God’s definitions.
On the one hand, during Holy Week, the most sacred time in Christianity, Fox News featured a Martha MacCallum interview with Catholic priest and author, Friar Mike Schmitz. Ahead of Easter Sunday, Brian Kilmeade spent the day with Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
But the interviews were notable for the failure to cover the release of another grand jury investigation of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in America. The report from the Maryland attorney general concerned the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. based in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
It is getting to be an old story – the sexual abuse of hundreds of children and official cover-ups by church officials.
Yet Fox News anchors and personalities trumpet their Catholic ties without bothering to consider how hollow and disturbing their proselytizing sounds to the knowledgeable viewer.
On the matter of transgenderism, a topic that seems to preoccupy Fox News coverage, the fact is that the decision by Fox to hire Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner as a contributor helped pave the way for more general acceptance of “trans” people in athletic competitions. In other words, Fox helped create the problem it now claims to oppose.
Is the Fox position such that “trans” people can compete for paid positions in the media but should not compete in the athletic arena? That seems to be a bizarre stance, especially since Jenner was an athlete.
After hiring Bruce Jenner, CEO Suzanne Scott announced, “Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all. She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience.”
According to the Fox bio, “Caitlyn Jenner was named a FOX News contributor in 2022. A television personality, Olympic gold medalist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and former California gubernatorial candidate, Jenner provides commentary and analysis across FOX News Channel programming and various FOX News Media platforms.”
His/her run for governor was a total disaster.
The Los Angeles Times commented, “Caitlyn Jenner was not embraced by the Republican Party in her bid to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the California recall election. She didn’t have the support of the LGBTQ community. Nor did she win the public praise of her famous family members.”
The latter was a reference to the Kardashians pulling down millions from “reality TV” programs about their personal lives.
In the recall election on September 14, 2021, Newsom was retained 61.9 percent to 38.1 percent. Jenner got 1 percent as a replacement candidate.
Nevertheless, his/her candidacy was promoted on Fox News.
It was all a publicity stunt.
Nevertheless, she is still being promoted by Fox. Look at the headline on the Fox website: “Caitlyn Jenner blasts 'woke' Nike for making transgender Dylan Mulvaney paid ambassador: 'This is an outrage.’”
Making money at the expense of Fox and its “conservative” viewers is just fine. But another trans making money from Nike is an “outrage.”
Does anybody see the blatant hypocrisy here?
The Fox story, based completely on a tweet from Jenner, features two big photos of Jenner, one of him/her playing golf. So can a “trans woman” compete with other women on the golf course?
On Fox News on Friday night, Tucker Carlson made the absolutely correct observation that the sexes are defined by their DNA and that these scientific facts cannot be changed by surgeries or by chemicals ingested by those wanting to appear to be someone else.
So shouldn’t this analysis apply to Jenner? If so, Jenner is still Bruce.
At the time this became a big story, I noted that there is no evidence that Jenner had changed his male DNA or even that his name has been legally changed to Caitlyn. I still wonder about this.
After Bruce Jenner declared himself “Caitlyn,” the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association declared that “Now that Jenner has publicly announced a gender identity, the best practice is to refer to Caitlyn Jenner by the name she announced.”
On this basis, I commented at the time, journalists are supposed to disregard reality and accept whatever various sexual minorities or psychologically disturbed individuals claim to be the case.
This flies in the face of normal rules of objective reporting, which require that things be covered in the way they are, not as people wish them to be.
By this standard, Jenner can claim to be a man one day and a woman the next, and the media are supposed to adjust their coverage accordingly.
But to repeat: there is no way a “he” can actually become a “she,” since DNA determines whether a person is male or female. One is born a male or a female and this information is recorded on a birth certificate.
Now they want to change birth certificates to conform with what transgender individuals want to claim they are.
Tucker should do a real and honest exposé of this movement, including the role of his own channel is making this acceptable.
The transgender movement has its roots in the work of Harry Hay, a homosexual member of the Communist Party who dabbled in the occult, wore dresses, and called himself a “Fairie.” Leslie Feinberg, a male-to-female transgender member of the communist Workers World Party, also pioneered this “lifestyle.”
Along comes Jenner, a key player in America’s cultural wars who claims to be a Republican.
Two years ago, when Jenner ran for California governor as a Republican, I asked, “How can a Jenner candidacy, with a man appearing as a woman, do anything but support ‘the normalization of radical gender ideology?’ Having surrendered to gay ‘marriage’ and other perversions, the Republican Party and their conservative house organs are now ready to hop on the trans train. It leads to destruction – of the party and the nation.”
This is still the case. But the road to destruction has proven to be profitable for Fox News and its two-faced anchors.
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