Lefty Media Upset Over ‘Misgendering’ of Transgender Shooter in Nashville Christian School Massacre
“There was confusion later on Monday about the gender identity of the assailant in the Nashville shooting. Officials had used ‘she’ and ‘her’ to refer to the suspect, who, according to a social media post and a LinkedIn profile, appeared to identify as a man in recent months.” – NY Times
Six innocent people including three children were murdered Monday at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville by a woman named Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old former student who according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department identified as “he/him” on her social media profiles.
But while the MNPD and the FBI field office in Memphis were processing the scene and beginning their investigation into what happened, the mainstream media were busy pausing their coverage of how things unfolded to do the very important work in making sure Hale wasn’t being “misgendered.”
Here are some of the more noteworthy examples.
Police have now confirmed the shooter was a 28-year-old Nashville woman. She was shot and killed by responding officers.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 27, 2023
Police on Monday afternoon said that the shooter was a transgender man. Officials had initially misidentified the gender of the shooter.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 27, 2023
BREAKING: Officials say three students and three adults were killed at a private Christian school in Nashville. The suspected shooter is also dead.
"This shooter is a female. She appears to be in her teens…She was armed with at least two assault-type rifles and a handgun." pic.twitter.com/R0YwYMvoOS
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 27, 2023
Update: Police identified the suspect as a 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who they shot and killed at the scene. CBS News is still working to confirm Hale’s gender identity.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 28, 2023
LATEST: Shooting at Nashville Christian school https://t.co/RdYLvfum24
• At least 3 children, 3 adults killed in shooting
• Female shooter, armed with at least 2 assault-type rifles and handgun, fatally shot by responding officers
• Shooter “appears to be in her teens” pic.twitter.com/pm2brLmDyC
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 27, 2023
Update: A previous post about the Nashville Christian school shooting included initial information from police officials about the suspect’s gender. Those officials have since noted that the shooter was transgender.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 28, 2023
Female assailants in mass shootings in the U.S. — like the one that occurred on Monday in Nashville — are extremely rare, according to the Violence Project, which maintains a national database of mass shootings dating to 1966. https://t.co/rAK7j63qhV
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 27, 2023
There was confusion later on Monday about the gender identity of the assailant in the Nashville shooting. Officials had used “she” and “her” to refer to the suspect, who, according to a social media post and a LinkedIn profile, appeared to identify as a man in recent months.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 28, 2023
And where do these media outlets get their marching orders? Their woke readers, that’s where:
5 times @cnn misgendered. No correction.
A mass shooting is horrible.
Misgendering does not make anything better.
— Karen Lopez (@datachick) March 28, 2023
Another day, another mass shooting. The shooter has been identified by his deadname. It appears he used he/him pronouns & was a former student at the school. Of course, MSM & the LEO’s discussing the issue are misgendering the murderer. I’m sad & angry on so many levels.
— Spencer Bergstedt, J.D. 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️🖋⚖️ He/Him (@SpenceBergstedt) March 27, 2023
It's so infuriating that the media gets to both misgender Aiden Hale as a "rare female mass killer" *AND* misidentify him as a trans fem whose status as mass killer proves trans women are men because women don't do that
— Nightling Bug 🗝️ (@NightlingBug) March 27, 2023
This is the Nashville murderer. His dead name is Audrey and his name is Aiden. Two things can be true. Posting because Oftentimes we fail to smear faces when they are from the Paperplate Community but not a reason to misgender and be homophobic. #NashvilleCovenantSchool pic.twitter.com/nqtmK0KiBH
— Monica Cannon-Grant (@BlackNExisting) March 28, 2023
You know mass shooting isn’t a reason to spread transphobia, right ?
Misgendering isn’t an option, what the person did doesn’t matter.
— royal slime 🏳️🌈🌺 (@TaliConseil4) March 27, 2023
Aiden Hale, not Audrey.
HIM. Not her. How hard is it to not misgender people?
— Dr. Alex Borodin MD (@borodin1337) March 27, 2023
Yes, because it is so inconsiderate to “misgender” a mass murderer and we should respect their wishes no matter how heinous their actions or something.
