Fox & Friends attacks students participating in global climate strike, then reports on catastrophic rain and flooding in Texas

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Citation From the September 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Today is a day in which your kids might not be going to school.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): If they live in New York City.

KILMEADE: Because?

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): It's the global climate strike day.

KILMEADE: Right. It's the time to -- the best thing you can do for climate problems is not go to work or go to school, and scream on the grass and make a sign.

DOOCY: Well, listen, people are going to be protesting from 150 different countries, including as you can see right there Australia. That's some of the people who have gathered. Here in New York City, 1.1 million public school kids have been told they could skip class to go and take part in today's activities.

EARHARDT: Yeah, the mayor says you get an excused absence if you want to leave your classroom today in New York.

DOOCY: And what they are demanding is to end the use of fossil fuels here on planet Earth. And, of course, the Democrats have -- who are running for president are embracing climate change.


KILMEADE: Real quick, I think a lot of people are deciding not to have children until we solve this problem?

DOOCY: Because of climate change?

KILMEADE: Yes, because of climate change.

EARHARDT: Or cheeseburgers.

KILMEADE: Or cheeseburgers.

EARHARDT: Good thing it's not national cheeseburger day.

KILMEADE: Right, evidently one of the worst things you can do is make a burger.

DOOCY: That was two days ago. Anyway, what do you think about that? Email us at Also we are on Facebook. Jillian is on Instagram, where I follow her, and we all do. And she joins us right now with the news.


JILLIAN MELE (FOX NEWS HOST): Let's begin with this Fox News alert right now, because of a state of emergency in Texas, as remnants of Imelda batter the state with catastrophic flash flooding. At least two people confirmed dead, including a teenager who was electrocuted. Heavy rain knocking down the roof of a post office in Houston. Three people were hurt. Rescue crews wading in chest-deep water as drivers abandoned hundreds of cars in the floods. Forty-three inches of rain fell in just 72 hours.