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Poll Says Legal Weed Inevitable

A CBS poll conducted by political consultant and noted pollster Frank Luntz reveals there is a major shift in the sentiment toward legalizing marijuana. The poll showed that 54 percent said pot should be legal, up from 41 percent in 2010. And an eye-popping 75 percent feel that smoking pot will eventually become law soon. Luntz leads an animated focus group of 25 as they debate the issue on CBS This Morning.

O’Reilly Calls Media Dishonest

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” says the coverage of  Malaysian Flight 370 has been embarrassing, irresponsible and dishonest. Featuring breaking news that the jetliner mystery has been solved in the “Talking Points” segment of  “The Factor,” O’Reilly said, “It was obvious from the facts that the pilots, or pilots, took the plane off course and it crashed. But the media misled you. It exploited the airliner story to manipulate viewership.” Listen in, as O’Reilly rips into the media.

 

Images are Solid Lead on Crash

The Chinese government released satellite images that appear to be wreckage from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. The jumbo 777 vanished mysteriously on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers aboard. Chinese officials discovered the images–believed to be the best solid lead on the disappearance–a day following the mishap, but declined to elaborate why they held onto to them until midweek. CNN’s Tom Foreman gives a virtual explanation of how the images could very well be missing debris from the plane.

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Dirty Jobs Dude Imparts Advice

Host Raj Nair gleans some illuminating words of wisdom from TV personality Mike Rowe (“Dirty Jobs”) on this episode of Liberty Treehouse on The Blaze Network. Among his many gems, Rowe says, speaking in the third person, “The world we’re in is full of experts, hosts and people who work very hard to pretend to know more than they really do, or appear more competent than they are. I did that for a long time and Mike realized that he was constantly competing with people than were better than him in almost every way. So what Mike did, he just stopped pretending to be better or smarter than he was.”

Income Inequality A Farce

A funny thing happened on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor the other day. Libertarian and consumer reporter John Stossell and Factor host Bill O’Reilly actually agreed on another topic eminating from the Obama Administration that will surely become another fake issue: income inequality. Both believe it’s bogus. “What the liberal will never understand, the Democratic Party as well, is that some people just don’t do what is necessary to have the pie that you take out of the oven. Or even have the oven,” O’Reilly says. “They will not or cannot do it.” He was reacting to Stossel’s satirical pie-baking demonstration and the much-used cliche that the rich get the bigger slice of the pie. Says Stossel, “The reporters often say. ‘the rich got richer,’ which they did. That’s a by-product of freedom, there will be a wealth disparity. And the poor got poorer. But that’s a lie. The poor have not gotten poorer. Middle incomes have stagnated, but that leaves out a lot of the good stuff that poor and middle-income people get.”

Goodbye Jay

For those of you who missed Jay Leno’s heartfelt goodbye from The Tonight Show, here’s a small clip, including an appropriate closing tune from Garth Brooks.

Duck Dynasty Star Silenced

The far left and the entertainment industry have struck again. This time stepping all over our first amendment right to free speech. The controversy exploded when the A&E Network suspended reality star Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the wildly popular “Duck Dynasty” program, for voicing his opinion on homosexuality in a magazine interview with GQ. Robertson called homosexuality a sin in the interview, adding that homosexuals and other equally vile sinners would not inherit the kingdom of God. This, of course, drew the ire of the gay and lesbian community and sent panic waves through the politically correct headquarters of A&E. On the other end of the spectrum, the haste reaction from A&E drew harsh criticism from political heavyweights Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. “The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with,” Jindal said. While Palin took to Facebook and Twitter writing, “Free speech is an endangered species.” On Thursday’s “Sean Hannity Show” on Fox News, Hannity gets Palin’s reaction to the controversy.

Death of the Mega-State

Lou Rossetto, who co-founded Wired magazine, expounds his theories on the death of the mega-state and continuing digital revolution. Rossetto tells Nick Gillespie, of Reason TV, “We came out and said there was a digital revolution happening and it was going to change everything. And that it wasn’t the priests, the pundits, the politicians and the generals who were creating positive change.” Listen in as Rossetto tells Gillespie who is responsible for the change and what he foresees for future generations.

Britain’s Men Deserts

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) reports that an increasing number of British children are growing up with hardly any male influence. In some areas, the problem has reached such high levels that they have been tabbed “men deserts,” according to the report. Tune in for more details from Sky News, the United Kingdom’s first 24-hour news channel.

Al Jazeera One-Ups MSNBC

The Al Jazeera America network made its long-anticipated debut in the U.S. last week. Says Jodi Miller, “It’s the perfect choice for people who hate America, but can’t stand watching MSNBC!” Miller also weighs in on WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning’s recent announcement to get a sex change and Anthony Wiener’s response, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation and the impending government shutdown in this edition of NewsBusted.

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