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Fox News flips out over ‘Woke’ Xbox because everything is stupid

A day after M&M’s canceled its “spokescandies” due to backlash from Fox News hosts who no longer found them sexy, the conservative cable giant found its latest target of outrage: “woke” video game consoles with power-saving features.

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Xbox would offer “carbon-conscious 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 your Xbox waking up during the nightly maintenance window at a random time between 02:00 – 06:00, your console will wake up at a time when it can use the most renewable energy in your local power grid ,” the company said, adding: “This reduces reliance on fossil fuels and CO2 emissions and can potentially save you money.”

But because the right-wing outrage machine constantly needs feeding, conservative media and Republican politicians seized the opportunity to herald this as the latest battle in a never-ending culture war.

“First gas stoves, then your coffee, now they’re after your Xbox,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who seems more interested in being a right-wing entertainer than a lawmaker, tweeted Monday. (For those blissfully unaware, conservatives have been losing their minds lately about possible future gas appliance regulations, daring liberals to “come and get it”).

Of course, it didn’t take long for Fox News to jump on board the fake rage train. To get the ball rolling, the network’s digital newsroom published a piece Monday night promoting conservative critics who had “slammed” the “woke brigade” for going after video games.

During Tuesday morning’s broadcast of Fox & Friends Firstgrumbled Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone that “some woke executives at Microsoft thought this was a good idea,” before reading a series of tweets from right-wing influencers mocking the initiative.

“Realized! Is that the best word?!” Fox & Friends First exclaimed co-host Todd Piro. “I’m really stuck on that language. Carbon conscious?! I have been aware of carbon most of my adult life. It is a very important element.”

The following hour, however, Fox News warned viewers that big climate change is coming for their kids because their video game system had a new power-saving feature.

“Xbox has also announced that they are also waking up to climate change,” Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt declared. “That they are adding a new feature to their default settings. If you own an Xbox, you can upload this new program and it will turn itself off after that long to save the environment.”

Fox News Radio host Jimmy Failla then raised the alarm about children being targeted by left-wing corporations for worrying about the climate.

“We understand what this is,” the conservative comedian stated. “It’s not like it’s actually going to offset emissions, okay — the level of reduction is infinitesimal. But they’re trying to recruit your kids to climate policy at an earlier age; make them climate aware now.”

“You’re right,” Earhardt agreed. “They’re going after the kids.”

Not to be outdone, Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen echoed Cruz by lumping Microsoft’s decision in with the rest of the right’s recent culture war complaints.

“They want to tell you how to live your life. We want to say, ‘No, you don’t want to drive a gas-guzzling truck, and no, you don’t want a gas stove, you want an electric stove,'” he screamed on Fox News’ Outnumbered. “Because every building in New York City can’t have gas anymore, right? This is actually happening. If the climate radicals want to alienate Gen Z, the best way to do it is to take away their Xbox!”

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