The Daily Show's Jon Stewart let Fox's Bill O'Reilly and his cohort Dr. Keith Ablow have it after Bill-O went full on Reefer Madness this Monday night. After first discussing Colorado and their "brand new industry" selling marijuana, Stewart moved onto O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo from the previous night.
O'REILLY: If you use any intoxicating agent, your goal is to leave reality. You're not satisfied with your current state of mind, you want to get high, buzzed, blasted, whatever. Some adults can handle that on occasion, others cannot, so it's literally Russian roulette.
STEWART: Literally Russian roulette! Bill, what are you talking about, literally? In fact, 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 -- ever! Ever! And then -- by the way, I just want to point out to the audience at home, they are applauding ironically. But then the "just say no" part of the program took a bit of a hairpin turn.
O'REILLY: Now more bad news, combine the drug aspect with the Internet. According to a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 75 percent of 12 to 17 year olds in the USA have cell phones and virtually all of them text.
STEWART: What the hell just happened? How do we go from "just say no" to and once we know the beep beep, boom boom machines and with the "lol"and the "ttyk" and the music and the dancing with the pelvis and ooohhh! What happened? You should not... You wouldn't happen to have a surprising examplar of a society and culture that is getting it right here that perhaps undercuts the inherent message in everything you and your colleagues at Fox have ever said.
O'REILLY: In China, young people are encouraged to compete, be disciplined, to live in the real world. Not here.
STEWART: Why can't America be more like the People's Republican of China?!