The producers over at Fox News' morning show were at it again Tuesday morning when they decided to not-so-tastefully introduce a segment on Chelsea Manning's gender transition.
As co-host Gretchen Carlson teased an upcoming story on the New York Times' decision to refer to Manning by her preferred name, producers played Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" as they ran a photograph of Manning dressed in her military uniform alongside a grainy black-and-white photograph of her dressed in a wig and makeup.
"And Bradley Manning wants to live the rest of his life as a lady. How the New York Times -- are they helping him out now?" Carlson asked.
The Times announced on Monday that the publication would use the pronoun "she" along with Manning's preferred name, Chelsea. Additionally, the paper will use the language, "formerly known as Pfc. Bradley Manning." The Associated Press also announced that it would make the change. The AP tweeted on Tuesday:
AP Style: Use Pvt. Chelsea E. Manning and female pronouns for soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning, per her wishes to live as a woman.
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) August 27, 2013