All our media had to do was not make complete asses of themselves.
And they just … couldn’t … do it.
Over to you, CBS News. It’s your turn to be in the spotlight:
Transgender acceptance in Ukraine is not widespread, and changing legal documents to match gender requires a long process with psychiatric examinations. CBS News spoke with one woman in Kyiv who is now battling a "war within a war" amid Russia's invasion https://t.co/DJ6vFwmLuR pic.twitter.com/7Qp4eTCGMt
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 1, 2022
We hope that Ukrainians can take a lot of comfort in knowing that their situation is stable enough that they can turn their attention to the plight of their local transgender communities.
"Ukrainians, having just finished dealing with 4 years of Trump's tweets, faces new challenges with Russia's aggression" https://t.co/d4FsfTBVnj
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) March 1, 2022
The United States together with our EU allies must start immediate air drops of synthetic hormones, dilators, lube, eyeshadow, chest wax, and push up bras (size 46A) https://t.co/reR5b0BC6Y
— Peachy Keenan (@KeenanPeachy) March 1, 2022
World to end, transgendered hit hardest. https://t.co/IUnFtrpFID
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 1, 2022
“Relentless shelling is a threat to Kyiv’s vegan restaurants.”
— Brian Sack (@brian_sack) March 1, 2022
I am disappointed that CBS failed to follow the bigger story here. Global warming is the real problem Ukraine is facing right now!
— John Haddad (@Slim_Picken) March 1, 2022
Seriously, though. What even is this, CBS News?
For years, transgender people in Ukraine who wanted to be legally recognized had a long list of steps they had to go through to do so. According to Human Rights Watch, the government mandated that transgender people undergo extensive psychiatric observation and under gender reassignment surgery to get legal documents that aligned with their gender.
Legislation was introduced in 2017 to lessen the process, but still would require that transgender Ukrainians undergo outpatient psychiatric examinations. There is no indication that legislation was ever implemented.
“I don’t want to go through that. This is like, humiliating for the world,” [Zi] Faámelu said. “…I decided to keep my passport, keep male in my passport, and now I cannot leave this country.”
I mean, I feel for her, but…come on. https://t.co/Kzb5jr4ITr
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) March 1, 2022
Obviously we’re sympathetic to transgender individuals who want to be acknowledged and recognized by their chosen identity. And human interest stories are often, well, of interest to people. But it just seems like CBS News should be focusing on the bigger picture. You know, the picture of Vladimir Putin waging an unlawful war on Ukraine.
This is not a “war within a war.” That phrasing minimizes the literal warfare, refugee migration & casualties happening right now.
CBS spotlights trans woman in Kyiv who is upset she may not be able to leave the country because males of fighting age aren’t allowed to flee. https://t.co/dYtyxecTG2
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 1, 2022
In their shamelessly woke attempt to uplift a transgender Ukrainian woman, CBS News is slapping the Ukrainian people in their faces.
American news media is gonna cancel Ukraine while they’re being invaded by Russia and excuse me while i tend to my aching sides https://t.co/pPBtBsZF5S
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) March 1, 2022
If Tucker Carlson has predicted this story last night, he would have been mercilessly attacked for it and accused of pushing Russian propaganda. https://t.co/CRzmbNg8Pq
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) March 1, 2022
Oh, absolutely. Without a doubt. But CBS News will be ultimately given a pass by the Left because politics reign supreme.
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 you can’t make this up https://t.co/MKqgNrpgNB
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) March 1, 2022
One cannot parody the hierarchy of priorities of the American national political press. https://t.co/6mbTrcbIem
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 1, 2022
We're so far beyond parody. https://t.co/oQW3q9ei8g
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) March 1, 2022