Left Wing Journalists Retract Claims about Trans Hoax

Left Wing Journalists Retract Claims about Trans Hoax

by Collin Wynter

Sexual predators are using gender identity legislation to enter female only spaces. One such incident occurred at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles, where a man gained access to the women’s section.

Wi Spa is a He Spa

“Cubana Angel” (a pseudonym) confronted the front desk staff after encountering a naked male showing off his penis in the women’s section of the spa. She captured the incident on video.

When reported, many left wing outlets decried the situation as being a hoax and based on transphobia.

In an exonerating piece in the New York Post, Andy Ngo demonstrates that “Cubana Angel” was right to bring concerns to the staff.

Ngo uncovers that Darren Agee Merager, the man accused of indecent exposure, has “nearly a dozen [other] felony convictions.” In fact, he has six felony accounts of the same crime, in addition to the five charges laid from the Wi Spa incident. One of his convictions includes failing to register as a sex offender.

In an exclusive interview with the Post, Merager claims these accusations are a form of “transgender harassment.”

A flyer circulated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reads: “Merager claims to identify as female so he can access women’s locker rooms and showers.”

While law enforcement cites him as being a “tier-one registered sex offender with two prior convictions.”

Why all the Lies, Lefty?

Slate, The Guardian, and The Los Angeles Blade all ran stories about the Wi Spa incident being a hoax.

Slate wrote “that a trans woman used a changing room that she was fully allowed to use … on a day when no trans women actually happened to be using it”. 

They also claimed that the “police suspect a hoax after failing to find witnesses who saw a trans woman at the spa, and that Wi Spa claims none of their trans clients had scheduled appointments that day.”

The Guardian follows suit with, “[i]t is unclear whether a trans woman was actually present.” 

While, the Blade proposed “[i]t also remains a possibility that there was a person, unknown to the Wi Spa staff, who pretended to be transgender to create an inciting incident.”

Retract but You Can’t Go Back

After the release of the Post article, retractions had to be made.

Evan Urquhart, author of the Slate piece, tweeted that he finds it annoying to have to issue a correction to his reporting. His account is locked, but the Post Millennial had access to his tweets.

The Guardian places the onus on the Blade for reporting “that there was no known record of trans clients at the spa that day, and questioned whether the incident ‘may have been staged.’” 

Even though they claimed themselves that the accusations were “unsubstantiated.”

It appears both Slate and The Guardian relied on the Los Angeles Blade for their pieces rather than to do the investigation themselves.

Published by Collin Wynter

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