• Fox News Pundits and Trump Condemned for Attacks Spewed at Teenage Climate Leader Greta Thunberg
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/24/fox-news-pundits-and-trump-condemned-attacks-spewed-teenage-climate-leader-greta
    Eoin Higgins, staff writer

    After youth activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders over their inaction on climate change Monday morning, Fox News spent hours attacking the 16 year-old, drawing condemnation and outrage—and, in one case, an apology from the right-wing network.

    As Common Dreams reported Monday, Thunberg gave an impassioned speech to the United Nations on Monday where she decried the efforts of world leaders to address the climate crisis as insufficient.

    "We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth," Thunberg told the U.N. "How dare you!" [https://youtu.be/TMrtLsQbaok]

    The speech made international news and earned her the attention of the right-wing U.S. media.

    The attacks began in earnest Monday night during Fox's 7pm show "The Story with Martha Macallum."

    Fill-in host Harris Faulkner moderated a back and forth between progressive radio show host Christopher Hahn and The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles. During the exchange, Knowles repeatedly referred to Thunberg as a "mentally ill Swedish child"—repeating an attack he made earlier in the day on his radio show. Hahn demanded Knowles apologize.

    jordan ✔ @JordanUhl
    Holy shit
    Michael Knowles of Daily Wire just called Greta Thunberg a "mentally ill Swedish child."@ChristopherHahn tore into him
    Embedded video: https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/1176284552387538949
    6:57 PM - Sep 23, 2019

    A number of groups condemned Knowles in statements to The Hollywood Reporter, including Autistic Self Advocacy Network executive director Julie Bascom, who called the comment "unconscionable."

    "History is full of autistic people and people with other cognitive disabilities who were and are compelling, credible activists and leaders," said Bascom. "Greta is a part of that tradition, and our community is lucky to have her. Period."

    Fox, within hours of the segment, issued a condemnation of the remarks and said Knowles would not be invited back onto the network.

    "The comment made by Michael Knowles who was a guest on 'The Story' tonight, was disgraceful," Fox told The Hollywood Reporter. "We apologize to Greta Thunberg and to our viewers."

    It was a rare admission of fault by the network, as Esquire writer Jack Holmes pointed out on Tuesday.

    "In a landmark event, the world learned what was too low even for Fox News," Holmes wrote.

    Yet, as a number of observers pointed out, the condemnation was a drop in the bucket compared to Fox's flood of invective aimed at Thunberg over the past week.

    "Fox has made it a regular practice of mocking teenage climate activists," wrote Vice's Tim Marcin, "despite the fact that they mobilized some 4 million people across more than 160 countries during the global climate strikes on Friday."

    And for all its words on Knowles, Fox was silent on comments about Thunberg from two of its prime time hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham.

    Carlson, in a haltingly incredulous monologue, said that Thunberg's speech to the U.N. was part of an "unscrupulous" plot by an undefined but nefarious "they" to seize power.

    "When you use children to demand power, they become a kind of human shield," Carlson said. "You can hide safely behind them; no-one can criticize you."

    Andrew Lawrence @ndrew_lawrence
    They are terrified of Greta Thunberg
    Embedded video: [https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1176288105395105792]
    7:11 PM - Sep 23, 2019

    Two hours later, Ingraham said that Thunberg was like a charcter from Stephen King's horror novella and movie "Children of the Corn."

    "I can't wait for Stephen King's sequel 'Children of the Climate,'" said Ingraham.

    Andrew Lawrence @ndrew_lawrence
    Laura Ingraham compares Greta Thunberg to Children of the Corn
    Embedded video: [https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1176322636021940224]
    9:29 PM - Sep 23, 2019

    "Less than three hours after Fox’s hollow apology for hateful comments made by a Fox News guest—who the network says they won't book again—Fox News host Laura Ingraham spewed more hateful comments about Greta Thunberg," Media Matters for America communications director Laura Keiter told Common Dreams.

    "Bigotry, misogyny, and dangerous conspiracy theories are pushed on Fox News daily, with no public condemnation—let alone punishment—from Fox management."

    While Fox was silent on the remarks, Ingraham's brother Curtis—a frequent critic of his sister's behavior—tweeted that the comments made clear that Ingraham values her paycheck more than "the world her three adopted kids will inherit."

    "I can no longer apologize for a sibling who I no longer recognize," said Curtis. "I can and will continue to call out the monstrous behavior and the bully commentary born out of anger."

    President Donald Trump joined in the attacks on Thunberg Monday night, tweeting a video of the activist's angry remarks at the U.N. Monday.

