Nov 13 2012
Fans of MSNBC’s resident lesbian, Rachel Madcow, forced anchor Tricia Macke of the Fox affiliate WXIX-TV in Cincinnati to apologize after calling mannish-looking Maddow an ‘angry young man’ on her Facebook page.
For purposes of keeping this story ‘On Topic’ at BNI, Maddow is a strong supporter of CAIR and Muslims, notorious for their homophobia in which they believe homosexuals should be hanged. (see links at end)
The Blaze The comment happened roughly one month ago, just after the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. For those who don’t recall, Biden was particularly aggressive that night, either interrupting or making a wide array of faces at Ryan the majority of the night. Rachel Maddow weighed in after the event, however, and said Biden “clearly won” and had a “great night.”
Here is what Fox19/WXIX anchor Tricia Macke’s Facebook looked like shortly thereafter, via The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): After about four comments, Macke apologized and admitted that she should have said Maddow is “antagonistic,” but soon after wrote: “I knew what I was saying…”
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released a statement on November 9 adding: Referring to Maddow as a “man” because she is a gay woman is completely unacceptable for someone in the business of journalism.
Cincinnati viewers rely on Macke and Fox 19 to deliver unbiased and fair reporting about the lives of LGBT people in their community. But this is someone who attempted to insult a gay woman by questioning her gender, then stated very clearly that she did so with complete awareness of her actions.
Tricia Macke undoubtedly tried to insult Maddow because of their political differences, rather than simply because Maddow is gay – but her comments went much further than insulting Maddow’s political leanings, and took issue with Maddow’s gender, revealing an anti-gay (or at least anti-gender-nonconforming?) bias underlying her political beliefs.
HERE ARE TWO PHOTOS OF RACHEL MADDOW BEFORE AND AFTER SHE MORPHED INTO A ‘MAN’