Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bill O'Reilly on Drug Use

This is an absolute classic clip of Bill O'Reilly losing it on a guest who wrote a book about drug use. The author, Jacob Sullum, argues that drugs should be legal because it's not inherently wrong to want to alter one's perception of the world for enjoyment. It's only wrong when it affects others, as in drunk driving. Pretty simple thesis - most reasonable people agree with that.

O'Reilly totally flips out on this guy, saying he's a "libertinist" who encourages the worst parts of our society. Watch all the way to the end to where Sullum says "so you don't drink alcohol or coffee or smoke cigarettes?" and O'Reilly calls him a pinhead. Absolutely classic.

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