Mainstream media coverage of the HB2 “transgender bathroom” bill, both statewide and nationally, has predictably reflected the far-left slant that is produced by journalism schools, and not difficult for discerning audiences to recognize.
A recent report on the topic produced by nonprofit radio station WFDD, the NPR affiliate in the Piedmont Triad, was a more nuanced attack on rural North Carolina (and America) and its values, couched in a soft-focus profile format. The segment was broadcast on the national “All Things Considered” program.
The story’s headline, “North Carolinians Who Support ‘Bathroom Law’ Say They’re Being Drowned Out,” might make you think reporter (and WFDD news director) Emily McCord has filed a sympathetic portrayal of some Tar Heel citizens who feel their opinions haven’t received fair treatment from the media.
You’d be wrong.
Instead we get more of the typical caricatures and backwoods-hick portrayals we so often see served up, which usually come more overtly from progressive commentators.
McCord sets the stage for her NPR left-elitist audience, most who believe – as she does – that the bathroom bill “limits civil rights protections for LGBTQ people” and “has cost the state hundreds of jobs, potentially millions of dollars and widespread condemnation.”
Having established her perspective, McCord reports, “nearly half the people in North Carolina say they support parts of House Bill 2.” In other words, how can this be? To help her loyal NPR students, McCord carves out a community from the vast Tar Heel State and places it in her on-air petri dish for their mutual examination.
You see, McCord wants to inform NPR listeners what an HB2-supporting North Carolina municipality really looks like, so she can broad-brush the entire non-urban areas of the state with her interpretation. To accomplish this she visits the tiny (population: 800) Rowan Co. town named “Faith” – perfect! Notable for its lack of stoplights and three churches, it’s the perfect setting for the stereotype McCord hopes to construct.
And what better place to gauge the pulse of a representative North Carolina small town than a local salon? What McCord finds at “Hairport” in downtown Faith, besides cosmetologist Chrystal Cretin, is a relic from the past, where “the old seats still have ashtrays nestled in the arm rests.” Cretin obligingly chirps, “You feel like you’ve been taken back 20 years when you come here.”
That’s exactly the picture that McCord wants: an extremely small town that can’t possibly represent contemporary values, hopelessly stuck in a past where even the beauticians can’t rid themselves of tobacco-necessitating accessories.
Cretin says she doesn’t mind the transgenders, but that so many in the town are “confused.”
“A lot of people get transgender people mixed up with pedophiles and rapists and all that,” Cretin tells McCord.
Sounds like the reporter found her useful idiot. While most argue that the controversial Charlotte ordinance that spurred HB2 would have blown open a huge legal loophole for predators to justify their presence in restrooms of the opposite sex, there has been no (or very little) claim by HB2 advocates that transgenders themselves are pedophiles or rapists. It’s highly unlikely that Cretin has heard that allegation herself, except from media and LGBT activist distortions, as her explanation of transgenders indicates.
“A transgender person is just someone who made a change in their life to be happy with who they want to be,” Cretin says, echoing the left’s narrative. “They found their self.”
And then there’s God. McCord moves on to a nearby soda shop, where she finds Faith resident Katie Funderburk, who helpfully tells her the “real” North Carolina is in places like this.
“You have some bigger cities that are very open to gay rights, and that’s their thing,” Funderburk says. “But as far as when you get to the heart of the South in North Carolina, I think that you have a lot more strong Christian values, and that people side with Pat McCrory on this and feel strongly about this bill and it being passed.”
At this point you can envision NPR listeners cringing, but unable to look away, at the activity in the petri dish. So McCord enlists her selected “expert on Southern culture,” UNC-Chapel Hill professor of “folklore” Bill Ferris, to explain the fascinating-but-horrifying behavior playing out in this foreign habitat where there are “two states within one.”
“That is the kind of crossroads we’re facing,” he says. “Are we going to move with a vision of progressive leadership, or are we going to move in another direction that will have severe economic consequences?”