    "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," Trump said sarcastically. "So nice to see!"

    Vox's Aaron Rupar called the tweet one of the president's "ugliest" for downplaying Thunberg's righteous anger.

    "Trump's comment is meant to undermine the very thing that makes Thunberg an effective activist," wrote Rupar, "the impassioned moral clarity with which she speaks about climate change."

    Thunberg hit back with a subtle troll for the president by adjusting her bio on Twitter, Trump's preferred medium of communication.

    Her bio now reads, "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."
    Fox News Pundits and Trump Condemned for Attacks Spewed at Teenage Climate Leader Greta Thunberg https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/24/fox-news-pundits-and-trump-condemned-attacks-spewed-teenage-climate-leader-greta Eoin Higgins, staff writer After youth activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders over their inaction on climate change Monday morning, Fox News spent hours attacking the 16 year-old, drawing condemnation and outrage—and, in one case, an apology from the right-wing network. As Common Dreams reported Monday, Thunberg gave an impassioned speech to the United Nations on Monday where she decried the efforts of world leaders to address the climate crisis as insufficient. "We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth," Thunberg told the U.N. "How dare you!" [https://youtu.be/TMrtLsQbaok] The speech made international news and earned her the attention of the right-wing U.S. media. The attacks began in earnest Monday night during Fox's 7pm show "The Story with Martha Macallum." Fill-in host Harris Faulkner moderated a back and forth between progressive radio show host Christopher Hahn and The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles. During the exchange, Knowles repeatedly referred to Thunberg as a "mentally ill Swedish child"—repeating an attack he made earlier in the day on his radio show. Hahn demanded Knowles apologize. jordan ✔ @JordanUhl Holy shit Michael Knowles of Daily Wire just called Greta Thunberg a "mentally ill Swedish child."@ChristopherHahn tore into him Embedded video: https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/1176284552387538949 6:57 PM - Sep 23, 2019 A number of groups condemned Knowles in statements to The Hollywood Reporter, including Autistic Self Advocacy Network executive director Julie Bascom, who called the comment "unconscionable." "History is full of autistic people and people with other cognitive disabilities who were and are compelling, credible activists and leaders," said Bascom. "Greta is a part of that tradition, and our community is lucky to have her. Period." Fox, within hours of the segment, issued a condemnation of the remarks and said Knowles would not be invited back onto the network. "The comment made by Michael Knowles who was a guest on 'The Story' tonight, was disgraceful," Fox told The Hollywood Reporter. "We apologize to Greta Thunberg and to our viewers." It was a rare admission of fault by the network, as Esquire writer Jack Holmes pointed out on Tuesday. "In a landmark event, the world learned what was too low even for Fox News," Holmes wrote. Yet, as a number of observers pointed out, the condemnation was a drop in the bucket compared to Fox's flood of invective aimed at Thunberg over the past week. "Fox has made it a regular practice of mocking teenage climate activists," wrote Vice's Tim Marcin, "despite the fact that they mobilized some 4 million people across more than 160 countries during the global climate strikes on Friday." And for all its words on Knowles, Fox was silent on comments about Thunberg from two of its prime time hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. Carlson, in a haltingly incredulous monologue, said that Thunberg's speech to the U.N. was part of an "unscrupulous" plot by an undefined but nefarious "they" to seize power. "When you use children to demand power, they become a kind of human shield," Carlson said. "You can hide safely behind them; no-one can criticize you." Andrew Lawrence @ndrew_lawrence They are terrified of Greta Thunberg Embedded video: [https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1176288105395105792] 7:11 PM - Sep 23, 2019 Two hours later, Ingraham said that Thunberg was like a charcter from Stephen King's horror novella and movie "Children of the Corn." "I can't wait for Stephen King's sequel 'Children of the Climate,'" said Ingraham. Andrew Lawrence @ndrew_lawrence Laura Ingraham compares Greta Thunberg to Children of the Corn Embedded video: [https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1176322636021940224] 9:29 PM - Sep 23, 2019 "Less than three hours after Fox’s hollow apology for hateful comments made by a Fox News guest—who the network says they won't book again—Fox News host Laura Ingraham spewed more hateful comments about Greta Thunberg," Media Matters for America communications director Laura Keiter told Common Dreams. "Bigotry, misogyny, and dangerous conspiracy theories are pushed on Fox News daily, with no public condemnation—let alone punishment—from Fox management." While Fox was silent on the remarks, Ingraham's brother Curtis—a frequent critic of his sister's behavior—tweeted that the comments made clear that Ingraham values her paycheck more than "the world her three adopted kids will inherit." "I can no longer apologize for a sibling who I no longer recognize," said Curtis. "I can and will continue to call out the monstrous behavior and the bully commentary born out of anger." President Donald Trump joined in the attacks on Thunberg Monday night, tweeting a video of the activist's angry remarks at the U.N. Monday. "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," Trump said sarcastically. "So nice to see!" Vox's Aaron Rupar called the tweet one of the president's "ugliest" for downplaying Thunberg's righteous anger. "Trump's comment is meant to undermine the very thing that makes Thunberg an effective activist," wrote Rupar, "the impassioned moral clarity with which she speaks about climate change." Thunberg hit back with a subtle troll for the president by adjusting her bio on Twitter, Trump's preferred medium of communication. Her bio now reads, "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."
    Fox News Pundits and Trump Condemned for Attacks Spewed at Teenage Climate Leader Greta Thunberg
    "In a landmark event, the world learned what was too low even for Fox News."
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    I'ts no surprise some are working overtime to stall out Bernie Sanders campaign message, but this is the GOAT of smears. Tim Black keeps it 100.
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  • "That Public 'Whatever' Is Called Public Sentiment": Critics Hit Back After Pelosi Once Again Disses AOC, Omar, and Others
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/08/public-whatever-called-public-sentiment-critics-hit-back-after-pelosi-once-again
    Eoin Higgins, staff writer

