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March 31, 2023 6:00am EDT
CBS News reportedly barring staff from using term 'transgender' to reference Nashville shooter
A trans male murdered six people, including three children, at a private Christian school
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News


CBS News is reportedly ordering staff not to use the term "transgender" to describe the shooter responsible for Monday's horrific shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville that left six dead, including three 9-year-old children.

Police identified the shooter as a 28-year-old transgender and did not rule out that gender identity may have been a factor in a manifesto that was left behind, but network executives issued a memo to employees urging them to stay away from such coverage, according to The New York Post.

"The shooter’s gender identity has not been confirmed by CBS News. As such, we should avoid any mention of it as it has no known relevance to the crime. Should that change, we can and will revisit," the memo read, per The New York Post.

The memo continued, "Right now we advise saying: POLICE IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECT AS A 28-YEAR-OLD AUDREY HALE, WHO THEY SHOT AND KILLED AT THE SCENE. And move on to focus on other important points of the investigation, community and solutions."

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CBS News Bans Reporters From Using the Word 'Transgender' To Describe Transgender Nashville Shooter

 
By Kira Davis | 5:00 AM on March 31, 2023
   
 
The tragic shootings in Tennessee this week have unsurprisingly brought out the worst in progressive media. Although three of the victims were children, a fact that should dominate the coverage of such a terrible crime, mainstream outlets have spent an inordinate amount of time lamenting the “increased danger” to transgender people after learning the shooter identified as transgender.

Now comes word that one outlet actually went so far as to ban reporters from using the term “transgender” to describe the transgender shooter.

In an exclusive report on Thursday, The New York Post revealed CBS News executives sent out a memo demanding staff purposefully ignore the shooter’s gender identity, even though police indicated her transgender identity was most likely a motivating factor in the shooting spree.

https://redstate.com/kiradavis/2023/03/31/cbs-news-bans-reporters-from-using-the-word-transgender-to-describe-transgender-nashville-shooter-n724263
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Ok.  So we'll use my preferred pronouns for 'em:

If it's MtF:  Fake-Fem

If it's FtM:  Bitch-Boy

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So which pronoun does CBS use to describe the perp?  Is it he/him or she/her?
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So which pronoun does CBS use to describe the perp?  Is it he/him or she/her?
I believe CBS prefers they/them or no pronoun at all. Just keep saying, "the shooter" instead of replacing the subject with the appropriate pronoun. Now that's good journalisming!!
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I believe CBS prefers they/them or no pronoun at all. Just keep saying, "the shooter" instead of replacing the subject with the appropriate pronoun. Now that's good journalisming!!
I think the proper term/terms for these shooters are 'mentally ill' and 'terrorist'(same for those that run down groups of people), anything else is just deflection and masking.

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