Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Fox news anchor Martha MacCallum, whom the network touts as part of its purported “news”-side team, said “there’s a sexualization element to” Drag Queen Story Hour -- a national program of events in which drag queens read children’s books to kids at libraries, schools, and bookstores to help children “develop empathy, learn about gender diversity and difference, and tap into their own creativity." Her guest also claimed that drag queens and LGBTQ people are trying to “groom” children into an “unhealthy lifestyle,” citing HIV and AIDS. MacCallum’s segment is just the latest example of right-wing fearmongering about drag queens and children, which tends to subtly wink at myths that LGBTQ people harm young people or that they are sexual predators or pedophiles.

  • Fox guest says that drag queens and LGBTQ people are grooming youth “into their unhealthy lifestyle” that includes “HIV and AIDS"
    Fox news anchor Martha MacCallum, whom the network touts as part of its purported “news”-side team, said “there’s a sexualization element to” Drag Queen Story Hour -- a national program of events in ...
    06/25/2019 - 5:57 am | View Link
  • Fox Business aired a video mocking college students' opinions on socialism and then admitted the quotes were cherry-picked
    She joins us now, tell me what they said. KRISTINA PARTSINEVELOS (FOX BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT): We have a lot of young people that are taking to socialism. We're seeing it a lot. So I went out onto the ...
    05/23/2019 - 6:20 am | View Link
  • Fox News anchor misleadingly splices together tweets of anti-gun violence activist to accuse her of politicizing Colorado school shooting
    To discuss the tragedy, Fox anchor Shannon Bream on Fox “news”-side show Fox News @ Night brought on NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who derided people for blaming guns after shootings. Loesch also ...
    05/8/2019 - 4:04 am | View Link
  • Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress expresses support for the death penalty: Innocent people are executed but so "was Jesus Christ himself"
    We know that. And we ought to do everything we can to prevent that. But I remind people, the greatest example of an innocent person being executed was Jesus Christ himself. He was totally innocent, ...
    03/31/2019 - 6:05 am | View Link
  • Fox's Peter Doocy: Green New Deal will require "tearing down every structure in the United States so that it is eco-friendlier to save money"
    Potentially in the next couple days. ERIC SHAWN (GUEST CO-HOST): All right and, Peter, besides Senator Booker, what are the other Democrats saying about this? DOOCY: That, basically, you have to spend ...
    02/25/2019 - 3:14 am | View Link
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