And that’s the exclamation point McCord delivers for the curious NPR audience, summarized nicely for her by Ferris. Backwards, Bible-believing tiny town is hopelessly anchored to a harmful past tainted with tobacco and prejudice, unable to break free of their chains, and thus missing tremendous enlightenment and economic advancement.
Sexual degenerates gravitate to cities where they can find more like themselves.I lived in Asheville for 50 years before the queers put on the Internet that Asheville was the second most gay friendly town behind San Francisco.Now,downtown Asheville is probably 80 to 90 per cent queer.All straight people for the most part have moved to the suburbs.Locals call Asheville,Freakville.Where she or he gets that North Carolina is split down the middle on HB2 is suspect at best.A walk in downtown Asheville is a real eye opener for normal people.At least what was normal for hundreds of years.Just about ever person you pass in Asheville has green or purple hair,tattoos from head to toe and rings anywhere you can put one.Half the cars have so many Bernie bumper stickers they can’t see out the back.In other words a McCord and Lonnie Webster Heaven.
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So…Civitas…why is the above post still up…?
George,why are any of yours still up?
Explain what was abusive ,vulgar,threating,or personal attacks and I won’t have a problem with it being taken down.I think they should take any down that don’t make any sense like every one you have posted.
J. Lee says
Progressive leadership is allowing males to shower and change with females…The latter will just have to live with giving up their privacy rights so that a few males who think they’re females won’t feel bad.
How to tell them apart from the miscreants, perverts, reprobates, and predators? You can’t. Sorry.
This is genius of progressive thinking and leadership.
Crowder’s evergreen “I’m just a Bill” parody lays out the tranny-pandering bullies’ hypocritical “reasoning” in all its disgrace:
It’s Biology 101, sound science that is settled. XX Chromosomes means you’re born female. XY chromosomes means you’re born male. There is no surgery, augmentation, makeup or clothing that will change that. A person can not will it nor change it by desire, belief of delusion.
If you believe otherwise you are a denier, and probably a card carrying member of the Flat Earth Society. I also expect that you are a heterophobe and a hater of those that do not share your “social construct” theory.
Now where have I heard most of that before?
This shows this is the most corrupt administration in history.Nobody can out lie this bunch of crooks.Obama’s Propagandist Won’t Face the Heat
This puts all of us in danger of crazy Muslims that want to destroy the whole world to get to heaven.
Republicans in Congress would like to have a chat with Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes after a shocking story in the New York Times last week. In the article, Rhodes was quoted as saying that he used fledgling journalists and political sleight-of-hand to trick the American people into supporting Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
The New York Times subtly praised Rhodes for his ingenuity, but congressmen like Trey Gowdy are now accusing Rhodes of ducking Congress. “If you have time to talk to a reporter, you have time to talk to Congress,” Gowdy said on Fox News. “You don’t get to have it both ways.”
Gowdy said that some might appreciate Rhodes’ political savvy, but he wasn’t so impressed.
“His background is in creative writing – that’s great if you’re working for the Hallmark channel,” Gowdy quipped. “Drafting documents that deal with our national security? Not so much.”
Republicans haven’t yet decided whether or not to subpoena Rhodes. They should. As with Obamacare, there is now evidence that this administration used deception to sell this Iran deal to the world. When the American people don’t have all the facts, it makes it a little tough to form the right opinion. Conservatives have been warning about the dangers of the Iran deal, but everything coming out of the mainstream media makes it seem like any opposition is purely political.
But that’s only the case if you take the administration’s word for everything. Which is what the media does.
And that’s really where the blame should lie. We can expect that politicians – especially liberal Democrats – will try to hide the truth. But that’s why we have freedom of the press. Reporters are supposed to take an adversarial role. And they should certainly take that role when covering the president of the United States.
