Carolina was in the mind of the liberal New York Times this weekend. The state’s Republican governor Pat McCrory recently signed religious freedom legislation that included a provision stating people in government buildings must use the restroom associated with their biological sex, the one on their birth certificate. In other words, the way public bathrooms have always worked. The Times, naturally, saw bigotry against transgenders and electoral doom.
Days after he smeared the Last Supper as bland and ruled the didn’t blame Judas for betraying Jesus, NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers spent over seven minutes early Thursday morning viciously berating and decrying conservatives backing religious freedom laws in Georgia and North Carolina as segregationists alongside Christians, Chick-fil-A, and North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory.
All too happy to give a hand to those opposed to religious freedom laws, the CBS Evening News continued to play its part in chastising those in favor of religious freedom and so-called bathroom bills with North Carolina’s version being “roiled by backlash, boycott threats, and bigotry allegations.”
All too often, sports pages in major American newspapers are given over to boosterism for liberal activism. In perhaps the latest example, the Washington Post today dutifully furthered complaints by lefties about how the NCAA was "silent" on the "bathroom bill" issue in Houston, Texas – host city for this weekend's men's NCAA Final Four games.
On Monday’s evening news broadcasts, all three networks praised Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal's decision to veto a religious liberty bill, devoting three minutes and 56 seconds to the topic. The networks emphasized how major companies like Disney threatened to pull their business from the state, because it was “discriminatory” towards gays. NBC’s report was by far the worst of the bunch, hyping the backlash from the bill and questioning the bill’s legitimacy.
A time-tested, common-sense civic and cultural norm is currently under direct assault. Specifically, the inherent right to gender privacy, that fittingly separates men and women when it comes to access to public restrooms, has become the latest battlefield of the left.
The PBS NewsHour is nothing if not sensitive to the “LGBT community.” A Thursday night segment drew the online headline “How North Carolina signed a bill dubbed the most anti-LGBT law in the U.S.” Or, as the gay-left site Towleroad, gushed over it, “PBS News Hour Takes Apart North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law: WATCH”.
The PBS anchor on this story was John Yang, an openly gay journalist who gave advice about being “Out on the Air” at last year’s convention of the activist National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. The guests were Time Warner Cable reporter Loretta Boniti and Dominic Holden, “national LGBT reporter for BuzzFeed news.” Those opposed to say, letting men who “identify” as female use the ladies restroom, were barely noticed.
In almost identical fashion to their hysteria concerning the defeat of transgender bathroom bill in Houston from November, Thursday’s CBS Evening News painted quite the doomsday scenario for Georgia and North Carolina over their respective religious freedom bills as the newscast argued they could lead to massive boycotts and the loss of billions of dollars in business.
In the latest breaking Obamacare news, Amanda Terkel of The Huffington Post tweeted that Marcelas Owens, “The cute little kid who stood next to Obama for signing of ACA now is 17, identifies as transgender.” CNN.com’s John Blake brought the usual political correctness to the task. The headline was "I'm not the Obamacare kid anymore."
A weird thing happened on Sunday’s edition of E! Channel’s I Am Cait, titled ‘Partner Up’. Okay, let me rephrase that. An exceptionally weird thing happened on Sunday’s edition of I Am Cait, as Chandelier (don’t ask) and Candis make their way through the South on the tour bus.
Washington City Paper reports with cheerleading that the pop-punk band PWR BTTM (don’t google power bottom) is using its “unmistakable charisma and candor” (captured in part by NPR promotion) to impose on concert venues a “gender-neutral” restroom policy.
Last month, the ABC/Univision-owned website Fusion celebrated the emphasis on "trans-friendly" bathrooms.
On Tuesday’s The View, hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Raven-Symone, Michelle Collins, and Sunny Hostin discussed Caitlyn Jenner’s foray into politics but saved their nastiest criticism for the GOP candidate Jenner had been backing. The liberal panel expressed their disbelief that a transgender person could vote Republican, as co-host Joy Behar declared to the panel’s agreement, “Transgenders for Cruz is like Jews for Hitler.”