Incredible. The New York Times apologizes for misgendering the Nashville mass shooter who murdered three kids and three adults because it disrespects the murderer’s memory and identity. Truly a cult. Woke mind virus in full swing. pic.twitter.com/yT0J6ldsC1
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 28, 2023
It is worth considering that we have created the kind of society where a newspaper has to stop in reporting about a mass shooting at an elementary school to make sure it doesn't misgender the murderer. https://t.co/awgHZ2AbPT pic.twitter.com/lWz0Mq9YGY
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) March 28, 2023
In fact, the word “woman” has been slowly disappearing from the coverage that has been published at many of the major news outlets. For instance, I couldn’t find it anywhere on the CNN page that is providing up-to-the-minute reports on what’s been going on in Nashville.
Others are already defaulting to using “he,” “him,” and “his” in their stories on Hale instead of “she” and “her.”
It’s astonishing that this even needs to be said, but “reporting” in deference to a mass shooter’s alleged pronoun preferences outside of noting for the record that’s what they claim, and erasing their actual gender in the process should not be on any journalist’s priority list. Like ever.
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RESIST the Trans Resistance Network for its justification of child killing.*
Especially for garbage like this:
“A Twitter profile by the name of Trans Resistance Network wrote on Monday that “anti-trans hate” has “consequences” in relation to the killing of six people at a Christian school in Nashville, TN.
The man who killed six people — including three children — in Nashville “felt he had no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the life of others,” according to the Trans Resistance Network’s statement.”
*A repeat comment at the very end of the other thread
Normally the leftist chattering mob abhors “blaming the victims,” but there obviously is an exception for its mascot groups. So we are to understand that the issue here isn’t a mentally unbalanced person launching a vicious attack on a school, but rather that the Christians in the school failed to participate in the perp’s delusion? Implying the victims got what they deserved? Intellectual consistency is not a hallmark of the left, nor is decency.
Normally the leftist chattering mob abhors “blaming the victims,”
The baby “burden”. h/t Obama It’s part and parcel of their ethical religion, their class-disordered ideologies, their social progress.
“felt he had no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the life of others,”
Malignant narcissism turned up to 11.
That excuse has been used in the past ..multiple times to justify murder. They can never be satisfied. Milgram was right….lethality will be accepted by the majority of the activists.
Funny, the powers that be never accepted that explanation for Carl Drega.
The misogynists, misandrists, and transhumane have abortive dreams. Their albinophobic pride and prejudice does them no favors. They are in good company. #HateLovesAbortion
So in other words they really do want us to hate them if this is the direction they are going in.
Militant Trans are doubling down that “hate has consequences”. Sure does, but Uncle Joe and Brother Merrick won’t be there all the time to cover for your crimes.
This monster murdered 6 people including 3 small children
If fact it murdered 6 families because they will never be the same
Trans and Blacks have screwed the pooch
I can’t look at either anymore with any compassion, in fact, I’m just filled with anger and sadness
I really have t stopped crying over this
Then you’ll enjoy her new pronouns: “was/were”
Not to mention it is in fact the perfect time for dead naming.
She deemed them a “burden” h/t Obama. She followed the State-established religion and elected to abort them. Perfectly legal in sanctuary States and woke frames of mind. That said, spare the abortionist and sequester her victims. It’s a Pro-Choice ethical religious wicked solution.
I can’t look at either anymore with any compassion, in fact, I’m just filled with anger and sadness
Then with respect, you need to step back for your own sanity. If you allow propagandists to destroy your compassion, your reason isn’t far behind it. Remember that what you see on the Internet isn’t reality. Spend more time with real people in the real world.
They empathize so strongly with a transsexual mass-murder of children that they’re offended on her behalf even though she’s dead and can’t be harmed by it? It’s like their knee-jerk impulse to virtue-signal is so strong that it negates all traces of intelligence.
It’s leftist Brownshirts sticking together. That’s what they’re paid for.
If there are any traces there to begin with.
Meant to reply to Socratease
Corpses don’t self-identify as anything. They are either male, or female, no matter how mutilated.
DNA doesn’t lie.
As for misgendering, perhaps time to follow the philosophy, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….
Why should society have to bend to what is irrational? If you want to call a he a she, and vice versa, by all means. Don’t coerce the rest, especially when an estimated 0.6% of adults, about 1.4 million, identify as transgender in the United States, according to a 2016 study.
