Your News, Their Opinions
When it’s your job to look pretty and deliver the news to the millions of Americans watching your program, it’s easy to get caught on your words and create controversy. Some anchors, however, go further than a slip of the tongue when they let their personal biases toward the gay and transgender communities fly.
Now we really don’t mean to target any news source specifically, but it may not come as a surprise to you that many of the people who have been most outspoken in their fight against “the gay agenda” or who support anti-equality hate groups come from the same conservative network. Marriage equality and human rights for people of all sexual orientations is a universal issue that spans the worlds of sports, politics, education in every community in America and beyond, and it’s important to talk about these issues with an open mind to all perspectives.
Start the slideshow below to see which newscasters are only broadcasting their small-minded opinions!
1. Shannon Bream
There are too many examples of Bream’s homophobia to count, but here’s one that gives a good example of how she likes to rub her hate in everybody’s face. In 2011, a Macy’s employee was fired for violating the company’s policy of allowing transgender customers to use their changing room of choice. Bream then invited the former Macy’s employee onto her show to joke about the company’s policy and mock the appearance of the transgender person. That they let this woman have her own show is baffling to me!
2. Tricia Macke
Fox correspondent Tricia Macke had a nasty comment to make about MSNBC host Rachel Maddow following Maddow’s public coming out as lesbian. In a Facebook post on her public page, Tricia Macke said that “Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man.” She tried to play off the moment, saying that gender and sexual orientation were irrelevant in the sentiment of her comment, but she wasn’t about to get off the hook that quickly. Macke was later reprimanded by by Fox 19 and soon released this statement: “I recently posted comments on my personal Facebook page regarding cable news anchor Rachel Maddow which were insensitive and inappropriate. I apologize to Ms. Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights, and they certainly do not represent the opinions or position of my employer WXIX-TV.”