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Canada to Ban Fox News?

National Post reports that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has opened a public consultation on a complaint from an LGBTQ rights group to ban Fox News from Canadian cable television.

The group said Tucker Carlson made “false and horrifying claims” about transgender individuals.

Egale Canada published an open letter saying that the Fox News coverage “aimed to provoke hatred and violence against 2SLGBTQI communities, particularly those who are Two Spirit, trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming (2STNBGN).”

National Post reported:

The group said Carlson made false claims about those communities, including “painting them as violent and dangerous.” The segment aimed to provoke resentment and violence against 2STNBGN people through false claims and “malicious misinformation,” Egale Canada executive director Helen Kennedy said in the open letter.

“During the segment, Carlson made the inflammatory and false claim that trans people are ‘targeting’ Christians. To position trans people in existential opposition to Christianity is an incitement of violence against trans people that is plain to any viewer.”

The letter also accused the segment of stoking resentment against 2STNBGN individuals through misinformation “including that trans people are given preferential treatment in employment and other opportunities.”

The Canadian public can submit comments to the CRTC website until June 2nd, according to National Post.

The Post Millennial provided further details about what led to the complaint:

This complaint followed a segment in which Carlson named Egale and prominent Canadian trans activist Fae Johnstone while addressing the trans activist response to the Nashville shooting in which a trans-identified female killed three children and three adults at a Christian elementary school.


Carlson called out Johnstone for tweeting about “trans-misogyny” shortly after the shooting, as well as Egale for putting out a statement the day after the tragedy that failed to mention the children and adults killed but instead claimed that there had been an “exponential rise in anti-trans violence.”

Johnstone drew international criticism after being featured in Hershey Canada’s International Women’s Day campaign. Women all over the world objected to being represented by a male who has openly called for women Johnstone disagrees with to be “so vilified they don’t dare speak.”


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