Fox News host Steve Doocy on Tuesday told families that they should “carve a coal plant on the front of your pumpkin” to oppose government efforts to promote sustainable energy.
On Monday, the Department of Energy commemorated National Energy Action month on its website by offering “some energy-themed pumpkin patterns to help ‘energize’ your neighborhood for Halloween.”
“October is National Energy Action Month — so while you’re stocking up on pumpkins, fall sweaters and Halloween candy, it’s also a great time to think about actions you can take to save energy and money at home,” the department noted.
But on Tuesday, the hosts of Fox & Friends said that the Department of Energy had gone too far.
“Really? That’s what they want?” host Steve Doocy complained.
“But don’t say happy Halloween, you have to say happy Harvest Festival during all this,” co-host Anna Kooiman quipped. “We’ve got to be politically correct for all this.”
“I just can’t figure out what the connection between the two is,” she added. “What does this have to do with Halloween and fall necessarily? For Thanksgiving, are we going to have turkey stuffed with anti-Keystone pipeline propaganda. And Easter Bunny war-on-women chocolate eggs or something?”
“You know what?” Doocy chimed in. “If you wanted to send an alternate message, you could always carve a coal plant on the front of your pumpkin because that’s where the electricity to run your Prius comes from. A coal plant.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Oct. 28, 2014.