Tucker Carlson blows out big tech for giving Americans a barrage of ‘propaganda’ about transgender youth
American youth are being pushed toward extreme sexual therapies and gender reassignment surgery by a “ daily barrage ” of online content promoted by major technology companies, Tucker Carlson has argued.
The Fox News presenter opened his show on Tuesday evening discussing Sunday’s 60-minute episode, which spoke to people who regretted the hasty operations.
A young woman, Grace Lindinisky-Smith, had a double mastectomy after just four months.
Garrett, a young man from Louisiana, was neutered after taking female hormones for just three months.
Tucker Carlson spoke about sex reassignment surgery for young people on Tuesday evening
Grace Lindinisky-Smith (left) and Garrett (right) shared their poignant experiences with Stahl
Carlson noted how the young people interviewed by host Lesley Stahl all said they had heard about transgender surgery and identity on the Internet, and were influenced by the forums and online communities.
“They see a barrage of propaganda every day, most of it online, powered by Google and Facebook,” he said.
‘That propaganda has a very specific effect, as intended.’
Carlson said it was designed to normalize feelings of gender dysphoria, which he said were relatively uncommon until the Internet age.
And he told viewers that statistics showed that the drastic surgical options often led to even more misfortune.
“Sex reassignment surgery and chemical castration cause depression and worsen mental illness,” he said, pointing to a study conducted five years ago under the Obama administration, which he said found no positive health benefits.
In a 2016 paper called the “ Proposed Decision Memo for Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment Surgery, ” Obama officials concluded that: Improves health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with gender dysphoria. ‘
Garrett told Stahl, in a 60 Minutes clip broadcast by Carlson, “I didn’t get enough restraint with the transition. I went for two appointments and after the second I had my letter to start using cross-sex hormones. ‘
All four young people who spoke with Stahl said they were influenced by the Internet
He continued, ‘I had never really been suicidal until I had my breast augmentation.
‘And about a week later I wanted to kill myself.
‘I had a plan and I wanted to do it, but I kept thinking about my family to stop myself.
“It felt a bit like, How am I ever going to feel normal again like other guys do now?”
Carlson lamented the ease with which young people can receive sex reassignment treatment.
He quoted Joe Biden from a town hall in October 2020 to suggest that Biden was supporting surgery.
“He suggested that children could change sex from the age of eight,” Carlson said.
Indeed, Biden said he supported children who could live as a different sex, but he didn’t mention surgery.
Biden told town hall, “The idea that an eight-year-old or a ten-year-old child decides,“ You know, I’ve decided I want to become transgender. That’s what I think I would like to be. It would make my life a lot easier. ‘There should be no discrimination. ‘
Carlson praised Lesley Stahl for her ‘brave’ coverage of transgender youth
Carlson said the process was too easy.
“Therapists will send those kids to doctors, who will give them powerful sex hormones almost immediately, the long-term effects of which we don’t know,” he said.
In some cases, those children are then referred to surgeons, who permanently mutilate or remove their genitals.
‘That’s happening across the country tonight. We rarely talk about the details of it. It’s all good, we are told. It’s all part of a vital, long-awaited process of personal liberation, and if you get in the way or ask too many questions, you’re bad. ‘
Lindinisky-Smith told Stahl in another clip, ‘We only did a few sessions. They asked me, “So why do you want to use testosterone?”
‘And I said,’ Well, being a woman just doesn’t work for me anymore. ‘
‘And they said,’ Okay. ”
She said she was undergoing surgery then, but immediately felt wrong.
“I started to have a very disturbing feeling that, as if some part of my body was missing, almost a mind-limb feeling about like, there should be something,” she said.
“And the feeling really surprised me, but it was really hard to deny.”
Lindinisky-Smith then switched back to being a woman – all within a year.
Carlson praised Stahl for “a remarkably brave piece of journalism.”