CNSNews.com wants to hate Joe Biden, transgender people ... and anything Biden does to help them. It's been obsessing -- and fearmongering -- about that for months.
We've already seen that CNS has sent interns out twice last year to pester members of Congress about Biden's "intent to order public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams of their choice." But it primed those gotcha questions with months of fearmongering about Biden wanting equal treatment for transgenders:
- Biden Wants Shelters to Provide Housing by Gender Identity, Not Biological Gender
- Biden Will ‘Provide Federal Funding for Local Efforts to Meet the Needs of Transgender Communities’
- Biden Will ‘Direct the U.S. Department of Defense to Allow Transgender Service Members to Serve Openly’
- VP Pick Harris Co-Sponsored Bill Allowing Males in Female Sports and Locker Rooms
- Biden to 'Proud Mom' of 8-Year-Old Transgender: 'There Should Be Zero Discrimination'
- Biden Promises Biological Males Access to Girls’ ‘Sports, Bathrooms and Locker Rooms’
After Biden won the election, CNS upped its attacks on Biden and transgenders. One post-election article fearmongered that "Biden Says Anatomical Males Should Be Able to Say They Are Female on U.S. Passports," and editor Terry Jeffrey portrayed transgender equality as "evil."
In January, as Biden prepared to take office, the fearmongering ramped up further:
- Biden: Next Week He’ll Give Transgenders ‘Access to Sports...and Locker Rooms in Accordance With Their Gender Identity’
- Biden Promises Admin That ‘Addresses The Unique Needs of…Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Women’
- Blinken: Biden Administration Will Appoint LGBTI Envoy, Allow Gay Pride Flag to Fly Over U.S. Embassies
And Biden took office, it was time for CNS to rewrite those fearmongering articles again stating that he did what he said he would do:
- WH Requests Gender ‘Pronoun’ and ‘Prefix’ Preferences on Contact Form
- Biden Orders Feds: Ensure Transgenders Access to ‘the Restroom, the Locker Room, or School Sports’ of Their Choice
- Joe Biden Signs Order ‘Permitting Transgender Individuals to Serve Openly in the Military’
- Secretary of State Antony Blinken Confirms That He Will Name a Special 'LGBTQI' Envoy
- SecDef: ‘We Should Avail Ourselves of the Best Possible Talent in Our Population, Regardless of Gender Identity’
- SecState: ‘Defending the Rights of LGBTQI People is Something the Department is Going to…Take on Immediately’
- The Washington Post Calls Biden 'President Who Has Been Called Most Pro-Transgender in History'
- Biden Declares that U.S. Will ‘Combat the Criminalization by Foreign Governments of LGBTQI+…Conduct’
- Pelosi: ‘The Protection of LGBTQ Communities… Are Once More Front-and-Center of Our National Security Agenda’
These are all "news" articles, and they weren't posted because CNS approves of this -- it's a way to generate right-wing clickbait. Interestingly, most of these are anonymously written, credited only to "CNSNews.com Staff," though CNS' search engine shows many of them were posted through the account of Jeffrey -- the guy who calls transgender equality "evil."
Also note that there is particular fixation on trans athletes, even though any Biden orders proposed or issued would not specifically mandate that transgender athletes play on or against girls' teams and are more broadly ban discrimination. Which is why CNS also published these articles:
- Idaho Female Runner Against Biden’s Transgender Order: ‘Very Un-Motivating to Lose to a Biological Male in Your Sport’
- Rand Paul to EdSec Nominee Who Says Boys Have ‘Right’ to Compete in Girls’ Sports: ‘What Planet Are You From?'
- Rev. Graham on Biden's Transgender Order: It's 'Blatant Discrimination Against Women and Girls'
At CNS, pushing right-wing anti-trans narratives comes well ahead of journalistic objectivity.