Friday, October 11, 2019

Piers Morgan to Extinction Rebellion founder: “Why don’t you practice what you preach?”

Ed Morrissey

What better way to relax this evening than to settle in and watch … a war of wills between a climate-change extremist and Piers Morgan? This actually aired yesterday morning in the UK, but it’s enough fun that it’s worth watching today. Our colleagues at Townhall have a clip of the most heated moment between Morgan and Extinction Rebellion’s Skeena Rathor, but the whole 12-minute segment is worth watching. It doesn’t take long for Morgan to fire off his opening volley over Rathor’s personal commitment to zero-carbon-emission living — which Rathor spends most of this segment attempting to dodge. The meat of this argument around the 5:30 mark of the video, right after Rathor starts talking about the need to “disrupt businesses.” Rathor never does answer Morgan’s questions, but be sure to watch all the way through to confirm:
“Do you see the problem with all this? You go on about ‘My kids can’t get out of bed because they’re all so terrified,’ I’m not surprised they’re terrified because your mum’s telling them everyday the planet’s about to end, and yet, I bet your own carbon footprint, for all the stuff I’ve just mentioned is terrible,” Morgan said.
“So why don’t you give your computer, give up your television, give up your air conditioning, walk your kids to school, get a bike to the studio. Why don’t you practice what you preach?” he added.

Here is the 12 minute segment referred to:

1 comment:

Dave Skinner said...

Wow, she's just as much a messaging freakette as Neera Tanden and Kellyanne Fitzpatrick.