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Dude expresses desire to look like a lady, Fox & Friends makes obvious musical connection; outrage ensues

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Video courtesy of our good friends at Media Matters, still somehow a tax-exempt organization even though their stated mission is to destroy the Fox News Channel:

Shocking! Just because Bradley Manning, who is a dude, has expressed a desire to look like a lady, that doesn’t mean they should play Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady.” It’s entirely inappropriate!

Isn’t that correct, left-wing outrage-mongers?

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Jezebel:

No one expects Fox & Friends to keep it classy, which is why it’s almost impressive when the show manages to pull off something so incredibly tasteless that you actually take notice and think, “Wow, that was fucked up, even for you people.”

HuffPo:

The producers over at Fox News’ morning show were at it again Tuesday morning when they decided to not-so-tastefully introduce a segment on Chelsea Manning’s gender transition.

(Note: “Gender transition” means becoming a castrati, growing your hair out, and wearing women’s clothing and makeup.)

TPM:

“Fox & Friends” on Tuesday made light of Chelsea Manning’s intention to live as a woman, playing a transgender-themed rock song over a pair of photos of the convicted soldier who went by the name Bradley Manning prior to her sentencing.

Slate:

Fox News wasted little time weighing in on the Great Chelsea Manning Pronoun Debate. “I don’t do what Bradley Manning wants me to do,” America’s Newsroom host Gregg Jarrett declared last week, explaining why he had just repeatedly used masculine pronouns to describe Manning. But as you can see in the clip above, Jarrett’s friends at Fox & Friends took that stance to the extreme this morning by mocking the Army private by playing Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like a Lady).”

Liberals refuse to judge anyone… except people who hurt their feelings by disagreeing with them.

What exactly has Bradley Manning done to earn our respect and place himself above mockery? I’m interested in any theories.

If FNC is guilty of anything, it’s being too on-the-nose. How about a more subtle (not to mention more listenable) ode to transvestism? Why not something like “Lola” or “Walk on the Wild Side”? Well, maybe next time.