Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fox News Uses "Attack of the Lesbian Prison Gangs" Scare Tactic Again!

The conservative news giant Fox News is now warning that Lindsay Lohan will face "vicious lesbian gangs" when she goes to jail. This news story titled 'Lesbian Prison Gangs Waiting to Get Hands on Lindsay Lohan, Report Says' first broke in The Sun, and as appalling as it is, atleast The Sun is a tabloid newspaper. Fox News claims to be a legitimate news organization and bills itself "fair and balanced" in their reporting. Also it should be noted that this is not the first time Fox has used the "lesbian gangs" scare tactic which made headlines nationwide until it was debunked.

In the article one inmate is quoted as saying:

"The gay inmates wear their shirts inside out to let others know they are available. So if Lindsay doesn't want someone to grab her ass she'd better keep her shirt on straight. Women grab each other like animals when the guards aren't looking. It's disgusting." (Fox News).

There are several problems with this story.
  1. How can a reporter run a story based on one account? How do we know that this person is accurate or telling the truth?
  2. Unlike the title which suggests that these gangs wish to rape Lohan, the quote by the inmate suggests that the lesbians will only approach one another if they signal they are interested by reversing their shirts.
  3. This article assumes Lindsay would not be interested in other inmates sexually. Lindsay is bisexual and could theoretically desire another female inmate for sex.
  4. Lindsay Lohan will be in solitary confinement for her protection and is unlikely to encounter other inmates.
This is just sensational news and scare tactics being used by Fox News to draw misunderstanding and hatred toward the lesbian and broader LGBT community.

Phone Fox News: 1-888-369-4762


Anonymous said...

It may be worth noting to know that both "The Sun" and "Fox News Network" are owned by one Rupert Murdoch

Anonymous said...

It's difficult to believe that there are still people who take Fox News seriously. But, there are incredible millions who do. As for Lohan, the best thing that can happen to this spoiled brat would be so spend 90 days in jail.

Nox said...

I'm actually for this trend of saying more ridiculous and less believable things... I hope they keep it up so that it becomes even more obvious that they are useless as sources of information for anyone... just saying.

Anonymous said...

They should be using the recent staten island attack on gay men as the scare tactic. That really IS scary.

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