September 24, 2019
— jordan (@JordanUhl) September 23, 2019
So wait, what is the – I don’t understand?
Is there some question as to whether or not she is mentally ill? As far as I’m aware, she celebrates it.
Fox News apologized to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday after a conservative pundit called her a “mentally ill Swedish child”.
Thunberg, who has Asperger’s syndrome, delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations earlier in the day about the impact of climate change on her generation. The speech was then the subject of a segment on Fox News’s The Story, featuring reaction from conservative writer and The Daily Wire host Michael Knowles and progressive podcast host Chris Hahn.
“The climate hysteria movement is not about science,” Knowles said. “If it were about science, it would be led by scientists, rather than by politicians and a mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.”
Hahn told Knowles he should be ashamed.
“Relax, skinny boy. I got this,” he said as Knowles began to interrupt. “You’re attacking a child. You’re a grown man.”
Knowles continued: “She is mentally ill. She has autism. She has obsessive compulsive disorder, she has selective mutism. She had depression.”
Fox News apologized for the comments on Monday night and said the network had “no plans” for Knowles to appear as a guest on future shows. In addition to on-air appearances, Knowles writes opinion articles on FoxNews.com.
“The comment made by Michael Knowles who was a guest on The Story tonight was disgraceful — we apologize to Greta Thunberg and to our viewers,” a Fox News spokesperson said.
That’s really shameful, Fox News.
She is mentally ill.
Knowles mentioned OCD and selective mutism – these are both serious mental illnesses. He mentioned depression, which maybe or may not be a real mental illness, but which she was diagnosed with as having by a mental health professional, according to her mother’s book. Greta has also stated that she had an eating disorder (she may still, that’s not clear), which is certainly the result of serious mental illness. She has not gone through puberty, even though she is 16, presumably due to a serious eating disorder.
Autism was also mentioned. Specifically, Greta has Asperger’s, which is not a mental illness per se so much as it is a form of mental retardation. It is a genetic disorder that you are born with.
So how does Fox apologize for a person simply stating facts on their alleged “news” program?
There is nothing shameful about living with mental disorders. Your suggestion to the contrary is not only wrong but deeply offensive.
Did Greta’s mother insult her when she wrote a book describing the child’s struggles with mental and developmental disorders? https://t.co/IhMd0e6K2B
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) September 24, 2019
Chris Hahn calling Knowles “skinny boy” was actually potentially offensive, as it was insulting someone for physical traits which more be genetic or otherwise a result of something the individual has no control over.
Simply stating that someone is mentally ill is not offensive, and in fact he was arguably defending the mentally ill in general from exploitation by those with a political agenda.
Of course, Hahn used the old “Parkland Defense” and said that Thunberg is above all criticism because she didn’t turn 18 yet, and anyone who didn’t turn 18 yet is a “child” even if they’re on TV lecturing adults and attempting to influence public policy by forcing people to eat maggots and buy $90,000 sports cars.
But you’re not even criticizing the agenda if you just skip directly to “yeah but she’s mentally ill though, this is bizarre and it’s exploitation.”
It’s truly freakish, this entire scene.
Did you guys see this thing yesterday?
This is friggin out of control.
Seeing this mutant freak celebrated as the leader of a global doomsday cult movement is a very, very serious “is this real life” moment for me.
I mean, you’d think I’d be over the entire concept of “is this real life” moments after the whole child tranny thing, and then the whole thing of child trannies being sex objects publicly and celebrated as such in the media, and then the whole thing of Down Syndrome sex trannies.
At some point you’re just going to have to be like “yeah, I dunno man – reality crisis, reality collapse, some kind of gateway to hell opened up at some point between 2012 and 2015, no use thinking too much about it.”
But Greta still shocks me.
Every time I see that face.
By the way – Knowles works for Daily Wire, which is owned by Ben Shapiro, and he isn’t Jewish. He’s one of the only non-Jews there other than that Catholic shill that Nick Fuentes got in a flame war with a couple weeks ago whose name is slipping my mind.
It will be interesting to me personally to see if Shapiro cucks on Knowles over this. Especially with Fox denouncing and banning him from appearing on their station – that’s what “no plans to have him on in the future” means – the bar has been set for Shapiro to either zig or zag.
I doubt that he will literally fire Knowles like Fox did – the questions is whether or not he’ll come out and say “I don’t agree with that” or whatever. And the zig/zag dichotomy there is entirely based on the calculation of what he thinks he can get away with with his own audience – just like Fox, he is always pushing as far left as he can without losing his audience, and saying that it is wrong to say that a mentally ill person is mentally ill would be a big movement leftward for “facts and logic” Shapiro.
But he’s done some big pushes in the last two years and he’ll grab a chance to white knight for this little retard bitch if he thinks he can get it.
Pepridge Farms remembers when Ben Shapiro dead named and misgendered facts and logic because “this is about biology.”
You don’t see that anymore, do you?
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