A reporter and editor at Mediaite wrote an entire news story Thursday chastising NBC’s Ken Dilanian for referring to Chelsea Manning as “he” and “him” in news segment.
“NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian referred to imprisoned former army intelligence veteran Chelsea Manning, who is a trans woman, as ‘he’ and ‘him’ during a news report on the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange,” Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher said.
Christopher was perturbed that Dilanian said the following on “MSNBC Live With Hallie Jackson:”
Specifically, Chelsea Manning was an army private stationed in Iraq, he was downloading hundreds of thousands of top secret U.S. government files from the military and from the State Department, and he was sending them to assange [sic] and Wikileaks to make public. As part of those communications, the U.S. Government alleged Manning asked Assange to help him crack a DoD password.
Manning – formerly Bradley – transitioned to a female while imprisoned, and eventually received a pardon from President Barack H. Obama.
Christoper explained the rules for journalists reporting on transgender people, which, of course, are suggestions, not mandates.
“According to the Human Rights Campaign, journalists should ‘Respect transgender people by using the names and pronouns they use in daily life,’ and notes that ‘If you’re a reporter and not sure, the AP Stylebook advises that you should ‘use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly,'” he said.
Alternatively, reporters can use whatever words they want, and there’s nothing the Human Rights Campaign or anyone else can do about it.
Robinson is a known curmudgeon. Recently, he was upset that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) used the word “niggardly” – way back in 1986.
Big League Politics reported:
A Mediaite writer and editor took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the word choice of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a clip from 1986.
“‘I am not going to be niggardly about funding for daycare…’ – Bernie Sanders 1986,” Tommy Christopher said, quoting Sanders.
“I know it’s not a slur, but I’ve always wondered why a person would choose to say that word, when ‘stingy’ would do just as well.”
Niggardly is a perfectly good English word, though this reporter prefers parsimonious. Perhaps it’s uncomfortable for the
middle-aged white liberal crowdwimps among us.
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Fake News Stands with Disgraced Masturbator Jeffrey Toobin After He Exposed Himself to Professional Colleagues
This is fine behavior, according to liberals.
One day after embarrassing news dropped regarding CNN propagandist Jeffrey Toobin whipping it out and masturbating during a Zoom call, the fake news is already jumping to the pervert’s defense.
Jonathan Zimmerman of the New York Daily News has written a pro-Toobin op/ed claiming that Americans are only dismayed by his indecent exposure because of their puritan attitudes on sex and masturbation.
“We Americans love to talk — and talk, and talk — about sex. But there’s one topic that remains taboo, and Toobin is paying the price for it,” Zimmerman wrote.
Even though Zimmerman noted that Toobin has a history of questionable sexual behavior, he claimed without evidence that it is Americans who are wrong for chiding Toobin for pulling out his member and flogging it on camera in front of his journalist colleagues.
“According to a 2016 survey, 95% of men and 81% of women in America have masturbated. Yet in the same poll, over half of respondents said they felt uncomfortable talking about it,” Zimmerman wrote. “So we joke about it, instead, which relieves our anxieties but reinforces the taboo. Witness the outpouring of juvenile humor over the past two days about “Toobin his own horn,” his “sticky situation,” and so on.”
“News flash: Toobin masturbates. But I’m guessing that you do the same, dear reader. Maybe you should stop feeling weird and guilty about that. Then we can all stop making fun of Jeffrey Toobin,” he concluded.
Big League Politics reported on Toobin’s perilous situation on Monday without any of Zimmerman’s bizarre apologetics:
A liberal journalist and CNN legal analyst has been suspended from his position at New Yorker magazine after he appears to have exposed his penis during a Zoom call.
Jeffrey Toobin reportedly revealed his genitalia during a teleconference call between New Yorker employees and personnel of a New York radio station. He says that the exposure was totally unintentional, and that he wasn’t aware his camera feed was streaming to other people.
The CNN pundit, who is known for delivering Russian collusion conspiracy theories, apologized for the wardrobe malfunction in a statement provided to Vice. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”
“I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” said Toobin.
New Yorker spokeswoman Natalie Raabe went on to confirm that Toobin has been suspended as the matter is investigated. A CNN representative also confirmed that the media personality is on “time off” from on-air appearances with the channel…
Vice is now reporting that Toobin was caught outright masturbating during the zoom conference call.
“The two sources described a juncture in the election simulation when there was a strategy session, and the Democrats and Republicans went into their respective break out rooms for about 10 minutes. At this point, they said, it seemed like Toobin was on a second video call. The sources said that when the groups returned from their break out rooms, Toobin lowered the camera. The people on the call said they could see Toobin touching his penis. Toobin then left the call. Moments later, he called back in, seemingly unaware of what his colleagues had been able to see, and the simulation continued.”
Toobin probably won’t even lose his job over behavior that would likely land those of us who do not have a privileged media perch behind bars. The lack of virtue and common decency among modern journalists is evident.
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