There was a funny moment on Thursday during a Fox News segment subtitled “Breakfast With Friends” in which a Fox reporter polled patrons of Missouri diner on various issues and perhaps got more than he expected.
After getting the fairly predictable views of two middle-aged men on immigration, reporter Todd Piro turned to a younger man named Jack to get his views on climate change and was met with full-throated support for the Green New Deal that has been championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well as some ideas on how to pay for it (Hint: With taxes).
A video, courtesy of the Daily Beast, shows the encounter.
The well-informed whippersnapper came armed with facts and patiently explained the human and financial costs of ignoring climate change when Piro repeatedly challenged him with that favorite conservative clap-back to any progressive proposal: “How do we pay for it?”
After his jarring brush with the facts, Piro returns to the type of mind-numbing, world view-affirming content conservative have come to expect from Fox, asking an elderly Trump supporter why he prays for Trump.
Fox's Todd Piro seems genuinely confused by a diner guest supporting higher taxes to fund the Green New Deal and fight climate change. pic.twitter.com/aX38cGpwMO
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 4, 2019
Someone buy Jack a beer and give him a high five
— Megan Rebmann (@AnothyandCarrow) April 4, 2019
The whole little skit just reminded me of that classic Sesame Street song: “One of these things is not like the other.”
h/t: The Daily Beast