Fox & Friends – Broadcast September 23, 2019
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): What is it about her that has interested so many young people?
MARC MORANO (CLIMATEDEPOT.COM): Well she sells fear. Greta Thunberg started in Sweden, every Friday outside the Swedish parliament, and it spread. To skip school in order to have a future. In other words, she’s actually said — and she’s addressed the EU, the United States Congress, testified — that why should kids go to school if they have a future that will be no more, unless the government passes laws like the Green New Deal, more U.N. treaties, et cetera. So this message of fear —
DOOCY: And it’s working in Sweden?
MORANO: It worked in Sweden, it’s working in Europe, and now it’s come to the U.S. The message of fear sells. There’s reports now in Europe where kids are getting anti-anxiety medication, they believe they’re going to die. She is the Greta Effect. She’s causing and instilling fear in millions of kids around the world, and actually has them believing that government can legislate our climate. In other words, if we pass the Green New Deal in America, these kids can all go back to school.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): So, sporks.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Bring back the spork.
KILMEADE: So we wouldn’t have to have a knife and a fork.
EARHARDT: It’s the spoon and a fork.
KILMEADE: Spoon and fork.
MORANO: They’re combined. This has been going on, you know, the U.S. Congress and Nancy Pelosi changed this, the plasticware — this is the focus. In other words, if we can use sporks we can save the planet. This is a message that resonates with kids, but it’s just — it’s almost like medieval witchcraft again, where they just believe if we can use the sporks, we can save our planet and have a future.
Host Ainsley Earhardt went on to accuse the children who participated in the protest of doing so because of peer pressure, while Morano insisted that a Gen-Z protest to skip school wouldn’t be nearly as effective as a protest that has them giving up social media or their smartphones. “If you really want to protest, do something challenging,” Morano said. “Why would you skip school? That’s an easy thing for any kid to do.”
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