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Watch BBC anchor lie to all of us

Good, I was hoping someone would grab the on-air BBC account of the Oxford murder (not available in the US) and someone did. It’s hair-raisingly bad.

Notice the way the anchor all but shouts the word “woman” at the beginning.

At no point in the entire clip does he mention that the murderer is not a woman, is a man, is a “trans woman.” It’s just “woman she … Read the rest

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Watch BBC anchor lie to all of us
By Ophelia Benson, February 26, 2024

Good, I was hoping someone would grab the on-air BBC account of the Oxford murder (not available in the US) and someone did. It’s hair-raisingly bad.

Notice the way the anchor all but shouts the word “woman” at the beginning.

At no point in the entire clip does he mention that the murderer is not a woman, is a man, is a “trans woman.” It’s just “woman she … Read the rest

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Watch BBC anchor lie to all of us 

Good, I was hoping someone would grab the on-air BBC account of the Oxford murder (not available in the US) and someone did. It’s hair-raisingly bad.

Notice the way the anchor all but shouts the word “woman” at the beginning.

At no point in the entire clip does he mention that the murderer is not a woman, is a man, is a “trans woman.” It’s just “woman she … Read the rest


Lying liars 

Jean Hatchet draws up a list:

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It’s not an “edge” issue 

The news outlets just can’t figure it out, can they.

On Wednesday, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre told reporters in Kingston, Ontario, that female sports “should be for females — not for biological males.” Poilievre was responding in part to a new policy in Alberta that bans transgender females from competing in women’s sports. 

Polls consistently show that Canadians favour full legal equality for transgender individuals – as well as special protections from discrimination. But opinions change rapidly when it comes to edge issues such as sports.

No they don’t. Equality is not the same thing as impersonation.

Guess what: I too “favour full legal equality” for trans people. It does not follow that I think that includes … Read the rest


Don’t lie in the headline, don’t lie in the tweet 

They’re still doing it.

MAN. A MAN who filmed himself killing a cat has been jailed for murdering a man. He’s a MAN.… Read the rest


They paid Nixon 18 million 

Ah so that’s why he stole them – he was hoping to sell them to the owners.

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Does he dance? 

Hilarious. “India” Willoughby, who spends all his time shouting at people for not agreeing that he’s a hot sexy hot woman and sharing photos of himself pretending to be a hot sexy young woman sunbathing. How much time does Willz spend smiling at uplifting films about love? Any?

I mean even apart from his warped beliefs about which people are women, he’s not a joy-finding kind of guy. He’s a rage-finding kind of guy.

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Guest post: Until the machine in which they’re a ghost gets unplugged by some janitor 

Originally a comment by Your Name’s not Bruce? on It’s a holy confusion.

Their dream is to achieve “immortality” by storing their consciousnesses in digital form, existing eternally as ghosts in the machine.

And if someone was an asshole in life, then they’ll be an asshole forever. Or at least until the machine in which they’re a ghost gets unplugged by some janitor.

Whether this sort of extreme transhumanism motivates any significant portion of Genderism’s supporters notwithstanding, a fundamental mind-body disconnect is shared between them.

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Godalmighty. What do they think would be the point without a body? I can’t imagine anything more horrendous.

Yeah, what’s the point? The elevation and privileging of mental and intellectual pleasures, whenever and … Read the rest


Heading for day zero 

A pin in the map of global climate disaster:

Mexico City, a sprawling metropolis of nearly 22 million people and one of the world’s biggest cities, is facing a severe water crisis as a tangle of problems — including geography, chaotic urban development and leaky infrastructure — are compounded by the impacts of climate change.

Years of abnormally low rainfall, longer dry periods and high temperatures have added stress to a water system already straining to cope with increased demand. Authorities have been forced to introduce significant restrictions on the water pumped from reservoirs.

“Several neighborhoods have suffered from a lack of water for weeks, and there are still four months left for the rains to start,” said Christian

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Guard the opening 

American Taliban.

Yes it definitely shouldn’t be controversial to say that half of humanity = mere objects to be exchanged and used by the other half.… Read the rest


Same day 

Fred spots an own goal.

Lesbians MAY NOT exclude men who claim to be trans.

People who claim to be trans or non-binary MAY exclude all non-trans and non-non-binary people.

Thass eeequaliteee.… Read the rest


The historic unfairness 

Oh look, he found a new low.

Former President Donald J. Trump, in a speech to a Black conservative group on Friday night, said he believed that the four criminal cases he is facing have earned him support from Black voters because they saw the historic unfairness of the justice system reflected in his legal woes.

