Tucker Carlson, best known as a Fox News commentator and former bow-tie enthusiast, managed to attack Media Matters, the group's founder, the gay community, and Hillary Clinton, in one fell swoop. It was as efficient as it was offensive.
Today GLAAD and over 40 organizations call on journalists to improve their coverage of transgender people following Private Chelsea Manning's statement that she is female and using the name Chelsea and female pronouns. The immediate news coverage, as well as the follow up analysis, brought into sharp focus the national news media's frequently inaccurate and uninformed coverage of transgender people.
Her prominence has ebbed and flowed over the years, but her commitment to stigmatizing LGBT people has remained. And now, with her latest comments connecting gay male affection with the "love" that convicted rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro had for his victims, Sandy Rios is the latest addition to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project.
The continued transphobic news coverage by Fox News needs to stop. As the rest of soceity realizes the need for fair and equal treatment of trans people, why haven't the very people that make us aware of this progress?