I’m not the biggest fan of Bill O’Reilly. He is very good at what he does, which is preach to his choir and get them fired up about stuff that ‘conservatives’ care about. But he usually covers issues and takes stances that most Americans don’t agree with. Lately he has been on an anti-marijuana crusade, dedicating a significant amount of time on his show bashing marijuana.
This week he posted a poll on his website asking his fans if they support marijuana legalization or not. Unfortunately for Mr. O’Reilly and his marijuana hating friends, the poll results were not favorable for them. Per Marijuana.Com:
The poll’s purpose was, in O’Reilly’s pipe dream world, to facilitate an extremely negative response and then to air a segment on The O’Reilly Factor derailing cannabis legalization (like he did Monday night). By polling his own audience, O’Reilly and his team could paint a delusional picture, but one supported by “data.”
And at first, it worked. 81% of the initial voters responded with a resolute “No.”
Then, the internet caught wind of the poll, made it go viral in the cannabis community, and worked its cannabis magic.
The poll results can no longer be viewed, which is unfortunate. Rather than let the results speak for themselves, the staff at Bill O’Reilly’s show would rather censor the results so that Mr. O’Reilly can stay on his reefer madness soapbox and keep spreading his propaganda. Below is a graphic that indicates how the poll was going prior to the results being hidden. I think it speaks for itself: