ABC 10 San Diego ran an extremely anti transgender story spending most of the time interviewing a organizer of the petition drive which is trying to force a referendum on AB 1266. The cornerstone of the ABC story was a article about a transgender student who was said to peeping over stall walls.
That sounded a little fishy to Cristan Williams at the TransAdvocate.
Williams called the school district to do a little, you know, a little journalistic fact checking. It turns out the whole thing was fabricated by a parent who opposes transgender student rights and amplified by this ABC local.
The newspaper screen shot that appears on the ABC video does not show the papers name, and for a reason. The source that San Diego ABC affiliate reporter Michael Chen used for her aha gotcha moment is the right wing anti LGBT student newspaper “The College Fix”.
Cristian calls it “fact checking”. The school spokesperson calls it a “fabricated story”.
I call it a blatant lie to get views for the station. If in fact ABC 10 did fact check they wouldn’t have mentioned it. There wouldn’t have been a story if the truth be known.