Monica Roberts has another summary of what continues to be inaccurate, unfair and biased “hate reporting” by this media outlet.
And you think we didn’t notice you:
* Still have those jacked up titles for both articles * Still kept the mugshots in both articles * Still refuse to excise the criminal record that is not germane to the story * Still are refusing to refer to Cemia as she, with female pronouns or as a transgender female.
* Still refuse to use her chosen name as part of the AP Stylebook guidelines you claim to have followed.
Because words matter, my friends. Images matter. Ignoring the LGBTQ community’s request to provide fair & accurate coverage on a horrible crime to our sister matters.
And the NBC affiliate – Channel 3 WKYC – seems to have provided the best coverage of the rally
Sadly the unprofessional journalism continues. Channel 19 Action News describes Cemia as a male while covering the rally by her community around that very issue. Sigh.
Victims of hate crimes based on gender identity (as well as sexual orientation) are not covered by hate crime funds so TransOhio is accepting donations to pay for her burial as well as support Cemia’s family. Click on the logo to make a donation through Paypal.
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