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Even by the flexible moral, ethical, and professional standards of American talk radio, the May 28th segment of KRXQ 98.5 FM Sacramento's Rob, Arnie, & Dawn in the Morning radio talk show makes for a sickening half-hour of ugliness and cruelty. For once, the focus was not LGBT adults, but minors. The hosts, Rob Williams and Arnie States, devoted the segment in question to a vicious diatribe against transgender children, some as young as five, focusing in particular on the case of one Omaha family raising a gender dysphoric child, and their decision to support her transition from male to female.

Williams and States took turns referring to gender dysphoric children as "idiots" and "freaks," who were just out "for attention" and had "a mental disorder that just needs to somehow be gotten out of them," either by verbal abuse on the part of the parents, or even shock therapy.

"Allowing transgenders to exist, pretty soon it becomes normal to fall in love with the animals," they said.

For his part, States bragged that if his own son were to ever dare put on a pair of high heels, States would beat his son with one of his own shoes. He urged parents whose own little boys expressed a desire to wear a dress to verbally abuse and degrade them as a viable response. "Because you know what? Boys don't wear high heel shoes. And in my house, they definitely don't wear high heels.

"I'm going to go, 'You know what? You're a little idiot! You little dumbass!'" States sneered, adding later, "I look forward to when [the transgender children] go out into society and society beats them down. And they wind up in therapy."

Or dead.

In light of the well-publicized suicides this year of the two boys who took their own lives because of bullying and harassment for "acting gay" (which, in the argot of modern North American teenagers, often refers to acting in a way considered unmasculine by their peers) the stunning lack of moral sensibility on the part of States and Williams is breathtaking. But it also points to the increasingly degraded landscape of talk radio.

The causal link between Bill O'Reilly's obsessive baiting of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller on FOX and Tiller's murder on Sunday, May 31st as he was ushering in his Kansas City church, is currently being explored, an exploration particularly relevant in the case of Rob, Arnie, and Dawn in the Morning, and the potential violent fallout from their inexplicably rage-filled invective against not only transgender children, but even boys who err on the feminine side of standard adolescent behavior, behavior States and Williams consider unnatural because "men are hunters and women are gatherers."

I shudder to imagine the response of the late Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover's mother if she'd had the misfortune to hear the KRXQ broadcast.

"They were always saying [to Carl] 'You're gay, you must be gay, you act like a girl'," Sideaner L. Walker told the press in April, speaking of the dead son she had to cut down from the support beam he hung himself from after months of taunts from his peers---taunts that likely bore more than a passing resemblance to the invective used by States and Williams on their May 28th broadcast.

"I'm not open-minded once I look into sumpin'" one of the two men grunted at the beginning of the segment, their voices interchangeable. "I have every right to call you a freak and judge you on that. It makes me sick. 'Mommy, I'm a girl trapped in a boy's body,'" he simpered, mimicking an effeminate little boy. "I want to wear a dwess."

They berated co-host Dawn Rossi, who seemed genuinely horrified by the rising crescendo of ugliness towards the children and their parents from States and Williams.

"You're actually defending allowing people to become freaks?" they seethed. "A boy who wants to wear a dress is a freak. A nut." Comparing transgender children to "fat bastard kids on Maury," States and Williams urged advocates of transgender children to "stop hiding behind research and laws," whose authority they wholeheartedly reject. Braying with the certitude of the jubilantly ignorant, States and Williams revealed to listeners that "transgenders [sic] did not exist four decades ago," apparently unaware of the historical fact that transgender individuals have existed in every culture throughout recorded history, including in native American cultures where the "two spirited" were revered as teachers, healers, and shamans.

By no objective standard are dumbed-down, Wal-Mart versions of O'Reilly like States and Williams journalists. Nor are they really experts on anything other than plunging the overflowing toilets of their listeners' psyches and selling the sewage back to them, repackaged as "insight," "common sense" and "plain talk" from fake-macho blowhards hiding behind radio microphones.

One doesn't need a primer on transgender or transsexual history in order to appreciate the awesome brutality of the KRXQ shock-jocks' diatribe. All one needs is to know a child, any child. They're small, they're vulnerable, and their world is populated with gods whose divinity is derived solely from their adulthood and perceived authority.

States and Williams chose to use that authority to attack a segment of the childhood population who are more vulnerable than almost any other. Transgender children are at a point in their lives when they feel their own bodies are the enemy, and alien to them. Many of them go to bed praying that when they wake up their bodies and their inner gender will be aligned.

"If the kid ever gets to be eighteen," States snarled, "and says 'I still feel like a woman!' you say, 'Get out! Go be a freak! And understand, SON, that society will never accept you because we still have some moral judgment."

As disturbing as it has become to an increasingly enlightened segment of the mainstream American population to hear LGBT adults vilified and degraded in the media as the discussion over gay marriage and Don't Ask, Don't Tell reaches a boiling point, no one with even a passing acquaintanceship with decency could have been prepared for KRXQ's May 28th pageant of brutality towards transgender children.

