Fox & Friends attacks the Sunrise Movement for "using the children" to fight climate change

Fox & Friends attacks the Sunrise Movement for "using the children" to fight climate change

NY Post's Karol Markowicz complains that people are expected to "roll over just because they're manipulating you by using children"

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From the February 28 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): We saw the video of Dianne Feinstein and she comes out, and she schools the kids. She says, you can't even vote in my district, you don't know what you're talking about, I've been doing this for a long time. Why are they using the children? And tell us more about this movement. 

KAROL MARKOWICZ (NEW YORK POST COLUMNIST): Well, I think the reason they're using the children is exactly what happened with Dianne Feinstein. You can't really argue with children. You can't have a debate with children.

EARHARDT: She did though.

MARKOWICZ: She did, so when she did it became a viral sensation because nobody expected it. You're supposed to nod, and smile, and agree to whatever the little kids want, and she didn't do that. And it sort of worked in her favor in a lot of ways too, because she set the example of, you don't have to roll over just because they're manipulating you by using children.

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MARKOWICZ: What's funny is, and in the video you see it as well, the kids are arguing with Dianne Feinstein, and then when an adult doesn't feel they’re making the appropriate points, she jumps in and starts talking more policy. So they have, like, the kids as a show, and then they have the grown-ups in the background kind of pulling the strings.

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MARKOWICZ: Again, if you have the children angle, and you're going to get press, and you're going to get media, it seems like that's the strategy.

Correction (6/26/19): This piece originally misspelled the name of Karol Markowicz. 

Related:

Vox: Dianne Feinstein gets into testy exchange with schoolkids over the Green New Deal

Previously

Fox & Friends calls 8-year-olds "shameful" for kneeling during the national anthem at a football game

Fox News contributor slams an 8-year-old as a stalker snowflake who "needed a safe space"

Laura Ingraham’s attack on David Hogg is nothing new. Fox has been mocking students and children for years. 

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