'Blatant' Propaganda: CNN Skewered Over Line in News Story About Gender at Birth

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 6:30 AM
'Blatant' Propaganda: CNN Skewered Over Line in News Story About Gender at Birth

Source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File

In a news story about Arkansas and Tennessee becoming the latest states to sign what critics claim are “anti-trans” laws, CNN made heads spin with one particularly egregious line stating there’s no consensus for determining gender at birth.

“Much of the legislation that is pending or has been adopted restricts athletes' participation in public school sports to the gender that matches the sex that athletes were assigned at birth,” the article states. “But it's not possible to know a person's gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

That statement—written as if it were fact—led to widespread backlash on social media.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently signed bills into law in their respective states that protect women and girls’ sports, ensuring fair competition, according to Lee.