On Tuesday’s edition of Fox and Friends, show co-host Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade joined Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham in ‘attacking’ a transgender high school track athlete as a ‘confused gender bender,’ reports Media Matters.
During the segment, Ingraham was asked to comment on a story about an athlete who was born male and now identifies as female.
Viewers who were expecting an informative conversation were instead told that the student was just “confusing kids who are already pretty confused in this culture” and pondered what would come next, “Are girls who identify as boys, are they going to be the running backs for the football — is that going to work out well? How’s that going to work out?”
Here is the transcript of their conversation below, courtesy of Media Matters:
LAURA INGRAHAM: No.
DOOCY: Competed with the girls’ track team. And finished I think third at the state competition. I think we could have seen this coming. What do you make of this?
INGRAHAM: Well, it’s another first, right? We’re all into firsts so that’s a first. Then it will be the first field hockey player and pole vault star. Let me just say this, and Brian will love this story. I was in field hockey in Glastonbury, Connecticut. And at the end of the season one season we had the boys’ soccer team play us. We were ranked number one in the state so the boys decided they were going to pick up sticks, the soccer team and play against us. Well, sadly for us the boys, who have never played field hockey, creamed us, okay? They killed us. We were number one in the state. They were faster. They were stronger. And they — I mean, it made me really mad, but they had better hand/eye coordination and never picked up a stick before. So is this fair to the other girls competing? I mean, I don’t think it’s really fair.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Of course it’s not.
INGRAHAM: And I think it’s just more gender bending. This is gender bending — this is the next frontier until there’s another frontier that the — you know, those who want to mix up the traditional social mores want to take us to. So it doesn’t surprise me. It’s not fair. Until parents make their views known, this is just going to keep getting worse.
KILMEADE: Hey, Laura, in an environment where people are taking performance enhancing drugs to do better in sports you know we’re going to be in the situation where, well, we’d like to win our first state championship so let’s let a few men — excuse me, some boys play with the girls’ team and then take the controversy and also take the trophy.
INGRAHAM: Hey Brian, do you think it will go the other way though? Are girls who identify as boys, are they going to be the running backs for the football — is that going to work out well? How’s that going to work out? Let’s go the other direction and see how successful that works out. I mean it’s just, I have no — I really have —
KILMEADE: I just shrug my — I don’t know what to say.
INGRAHAM: Well, it’s only the current conversation, but remember we’ll be on to the next issue and then the next and the next. This is a current litmus test. You’re not a human being with real feelings and empathy unless you’re cheering this on and bowing down to this new movement. Look, that’s the way they want to frame it. It’s up to the regular Americans to say, look, I’m a good person. But I don’t think this is fair and I think most people don’t develop their understanding of their own, you know, sexuality until frankly later in life. You know, I think it’s — I think it’s confusing kids who are already pretty confused in this culture.
KILMEADE: I’m confused, and I’m a grown-up. Laura Ingraham, I pretty much have reached my maximum in maturity. Laura. Thanks so much.