‘We Have To Step Back and Take a Chill Pill’: Neil Cavuto Hammers Media’s Climate Hysteria


On Friday, Neil Cavuto took aim at many of the media reactions to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.

“I’m not here to debate climate change…whatever your view is on the subject,” Cavuto said on his Fox News program. “I am to say, my friend we have to step back and all take a chill pill — which will come in handy now because, like I said, the Earth is on fire.”

The TV personality led his broadcast with a thinly-veiled jab at a remark made by colleague Geraldo Rivera earlier in the day: “Is it over? Are we safe? After the President dropped out of this global environmental accord, I half expected this morning to wake up and lunge for a gas mask just to see if I was safe. I didn’t need it.”

Cavuto continued by pointing out “over-the-top” headlines from media outlets, like the “doozy” front page of the New York Daily News, and contrasted it with positive economic figures.

The Fox News host then underlined, “Wait a minute… long before we signed that accord, weren’t we already bringing our carbon emissions down by double digits? Weren’t we already leading the world prior to that accord in bringing down our emissions? And didn’t that have more to do with a country that was focusing on fracking and finding cheaper, cleaner natural gas?”

After dropping his “chill pill” line, Cavuto turned to Bre Payton of The Federalist for her take on the media coverage. Payton snarked, “Well, I heard that Antarctica called, and they said that they lost another ice cap due to all of the media hot takes yesterday. I kid. But you would think, all the coverage that we’ve received and seen over the news of the Paris climate accord would indicate that the world is ending tomorrow.”

You watch the video above, via Fox News.

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