For the leftists on Twitter, probably the most “infamous” second of Nikki Haley’s CNN city corridor with Jake Tapper was her assertion that organic boys within the locker room had been spurring suicidal ideas amongst ladies: “How are we purported to get our ladies used to the truth that organic boys are of their locker rooms? After which we marvel why a 3rd of our teenage ladies severely contemplated suicide final yr.”
Washington Put up “Truth Checker” Glenn Kessler then adopted shortly behind and threw 4 Pinocchios — “Pants on Hearth” Lie! — at Haley for daring to say such a factor.
Wow. Nikki Haley simply mentioned teenage ladies are considering suicide as a result of transgender ladies are “of their locker room.” pic.twitter.com/IeGYVWKdBH
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) June 5, 2023
Haley’s marketing campaign responded to Kessler’s request for remark:
After we requested the Haley marketing campaign why the candidate made this hyperlink, her spokesman responded with a press release he mentioned was from Haley herself: “We’ve to develop sturdy ladies, and that’s being threatened proper now. Whether or not it’s organic boys going into ladies’ locker rooms or taking part in in ladies’ sports activities, girls are being advised their voices don’t matter. For those who assume this sort of aggressive bullying isn’t a part of the issue, you’re not paying consideration.”
Kessler mentioned that does not reply a request for proof that boys within the locker room are spurring suicide. Kessler identified that there isn’t any proof of a survey that reveals a suicide connection. That is a reality. So it is a legitimate merchandise for a Truth Checker.
But it surely reveals as soon as once more that the Put up‘s thought of who and what to test is pushed by the Left. The goal choice is generally Republican. It’s a must to return a month to Could 4 to search out Kessler checking a Democrat proper now. Some may argue that Haley was extra prone to be attacked by accepting an look on CNN. Republicans ought to take up CNN on a proposal like this, however we’d guess Lefty Twitter would get much less upset if Haley despatched the identical message on Fox or Newsmax.
Additionally bear in mind Kessler has a behavior to withhold Pinocchios on Democrats. Kamala Harris mendacity that they needed to “begin from scratch” on a COVID vaccine drew TWO Pinocchios.
One motive why this impressed a lot rage on Lefty Twitter is as a result of they always counsel conservatives are spurring suicidal ideas amongst trans youth by daring to oppose them. Use their most popular pronouns — or else! After all, Jake Tapper responded to Haley with that: “In line with the Trevor Mission, half of trans folks and non-binary younger folks have severely thought-about suicide in the previous yr. Lots of these [leftist] efforts are about attempting to cease that.” That is weaponized in opposition to critics: cease opposing us, otherwise you need us useless.
Leftist media do not underline the Trevor Mission is a really ideological group. They insist “LGBTQ youth aren’t inherently liable to suicide threat due to their sexual orientation or gender id, however relatively positioned at greater threat due to how they’re mistreated and stigmatized in society.” Would Kessler fact-check that assertion? Or are they immune from scrutiny?
The Trevor Mission speaks the gospel of intersectionality, that the marginalized “are formed by interlocking methods of privilege and oppression on the societal stage, akin to heterosexism, cisgenderism, and racism.” These are the conspiracy theories that go unchecked by “reality checkers.”