Fox & Friends has a full-on freakout about the Green New Deal

Fox & Friends has a full-on freakout about the Green New Deal

Hosts fearmonger that the proposal will ban airplanes and cars, destroy incentive to work, “unionize all jobs,” and lead to mass executions of cattle 

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From the February 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): In the meantime, we’ve got to talk about how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who as you know is lighting up every television screen these days -- she has come out with a new way to overhaul and make the world better. 

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): It's very subtle.

DOOCY: It is her Green New Deal. If you missed the announcement yesterday listen to this. We’ve got lots to say about it.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Tells you what the future looks like. 

DOOCY: That sounds great! Sounds terrific! 

EARHARDT: If you don’t want to work, you don’t have to, and no more airplanes. Airplanes are --

KILMEADE: Finally.

EARHARDT: -- exactly, you have to take a train now. 

KILMEADE: Now I have had all those miles on JetBlue. What am I going to do with them?

EARHARDT: Throw them away.

DOOCY: No more cars as we knew them, because she wants to get rid of combustion engines and things like this. 

EARHARDT: 100 percent clean and renewable energy, banning nuclear energy, eliminating fossil fuels, wiping out millions of jobs.

KILMEADE: All right, keep in mind too, so, we're going to 100 percent renewable energy right away. So the oil and gas: Just stop drilling. You heard me. Pull out all of that stuff. Enough with the --

DOOCY: Fossil fuel, Brian.

KILMEADE: I’ve been saying this for the longest time. I’m so tired of the oil and gas. And by the way, let’s get rid of nuclear power too because it burns too clean and the natural gas that also burns clean. We’ve got to get rid of that because we are actually the world’s dominance in that. So, ensure prosperity and economic security for all -- that’s easy -- and then clean air, water, and access to natural -- to nature for all.

DOOCY: Yeah. Also upgrade all existing buildings in the United States to make them more green and more energy efficient. This --

KILMEADE: One by one.

DOOCY: OK so, get rid of airplanes, essentially, because they currently -- 

EARHARDT: Build trains over oceans.

DOOCY: Well, you know, that’s fast as long as there’s rail.

KILMEADE: Should we stop fixing LaGuardia? Because we’ve been rebuilding it for five-and-a-half years.

DOOCY: You know, they’re building a new terminal. They’re not really fixing the runway.

EARHARDT: So she wants to change the way you heat your home, the way you cook your food, replacing air travel with trains, unionize all jobs, guarantee income for all -- even those who don’t want to work. So, quit your job. Why would we wake up early and come to work when the company -- I mean, the country’s going to pay for us?

KILMEADE: And by the way: bad news for cows. Time to slaughter all of them quickly because of their propensity for gas. 

Previously

With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the right-wing media playbook doesn't work

Sean Hannity: Green New Deal is "a real, serious threat to our way of life"

“Did you hear that, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?”: Fox has another socialism freakout after Trump’s State of the Union address

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