CNN picks Greta Thunberg for ‘expert’ coronavirus panel at global townhall

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CNN took another step off the cliff of credibility as it announced an expert panelist on its coronavirus town hall would be none other than climate activist Greta Thunberg.

The network that has repeatedly slammed President Donald Trump for his alleged lack of expertise and mishandling of the coronavirus crisis is ridiculously featuring the Swedish teenager as a voice of authority on the global pandemic.

While many thought the addition of Thunberg could not be serious, CNN actually made the announcement on Wednesday as it touted the virtual town hall on the global impact of COVID-19. Hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the “Coronavirus: Facts and Fears” event is scheduled to air Thursday and will include former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Richard Besser.

The self-proclaimed “facts first” network has refused to air many of Trump’s coronavirus task force briefings and has frequently carried water for China, where the coronavirus pandemic originated, by accusing the president of racism and xenophobia for holding the Chinese government accountable in its failure to handle the outbreak properly.

Thunberg has been glorified by the left for sounding the alarm of an impending climate apocalypse, but has no known expertise on infectious diseases or public health. The 17-year-old made headlines last year for a condescending rebuke of world leaders at a United Nations summit where she berated them for their part in the coming “extinction” of the planet.

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” Thunberg, who was named Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ declared.

Apparently, the connection between the virus and the climate is all too obvious to far-left politicians and media outlets. Former President Obama warned about the “consequences of climate denial” in March as he pointed to “those who denied warnings of a pandemic.”

Even Pope Francis decided to ride the wave of the coronavirus crisis by beating the drum of climate change catastrophes, finding a way to connect the global pandemic, which has not actually infected oceans and glaciers, as one of “nature’s responses” to human disregard for the planet.

CNN’s announcement of Thunberg’s participation in the town hall sparked plenty of reaction on social media where many thought it was a parody.

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