UPDATE: As of 4 p.m., CBS Channel 11, KTVT, has corrected the headline banner in a video report about the murder of a transgender woman in Arlington. The headline banner on the video now says “Arlington police investigate murder of transgender woman.” Originally, the banner headline referred to the victim as a “man dressed as a woman.”
Kudos to KTVT for making the correction.
ORIGINAL POST: CBS Channel 11, a Dallas TV station, today identified a transgender murder victim found Thursday night in Arlington as “a man dressed as a woman” in a banner across the bottom of a video report on the murder.
The TV station’s website got the headline right: “Arlington Police Investigate Murder Of Transgender Woman”
And the article accompanying the video identifies the victims as a transgender woman. But that headline banner across the video — that’s pretty bad. At best, it is sloppy editing; at worse it is blatantly transphobic.
If you want to let them know what you think email news@KTVT.com.
C’mon CBS. Do better.
— Tammye Nash