Fox News apologizes for guest calling Greta Thunberg 'mentally ill'

Michael Knowles called the teenage climate activist mentally ill and said she was being exploited by the left, when he appeared on the network's evening newscast Monday.
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Activist Greta Thunberg attends a press conference where 16 children from across the world presented their official human rights complaint on the climate crisis to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in New York on Sept. 23, 2019Kena Betancur / AFP - Getty Images

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By Associated Press

Fox News has apologized for a guest who called environmental activist Greta Thunberg mentally ill, and said he would never appear on the network again.

Michael Knowles of "The Daily Wire" made the comment Monday during a segment on a Fox evening newscast, also saying Thunberg was being exploited by her parents and the left wing.

Fox had no comment Tuesday about its own prime-time host, Laura Ingraham, who likened Thunberg to a murderous child cult leader from a Stephen King short story.

The network said in a statement that Knowles' comment was disgraceful.