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Where, I wonder, are the liberal media, the ones who support ‘transgenderism’ as some sort of civil rights issue rather than the mental illness that it is?

High School Boy Wins All-State Honors In Girls Track And Field

by Peter Hasson | 2:29 PM 06/03/2016

High school girls in Alaska are crying foul after a male sprinter took home all-state honors in girls’ track and field. According to local reports, it was the first time in Alaskan history that a male athlete competed in the girls’ state championships.

Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot–who self-identifies as a girl–advanced to the state finals in the 100-meter and 200-meter events. He won fifth place in the 100-meter dash and third place in the 200-meter. In both events, he competed against girls as young as ninth grade.

One of the girls Wangyot beat out for a slot at the state meet, Hutchison runner Emma Daniels, took issue with allowing a male athlete to compete in girls events.

“I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy in who they are, but I don’t think it’s competitively completely 100-percent fair,” she told a local CBS station.

Another runner, Peyton Young (who competed in a different event) took a similar position. “I don’t know what’s politically correct to say, but in my opinion your gender is what you’re born with,” she told the Alaska Dispatch News.

“It’s the DNA. Genetically a guy has more muscle mass than a girl, and if he’s racing against a girl, he may have an advantage.”

There’s more at the original.

A google search for Nattaphon Wangyot resulted in two, just two, articles from anything like the national media, the high school sports section of USA Today, for such a groundbreaking story.¹ The primary sources found were from a few conservative sites, and local news in Alaska.

The New York Times is always one of the first to report stories the editors believe promote ‘transgender’ people, always just oh-so-supportive. But when the local athletics associations allow a ‘transgender girl’ — meaning: a biological male who ‘self-identifies’ as a girl — to compete in girls’ athletics, and runs away — pun most definitely intended — with all-state honors, because he is a boy competing against girls! we see nothing from The New York Times or The Washington Post or The Los Angeles Times. A site search at nytimes.com, just to confirm that I hadn’t missed something in the google search, returned no matching articles. A site search for transgender returned two pages of articles, mostly concerning allowing the ‘transgendered’ to use the public restrooms and locker rooms of their ‘gender identity’ rather than their biological sex.

How, exactly, are we supposed to have any confidence that The New York Times is the unbiased source that the editors tell us it is, when they ignore some news that is very fit to print?

The answer is: we can’t! It used to be said that, in any argument, if one party could cite a story from The New York Times which supported his contention, that side won. Today? If I said, a boy was allowed to compete in the Alaska girls’ state championships, I couldn’t prove it if I had to cite the Times as a source.
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¹ – Google search at 0807 EDT on Monday, June 6, 2016. I went through the first three pages of results.