Guess which news channel played ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ in their Chelsea Manning segment, and other fun Wednesday games

Sigh. Here’s an infuriatingly thorough compilation of all the worst cable news reactions to the story of Chelsea Manning’s transition, including a mocking, sneering segment on Fox News using Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” as a soundtrack for hate.

We’ve said it before but this apparently needs repeating: hateful, ignorant and childish coverage of Chelsea Manning’s transition, including misgendering and mocking her, is completely shameful and unacceptable. It’s also just plain lazy. As Jos was quoted as saying in a recent BBC blog post, “Just get it right, people. It’s honestly not that hard.

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One Comment

  1. Posted August 29, 2013 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    That anyone at all is misgendering Miss Manning is infuriating. That it’s happening in generally-progressive papers is maddening.

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