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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.
Former acting CDC director Richard Besser, former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius and activist Greta Thunberg join @AndersonCooper & @DrSanjayGupta for a live #CNNTownHall. Coronavirus – Facts and Fears, Thursday at 8 p.m. ET pic.twitter.com/I4FrXgwaL6
— CNN (@CNN) May 13, 2020
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.
CNN promoting teenage activist Greta Thunberg as an expert panelist for its next “Coronavirus: Facts and Fears” town hall.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 13, 2020
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.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 12, 2020
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.
The guy who led the CDC during Obama’s bungling of H1N1, the woman who bungled the Obamacare website, a teenager, and a neurosurgeon. Great panel!
— Krian Brassenstein (@KBrassenstein) May 13, 2020
Nothing screams ‘We’re covering the coronavirus nonstop for your health and not ratings’ like having Greta on your town hall panel. https://t.co/NVtNmOzMBO
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 13, 2020
Honestly, I’ve known @CNN was biased for a very long time, but I am shocked at how they’ve totally given up on trying to “act” like a reliable news organization.
— Ris (@Rizzo135) May 13, 2020
Can’t wait for @jaketapper to invite Communist China on stage as the hero of the pandemic, blame @DLoesch for the Wuhan coronavirus, and then incite a violent riot against her. This is CNN. https://t.co/S4GwYWG5wp
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 13, 2020
😂😂😂 you know it’s bad when people can’t tell the difference between CNN and The Babylon Bee.
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) May 13, 2020
I guess “The Situation” from Jersey Shote was unavailable?
— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) May 13, 2020
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 13, 2020
So, that makes two scientific subjects about which she is definitely not a qualified expert but receives a platform to discuss. Amazing. https://t.co/78MDuITnVw
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) May 13, 2020
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