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I was checking out the Five on Fixed News, to see what the enemy was thinking about Sunnunu's "learn to be an American" line.  And I found myself watching the generally pointless 4th block of the program that is normally about something stupid like what Justin Bieber did.  

This time though they were talking about prescription drugs so I thought I would stick around.  The "liberal" (lol) Bob Beckel was introducing the segment since he's the resident druggie. And then Eric Boiling said something flabbergasting . . .

He said (and I'm going to have to paraphrase) until I find a video to give you the actual words . . . "You know hip hop has changed in the last decade and uh they are talking about prescription drugs rather than the other stuff."

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!?!  I've heard hip hop blamed for a lot of pointless, ridiculous things: violence against cops, violence at schools, clothes kids wear (as if anybody really cares) and most especially illegal drugs.   But this claim takes the absolute cake.

How in the world do you blame hip hop for a problem that is most common among the middle-aged and middle-class/wealthy population?  That's not even hip hop's demographic.  This is absolutely insane!

And I don't even like hip hop.

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  •  Another example of how Fox News is batshit crazy (5+ / 0-)

    BTW, if anybody can help me find a video of the Five's segment I would really appreciate it.  I'm bad at navigating the internet for media vids, at the very least.

    "Now we are engaged in a great civil war testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure."

    by nklein on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 03:08:37 PM PDT

  •  Anyone who went to a wealthy high school knows (3+ / 0-)
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    nklein, 4Freedom, pittie70

    that's where the biggest drug problems are.

    That's where the parents are also most able to get the kid out of sight, out of the press, or just plain out of the court system.

    It's the lower end schools and neighborhoods that get used as examples, as Cory Booker and others have suggested. But if the feds were serious about it, they'd nail a lot of kids from exclusive, wealthy schools. Even if it meant the end of political careers.

    cheerleaders need not apply.

    by kravitz on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 03:13:56 PM PDT

  •  Nah, not hip hop, Rush Limbaugh's the culprit n/t (4+ / 0-)
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    sodalis, 4Freedom, pittie70, Calamity Jean

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 03:18:59 PM PDT

  •  Yet another huh? moment brought to you (0+ / 0-)

    by the festival of ignorance. So I understand that another talking head, this one implanted in the owners bowels, has said something outrageously stupid.
    Aside from the amazing contortions that the man must go through to put his head in his ass what is it that comples you to watch this train wreck? Is there a pool on how long he lasts with out the rebreathing device?
    IS this the source of all fox news revealed?
    The man is a paid shill and he is only doing what he is being paid to do. Vomit stupid on the population and hope that some of it sticks.
    As the previous poster pointed out, the problem with proscribed meds being abused is by and large a problem for the middle to wealthy classes. If they really wanted to do something about it, they could, but won't. Or at least won't report it accurately.

  •  This is good news for Mick Jagger? (1+ / 0-)
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  •  LMAO (4+ / 0-)
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    nklein, milkbone, Calamity Jean, elkhunter

    So Rush Limbaugh is a closet hip hop fan? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 03:28:29 PM PDT

  •  It's true. (0+ / 0-)

    Hip hop makes me take aspirin.  And drink beer.

    Scisne me e terra ea naso tolere posse?

    by penguins4peace on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 03:29:44 PM PDT

  •  Ok, then, (2+ / 0-)
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    4Freedom, nklein

    why have I been listening to hip hop in fairly large doses since abut 1981* and not only do not abuse prescription drugs but have never taken any in my life?

    *including gangsta rap all the way back to OG Schoolly D.

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

    by anastasia p on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 03:36:46 PM PDT

  •  Rush Limbaugh's a Hip Hop fan? (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    Go figure.

    "The disturbing footage depicts piglets being drop kicked and swung by their hind legs. Sows are seen being kicked and shoved as they resist leaving their piglets."

    by Bush Bites on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 05:14:15 PM PDT

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