September 28, 2022

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram told Fox News that rainbow fentanyl pills are not being targeted at children or as faux Halloween candy.

Why would the top DEA official have to even comment on this ludicrous proposition? Fox News has been trying to undermine the Biden administration over immigration by scaring parents.

It's all about winning the midterms by opening up a new front on the 'war on drugs' meme.

Revving up the fear meter for your kids has been a prime directive from Fox News and has been their single purpose in 2022.

They take one incident and blow it into epic proportions.

Here's Ronna McDaniel.

"We're coming into Halloween. Every mom in this country right now is worried, what if this gets into my kid's Halloween basket?" McDaniel exclaimed.

Here's Rep. Kevin McCarthy screaming as Halloween approaches that kids are ODing in schools because these pills are being handed out like candy.

"We will secure our borders so your kids won't have to fear whether they're buying fentanyl and are gonna OD," he said.

Elect Republicans and we will win the war on drugs.

Enter America's Newsroom on Fox News, who hosted Anne Milgram.

"Moms and dads everywhere are really worried their kids will end up with these bags of Nerd candies, and they'll find their child dead," Perino said.

Does she mean Fox News viewers?

"What should they know?" she asked

"This is one of the most important things we talk about. First of all, we have not seen any connection to Halloween, and I want to be very clear," Milgram replied.

Milgram said if this changes, the DEA will alert the public.

"We are not seeing it in elementary schools. We have not seen it with Halloween candy," Milgram stated.

Fox News has done its propaganda job well by inflating new versions of fentanyl pills and claiming the cartels are targeting your children, especially for Halloween.

As a general rule, drug dealers don't want to get caught.

They also make their money by selling drugs.

They aren't handing out gift baskets of fentanyl pills, and making believe it's Nerd Candy.

If teens are taking drugs, then of course, they are at risk of overdosing.

But they aren't hiding them as "new candy."

By the way, colored pills are nothing new.

Rolling Stone reports: It was never meant for kids; it's not aimed at their Halloween basket — but it does represent a real threat for casual drug users.

"The idea that because [the pills] are colorful means that [cartels] must be trying to force fentanyl or ply children or their Halloween candy is markedly ridiculous,” Francis tells Rolling Stone. ”People just make creative colors, and honestly, there’s no reason for it. And it’s been happening for the last 60 years. We saw it with MDMA. We see it in club drugs. And it’s actually kind of embarrassing because the DEA is really just late, late to the party.”

Instead of focusing on warnings meant to scare parents, Francis says she wants a dedicated response to addressing the overdose crisis that centers around inclusion and promoting education.

“We are responding not to drugs or multicolored drugs. We’re responding to an era of an entrenched, heinous drug policy that the United States has created,” Francis tells Rolling Stone. “If a drug dealer decides to make something turquoise or magenta, it’s not ‘Oh my gosh, they might be targeting our children.’ They’re already targeting adults.”

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