Fox News apologized on Monday night after a guest brought on to discuss climate change called 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg a “mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents” and the left.
“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,” a spokesperson for the network told The Hill in a statement.
Fox News also confirmed that they have “no plans” to further book Knowles.
Knowles, a conservative pundit and podcast host for the Daily Wire, made the comment on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” after discussing why he believes meatless diets could negatively impact the environment.
“None of that matters because the climate hysteria movement is not about science,” Knowles said about Thunberg. “If it were about science, it would be led by scientists rather than by politicians and a mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.”