Instead, our media has become biased cheerleaders of a political cause. They’ve abandoned all semblance of objectivity. That’s not just dangerous to conservatives; it’s dangerous to our very way of life. It only strengthens state power when politicians are free to use the news media as a tool. There should be no place for that. The media is supposed to expose Americans to the truth, not carry water for a political party.
Independent journalism on the web is getting stronger, so there is hope moving forward. But with the vast majority of Americans still getting their news from the big three networks and the top five or six newspapers, there are so many people who aren’t getting the full story. Sometimes they’re getting lies, sometimes they’re just not getting the whole truth. Either way, it makes a big difference in what people think.
– See more at: http://www.restoreamericanglory.com/breaking-news/obamas-propagandist-wont-face-the-heat/#sthash.yDdPGl5s.dpuf
Just one more reason HB2 is right.Transgender TV Show Crew Doesn’t Want To Use Unisex Bathrooms: Report
9:22 AM 04/19/2016
Members of the production crew for the show “Transparent” — the Amazon television series where the father figure is transgender — are upset that they have to share a bathroom with their male and female coworkers.
Crew of ‘Transparent’ doesn’t want to use unisex bathrooms
According to a new report from TMZ, the unisex bathrooms on the show’s set are being heavily contested. (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner: ‘Hillary Clinton Couldn’t Care Less About Women’)
“The beef is that men, women and transgenders can all enter as they please, making it uncomfortable for some of the crew,” TMZ reports. “Women are particularly worried about walking in and seeing a dude peeing at the urinal.”
Many are reportedly afraid to speak up because they fear they will be labeled “transphobic.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/19/transgender-tv-show-crew-doesnt-want-to-use-unisex-bathrooms-report/#ixzz49HpOfqud
The last sentence might have something to do with transgender suicide.HIV continues to disproportionately impact segments of the LGBT community
According to the CDC, there are over one million Americans currently living with HIV and approximately 50,000 new infections every year. Almost two-thirds of those new infections are among gay and bisexual men. Among groups identified at higher risk for infection, only among gay and bisexual men is the rate of new infections increasing – and the highest rate of new infections within that group is among black men ages 13-24. While data on the transgender community remains scarce, recent studies have shown extremely high rates among transgender women, who are nearly 34 times more likely to have HIV than other women.
The world is becoming aware of Extremist who have hijacked North Carolina government.
“Enough is Enough” declares Elon Commencement speaker David Gergen
In a passionate graduation address, the North Carolina native expressed deep concerns about the future of his home state.
David Gergen gave Elon University’s Commencement address on May 21, 2016.
Elon University’s Commencement speaker, David Gergen, departed from the tradition of showering graduates with praise and advice to discuss his concerns about the future of North Carolina, his home state.
Gergen is senior political analyst for CNN and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also served as advisor to four U.S. presidents and is founding chair of Elon University School of Law’s advisory board.
Gergen told a crowd of about 12,000 people at Commencement that “forces of political extremism” have asserted themselves in North Carolina, damaging the state’s reputation and putting citizens at risk.
“Enough is enough,” declared Gergen. “For those of us who have stayed on the sidelines, it is time to stand up and be counted. It is time to raise our voices against this darkness. Indeed, it is time for fellow citizens of all stripes – white and black; young and old; native and newcomer; men, women and people of chosen gender – everyone – to join forces and preserve the best of who we are as a people.”
CNN and Harvard,that’s all it took to know it was a Loon.Look at the post above and see Trannys are 34 times as likely to have HIV.Better stay away from those Trannys Lonnie.That stat. comes from the CDC whose boss is Omuslim.By the way,the dictator changed the rules for Muslim immigrants.They don’t have to pledge allegiance to the U.S.constutition,just like you and Omuslim.
As of today 1,261,534 people have signed the Target boycott and ever one of them know that you and Gergen are the extremists.
Gergen was probably saying enough is enough of you perverts wanting 14 year old boys in the locker rooms with 14 year old girls.
