In a vile personal attack, a Fox guest claims that Greta Thunberg only talks about climate change “because she has autism”

Fox News issued a statement in 2019 calling similar remarks “disgraceful”

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Citation From the March 11, 2022, edition of Fox Nation's Tucker Carlson Today

LUKE ROSIAK (THE DAILY WIRE): But the thing we all care about is making sure our kids are happy. And I think about someone like Greta Thunberg. Right? Greta Thunberg is not a happy girl.

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): No, obviously.

ROSIAK: We should not want more Greta Thunbergs.


ROSIAK: And there are activists out there who want your children to be unhappy because it helps them. And this is a girl who is – she has Asperger's Syndrome, I mean she takes things literally. They know that. And she watched at her school, she was in Sweden, right, so they have unions everywhere there. So the teachers decide to stop going to work on Mondays and Fridays because it was like – they're lazy. And so they start showing movies and that's where Greta Thunberg sees this movie that says the world is going to end in 10 years.

And because she has autism she thinks the world is actually going to end in 10 years. And so she becomes deeply unhappy and lets out this howl that lasts for 40 minutes, and the teachers' unions love it, because they can use her. And they actually give her an award, student of the year, to Greta Thunberg because she's so unhappy. We don't want more Greta Thunbergs. We don't want kids who are [unintelligible] –

CARLSON: Is that a true story?

ROSIAK: It is.

The remarks by The Daily Wire's Luke Rosiak to Fox host Tucker Carlson on Carlson's Fox Nation show mirror remarks made on Fox News by The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles in 2019.

When Knowles, during an appearance on Fox program The Storyreferred to climate activist Greta Thunberg as a “mentally ill Swedish child,” Fox issued a statement calling the remarks “disgraceful” and while also issuing an apology to Thunberg and to its viewers:

A Fox News spokesperson provided the following statement to The Daily Beast on Knowles’ remarks: “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.”

Fox News also told The Hollywood Reporter’s Jeremy Barr that it has no plans to book Knowles again as a guest.

While Fox News said it had no plans to host Knowles again, Carlson would host him in July, 2021.