A day after M&M’s canceled their “spokesman” amid opposition from Fox News hosts who no longer find them sexy, the conservative cable giant has found its latest target for ire: “wake up” video game consoles with power-saving features.
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Xbox will offer “carbon-aware game downloads and updates” as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions and help combat climate change.
“For example, instead of waking up your Xbox during the overnight maintenance window at a random time between 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM, your console will wake up at the time it can use the most renewable energy in your local power,” the company said, adding : “This reduces dependence on fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions, and can save you money.”
But because the right-wing anger machine constantly needs feeding, the conservative media and Republican politicians I took the opportunity to declare this as the latest battle in a culture war that never ends.
“First the gas stoves, then your coffee, now they’re after the Xbox,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who seems more interested in being a right-wing artist than a legislator, He tweeted on Monday. (For those blissfully unaware, conservatives have recently lost their minds over potential future regulations on gas appliances, daring liberals to “come and grab it”).
It didn’t take long, of course, for Fox News to hop on the bogus train. The network’s digital newsroom got rolling, publishing an article Monday night touting conservative pundits who “slammed” the “awakened brigade” for coming after or as a or done as a reaction to a question of. video games.
during the Tuesday morning broadcast Fox and friends firstFox Business anchor Cheryl Casson grumbled that “some awake Microsoft executives thought this was a good idea” before reading a series of tweets from right-wing influencers mocking the initiative.
“Aware! Is that the best word?!” Fox and friends first exclaimed co-host Todd Biro. “I’m really stuck with this language. Carbon science?! I’ve been aware of carbon for most of my adult life. It’s a very important element.”
However, in the next hour, Fox News warned viewers that major climate change is coming for their children because their video game system has a new energy-saving function.
Xbox also announced that it will also be waking up due to climate change. Fox and friends announced co-host Ainsley Earhart. “They’re adding a new feature to their default settings. If you own an Xbox, you can download this new software, and it will shut down after a long time to save the environment.”
Then Fox News Radio host Jimmy Faella sounded the alarm about left-leaning companies targeting kids for climate concern.
“We understand what that is,” said the conservative comedian. “It’s not that it’s actually going to offset emissions, well — the level of reduction is infinitesimally small. But they’re trying to recruit your kids into climate policies at an early age; make them climate-conscious now.”
Earhart agreed: “You’re right.” “They’re after the kids.”
Not to be outdone, Fox News contributor Mark Thiessen echoed Cruz by fusing Microsoft’s decision with the rest of the right’s recent culture war grievances.
“They want to tell you how to live your life. We’ll say ‘No, you’re not going to drive a gas guzzler and no, you’re not going to have a gas stove, you’re going to have an electric stove'” he shouted to Fox News. outnumbered. “Because every building in New York City can’t contain gas anymore, right? These things are already happening. If climate extremists want to banish Generation Z, the best way to do it is by throwing away their Xbox!”
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