Far Right Fox News host Laura Ingraham used her nationally televised show to bully a 16 year old girl for having the courage to take world leaders to task for their inaction on the scientific consensus that climate change poses an urgent threat to human life everywhere.
All in a day's work.
Ingraham compared a powerful speech by Thunberg to Children of the Corn, a Stephen King story about a cult of children who participate in human sacrifice.
Laura Ingraham compares Greta Thunberg to Children of the Corn https://t.co/eiCvYIbthr— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1569292146.0
People were sickened at the 56 year old Ingraham's willingness to call a 16 year old girl a cult leader.
Among them was Ingraham's estranged brother, Curtis.
Clearly my sister’s paycheck is more important than the world her three adopted kids will inherit. I can no longer… https://t.co/uZl8840sNF— Curtis Ingraham (@Curtis Ingraham)1569296367.0
Curtis Ingraham has spoken out against his sister before, describing her as a "monster."
People agreed with his take.
@CurtisIngraham1 She is evil. Pure and simple. It's okay to disagree but why does she feel it necessary to bully this child?— Jacqueline (@Jacqueline)1569315445.0
@CurtisIngraham1 As an autistic person, is very disheartening to see so many people older than Greta, and even olde… https://t.co/lKi6cYOXRK— C.Q. Cumber Appreciation Hours (@C.Q. Cumber Appreciation Hours)1569334548.0
@CurtisIngraham1 Bravo sir. I know your heart hurts because she is your sister but you felt you had to call out her… https://t.co/Qcjjh5ND0q— George was told there would be snacks! (@George was told there would be snacks!)1569330352.0
@CurtisIngraham1 @Amy_Siskind Yikes, yes, your sister is kind of a monster.— zuzupedals (@zuzupedals)1569331425.0
@CurtisIngraham1 Thank you! It must be tough having to say those things about your own sibling, but she has given y… https://t.co/uMSigzSBM2— Jodie Moss (@Jodie Moss)1569332888.0
Not unlike the witch in Hansel and Gretel, Ingraham has targeted children and teenagers before.
She once taunted Parkland shooting survivor and March for Our Lives co-founder, David Hogg, about his college rejections when he was a senior in high school.
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...tota… https://t.co/HB7tMNEbEb— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1522251922.0
After massive backlash, Ingraham was forced to apologize and spend a week off the air.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apolog… https://t.co/vxKXPwKJ3o— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1522343174.0
... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s… https://t.co/Oge63OW0Sf— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1522343213.0
Sadly, Ingraham isn't the only adult threatened by a teenage girl armed with scientific facts. Another Fox News contributor called Thunberg "mentally ill" hours before Ingraham's comments, forcing Fox to issue an apology.