January 4, 2014 - in a rant against a NYTimes editorial on Edward Snowden, KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin began to rant against Chelsea Manning, but in a most peculiar way:
But the real take-away from Marty's rant is his collateral damage. In insisting that the Times wants a pardon for Edward Snowden (something we already know is untrue), Marty repeatedly asked why not a pardon for "Mr. Bradley?"Gender-jaggoff then, gender-jaggoff now.
Who, you might ask, might this "Mr Bradley" be?
That would be Marty Griffin's snarky name for Chelsea Manning. Throughout the hour, Marty Griffin insisted on calling Manning a "he" throughout his rant. He (Marty) added that "Mr Manning" had some sort of "bizarre sex-change thing" going on. He then returned to using the masculine third person pronoun and "Mr Bradley."
Can't even use her last name, I guess.
But a few days later, this happened:
Hey, remember this blog post?Even when he was "apologizing" for his transgender sins, he couldn't help being a jagoff.
That's where I called out KDKA's Marty Griffin for (among other things) repeatedly using the name "Mr Bradley" to refer to Chelsea Manning - as well as using the inappropriate "he" to refer to her.
Well I happened to tune into his show today. Can you guess what I heard?
I heard Marty read my entire blog post on the air. It's what began his hour long discussion. And while he DID say a few nice things about this blog (that we're smart, well read, and so on - gee, THANKS Marty!) and while he DID say that he didn't intend anything disrespectful to the transgender community with his repeated use of the improper gendered pronouns, he tried to defend himself by saying that he didn't know that there even was a transgender community in Pittsburgh and that it's probably tiny anyway (so whatever offenses he may have committed shouldn't be counted against him). All the while [he invalidated] his defense by [his repeated use] of the word "tranny." [Last sentence edited for grammatical clarity]