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Bill O’Reilly, math wizard

I don’t watch Bill O’Reilly, for my own sanity, but Reddit had a link to this video from last night’s show — his Cultural Warriors segment. He was talking about Amsterdam.

Some Americans (secular progressives) want to turn the USA into a permissive culture like western Europe. That’s what’s driving the drug legalization deal, gay and plural marriage, light sentences for convicted criminals….

He went on to talk about the evils of Amsterdam and how the mayor recently talked about the problems of organized crime, the existence of which, in O’Reilly’s mind, was due to the legalization of marijuana and prostitution — which, of course, is patently absurd. Even the two Fox News contributors on the show weren’t buying it completely.
At one point, one of them asked:

Why have so many more people in the USA, where marijuana is illegal, tried it? 40% of people in the USA compared to 22.6%…
OREILLY (interrupting): The way they use statistics in the Netherlands is different, plus it’s a much smaller country.

I stand in awe of his reasoning skills.

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