Should Transgenderism be a protected class? Should the law give men women’s rights, thereby infringeing on those rights?
Things are out of hand a time runs short. That is not Al Gore or John Kerry speaking. Once it’s gone, it’s not coming back for a very long time, if ever.
The jury is out whether or not a reckoning will occur and people will decide to end the misery caused by extremists lacking any spirituality or belief in equality and self-emancipation.
they are indignant that the murderer is dead named but have no concern for the named dead.
I called this on a different article this morning. A real no-brainer. Nostrathomas will now coin a new term for the lefty media: transgenocide. We are literally see a wave of trangenocide sweeping the nation.
If only there was a way for the public and our public servants to easily and rapidly know how a person chooses to identify. How is it in our modern era with all our technology we don’t have the tools to equip our public servants with such a system that avoids the tragedy of ‘dead naming or misgendering’. /s
Wait, we already have that; they can go before a judge and legally change their name then go to the DMV and have a new DL or ID card issued reflecting the change. In some States they can also use a similar process to change which sex is listed on the DL/ID.
If it’s important enough to provoke some sort of existential crisis causing a media meltdown within 24 hours of 3 children being slaughtered by a leftist weirdo trans then it should be important enough for the same weirdos demanding the rest of participate in their cosplay to also demand that the ‘trans’ folks make a minimum effort. Until then they can pound sand.
The FBI thugs are probably sanitizing as much as possible at this point. Can’t have too much negative coverage of one of their Democrat masters’ pet constituencies.
Sanitizing in the media perhaps, But they can do little about the actual facts and evidence as it’s not an FBI case.
Nashville PD took out the perp by themselves. They control the scene and the evidence. And I can’t see them letting the FBI stick their noses in or take any of the kudos.
It’s interesting to remember that J. Edgar Hoover was a transvestite! The FBI has quite interesting DNA.
The left are literally insane
Any less than the Nazis, the Bolsheviks or the Maoists?
They may be insane, but they’re here and their handlers control the federal government.
Just a note for all those idiots complaining about dead naming. Audrey/Aiden actually used both names as shown by their message to their friend.
So one can be wrong or right depending on when?
Got a professor you don’t like at a school that requires submission to feelz? Change pronouns daily and file a complaint if the wrong one is used.
I have clients in a major city police department. They have told me – to a one – that the most dangerous, violent people on the street are the transvestites.
She was a full on nut case who festered on the hatred of Christianity preached by academia, sex perverts,MSM< and the Democratic Party…especially such as Pelosi and Biden who make a mockery of it.
She is but one of MILLIONS that are roaming our country.
Official announcements should use the legal name. If the subject is well known under another name, that might also be included for clarity.
If the Left wants to use “preferred pronouns” instead of the English language, that’s their choice. But there’s no cause for complaint if others mock them or point out the killer was trans.
The irony here is that it’s the legacy media themselves deliberately deadnaming and misgendering the shooter, to avoid raising questions of transgender mental illness.
You mean the name she used on the ATF background check forms to buy the weapons she used in her evil and vicious attack on innocents to support your cause??
Yeah, I think we’ll stick to that one. But thanks for helping us make our point.
So the press identified the mass-murdering psychopath by a bad name. Gee, we’re so sorry.
Well, she’s dead, so…
It’s a good thing this didn’t have in Uvalde. It would have taken 38 minutes for the police to shoot her.
She senselessly killed six beautiful people because of her mental illness.
Her ‘mental illness’ was created upon her by the left. She is but one of countless women who have been driven nuts (and worse – mutilaited) and are waiting in the wings.
Does anyone know what the “Paperplate Community” is?
No, but I’d not be surprised if the leader’s given name is Chinette.
I think I still have one of their old 45s. It was NOT a smash hit.
Ugh. If you remove the space that shouldn’t be there, and move the search from images to text, you get a lot better results.
It seems to be a “community” of people (like the quilting or scrapbooking “communities”) who trade tips about “paperplate” crafting. A subset being teachers who assign primary school art projects using paper plates as media.
Where did you come across the term?
Oh, I found it. Strange that a browser search did not search inside the tweet boxes.
I have no idea. Perhaps it’s a metaphor from printing technology. Metal plates are used for long press runs of many impressions. Paper plates are much cheaper to make, but have a much more limited lifetime before they get muddy and indistinct. I can see how this would be a fine metaphor for the short-lived satisfaction one gets from transitioning.
