Mockingbird Squashes Kennedy’s Op-Ed on Women’s Sports

CIA-run Mockingbird media is at it again. It is good to know that the teams are pretty much set at this point, though, and everyone on the right side of this whole foolishness is hardly surprised at the Left’s insanity anymore.

There is one point I’ll make in the end, however, that I think all of us should consider.

The USA Today Network, including several Louisiana outlets, chose the path of censorship in its decision to remove US Senator John Kennedy’s May 11 op-ed, which rejected the idea that women and girls who work hard to develop their athletic talents must sacrifice their opportunities, privacy, and safety to promote gender activism.

National Review had a better idea:

Editor’s note: This article was originally published by several Louisiana newspapers that are part of the Gannett-owned USA Today Network, then removed because it did not meet Gannett’s “editorial standards.” We are republishing it so that readers can judge its argument for themselves.  

Here are some highlights from Kennedy’s original piece:

“Many fair-minded people reject the idea that women and girls who work hard to develop their athletic talents must sacrifice their opportunities, privacy and safety to promote gender activism. I’m one of them.

“Louisiana is full of fair-minded people. We recognize that it’s common sense for boys and girls to compete in separate leagues. That’s why a bipartisan coalition in the Louisiana legislature passed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act to prevent biological boys from competing against biological girls in our elementary and high schools and from sharing their locker rooms.

“Protecting women and girls in sports doesn’t need to be a partisan issue. Congress should follow Louisiana’s leadership and do more to protect girls, their sports, their scholarships, and their futures from a social experiment that is already proving to be unwise.”

Gannett Opinion Editor and Vice President of Standards and Ethics Michael McCarter doubled down on the decision to censor Kennedy’s work.

“The opinion teams across the USA TODAY Network are focused on delivering local, timely, relevant, and diverse opinion pieces,” McCarter chirped. “We recognize the importance of sharing varying perspectives and the vital role we play convening conversations. Sen. John Kennedy’s submitted opinion column did not meet our ethical guidelines, which state we will treat people with respect. After further review, our editorial team removed the column from our website. Sen. Kennedy has been given the opportunity to revise his language — not his viewpoint — to adhere with our standards.”

Kennedy’s use of the terms “biological male” and “biological female” went “against our standards,” Misty Castile, editor of The Shreveport Times said. She cried “loaded language” and citing the Associated Press Stylebook, which alleges such terms “are sometimes used by opponents of transgender rights to portray sex as more simplistic than scientists assert.”

“Should the Senator wish to resubmit the editorial without the loaded language, we would be happy to consider it,” Castile added.

Ah, there’s that appeal to science again, as if people don’t know that government and science make convenient and criminal bedfellows.

“They think they are the speech police,” Kennedy said. “Drunk on certainty and virtue, they think they are our moral teacher. This attitude is why so many Americans have lost confidence in the media. The media is not going to win that trust back until they return to neutrality instead of advocacy.


“Most people don’t support allowing biological men to participate in women’s sports because they think that will bastardize sports, skew the results, and hurt women. Other people disagree,” he continued. “Gannett should simply report the two sides and not try to silence the position it disagrees with.”

While I agree with him in principle, I must admit that the points Kennedy makes are equally platitudinal, and if there is anything less obvious or even controversial I’d like to add here it’s this: As we fight for our nation, our republic, it is important that we–myself included–not fall prey to the overemphasis on the will of the people. Yes, when the people agree with you and vote for the things and candidates you want, it all works out.

It is one reason why I emphasize the court of public opinion so much in my work–because I know this is the only logical next step in the path toward my final point, which may seem impossible at this early point in the war….

As we’ve seen, elections can be stolen and money talks. Having been guilty of this in my writing as well, I think it is imperative that we continue to work in God to the conversation, and more specifically, the natural law we should all live under. This women’s rights in sports thing shouldn’t even be an issue put to the people’s opinion or to a vote in the first place. If we have to depend on government to ensure that these common sense things stay in place, then we’re doomed already, because it will only be a matter of time before the wrong person is in the position to decide and the wrong decision is made. We’ve seen this time and time again on the moral spectrum, and we have to be aware of such slippery slopes before they arrive and we’re caught without oil for the lamps.

May everyone named directly or referenced indirectly ask forgiveness and do penance for their sins against America and God. I fight this information war in the spirit of justice and love for the innocent, but I have been reminded of the need for mercy and prayers for our enemies. I am a sinner in need of redemption as well after all, for my sins are many. In the words of Jesus Christ himself, Lord forgive us all, for we know not what we do.

Jeff LeJeune is the author of several books, writer for RVIVR, editor, master of English and avid historian, teacher and tutor, aspiring ghostwriter and podcaster, and creator of LeJeune Said. Visit his website at, where you can find a conglomerate of content.



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