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FOX News Plays 'Dude Looks Like a Lady' Over Photograph of Chelsea Manning: VIDEO


FOX & Friends played Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like a Lady" over a photograph of Chelsea Manning today, and took the time to caption the title of the song as well, for those listeners that didn't quite get it.


While FOX seems to have decided on the offensive approach to the Manning story a while back, the AP and NYT have finally figured out their approaches, Think Progress reports:

In a blog post announcing the decision on Monday, the AP said the new policy is in conformity with its style guidelines:

The use of the first name Chelsea and feminine pronouns in Manning’s case is in conformity with the transgender guidance in the AP Stylebook. The guidance calls for using 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.

The New York Times confirmed on Monday that it too will refer to Manning as female, beginning Tuesday. Its Manual of Style and Usage notes that for a transgender individual, “[u]nless a former name is newsworthy or pertinent, use the name and pronouns (he, his, she, her, hers) preferred by the transgender person.”

In related news, MSNBC, Slate, Huffington Post, and NPR have all begun referring to Chelsea by her chosen name but CNN has not.

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  1. The transphobia -- both real and imagined -- seen here lately is a direct reaction to the lack of tolerance for anyone who isn't hetero but refuses to conform to the rainbow identity of "LGBT etc etc". It may be difficult for some here to understand, but for many people being gay means being sexually attracted to the same sex; it does not include an all-encompassing activist component.

    Posted by: Knock | Aug 28, 2013 12:07:03 AM

  2. LOLOL
    Do not have to watch the news. Reading the comments here simply tells the story! Amazingly ....________ (you fill in the bank)

    And CNN hasn´t. No wonder it´s no longer showing in every hotel and airport around the World.

    Posted by: L Goethe | Aug 28, 2013 4:37:49 AM

  3. I agree 100% with Jerry. He was a man when he was busted, I don't think it's fair to ask the taxpayers to foot the bill for his transformation and medication. The timing of this is simply too suspect. It's a cry for attention, but it does NOT absolve him of the crime he committed. He should serve time in a men's prison as a man until such time as he can get out and take care of his issues himself. Period.

    Posted by: Liam | Aug 28, 2013 5:51:38 PM

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