After reading his whole speech,I should have known you were lying.He said if it wasn’t broken,don’t fix it.Thats what Target did and Omuslim jumped into with both feet.I love it because it’s going to kill the Gimmedats in November.We are taking back this country back no matter how many Illegals you crooks bring in.
Meanwhile, Target continues to circle the toilet bowl:
Maybe… just maybe… it’s not a good idea to tell your prospective customers you’re going to give sexual predators free access to little girls’ restrooms and changing rooms?
Nah! Must be the fault of those bigots who keep referring to surprise sex their children didn’t know they wanted as child rape.
I’m not making this up, you know:
Yeah, Global W— uh, Climate Change, that must be it! Totally nothing to do with your granting sexual predators greater access to their prey. Really making friends all over the place, aren’t you, you child-abusing gaystapo goose-stepper misogynist bigots?
Next question: what restroom accommodations for this guy who identifies as a goat are reality-hating leftards going to try to impose on us sane and normal people next?
Oh, wait: since he’s identifying as a goat, he’ll just defecate in the field and urinate into his own beard in hopes of attracting females. Never mind!
Can’t you see this goat going into the ladies room on all fours at Targets. Gimmedats have totally lost their minds.
Here’s what a real problem looks like.
Drugs are a problem,so let’s spend a few more Trillion,sorry invest according to you.Nobody knows exactly how much we have spent since the Great Society.But it is many Trillions.But the huge majority of people of your way of thinking don’t contribute to Society.They just take.People like you have caused the break down of society and the drug problem.The hippies in the 60’s were the start of the drug problems.The Gimmedats answer to everything was “If it feels good do it.”You Liberals and your permissiveness is a big part of the drug problem.My son has an ex that has drunk the lefts Kool-aid.She is a college graduate and making pizza dough because she has been on drugs since she learned about them in college.She has been helped with money from her Dad,me,my son,and countless ex-friends who she bummed off of.She lives off the government and anybody else she can bum or steal from.Some people are just not going to listen.College and the idiots teaching them there are no rules and you can do what ever you feel like are the problem.I have lived it so don’t tell me money will fix it.Her Dad had to file bankruptcy because he sent her to so many drug treatments and bailing her out of jail.Now she curses him because he won’t send her money that he doesn’t have for her drugs.
I know you won’t answer this but I can show other people that you won’t answer it.Why is it that most places you have to have a drug test to work there but you don’t have to have a drug tests to get all the Gimmedats free stuff.That is the base of the Gimmedat party and if the Gimmedats cut them off they can’t elect anybody.
Why is drug use so much higher in America? Why do less Authorterian countries have less of a drug problem even with less criminalization of drugs? We have over 2 million citizens behind bars on mostly drug related crime. Security industry businesses are booming defending against Drug related crimes. Employers have trouble finding workers who can pass a drug test.
Conservative think the answer is in calling a special session of the NC Legislature to regulate who can pee in restrooms but offer no way of regulating restroom laws.
Conservatives cut PreK public school funding designed to break the cycle of poverty. Conservatives continue to cut away at the fabric of our social safety net, family support, justice and living wages.
Blaming “those people”, tax cuts for the rich and guns are the conservative solution to all problems.
If you would read my post just above you would know why we have more drug use in this country.It is you libs and your permissive society.You and Target started this bathroom mess.If you people had just kept your mouth shut,this would not have been a problem.More money of other people’s is the answer for everything with you liberals.We,taxpayers have given the liberals Trillions.Guess what genius,every thing is worse.We have more poverty than ever,more drug use than ever.You brilliant liberals elected a guy twice that never had a job to run the economy and he ran it off a cliff.We have the highest corporate taxes in the world and you libs want more to buy votes with.We had an idiot named Jimmy Carter right before Reagan and Reagan fixed Jimmy’s mess.We are going to elect a business man this time,and fix Omoron’s mess.
