Fox News channel,founded by the infamous media mogul Rupert Murdoch, gets their news from affiliates which are independently owned, hence the vast difference in the quality of their reporting. There’s ‘fair and balanced’ and then there’s the likes of reporter perry chiaramonte.
I know you are thinking OK Fox already resides in the gutter, how much lower could they possibly go?
Perry chiaramonte who describes himself as a ‘recovering tabloid writer’ on twitter has found a way to make the lowest of base look down.
chiaramonte’s latest on fox news titled “California’s transgender law allows male high schooler to make girls’ softball team” lowers the journalistic bar of integrity far to far, even for a slipping ‘recovering’ tabloid reporter.
Posted in ‘education’ chiaramonte goes out of his way to consistently misgender, belittle and abuse a teenage transgender girl, who he is well aware of, or ought to be, is at a critical point in her life. Teens are known for their emotional sensitivity and impressionability especially trans teens who have a high percentage of suicides. Having this sort of hate forced down on her at this time of her life is reprehensible.
chiaramonte’s transphobia becomes undeniable with his choice of interviewees as he wrote
Some feel that having Cordova-Goff play with young female athletes puts out an unfair advantage and sets a bad precedent.
“It’s intolerable of this young man to not accept an equal standing of girls playing girls,” Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, told FoxNews.com. “It is categorically unfair to biological girls to have to compete with a sexually-confused young man with stronger upper body strength, who makes the game board decidedly ‘unequal.'”
“This mixed-up, in-your-face cross-dressing agenda is pushing more parents out of California public schools, which now have ten sexual indoctrination laws leading children astray,” he added.
So how did the team, students, school officials and town feel about cheer squad member Pat Cordova-Goff, 17, who is also the student body president and maintains a 4.0 grade average playing on the girls softball team?
|Pat Cordova-Goff photo: The Advocate|
The sgvtribune reports that local high school coaches expressed little concern about Cordova-Goff’s inclusion on the roster.
“There is no issue for me,” West Covina softball coach Jesse Mendez said. “Could there be a competitive advantage? Sure, but softball is a pretty skillful game. There aren’t many (recreational) softball players. These are competitive players who have played all their lives, and a lot of them are physically built. They know what it’s like to play (with) the best of the best, so I have no concerns.”
Charter Oak softball coach Scott Higuera agreed.
“The state has rules. CIF has rules. The school district has rules, and if the rules say a (transgender) athlete can play, I’m fine with it as long as it’s within the rules,” he said. “The bottom line is, you have to play the game, and softball is very competitive.”
The district had positive words to say about Pat’s tryouts according to the SGV Tribune:
“Our district encourages all students to participate in extracurricular activities and athletics, and we want to ensure that every student has access to these components of our educational program,” Azusa Unified Superintendent Linda Kaminski said. “These type of activities enrich the school experience for our students.”
The LA Times reports that there have been no appeals filed with the The California Interscholastic Federation so evidently no one has a problem with her playing except one gutter reporter.
perry chiaramonte, may I offer this to you? I too have an addictive personality so I know what it’s like to slip and how hard it is to recover.. My advice to you? Seek friends, eat and rest well, develop a good support network and above all, seek professional help.