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August 27, 2013

Most media outlets are having a difficult time properly covering the Chelsea Manning story, working hard to balance sensitivities, but not Fox News, which played Aerosmith’s classic rock staple about misgendering, “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” under a news report about Manning this morning. Ugh.

15:06 // 11 months ago
August 23, 2013
The charges and verdict against her, as well as the U.S. Army’s policy denying transgender-related healthcare to inmates, are not a justification for misgendering, or resorting to stereotypes about transgender women.
GLAAD • In a press release discussing how media outlets should best handle reporting on Chelsea Manning. (In case you haven’t been watching, they’ve struggled.) It’s not the only group offering assistance and insight on this issue: Read more here.
18:39 // 12 months ago
August 22, 2013
Again, we took a lot of heat for this stance. But I think it was the right move. Chelsea Manning deserved to reveal this on her own terms, not ours. — Ernie @ SFB

Again, we took a lot of heat for this stance. But I think it was the right move. Chelsea Manning deserved to reveal this on her own terms, not ours. — Ernie @ SFB

11:57 // 12 months ago
How many outlets do you think will make this change as quickly as Wikipedia? Let us know who you spot making such changes in the comments below.

How many outlets do you think will make this change as quickly as Wikipedia? Let us know who you spot making such changes in the comments below.

9:18 // 1 year ago
nbcnews:

EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Manning wants to be a woman, says ‘I am Chelsea’
(Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP; U.S. Army via AP)
Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.
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I know we’ve had to defend our stance on referring to Manning as “Bradley” pretty stridently while the trial was going on. But I think that Manning deserved the right to make a statement on the issue, rather than for all of us to assume based on information that was released to the public without Manning’s consent. And now, she has—ahead of what’s bound to be a challenging prison sentence. Chelsea faces a tough road ahead in fighting for hormonal treatment therapy in prison, but her lawyers are ready to fight for it.

nbcnews:

EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Manning wants to be a woman, says ‘I am Chelsea’

(Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP; U.S. Army via AP)

Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.

More from TODAY

I know we’ve had to defend our stance on referring to Manning as “Bradley” pretty stridently while the trial was going on. But I think that Manning deserved the right to make a statement on the issue, rather than for all of us to assume based on information that was released to the public without Manning’s consent. And now, she has—ahead of what’s bound to be a challenging prison sentence. Chelsea faces a tough road ahead in fighting for hormonal treatment therapy in prison, but her lawyers are ready to fight for it.

8:25 // 1 year ago
August 21, 2013
Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison: He’s also receiving a dishonorable discharge, a loss of rank, and a forfeit of his pay. However, he will not be fined.
Updates when we get them.
UPDATE: Manning will be eligible for parole, but will be required to serve one-third of the sentence. With time served—1,293 days—counted against the 35-year total, that means he’ll be in prison for a minimum of eight more years. The sentence is a little more than half what the federal government asked for.

Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison: He’s also receiving a dishonorable discharge, a loss of rank, and a forfeit of his pay. However, he will not be fined.

Updates when we get them.

UPDATE: Manning will be eligible for parole, but will be required to serve one-third of the sentence. With time served—1,293 days—counted against the 35-year total, that means he’ll be in prison for a minimum of eight more years. The sentence is a little more than half what the federal government asked for.

10:26 // 1 year ago
August 19, 2013
He betrayed the United States. For that betrayal he deserves to spend the majority of his remaining life in prison.
Captain Joe Morrow • During his closing statements, on behalf of the prosecution in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, which also included a call for the presiding judge Colonel Denise Lind to send Manning to jail for at least 60 years. Col. Lind has already ruled out the possibility of any sentence longer than 90 years, despite the fact that the accumulated charges against Pfc. Manning technically qualify him for up to 136 years behind bars, but has given no other indicator of what to expect from the sentence when it arrivess either this week or next. source
19:21 // 1 year ago
July 31, 2013

newseum:

Today’s Top Ten Front Pages: Guilty, Not Guilty

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was front and center on Page One today, after a military judge declared him guilty of leaking government documents, but not guilty of aiding the enemy. Front pages handled the mixed verdict in mixed ways — some focused on the guilty verdict; others on the acquittal. The Beaufort Gazette focused on “Manning’s Fate,” noting that he “could face 136 years in prison.”

The WSJ cover is solid as well, showing a sharp contrast by simply listing the “not guilty” versus the “guilty.”

11:20 // 1 year ago

thinksquad:

Outside the White House tonight

More info over this way.

(via antigovernmentextremist)

0:16 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2013
He’s already facing a sentence longer than anyone’s ever lived. What’s another eight years? (via AP)

He’s already facing a sentence longer than anyone’s ever lived. What’s another eight years? (via AP)

15:02 // 1 year ago