CNN’s Brian Stelter raised eyebrows recently when he claimed on his show ‘Reliable Sources’ that Florida’s new law banning the teaching of transgenderism along with other sexual acts to children was unjust because doing so was merely about ‘equal rights for everybody in a country.’
As The Daily Wire reports:
CNN’s Brian Stelter insisted that opposing a Florida bill that would bar schools from teaching children about gender identity and sexual orientation from kindergarten through third grade is “not a culture war”; it is merely supporting “equal rights for everybody in a country.” His guest replied that Disney’s CEO should have spoken out against the popular legislation more forcefully, since the company is a “moral guardian.”
On CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Stelter asked why CEO Bob Chapek was “so out of touch” that it took him days “to come to the side of his employees to speak out against Florida’s controversial, so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.”
His guest — the former president of Walt Disney Television, Garth Ancier — said, “The problem is that Disney is much more of a moral guardian company than most.” He noted Chapek is in “a very special position,” because former Disney CEOs Bob Iger and Michael Eisner acted as “moral clarions”; both men strongly advocated for Disney to support LGBT issues and abortion-on-demand, as well as the Paris Climate Accords and gun control.
Chapek issued two statements before bowing to pressure to condemn the bill (SB 1834), which does not actually bar anyone from uttering the word “gay.” Instead, it says that a “school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels,” nor in a way that is not age-appropriate in public secondary schools.
Longtime CNN producer John Griffin was arrested in December after being accused of of a series of shocking sex crimes agains minors.