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MSNBC claims to celebrate transgender swimmer Leah Thomas

MSNBC’s Haley Jackson took a break from coverage in Ukraine at the end of her Thursday show so that transgender swimmer Leah Thomas could promote “Possible History Making Night” to get ready to compete in the NCAA Swimming Championships – the day Thomas won. Together with activist Chris Mosier, the pair claimed to be celebrating Thomas’ place in the championship.

After talking about the historical nature of the situation, Jackson asked Mosier to “talk a little bit about what’s at stake tonight.”

Mosier actually started giving Thomas a polite answer about the importance of the night, but others already have their predetermined “angry or happy” response.

However, one of the predetermined responses was Jackson, who wondered what the big deal was: ‚ÄúThere, his participation was criticized, I think, according to ESPN, there were dozens of small protests outside, but there was also a contestant who said that He has no problem swimming against Lear. “

Jackson apparently cherries-picked his sample to match Thomas ‘competitors’ descriptions of his choice, as there are numerous reports that his teammates bother to share the same locker room as Thomas and compete in such a biological dilemma.

He then turned the conversation over to Mosier, wondering if such national swimming issues reinforced Thomas’ story: There’s a lot going on outside the pool that Leah Thomas has to deal with. “

Mosier agreed not to celebrate Thomas enough and advised the media:

Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me Those who have an opinion on whether they are involved in sports. So, the way this young lady has been criticized, the media attention, trying to succeed in her sport while trying to graduate from school was incredible and for that she deserves to be celebrated.

Thomas went from 462nd ranked male swimmer to number one ranked female swimmer and will go on to win the national championship later on Thursday. It does not take an advanced biology or anatomy and physiology Degrees are not a reason for celebrating that and why.

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Here is a transcript of the March 17 show:

MSNBC

Haley Jackson reports

3:51 PM ET

Haley Jackson: The night is coming to make a possible history at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships as University of Pennsylvania swimmer Leah Thomas prepares to compete with trans swimmers at the center of another round of controversy. So far, no open trans athlete has been a D1 national champion, but Thomas shot more in the 500-yard freestyle at tonight’s event. He will be swimming two more in the next few days.

I now want to bring in Chris Mosier, a transgender athlete, activist and founder of transathlete.com. Chris, it’s nice to have you back on the show. Good afternoon to you.

Chris Mosier: It’s great to be with you. Thanks.

Jackson: Talk a little bit about what’s at stake tonight.

Mosier: For Lear, obviously he’s been training for his whole career and I think it’s a very personal thing for him and then for the wider sports community, you know, I think people were looking for this moment. They want to see a trans athlete succeed at this level, and, or they don’t want to see a trans athlete succeed at this level, and we’ll have a chance to find out what happens tonight. I think either way, whether Leah wins or not, people have made up their minds about their own opinions about this and are waiting to see how angry or happy they will be at the end of the day. .

Jackson: It’s a funny thing. You know, I’m sure you’ve seen, heard you’ve been to the show before, we’ve covered it a lot in this show. There have been criticisms of his participation, there, I think, according to ESPN, there were some very small protests outside, like a few dozen people, but there is also a contestant who said he had no problem swimming against Lear. All of that has been played in this game too, like part of the actual competition, right? There’s a lot going on outside the pool that Leah Thomas has to deal with.

Mosier: Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either At the center of the debate around the world is whether those who have an opinion are involved in sports. So, the way this young woman has been criticized, the media attention, trying to graduate from school, trying to succeed in her sport was incredible and for that she deserves to be celebrated.

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