Thursday morning on Fox & Friends, John Stossel joined the usual cast of Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade in what I would sum up best as a contest between the four as to who could spew the most asinine statement.
Doocy launched this train wreck off by saying, “A lot of Americans believe in ridiculous stuff. Let’s start with climate change.”
Apparently motivated to try to one up Doocy’s stupidity, Stossel chimed in.
“Every year, fewer people die from the weather because of fossil fuels,” Stossel said. “They are able to protect themselves. Big difference between ‘climate change is going to kill us,’ and ‘climate changes.’”
“In the short term, lives are being saved if the planet warms,” he continued. “There is some good evidence man contributes to global warming. But I say, so what? We can deal with that. It’s not a catastrophe. And cold is far worse for hurting people than warmth.”
Yes, that’s a non-scientist on Fox News saying that, despite all the dire warnings from thousands of actual scientists all over the planet that humans can’t survive if our planet continues to warm, a warmer planet might be “better” for our species because colder weather is harsher on humans.
Another great example of these climate change denying fools proving that they don’t understand the difference between weather and climate.
They then moved the discussion onto wage inequality between men and women.
“It’s true, you women earn less than we men do,” Stossel replied. “But there are reasons for it. You, maybe, are more sensible. You have put more emphasis in not working in a horrible place, not working in dangerous places, you take time off to take care of a family. There’s a reason for that.”
Nothing like a good rant full of false equivalencies to make someone sound like they know what they’re talking about – without actually making any kind of sense. Because the debate isn’t over whether or not men and women make the same amount of money overall, it’s about men making more money than women for doing the same job.
From there the entire segment spiraled into one gigantic mess, with references to saber-toothed tigers and the old Saturday afternoon television show Land of the Lost.
It’s really hard for me to believe that this kind of nonsense wasn’t some skit on Saturday Night Live, but rather it was featured on a major cable “news” network. Then again, it’s like I’ve said before: Fox News isn’t a cable news network – it’s nothing but a conservative entertainment channel.
Watch the segment below via Fox News: