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October 18, 2021

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TDR Live: Fox’s Anti-Trans Demonization is Off The Charts

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The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Wosny Lambre, writer for The Ringer and co-founder of Count the Dings, to break down today’s top stories.

The White House raises its refugee cap after backlash. Activists call on Biden to support waiving the patent for covid vaccines. President Biden calls for 12 weeks paid leave for American workers. L.A. county reports no covid deaths for the second straight day. Fox News doubles down on its campaign against trans athletes.

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Read more here: https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/fox-news-has-aired-more-segments-trans-athletes-so-far-2021-it-did-last-two-years-combined

"Fox News aired at least 126 discussions about transgender athletes from January 2019 through March 2021, including 72 discussions that aired in the first three months of this year alone — more than twice as many as in 2019 and 2020 combined. Throughout all of those discussions, Fox hosts and guests could point to only nine trans women athletes, one of whom was not even allowed to compete and none of whom were dominating their sport — as states around the country consider banning them from competing.

Fox anchors, hosts, and guests also cited trans athletes in at least 58 passing mentions during this time, often listing them among examples of supposedly “extreme” Democratic policies."

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