If you take more of my Corporations money in taxes how do I pay more to my employees.Its really that simple,you would think a fairly sharp 8 year old would be able to understand that.I guess that puts you at about a 7 year old kid in reasoning.
Employee pay is a tax deduction.
How would you know,you never had an employee? That’s what I love about you libs,you think what ever you spend you just subtract that amount from your taxes.That’s not the way it works,Lonnie.If everybody was in business (a real business) for a year there wouldn’t be a Gimmedat Party.You have to pay corporate tax and many other fees,then you pay taxes on your personal pay.This after you have paid your employees and their Social Security,Medicare,and state and federal unemployment tax.Then you have to pay city and county property tax.Then you collect sales tax for the government.There isn’t enough room on this page to list all the taxes a business has to pay.If you have a fairly successful business,you will be lucky to take home half of your pay after taxes.
Looks like Target’s got a real problem on its hands, though it’s still too stubborn to admit it:
Of course, Breitbart is making its own mistake in this article: when you’re planning on exploiting an opponent’s weakness, announcing those plans would be a mistake. Walmart has the right strategy: say nothing, don’t stop Target from flushing itself down the toilet bowl, and quietly reap the benefits as Target’s former customer base shifts to making its purchases from you.
Here is another example of Lonnie’s commie civility.
Protests turn violent outside Trump New Mexico event.
Protesters clash with police in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Police in riot gear and mounted patrol units faced off against a violent crowd of protesters outside a Donald Trump campaign event in Albuquerque Tuesday night.
Hours after Trump and some 4,000 of his supporters left the Albuquerque Convention Center, approximately 100 demonstrators remained in downtown. Smoke grenades were used in an effort to disperse the crowd, while protesters threw rocks, plastic bottles, burning T-shirts and other items at officers.
Here is an example of,you can’t believe anything Lonnie says.He seems to hate his own race and blames whites for everything.This is what he said on
August 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM
This was what some of corrupt press was saying about the Furgeson,MO. incedent.Lonnie was repeating the lie. This is what he said.
Conservtives are now in favor of letting police be the judge and jury, going with death squad like Conservtive right wing governemnts of Central and South Amercia?
Your comments are so extreme I don’t know if you’re misinformed by right wing hate propaganda or just willfully ignorant, letting your bigotry over power your logic.
Facts undisputed , Mr Brown was jaywalking in a low traffic area nearhis home, officer Wilson rode past the two young men and shouted an order to get on the sidewalk, the young men ignored his commans as they were near their destination. Office Wilson became angry, put his car in reverse stopping along side the young men opening the car door with either the force of the car coming to a stop or the door stricking Mr Brown the door came back forcefully on officer Wilson, his head injury likely happened at this point. A shot was fired as the offier struggled with Mr Brown through the car window. When Mr Brown freed himself he ran until he was hit by one of the bullets being fired at him as he was fleeing, at which point he turned with his hands in the air. He was shot several more times after putting his hands in the air in front of multiple witnesses. Imagine if all of this were reversed? Facts undisputed.What a liar.
I want to thank you for representing contervativism. You and Pinto are perfect examples of most conservative voters.
You both have contempt for the Golden Rule, human rights, civil rights, social justice, personal freedom, liberty higher education, public
Schools, journalism, science and Demoracy.
You both strongly support Authorterianism, police state brutality, war, Theoracy, corporate greed and voter supression.
I told you at the time what you were saying was wrong.You listened to the corrupt liberal press and they lied as usual.Fox was the only network that didn’t blame it on the police.But being transracial and hating police and white people blinded you to the truth.You aren’t interested in the truth as I have proved many times.The same thing is happening in Baltimore with Freddy Gray.I swear,it seems like you would be ashamed when caught in such a blatant lie.If I got caught in a lie I would apologize.Not you,it’s contempt for civil rights and blah,blah,blah.You are always talking about ethics,I think this proves you don’t even know the definition of ethics.