Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles has reportedly been banned from Fox News for committing a mortal sin on the formerly-conservative news network: stating a fact about the Church of Climate Change’s “it-girl.”
“A Fox News spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday night that the network has “no plans” to book conservative podcast host Michael Knowles as a guest again after he referred to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg as a ‘mentally ill Swedish child,’” Hollywood Reporter said.
The comment caused outrage among weird male feminists and climate zealots, like Media Matters’ Jordan Uhl, who has taken a particularly strange linking to the autistic teenager.
“Holy shit Michael Knowles of Daily Wire just called Greta Thunberg a ‘mentally ill Swedish child,’” Uhl said on Twitter.
But here’s the thing: Knowles was being truthful.
Thunberg’s mother, Malena Ernman, wrote a whole book about her family’s struggle. Our House Is On Fire details Thunberg’s ADHD diagnosis, which is a mental illness.
Knowles noted as much on his Twitter account.
“Her mother wrote a book about her mental issues. There is nothing shameful about living with mental disorders. What is shameful is exploiting a child—particularly a child with mental disorders—to advance your political agenda,” he said.
Despite the fact that Knowles did not lie, Fox News threw him under the bus anyway. They even apologized to Thunberg, which will gain them exactly zero respect from the political left.
“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,” the network said.