On Friday, several MSNBC shows took the time to promote groups of student activists skipping school to promote global warming alarmism as correspondent Savannah Sellers appeared on four different shows and spoke live in New York with students who were taking part.
At 12:28 p.m. Eastern, host Andrea Mitchell talked up the importance of the protests as she recalled support on the issue from Democratic voters:
Today, students around the world are joining global protests, walking out of their classes to raise awareness about climate change -- a key issue in the upcoming presidential election. According to a new CNN poll, 96 percent of Democratic voters said that taking aggressive action against climate change is their top priority, outweighing other issues like health care or gun control.
After bringing aboard correspondent Sellers, Mitchell proclaimed: "This is such an important issue, and, for the first time, it's rising to the top of the election agenda for Democratic primary voters."
After noting one student who has skipped school for 11 Fridays straight, the MSNBC correspondent recalled the alarmist justification for skipping school given by students -- which she repeated each time she appeared that day. Sellers: "A bunch of them are skipping school in order to say, in their logic, 'Why would I go to school if I don't know what my future is going to look like? What is this education for if we don't do something about the planet?'"
Concluding the segment, Mitchell again talked up the political views of the liberal student activists: "Such great confidence in the next generation."
Sellers made similar appearances on the liberal network at 9:13 a.m., 11:11 a.m., and 1:55 p.m. Introducing the afternoon segment, host Stephanie Ruhle stumbled over her words as she tried to read the students' rationale for doing the protests:
Right now, students around the world are protesting inaction on climate change. In over 500 cities and nearly 75 countries, these students are skipping school and taking to the streets worldwide. The movement -- called Fridays for Future -- erupted on the basis of this quote.
Before giving up and turning things over to Sellers, Ruhle added:
"With the worsening climate destruction, this goal is going to make school begin" -- I can't even understand this -- let's say it again? Okay, I can't read it then. We're just going to bring Savannah Sellers in because I don't actually follow what this is saying whatsoever. Savannah, help me understand this. What's going on here?
Sellers repeated the quote suggesting that there's not much point in going to school if the future is going to be threatened by "climate change." She then spoke with a group of 12 and 13-year-old students and did not challenge their alarmist views.