Well, in my book trannies are the ones who misgender themselves.
She is… was not feminine?
Levine’s follies, psychiatric dysphoria, and another handmade tale to rationalize homicide, cannibalism, now medical experiments. Transgender conversion therapy through medical, surgical, and psychiatric corruption not only fails to mitigate, but may accelerated progressive dysfunction and abortive choice(s) in the majority of boys and girls treated. This is what distinguishes between the so-called stable classes (e.g. trans/homosexuals) and trans/neo classes in the transgender spectrum.
The Progressive Liberal sects are culpable. Lose your Pro-Choice ethical religion. Sequester your Rainbow banners and rhetoric, your albinophobic images. #HateLovesAbortion
What do trannies, vegans, and cross fit adherents have in common?
They will tell you repeatedly within moments of meeting them.
Now in other news. Gender benders have a hissy fit and walk on the backs of dead children to press their agenda.
Since the Confederate Flag became a symbol of hate and was summarily removed after a moron in South Carolina unalived church goers, I now propose that the Rainbow Flag be deemed a symbol of hate after a moron unalived children in Tennessee.
I am surprised to see that the one downvote on my comment could be from someone who approves of trans nut jobs unaliving children. To defend such people shows how horribly the gender bender community has infected the minds of the citizenry that someone is offended by comments that do not adhere to those beliefs. I suggest that people get counseling for the tacit approval of mentally ill people attacking innocent people.
I used to think I had just attracted a Poopie Groupie. Now think we have an itinerant troll who just visits all the pages to Poopie Groupie all of the popular comments. I’m sure the admins could research this, as the website keeps track of who votes for what (after all, you can’t vote twice).
I happened to be in the car yesterday afternoon at the top of an hour so I flipped to CNN on the magic radio to catch how they might spin this. Twice the talking head referred to Audrey at “they” which just shined such a bright light on the stupidity of referring to an individual with a plural pronoun.
Anyone unfamiliar with the circumstances of this tragedy would likely assume that there were multiple shooters involved because the talking head kept referring to “they” as the shooter.
In the year 2060, scholars of history/anthropology will beat their heads against the3 wall trying to figure out WTF happened here the last decade or so.
There will be an arcane academic specialty known only to a tiny and secretive group of monks which decodes what passes for the English language these days.
You know “WTF” happened? WE let a group corrupt freaks (the GOPe) in the hen house, and they betrayed us – yet we kept voting them in.
THAT is the phenomenon, not the fact that leftists crazy Brownshirts proliferated on their watch.
We’re living in another Weimar Republic. It’s that simple.
By all means, let’s let insane people dictate the truth around insane, evil Audrey Hale. SMDH.
I blame most of today’s problems on narcissism.
The transgenders are upset that God got to pick their M/F sex, when obviously a true narcissist would pick their own.
It also explains the militant atheists.
The narcissism of our young was created – intentionally – by the left as an investment in the tools we see them using today. We sat by and twiddled our thumbs, watching.
doubt the “gender” of the perp mattered to those whose lives were taken from them with violence–in performing their duty professionally with dispatch, leo not only prevented any additional deaths but spared the rest of us the lengthy, orchestrated drama / tragi-comedy / media spectacle of a ” trial ”
condolences to the victims and their families
The Christians had it coming.
“Yes, because it is so inconsiderate to “misgender” a mass murderer and we should respect their wishes no matter how heinous their actions or something.”
The tweet was sarcastic. First clue is that the guy’s icon is a “Stonetoss” character holding an SKS. He was twitting another conservative’s post of an MSM news video that consistently “misgendered” the killer. Pure Alinsky.
The correct pronouns are “was” and “were”
The S&W EZ is a pistol designed for women and old men with severe arthritis.
The now dead shooter was 28 and did not have arthritis.
At this point we are long overdue for a bit of legislation regarding Mass Shooting Incidents. So many of them “want to be seen” or “remembered” for their heinous actions. We need to take that recognition away from them. If the media won’t be responsible, then our Government should act and make it unlawful to publish the name, face, or other personally identifiying information about these shooters anywhere but in official records and documents. Stop giving them what they want and there will be fewer incidents.