Conservatives are speaking out about a shocking segment Fox News aired Friday about a biological girl who “transitioned” to a boy with the help of her parents, as part of the network’s “America Together: LGBTQ+ Pride Month” series.
Ryland Whittington was socially transitioned as a boy at just age five by her parents, the report highlighted. Reporter Bryan Llenas heaped praise on Ryland for having the “extraordinary courage” to share the story, “particularly at a time when trans gender issues have been politicized.”
Most notably, Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro and podcast host and author Matt Walsh — both of whom are sometimes guests on Fox News — made lengthy comments condemning the segment, which seemed woke even by MSNBC or CNN standards.
Shapiro bluntly called the report “absolute, horrifying propaganda,” condemning the actions of Ryland’s parents as “child abuse.”
Walsh encouraged other conservatives to “call this evil lunacy out wherever we see it. Especially on our own side.”
“I have appeared on Fox News many times,” he noted. “I appreciate the platform they’ve given me. If what I’m about to say ruins that relationship, so be it.”
Allie Beth Stuckey, a conservative podcast host and author, said she was “stunned” over the “maddening & heartbreaking” segment.
Stuckey, too, has been a repeat guest on Fox News.
“I’m stunned that Fox News ran a segment celebrating a girl whose parents ‘transitioned’ her into a boy when she was 5 because she apparently told them she was a boy ‘before [she] could talk,’” she posted to Twitter. “Absolutely maddening & heartbreaking.”
“Perhaps they should watch [Matt Walsh]’s doc, read Abigail Shrier’s book, and read the many reports by [Women Read Women] about the unspeakable harm and predation involved in ‘transitioning’ children,” Stuckey continued. “It doesn’t get more wicked.”
The author added that the segment was on “a whole other level” than any socially liberal lean Fox News might have. “It’s as extreme and depraved as it gets.”
In a video posted to her Instagram, Stuckey further railed against the report.
“Let’s talk about how Fox News is promoting the most radical form of gender ideology that exists,” she told her followers, before playing part of the segment. “I mean what can I even say, that is truly heartbreaking.”
Kathryn Jean Lopez, writing at conservative magazine National Review, railed against Fox News in a piece, titled “The Transgender Contagion Includes Fox News.”
“Given that Caitlyn Jenner is a commentator on Fox News, it is not really a shock that the network would run transgender propaganda to the detriment of the family,” Lopez wrote.
Conservative outlets reported that the shocking segment caught conservatives off guard. Town Hall wrote that it “left conservatives stunned.” The Blaze cited criticism from the Right, noting that “social conservatives reacted poorly” to the segment.
Conservative host Jason Whitlock, a former ESPN columnist, commented on Walsh’s thread, “Matt, ‘conservatives’ and/or ‘Republicans’ are of no use in a spiritual war. Politics, politicians, and political people bend to political winds. It’s just a grab for power.”
“Stannis Baratheon burned his daughter at a stake for power,” he said, referring to HBO show “Game of Thrones.” “Transitioning your child is nothing.”
“Fox has become [Caitlyn] Jenner’s press agent, so this is sadly its next logical descent into the mouth of madness,” The Blaze’s Steve Deace wrote.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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