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WATCH: The Daily Show Blasts Cable Anchors Over Unwarranted Legal Pot Hysteria

Stewart: "I guess you could say, you’re a f*cking idiot”
 
 
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On Tuesday night’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart weighed in on cable news freaking out over Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational pot. 

Stewart blasted Fox’ Billy O’Reilly and his “old timey Americana restoration hour,” for saying pot-smoking is “literally Russian roulette.”

“I think the only difference between a bong hit and pointing a loaded gun at your own skull is that the gun can kill you instantly, and must never be criminalized or restricted in any way ever,” Stewart remarked.

Stewart also took issue with “gramaplodeon” O’Reilly’s bizarre attempt to connect pot smoking to text messaging amongst teens relying on psychiatrist Keith Ablow to support the “texting-industrial complex.”

“I guess I could say, you’re a f*cking idiot,” Stewart responded.

In the second segment, Stewart drew attention to data showing that pot is far less harmful than alcohol, blasting Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy for hypocritically condemning pot but openly promoting drinking on air, at one point declaring, “I’m gonna get real drunk.”

“Your argument against marijuana, it would carry a lot more weight if these same individuals had a similar perspective on America’s alcohol usage,” Stewart remarked. “Rest assured, our children will never be exposed to this potentially overstated fantasy world that glorifies alcohol consumption…unless they watch TV,” mocked Stewart.

Watch the two part segment:

 

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Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.

 

 
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