CV NEWS FEED // Mary Margaret Olohan, a journalist with The Daily Signal, discovered on Tuesday that Fox News Digital now uses euphemisms that normalize submitting children to so-called “sex-change” surgeries in their reporting.
“Why is Fox News using leftist lingo designed to hide the realities of transgender surgeries for kids?” tweeted Olohan. She shared a screenshot of a news report from Fox that referred to “gender-affirming surgeries” and “transgender youth” without qualification or quotation marks.
“For reference, this terminology conforms to @glaad’s style guide for reporters, which warns that ‘journalists should avoid overemphasizing the role of surgeries in the transition process,’” Olohan wrote.
The report Olohan pointed to was written by Kristine Parks. According to Fox’s website, Parks is an associate editor for Fox News Digital “covering media.”
Parks joined the company in 2022 and also “frequently covers stories on religion, free speech, abortion and education,” according to Fox.
Olohan’s observation about Fox quietly introducing LGBTQ euphemisms into their reporting on the controversial issue of subjecting children to life-altering sexual surgeries and drugs comes less than a year after Fox drew wide criticism for airing a long segment promoting the “trans” agenda among children.
“Fox News’s Dana Perino aired a pro-LGBTQ segment Friday that praised a California family for “transitioning” their daughter after deciding she was “transgender” before she could even speak,” CatholicVote reported in June 2022.
“Before Ryland could even speak, he managed to tell his parents that he is a boy,” said Fox’s Bryan Llenas at the beginning of his segment on the Wittington family. “What extraordinary courage displayed by Ryland, his sister … father Jeff, and mom Hillary.”
Again from CatholicVote:
Bryan Llenas, a self-professed Catholic, suggested that the Wittingtons’ radical decision to “transition” their toddler was in line with “conservative” Christian thinking. “But they listened to Ryland, and to Hillary’s conservative faith,” said Llenas.
…Fox News reporter Bryan Llenas, though he professes to be “Catholic,” is “married” to a man.
“I just can’t imagine what Fox News is thinking,” said CatholicVote Communications Director Joshua Mercer at the time when the story aired. “It’s not like their employee, Bryan Llenas, is just presenting a little nuance to mainstream American thinking. What he presented in this segment wasn’t just a little liberal. It was the most radical and controversial aspect of Leftism there is: the idea of sexualizing and medically experimenting on very young children.”