The other day, we got solid proof that the media is biased toward the left. On a cable-news show seen by millions, a white-haired host declared that although the U.S. has 5% of the world’s population, it detains a quarter of the world’s prisoners. “I just think it’s shocking to see how many of these young people wind up in prison,” he said. “And then they get turned into hard-core criminals because they have possession of a small amount of a controlled substance. The whole thing is crazy.”
It’s a sensible position. Strikingly, it came from the host of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “700 Club” — right-wing icon Pat Robertson. He went on to say that mere possession of pot should be decriminalized.
The 40-year-old “700 Club” isn’t known for advancing liberal causes.
In fact, four days after Robertson, 81, called for the legalization of
marijuana, he said on his show that “if enough people were praying,”
Jesus Christ might have “stilled” the recent tornadoes that destroyed lives and homes in the Midwest and South.