Look How The Mainstream Media Tries to Distort Transgender Bathroom Fight
The liberal mainstream media, entertainment industry and professional grievance groups wasted no time in attacking a duly enacted piece of legislation in North Carolina, with news coverage, Facebook posts and tweets create a frenzy of misinformation about a so-called “Bathroom Law.”
The new Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act – also referred to as HB2 – forbids cities from passing ordinances that differ from existing state laws governing discrimination.
The measure was introduced in response to ordinances passed in Charlotte, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham allowing the use of restrooms to be based on a person’s self-identified gender, rather than their biological status at birth.
Since then, the state has been targeted by a coordinated effort by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a large national organization in Washington, D.C., to bully and intimidate the state into repealing the law.
One tactic has been a nationwide protest campaign, with the group claiming to have delivered nearly 200,000 signatures to Raleigh, even posting a photograph of boxes lined up in front of the North Carolina state capitol building.
The deception was exposed by Gov. Pat McCrory who took to Facebook himself to point out that the petitions were only a fraction of what the mainstream media and pro-transgender groups claimed.
“The anonymously-funded, national smear campaign led by the Human Rights Campaign is grossly misrepresenting information about the petitions delivered to State Capitol today. Contrary to the media reports, the activists only delivered enough petitions to fill two boxes and the overwhelming majority of signatures were from out-of-state because people in North Carolina understand that this law is perfectly reasonable.”
Opponents have also enlisted organizations like the National Basketball Association to boycott the state by pulling out of lucrative sporting events and prompting Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam, and Cirque du Soleil to cancel concerts and performances.
The usual liberal celebrities on the Left chimed in with threats although it was hard to see how a boycott by Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Jamie Lee Curtis and George Takei would convince North Carolinians to demand a repeal of the law.
The irony is that the groups are protesting a law that merely serves to codify a decades-old North Carolina Supreme Court ruling that already made such municipal ordinances unconstitutional.
See the images here: https://governor.nc.gov