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WATCH: ‘Fox and Friends’ Hosts Mock Climate Strike ‘The Best Thing You Can Do for the Climate Is Not Go to Work or to School’ Before Reporting on Flooding in Texas

Fox & Friends often draws criticism for their hosts’ comments. Openly displayed devotion to President Donald Trump, his administration staff, and family members means whatever Trump loves, Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade—the weekday couch denizens—promote.

And whatever Trump dislikes, the Fox hosts mock or otherwise attempt to discredit.

Friday morning’s target was the Fridays For Future (#FridaysForFuture founded by Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg) Climate Strike. Millions of people around the world decided to join Thunberg’s weekly act of climate activism with events and rallies on September 20 and 27, 2019.

Brian Kilmeade began the disdain with comments about the futility of the gesture. From there the hosts moved on to criticizing Democratic presidential candidates for understanding science and caring about climate change and global warming.

Earhardt added an attempt at humor by mentioning cheeseburgers. But as soon as the segment ended it was time for a news brief.

Top of Friday morning’s news?

Extreme weather conditions—a byproduct of climate change and global warming—in Texas which caused flooding, destruction and death topped the news segment.

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While Doocy, Earhardt and Kilmeade may have missed the irony, Media Matters for America—a rightwing watchdog group—picked it up, as did their followers online.

Although a few were in Fox’s camp.

But not many.

While one person pointed out the shortsightedness of ignoring “kids.”

Greta Thunberg began her Fridays for Future strikes in August 2018 to go to Sweden’s capital and campaign for climate awareness and action. Since then many people around the world have joined her.

This shirt, promoting #FridaysForFuture, is available here.

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Amelia Christnot is an Oglala Lakota, Kanien'kehá:ka and Metis Navy brat who settled in the wilds of Northern Maine. She considers herself another proud Maineiac. Her picture is from 1984 for purely Orwellian reasons.