Fox News has responded to criticism
over a Chaz Bono hit piece by removing it from their website.
In the article, titled Inside the
Mind of Chaz Bono, Bono, who in several interviews, his memoir
Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man and the
documentary Becoming Chaz has opened up about his ongoing
gender reassignment is accused of suffering from a “psychotic
delusion” by Fox News psychiatrist and contributor Dr. Keith Ablow.
“First, Chaz Bono is not a man,”
“Second, while Chaz Bono may feel
that her journey toward self-acceptance has ended, I am not
convinced. I say this because, absent the gender politics involved,
I was taught to consider Chaz Bono's contention that she is male as a
psychotic delusion – a fixed and false belief.”
Ablow compares transitioning to
“bending reality to conform to a person's psychosis,” and adds
that it's not a good idea.
“I think Chaz Bono, who is, in fact,
a woman, will not escape, through surgery or manipulation of
hormones, suffering that is far more than skin deep.”
The article published on Tuesday was
removed the following day after several blogs, including Think
Progress and Equality
Matters, criticized the article.