On Tuesday Ingrahama anglemanager Laura Ingrahama trotted one of Fox News’ audience’s favorite golden old songs: Reefer Madness, baby!
You can imagine your typical Fox News viewer watching this segment until late at night, moving in the direction of their sixth Busch Light with something approaching wild greed. Laura Ingraham’s gloomy contours in blonde American banquet ignite his once weakened bars and cones.
“Shut up. Shut up!” he does not vote for anyone in particular. “Shut up. Lory Inglemanson discusses the very real and not at all contradictory link between weeds and mass shootings! I knew it. Now go get my beer!
Indeed, while the power of Republican politicians and experts is still able to walk between us with absolute shame, Fox News viewers seem to have developed a supernatural talent to stay out of irony. Or for failing to realize that they are just gullible characters whose deliberate naivety is constantly turning to gold through the endless series of MyPillow and Trumpy Bear ads.
But in order for Fox to sell more right-wing chocolates, it must first satisfy its audience with its first product: sedatives for the aging whites feared by the changing world.
After a few blows to President Joe Biden (Fox executives repeatedly ridicule him for his style of speech and the things he said, somehow ignoring the fact that the Former Boy was behaving like a failed Fairy all the time and had encyclopedic knowledge of things that were not true), Ingrahama got in. in its segment of the uniquely American mass shooting epidemic. The meat was supposed to be filled with cloudy fat and grits – and nonsense.
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The essence? They are not weapons. No, they can never be weapons. It’s a weed, man! It is always a weed. It turns out the grandmother of the Uvalda shooter did not allow him to smoke in the grass, so apparently this means that the massacre was caused by the grass and not by the AR-style rifles he bought at the age of 18. I wonder how it could be clearer than that?
Ingraham then went on to discuss some correlations that suggested a link between cannabis and violence, with virtually no evidence.
INGRAHAMS: “The former New York Weather reporter Alex Berenson has written extensively on the subject. “2012. paper of the yearJournal of Interpersonal Violence, a federal survey of more than 9,000 teens found that marijuana use is linked to a doubling of domestic violence in the United States. Then there is this, the National Library of Medicine. “The recent use of illegal and medical marijuana is much more potent and likely to cause violent behavior. High-exposure marijuana is a predictable and preventable cause of tragic violent consequences.
“My question tonight is why is there no national debate about it at the moment? Why aren’t journalists doing more to ask for information on the use of this potential drug, in this case and other, both illegal and prescription drugs? Antidepressants have long been known as a problem for some young people. Or will we all pretend that Joe, by seizing every 9 mm, or Beto, who is running a weapons buy-back program, will heal and protect our youth, is that what we are hoping for?
“You see, I prefer to work in the real world, and this world is much more complicated than against the Second Amendment,” anti-arms activists suggest. Whenever there is a social, cultural, family and spiritual deficit, it will be filled with bad things. Weapons, gangs, drugs will then harm others or self-harm. And as long as we are not honest about all this, young people will continue to be pawns in the political game.
Now, at this point, your stupidity counter should ring and flash red. If there is cannabis behind these gun murders, should we not finally see waves of mass shootings in Amsterdam? Is it not strange that the number of murders has fallen sharply since the early 1990s, even though the daily use of cannabis among young people, one of the groups exposed to crime, has increased?
Consider this “blunt” conclusion from a 2017 study by the University of Washington that examined the impact of cannabis legalization on violent crime.
The results show that legalizing marijuana for both recreational and medical use does not increase violent crime rates. By contrast, legalizing marijuana could reduce the number of violent crimes such as murder, robbery and aggravated assault.
Wait, have researchers found that legalizing cannabis can actually lead to a reduction in violence? How do they never mention these studies?
In the meantime, you will be shocked to learn that the formerNew York Weather reporter Ingrahama wrote his controversy around what Fox News had previously said. Of course, they would just mention it The New York Times if they had more than this shit already exposed.
After two mass shootings in 2019, Fox CEO Takers Carlson interviewed Berenson on his show when he still pretended to care enough about people’s lives not to force people to give up vaccinations.
PolitiFact quickly picked up a machete for the work of Carlson’s cannabis ax.
“It’s absolute nonsense,” said Catherine Newman, interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and author of a book on school shootings. “There is no link between marijuana and extreme violence.”
Other experts have told us that there is simply not enough scientific consensus to draw Berenson’s conclusions.
Meanwhile, several researchers have questioned Berenson’s findings.
But [Berenson’s]The book has been controversial since its publication in January. A public letter, signed by 100 scientists and clinicians, refuted some of its key findings and accused Berenson of selecting data and showing correlation as a causal link.
Oh yes, correlation and causation. Legendary double-headed stupidity hydra. It could also be said that cannabis use is closely linked to the fact that I am sitting on my terrace, not going anywhere and not disturbing anyone. This is a correlation that has been constant for years. What does all this mean !?
Republicans have leaned back so far to shoot at anything other than weapons, and their heads are finally within reach of their natural docking stations. But all this – quite predictably – is nonsense. The Japanese love video games, but the murder rate in Japan is still disappearing. Other rich countries have a high number of single parents, but mass shootings are still rare everywhere except here. And, yes, the Dutch have allowed cannabis to be used for decades, but our deaths from gun violence are almost 18 times higher than they are.
Of course, Fox News isn’t too interested in the truth or solving seemingly unsolvable problems. No, together with Mike Lindel’s daily foam bags, they sell a huge amount of laundry to the audience with cozy approval.
It’s easy enough to read, but unfortunately it works. Ingraham knows this better than most. And so, dear people, she does.
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