On Sunday night, before following Saturday Night Live and others in mocking Republican Senator Ted Cruz for attempting to vacation in Cancun while his home state of Texas was in crisis mode—with millions out of power and dozens dying—Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver focused on the highly-paid fabulists over at Fox News who have been parroting the fiction that green energy is largely to blame for Texas’ power crisis.
“Texas saw a full-blown humanitarian crisis this week, with many losing electricity and access to clean water, hospitals having to evacuate patients, and dozens of deaths,” said Oliver. “And if you watched Fox News, there was one culprit for all of this: green energy. Because multiple hosts placed the blame firmly on frozen wind turbines—and none more loudly than this guy.”
He then cut to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who exclaimed, “The windmills failed, like the silly fashion accessories they are, and people in Texas died,” later arguing, “Green energy means a less reliable power grid—period. It means failures, like the ones we’re seeing now in Texas. That’s not a talking point, it’s not a political slogan, we’re not taking money from ExxonMobil to say it. Again, that is true. It’s science.”
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