A day after M&M’s canceled his “words”. During the retreat from Fox News anchors he no longer found them sexyhas found its latest target for the conservative cable giant anger: “wake-up” video game consoles with energy-saving features.
Earlier this month Microsoft announced Xbox will offer “carbon aware game downloads and updates” as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change.
“For example, instead of the Xbox waking up at a random time between 2:00 and 6:00 a.m. during the nightly maintenance window, your console will wake up at a time when it can use the most renewable energy on your local power supply. network,” the company saidadded: “It reduces fossil fuel dependency and CO2 emissions and can potentially save you money.”
But since the right-wing rage machine needs constant feeding, conservative media outlets and Republican politicians took the opportunity to herald it as the final battle in the never-ending culture war.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), “First gas stoves, then your coffee, now they’re working on rifles for Xbox” it’s more interesting to be a right-wing entertainer than the MP he tweeted on Monday. (Fortunately for the uninitiated, conservatives they have lost their minds (lately, about future regulations on gas appliances, daring the Liberals to “come and get them”.)
Of course, it didn’t take long for Fox News to jump ship fake train The ball is rolling with the network’s digital newsroom published a piece on Monday night encouraging conservative critics who “bashed” the “awakening brigade” because it came after video games.
During the Tuesday morning broadcast First, Fox and Friends“Some woke executives at Microsoft thought it was a good idea,” lamented Fox Business host Cheryl Casone before reading a series of tweets from right-wing influencers mocking the initiative.
“Be warned! Is that the best word?!” First, Fox and Friends host Todd Piro exclaimed. “I’m really stuck on this language. Carbon aware?! I have been carbon aware for most of my adult life. This is a very important element.”
And in the next hour, Fox News warned viewers that Big Climate Change is coming for their kids because their video game system has a new energy-saving feature.
“Xbox also announced they will wake up to climate change” Fox and Friends said host Ainsley Earhardt. “They’re adding a new feature to their default settings. If you own an Xbox, you can download this new app and it will turn off after a long time to protect the environment.”
Fox News Radio host Jimmy Failla then raised the alarm that children are being targeted by left-leaning corporations to focus on the climate.
“We understand what it is,” said the conservative comedian. “It’s not actually offsetting emissions, okay – the level of reduction is infinitesimal. But they’re trying to get your kids involved in climate policy at an earlier age; now make them climate conscious”.
“You’re right,” Erhardt agreed. “They’re after the kids.”
Not to be outdone, Fox News’ Marc Thiessen echoed Cruz, linking Microsoft’s decision to the right’s recent culture war grievances.
“They want to tell you how to live your life. We’re going to say, ‘No, you’re not going to drive a gas-guzzling truck, and no, you’re not going to have a gas stove, you’re going to have an electric stove,’” he shouted on Fox News. There were many. “Because every building in New York can’t have gas anymore, right? These things actually happen. If climate radicals want to alienate Gen Z, the best way to do it is to take away their Xboxes!”