Who are, after all, children, first and foremost. Trusting, innocent, and vulnerable, they ought to be beyond the reach of the violent, hate-mongering adult rhetoric that is taken for granted in American talk radio. One needs no particular sympathy for transgender people to understand the prodigious boundary transgression of promoting contempt and disgust towards children,anyone's children, on a radio show.

This should give serious pause to adults of every political, economic, and social background, whatever their stand on LGBT issues. It should be of particular concern to KRXQ's advertisers and their customers.

My little godson Michael is the light of my life. His father was a hockey player and his mother is a legendary beauty. He embodies the best of those two people to absolute perfection. It's been educational to watch his awareness of his own masculine gender assert itself in the last few years. His gender identity wasn't "learned," it came to him already hardwired, in the same way studies continue to show that a transgender child's gender is hardwired. And whatever else his struggles may be in later life, I personally doubt that gender identity is going to be one of them.

But his gentleness and his vulnerability brings my protectiveness into hyper-focus. And if he wanted to wear a dress, or told me he was a girl, my instinct as an adult would be to protect him and try to understand him.

I can only imagine the perfect horror of having someone like States as a father. But if anyone ever called my godson a "sick little freak," or a "nut," or a "freak of nature," or beat him with a shoe for being himself, I could not, and would not, be held accountable for my reaction, or my inevitable response.

I know which end of the shoe I would be on if I ever met another adult who took the official Rob, Arnie & Dawn in the Morning child-rearing advice to heart after hearing it on KRXQ 98.5 FM Sacramento.
And if you wanna listen to the drivel ...

http://www.glaadblog.org/wp-content/...nInAmerica.mp3


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Old 06-04-2009, 04:49 PM
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That's sickening. I hate stupid people. Jesus fucking Christ America. :(

also, I want to wear a dress. :( dresses are pretty.
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...No. Just no. That is just disgusting. That's just inhuman. I'm listening to the MP3 now. They haven't even got onto that topic yet and I already hate them.
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At least one of them had sense to defend Transgender children. I just feel sick after reading that. I doubt I could listen to the audio.
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At least one of them had sense to defend Transgender children. I just feel sick after reading that. I doubt I could listen to the audio.
You and me both.

This is beyond stupidity, this is just wrong. Idiot quacks on the radio D<
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...Yeah, the audio was worse than I imagined. The woman who was protesting against the two men raised several good points (And shouted a lot!), but they just laughed at her and told her she was wrong and stupid. Urgh.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:29 PM
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They made a lot of gameshow noises too.
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Yeah, I wasn't sure how to word that. But that was one of the most irritating things. "But they aren't freaks-" "Eh-ehh!"
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Also, that 'common sense' thing, haha. I've been arguing with a particularly retarded Republican who keeps trying to refute my demands of proof that FOX News is more fair and balanced, which he claims to have, with 'then show me your common sense he he he.' He literally replied that to a whole bunch of my points which he should easily be able to go against if he was right. Then he called me dumb.
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.....That's totally unfair. I bet they'll get fired when the complaints start rolling in. Those people are jerks. -growls-
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That's sickening. I hate stupid people. Jesus fucking Christ America. :(
Becuase these three idiots represent our whole country, right.
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I'm at a loss for words. It's hard for me to even consider people like this human.

But I am rofl-ing at that one line about "hiding behind research and law". It's almost like they realize how fucking stupid they are.
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Holy shit I can't even breath I can't believe I just read that all not even going to try the audio what the fuck.
I quite honestly advocate removing these apes from the gene pool immediately via the most painful means available. I don't even have words anymore.
They're getting backlash, the station has already lost at least one major advertising contract, they've already been busted and fined for - get this - advocating violence against women. It's undoubtful to me they've just gotten themselves pulled, but dear sweet crap the damage they may have already done. I only imagine the redneck fathers with the processing speed of a rock hearing this and going to beat their son with a shoe because he's a tad girly. "That's not what boys do" HOLYSHITINDIVIDUALITY.
At least this Dawn one stood up against them but they went and yelled at her eeeeergh.
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Becuase these three idiots represent our whole country, right.
you know you're worse than like, other countries, right
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It's fine if you think that, but please don't use "Americans" when referring to people like this. As someone who has absolutely no control over the fact I live here, to be associated with low-life assholes like this is quite sickening. So don't do it. Please.
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To be fair, the fact that US laws allow drivel like this to be broadcast in the first place is more than a little sickening.

"Nausea" pretty much sums this whole disgrace up.
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To be fair, the fact that US laws allow drivel like this to be broadcast in the first place is more than a little sickening.
America prides itself in its Free Speech hardcore.
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To be fair, the fact that US laws allow drivel like this to be broadcast in the first place is more than a little sickening.

"Nausea" pretty much sums this whole disgrace up.
This is why Freedom of Speech is a double-edged sword in the US.

If this was in good ol' Blighty, they would be the most hated people in the country.

Though on the bright side (the size of a pin), this will attract attention to the TG community and they hopefully will get the support they need. Remember the battle for same-sex marriage?

It can start with a bashing, then the sympathy card is played unintentionally. There the public gives support and after a few years, it becomes accepted.

EDIT: Though I hate her shouting, I support the woman. She makes a valid point.
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...I'm speechless. And kind of about to cry because what the fuck, humankind?
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