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Thanks -- -- -- Bill O'Reilly reporting tonight from California and the culture wars segment two very hot topics.
California where we are right now.
Is sending condoms to teenagers through the -- We're passport.
But first -- kids I address the issue on Leno Tuesday night.
Look you know this.
Whole subculture of drugs and alcoholism is bad we have to make a judgment call -- and especially for children Tony adults what to do.
But for children they think it's like -- go smoke pot now.
And and it's not okay for a -- to do that that's not okay for kids to get trunk.
And research backs up my contention new study out of the Dartmouth Medical School says teenagers who watch movies featuring alcohol are twice as likely to start drinking.
As those who do not watch those films very much joining us now from New York Margaret Hoover -- from Stamford Connecticut Gretchen Carlson.
Took -- in the study says that movies have more influence on kids and drinking than their own parents do what do you.
Sounding astounding bill I mean how many studies have we covered on this show.
Where we -- -- went back to the fact that the parents are the role models for kids not so who would've ever thought.
That movies would actually contribute to binge drinking 63%.
For movies and we're talking about movies like.
Scarface the last supper the godfather.
Glory days sideways.
I -- movies that you wouldn't necessarily think would be that bad for your kids to don't know when -- over seventeen.
So here's the thing.
Should we now read consider restrictions.
On alcohol placements in movies you can no longer have to back all expect right.
-- right on censorship never works and that's not the solution the solution.
Is what I said last week to Jay Leno is that the media and and stars.
That that children admire have to start making public service announcements saying you know -- get stoned is stupid.
The last time that happened was Nancy Reagan hit it it should be.
Public service announcements all over the place it snoop dog Willie Nelson -- and I mention those guys have.
These people are lionized as cool they busted every two minutes for marijuana in Paul McCartney was mentioning it.
This is got to stop.
And I think that would override that and the entertainment stuff which kids just think it's cool go ahead -- That's right and what the doctor of this study by the way we do a lot of studies on a show especially in a segment this is.
Probably the most serious study -- -- look that there are over 6500 people pulled over course of years isn't published by a British Medical Journal which has been.
Publishing evidence based science for -- 170 years isn't a serious study.
And -- it doesn't just say that.
The media has more impact than parents but it hasn't gotten directly impact in his drinking in a way that kids are exposed to parents -- are drinking every day if I haven't -- so.
Is it really is I haven't fine.
-- on his they don't show on the down side would not do wouldn't you know a movie about Skid Row.
We're not going to a drug rehab center watching these people suffered try to get off the -- -- are you ever.
Leave would you ever believe.
That that would be more important in shaping the development of our kids and how much they drink.
Then whether or not it's easy to get access to booze in their own house or whether or not their parents drink I don't know I don't.
It's just the movies I think it's the Internet it's -- TV it's the combination are at a got to get to this sub topic here.
And this is an amazing story so -- or California it's beautiful eighty degrees in February all of that.
The California department of public health.
-- it is sending.
To certain counties in the state.
Condoms to kids.
Condoms to kids.
It's a federal program 250000.
Dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control prevention now here is a deal.
If -- between twelve.
You could order a package of condoms online.
From -- -- -- okay.
And they'll just send them to you that you get ten month.
And -- -- and you know just three envelope.
So nobody having actually -- -- you read some old and you're -- Leoville.
You're not on and live a hit and a -- telling you all about STD is the not spreading and it's only going to -- kind of -- I unease in California.
But the thing about -- dollars campaign parts so meaning -- I'm paying tax dollars and an expanded in current count me.
California I can get ten free condoms a month in the mail -- -- parents don't now that's.
And then -- it.
I think thinking going to the drug -- anywhere in America that they have enough money in and by the same condoms and they still I am not an iron tax style and that's exactly right -- the only beef that I have with this because you're not gonna stop kids from doing this.
The only beef I have is that we're -- sport I think.
In my town on an island my at my local -- is not gonna sell condoms -- twelve cause it's my end of and so I'm not so sure it's as easy as you think it is for really young cable -- and -- if you're -- in an -- I mean look.
I don't want pay for it.
But this is the -- in in our America this year we're all gonna pay for the -- now -- Paper condoms for kids.
I mean I guess.
The next step is we're gonna pay for everybody go to club.
Met fan that got out an accident -- traction on that if that happened sacks they should aptly be having attacked exactly honest power testing is -- stop unprotected.
-- need to get a public service announcements can can cover that.
But the nanny state that's being created in America now.
Now we gotta send the kids that condoms in the -- I -- I can just imagine my father when I was twelve but.
Billy O'Reilly OK department of health.
You know Erica did say get it up the -- I can just imagine.
The conversation at the dinner table well that event but and the parenting -- all comes back to the parenting.
Because maybe you wouldn't be ordering them if you had parents who we're talking to you about it -- I did a lot of them because we use him in water balloon -- Up up up up up up I -- and -- for a minute.
I had -- you know they wouldn't send me free and they sent in this you know back -- right it's another nanny state alert ladies and gentlemen.
And we appreciate it.
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