Fox News bans guests who describe activist Greta Thunberg, a climate teenager, as a “mental illness”

Michael Knowles

Fox News announced that it was not planning to book Michael Knowles after calling 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg “mentally ill” on the channel on Monday night.

Knowles, who presents The Michael Knowles Show for the Daily Wire, has appeared on Fox News for a segment on climate change and Thunberg activism. Chris Hahn, the former assistant to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, accompanied him on the show. He made an exception to the characterization of Knowles by the teenager.

Fox News no longer intends to put Knowles on the network, confirmed a news cable channel spokesman at the Washington Examiner after the Hollywood Reporter’s first report.

“If it were science, it would be led by scientists rather than politicians and a Swede suffering from mental illness, which is exploited by his parents and by the international left,” said Knowles, who provoked a reaction. Hahn’s visceral, He proceeded to call it “despicable” and demands that he apologize.

The network called Knowles’ comments “shameful” and apologized to its viewers and Thunberg after the segment drew attention to social media.

Thunberg has been diagnosed with ADHD and Asperger’s. She called her to state a “superpower” that allows her to fight more effectively against climate change.