F&F: Who’s that “Girl”?

Renee Richards? No, Kimberleigh Richards. Appearing addled, Fox & Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade introduced his “[Los Angeles] Turnstile Boondoggle?” segment guest, saying, “Kimberleigh Richards, he, she is a public and legislative affairs director for Southern California Transit Advocates.” After hearing Brian’s “apparent” verbal gaffe, television viewers who saw Richards in women’s apparel and adornment may have thought that Brian meant “she” whereas radio listeners who simply heard Richard’s masculine voice may have thought just the opposite.

That confusion seems well warranted since Kimberleigh Richards appears to be a transgendered person. Richards is the former publisher of the transgender periodical Cross-Talk, and the erstwhile operator of a transgender computer bulletin board system. Strangely, neither Brian nor the Fox & Friends producers apprised their audience of Richards’ apparent gender identity: Rather, they left them with the disconnect of the view of a female and the sound of a male.

Who’s that “girl”? Fox & Friends won’t tell. Carpe Diem will.

Fox & Friends – 09/07/10 (@ 8:46 a.m. ET)

Update: Mediaite.com adds its take and video.

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5 Responses to “F&F: Who’s that “Girl”?”

  1. Al Says:

    I saw that this morning and assumed the producers thought it inappropriate to mention their guest’s gender status. I also noticed that s/he appeared on camera only twice and each time for a very short duration.

    None of my business and don’t believe I have issue one way or the other. I will, however, admit that the image contrasted with the voice was… unsettling. Almost as if I felt an instinctual repulsion. That’s sad.

  2. Kilmeade’s “He/She” Lesson: Punt! « Carpe Diem Says:

    […] Lesson: Punt! By jakeho Yesterday, Fox & Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade appeared perplexed when introducing seemingly transgendered Kimberleigh Richards as “he/she.” Today, Brian seemed to have […]

  3. jerziegrl Says:

    oh I so wish there was video of this!

  4. jerziegrl Says:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/heres-what-happened-when-fox-friends-interviewed-a-transgendered-guest/

    found one.

    hilarious! When he/she started talking……I burst out laughing.

  5. jakeho Says:

    Glad that you were able to find it, Jerziegrl. I’m sorry that I did not make my link clearer to you. (I had linked to it via “Update.”) Thanks to your (c), I’ve now made it more conspicuous.

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