Laura Ingraham compares Greta Thunberg to ‘Children of the Corn’

Laura Ingraham compares Greta Thunberg to 'Children of the Corn'

Nicholas Wu

USA TODAY

Published 8:48 AM EDT Sep 24, 2019

Laura Ingraham had a warning in the Monday edition of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” – the latest wave of climate activism spurred by advocates like Greta Thunberg was “globalist” and “socialism in a new mask.” 

“Cede control of our economy, our way of life, our way of transport, how many children you want to have, and if we don’t go along, we will be punished by our own children,” Ingraham said of Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations.

“Does anyone else find that chilling?” Ingraham asked of the sixteen-year-old Swedish activist’s speech.    

Ingraham then juxtaposed Thunberg’s speech with a segment from the 1984 movie “Children of the Corn,” in which children are enticed to murder the adult residents of a Nebraskan town.  

“I can’t wait for Stephen King’s sequel, ‘Children of the Climate,'” Ingraham said. 

Ingraham argued that climate trends showed that the global climate was in a “natural” cycle and said earlier in her segment that “The adults who brainwashed these kids should be brought up on charges of child abuse.”

NASA notes that “Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities,” and not natural cycles. 

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Ingraham also criticized Pope Francis for providing “moral cover” and “taking the side of the activists” by sending a video about climate change to this year’s United Nations Climate Action Summit. 

Ingraham’s brother, Curtis Ingraham, slammed her comments on Twitter as “monstrous behavior.” 

“Clearly my sister’s paycheck is more important than the world her three adopted kids will inherit,” he wrote, along with a clip of Laura Ingraham’s remarks shared by progressive nonprofit Media Matters for America. “I can no longer apologize for a sibling who I no longer recognize. I can and will continue to call out the monstrous behavior and the bully commentary born out of anger.”

Thunberg’s speech before the United Nations had criticized world leaders for their inaction on global climate change. 

“People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing … and all you talk about is money and eternal fairy tales of economic growth. How dare you?” she said to world leaders. 


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