    A chorus of criticism over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's dismissive comments about progressive members of her own caucus in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd intensified over the weekend and exposed the rift between the Democratic Party's old guard and new blood.

    The Times interview, which was published online on Saturday, featured Pelosi, a California Democrat, disparaging freshman members of the party for their public refusal to support an immigration bill that delivered billions to President Donald Trump's war on immigrants with no strings attached.

    Pelosi targeted Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) for their refusal to vote for the bill, despite the fact that the quartet were part of 102 Democrats that bucked the party line in the final vote, as the Times reported on June 27.

    "All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi told Dowd. "But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got."

    That reference to "whatever" set Ocasio-Cortez off. In a Saturday evening tweet, the New York congresswoman tied her social media following to her work in the House.

    "That public 'whatever' is called public sentiment," said Ocasio-Cortez. "And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country."

    Omar responded to Ocasio-Cortez by tweeting on Sunday afternoon that the real issue was the Democratic establishment watching their control over the party ideology slip away.

    "You know they're just salty about WHO is wielding the power to shift 'public sentiment' these days, sis," said Omar. "Sorry not sorry."

    Earlier on Sunday, Tlaib, in an appearance on ABC's "Face the Nation," told anchor Martha Raddatz that Pelosi should respect the fact "that 650,000 people are represented by each and every single one of us." Tlaib added that she and her allies on the left in Congress would continue to push back against the actions of the administration, no matter the position of party leadership.

    "I'll tell you right now," said Tlaib, "we're not going to stand by and sit idly by and allow brown and dark-skinned children to be ripped away from their parents to be dehumanized."

    Reactions across the progressive spectrum to Pelosi's comments made a clear distinction between Pelosi and the freshmen she attacked.

    "The world Pelosi describes is completely amoral and based entirely on transactional politics," Slate reporter Ashley Feinberg said on Twitter Saturday. "It's depressing and actively harmful and I cannot imagine a more efficient way of killing whatever momentum might have been left from 2018."

    CNN's Dean Obeidallah, in a column Sunday, bemoaned Pelosi's focus on members of her own caucus instead of the president.

    "Call me old fashioned, but I thought the Democratic speaker of the House was supposed to bolster House Democrats and hold a Republican president accountable," wrote Obeidallah. "As of late we are seeing just the opposite from Speaker Nancy Pelosi."

    The contrast between the old guard and the new, tweeted Rolling Stone writer Jamil Smith, was made clear over the congressional break.

    "While @AOC used her break time to inspect the immigrant concentration camps," said Smith, "Pelosi used some of hers to have chocolates with Dowd during a national interview in which she dumped, again, on the four congresswomen who made the bold and correct stand against the administration."

    Former Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon, now the head of progressive group We Demand Justice, argued that Pelosi's targets represent the party better than she does.

    "The four House freshmen whom Pelosi dismisses in the Dowd column have done more to define the vision and moral center of today's Democratic Party than all of the message bills pushed by the party leadership combined," said Fallon.

    In a lengthy column Sunday morning decrying Pelosi's record of party leadership during the Trump years, The Intercept's Medhi Hasan pointed to the speaker's refusal to take the latest rape allegations against the president seriously or entertain impeachment, combined with the ongoing crisis at the border, as evidence that Pelosi is complicit in Trump's crimes.

    "So forget the 'you-go-girl memes for literally clapping back at Trump' that Dowd fawns over in her interview with the speaker," wrote Hasan. "It is time for liberals and leftists who lambast Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to admit to themselves that the hippie-punching Pelosi has become a Trump enabler too."
    "That Public 'Whatever' Is Called Public Sentiment": Critics Hit Back After Pelosi Once Again Disses AOC, Omar, and Others https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/08/public-whatever-called-public-sentiment-critics-hit-back-after-pelosi-once-again Eoin Higgins, staff writer A chorus of criticism over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's dismissive comments about progressive members of her own caucus in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd intensified over the weekend and exposed the rift between the Democratic Party's old guard and new blood. The Times interview, which was published online on Saturday, featured Pelosi, a California Democrat, disparaging freshman members of the party for their public refusal to support an immigration bill that delivered billions to President Donald Trump's war on immigrants with no strings attached. Pelosi targeted Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) for their refusal to vote for the bill, despite the fact that the quartet were part of 102 Democrats that bucked the party line in the final vote, as the Times reported on June 27. "All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi told Dowd. "But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got." That reference to "whatever" set Ocasio-Cortez off. In a Saturday evening tweet, the New York congresswoman tied her social media following to her work in the House. "That public 'whatever' is called public sentiment," said Ocasio-Cortez. "And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country." Omar responded to Ocasio-Cortez by tweeting on Sunday afternoon that the real issue was the Democratic establishment watching their control over the party ideology slip away. "You know they're just salty about WHO is wielding the power to shift 'public sentiment' these days, sis," said Omar. "Sorry not sorry." Earlier on Sunday, Tlaib, in an appearance on ABC's "Face the Nation," told anchor Martha Raddatz that Pelosi should respect the fact "that 650,000 people are represented by each and every single one of us." Tlaib added that she and her allies on the left in Congress would continue to push back against the actions of the administration, no matter the position of party leadership. "I'll tell you right now," said Tlaib, "we're not going to stand by and sit idly by and allow brown and dark-skinned children to be ripped away from their parents to be dehumanized." Reactions across the progressive spectrum to Pelosi's comments made a clear distinction between Pelosi and the freshmen she attacked. "The world Pelosi describes is completely amoral and based entirely on transactional politics," Slate reporter Ashley Feinberg said on Twitter Saturday. "It's depressing and actively harmful and I cannot imagine a more efficient way of killing whatever momentum might have been left from 2018." CNN's Dean Obeidallah, in a column Sunday, bemoaned Pelosi's focus on members of her own caucus instead of the president. "Call me old fashioned, but I thought the Democratic speaker of the House was supposed to bolster House Democrats and hold a Republican president accountable," wrote Obeidallah. "As of late we are seeing just the opposite from Speaker Nancy Pelosi." The contrast between the old guard and the new, tweeted Rolling Stone writer Jamil Smith, was made clear over the congressional break. "While @AOC used her break time to inspect the immigrant concentration camps," said Smith, "Pelosi used some of hers to have chocolates with Dowd during a national interview in which she dumped, again, on the four congresswomen who made the bold and correct stand against the administration." Former Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon, now the head of progressive group We Demand Justice, argued that Pelosi's targets represent the party better than she does. "The four House freshmen whom Pelosi dismisses in the Dowd column have done more to define the vision and moral center of today's Democratic Party than all of the message bills pushed by the party leadership combined," said Fallon. In a lengthy column Sunday morning decrying Pelosi's record of party leadership during the Trump years, The Intercept's Medhi Hasan pointed to the speaker's refusal to take the latest rape allegations against the president seriously or entertain impeachment, combined with the ongoing crisis at the border, as evidence that Pelosi is complicit in Trump's crimes. "So forget the 'you-go-girl memes for literally clapping back at Trump' that Dowd fawns over in her interview with the speaker," wrote Hasan. "It is time for liberals and leftists who lambast Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to admit to themselves that the hippie-punching Pelosi has become a Trump enabler too."
    "That Public 'Whatever' Is Called Public Sentiment": Critics Hit Back After Pelosi Once Again Disses AOC, Omar, and Others
    "Call me old fashioned, but I thought the Democratic speaker of the House was supposed to bolster House Democrats and hold a Republican president accountable."
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  • "Yet another dubious rape claim." - Lee Rogers

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