Which historic unfairness of the justice system? The one that replaced slavery with bogus laws that enabled cops and prison officials to consign Black people to forced labor picking cotton or working in turpentine camps? How exactly is that similar to anything Donald Trump has come within a thousand miles of experiencing?

“I think that’s why the Black people are so much

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This girl can get out of the way and shut up 

Aw yeah, textbook adding insult to injury.

Hahahahawhawhawheeheehee geddit? To celebrate This Girl Can we’re gonna share a man demonstrating that these girls can’t because he is pushing them aside and taking their place. Solidarity bitchezzzzz hahahahahahahahahaha… Read the rest


What should it be called? 

Is it racist?

Former Tory deputy chairman Lee Anderson has been suspended from the party after “refusing to apologise” for comments aimed at Sadiq Khan. The Conservative Ashfield MP told GB News on Friday “Islamists” had “got control” of the mayor of London. Responding on Saturday, Mr Khan described the remarks as “pouring fuel on the fire of anti-Muslim hatred”.

What should be said then?

Islamism and Islamists are real, and the words are not simply pejoratives or epithets. In a way they’re otiose, because Islam itself teaches that Islam should be in charge of everything including government, but in reality there are liberal Muslims who don’t think Islam should be in charge of everything including government. Some do, some … Read the rest


Any basis for a stay 

Trump is still struggling to avoid paying those overdue library book fines.

Donald Trump’s penalties in the New York civil fraud case for manipulating the value of his properties to obtain advantageous loan and insurance rates were formally set at more than $454m on Friday.

The judgment, which includes $354m in penalties plus $100m in pre-judgement interest following the three-month, non-jury trial that concluded on 16 February, will continue to accrue interest if the former president fails to pay.

In his ruling a week ago, Engoron has said the defendants had shown a “complete lack of contrition and remorse [which] borders on pathological” when he imposed the fine and banned Trump for three years, and his adult sons for

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Yo Doc, talk to the kids about your willy 

Erm…what?

A hospital is encouraging open conversations about sexuality with its staff members in the Paediatrics department? A hospital is encouraging staff members to start cozy chats about sex with child patients?

Is this hospital staffed entirely by priests by any chance?… Read the rest


Thumb on the scale much? 

Compare.

The BBC today:

US man guilty of killing transgender woman in gender identity hate crime first

A man has been found guilty of killing a transgender woman in the US’s first federal trial over an alleged hate crime based on gender identity.

BBC yesterday:

Cat killer Scarlet Blake found guilty of murdering Jorge Martin Carreno

A woman obsessed with death who once livestreamed the killing of a cat has been found guilty of murdering a man.

When a trans woman is the victim his transitude is in the headline and the lede. When a trans woman is the perp his transitude is not in the headline or the lede.

This manipulative lying is shockingly bad journalism.… Read the rest


Something grim 

This.

Indeed there is.

The Beeb, unlike the Guardian, does eventually admit that the guy is trans, but only very late in the piece (and everyone knows that most of us don’t read all the way to the end). Admitting the murderer is a man after many paragraphs of “she offered him a bottle of vodka before she led him towards the river” and the like is as minimal … Read the rest


Guest post: It’s a holy confusion 

Originally a comment by Artymorty on Behold: an umbrella term.

“Breaking gender stereotypes” is the ultimate thought terminator for many.

Far too many people have been encouraged to just turn off their brains and feel the heavenly transcendence of the contradiction at the heart of gender identity ideology. It’s a holy confusion. Like the Trinity: how can three gods be one god at the very same time? That’s just it! They can’t! You can’t think your way through this; you just have to feeeeeeeel it.

Likewise with the conflation of sex and gender. How is reifying gender stereotypes breaking them down? How is obsessively promoting gender stereotypes erasing them? That’s just it! You can’t think you way though this.… Read the rest


Lying right in the headline 

Another ratchet. It’s usual for the news media to admit they’re talking about a trans person at least once, isn’t it? As opposed to just straight-up leaving that little detail out when reporting on a gruesome murder by a revolting sadistic man?

Cat-killing woman guilty of murdering man as he walked home in Oxford

But he’s not a woman, he’s a trans woman. Yet the Guardian never once mentions that fact. Not once. Lie after lie after lie after lie.

A woman who livestreamed herself killing, dissecting and blending the body of a cat before months later brutally attacking a man and leaving him to drown to death in a river has been convicted of murder.

Scarlet Blake, 26,

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Legal protection from WHAT? 

Oh good lord. Do play the clip to see reeking oozing entitlement in action. Large pallid man whose accent rivals that of Choss Windsor in poshitude bleats about being “misgendered” in court because listen here he’s not a “he” he’s nonbinareeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Bonus: the “microaggression” ploy.

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