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This Week’s Dead Drop: July 1

THAR HE/SHE BLOWS: A bunch of Fox News commentators got their undies in a bunch complaining about an obscure Navy instructional video about the proper use of pronouns. Two engineers from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Rhode Island appeared in a short video explaining why it is important to address people by their preferred pronouns.  Somehow, the video made it into the hands of a variety of Fox personalities and they clutched their pearls, complaining that the sea service should be focused on preventing seagoing mishaps and not sailor misnomers.  On one show, Pete Hegseth, referring to the video, told anchor Bill Hemmer "That is beyond embarrassing. Anyone who has ever worn the uniform of the United States Navy should be writing [...]

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