New Year’s Eve celebrations usually involve confetti and fireworks. CNN’s report for this year’s celebrations added marijuana to the mix.
CNN reporter Randi Kaye covered a New Year’s Eve party aboard a “cannibus” in Colorado, even lighting a gas mask bong for one partygoer. Recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado.
Pat and Jeffy couldn’t believe that CNN decided replacing Kathy Griffin with a celebration of marijuana use was a good idea.
“It was very helpful, especially if your kids are watching and they’re not familiar with how to actually take a bong hit,” Pat said sarcastically. “Thank you, CNN.”
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
PAT: Interesting couple of weeks over the holidays. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s. And there was certainly some interesting New Year’s celebrations. CNN, for instance, showed America how to do bong hits. Isn’t that great?
PAT: Yeah, it was very helpful. Especially if your kids are watching and they’re not familiar with how to actually take a bong hit. If they’re not familiar with the gas mask bong, now they are. Which is pretty helpful. Thank you, CNN.
JEFFY: Well, nothing says Happy New Year like a gas mask bomb.
PAT: Sure doesn’t. And so that’s apparently what CNN thought as well. I guess because they didn’t have Kathy Griffin to be super offensive and do ridiculously stupid things.
They had another CNN reporter do something stupid and ridiculously insane things. They actually had a reporter in Colorado on a cannabus, which is a bus, a pot bus on the way to a pot party where they were going to paint and do pot, I guess.
JEFFY: That was their whole guise for the news story. We’re on a cannabus, reporting from Colorado, where it’s legal.
PAT: Yes. Except for it’s not. Because the state law does not supersede federal law. And smoking pot is still illegal on a federal level. So California, Colorado, Washington, and I believe there’s a few others continue to break federal law by writing their own local and state laws. And it’s interesting. Because CNN took advantage of that.
JEFFY: Yes, they did.
PAT: Their reporter actually put on a gas mask bomb. And it was already filled I guess stuff with pot.
JEFFY: I don’t think so. I think they filled it up later.
PAT: She said it was already stuffed.
JEFFY: Oh, okay.
PAT: Here’s the report. It’s a really good one. And hopefully you got a chance to see it. If not, I really highly recommend you go to YouTube and have your children watch it so they understand the proper way to do a bong hit.
JEFFY: Well, they do need to.
PAT: Here’s that segment.
VOICE: I do want to go to Randi Kaye. She’s joining us again, along with a — well, she’s in Colorado, where I guess recreational marijuana —
VOICE: Surrounded by weed. Did you get me the jeebus juice, Randy?
VOICE: She’s on a pot bus, basically.
How is it going, Randy?
VOICE: It’s going great. I’m definitely earning the name Kush Kaye, that’s for sure.
PAT: I don’t get that reference, do you? You must, right?
JEFFY: I mean, you know what kush.
PAT: Honestly I don’t. Kush Kaye is what?
JEFFY: You’re embarrassing yourself.
PAT: Okay. I’m sorry. I’m not hip enough to the — as hip to the pot culture as I should be.
JEFFY: I have no idea.
PAT: You don’t even know what it is?
JEFFY: I can guess what it is. But I don’t know for sure what she’s referring to.
JEFFY: No, I don’t.
PAT: Oh, wow.
VOICE: Come on. Everybody knows what kush is.
So, listen, I came prepared this year. I thought maybe I would bring a gas mask with me so I wouldn’t get that contact high.
But look at what’s on the other end of a gas mask. Yes, a bong. And of course, they couldn’t stand to see a bong that doesn’t have any cannabis in it.
So you actually put it in the bong. You filled it up. You packed it. You packed — okay. Now, what?
Now you’re going to celebrate a little New Year’s early, or what?
VOICE: Oh, right. Okay.
PAT: She’s at this point reaching back and lighting the bong for him.
VOICE: I don’t think this is really what a gas mask is used for. But, wow, okay. This is New Year’s Eve, Denver-style everybody.
VOICE: This is legal in Colorado.
VOICE: I know.
VOICE: It is legal. It is very legal here. Wow.
So we are — we are making our way to a puff, pass, and paint party. Yes. Anderson Cooper.
VOICE: So just explain —
PAT: Puff, pass, and paint.
I mean, that is unbelievable.
JEFFY: That sure is.
PAT: That is unbelievable.
People were actually tweeting — keep in mind, CNN fans presumably, so they’re probably somewhat left of center, and even the CNN viewers weren’t especially appreciating it because they had kids watching the New Year’s — hey, I got to turn this off because you’re showing my kids how to do bong hits.
JEFFY: That’s our job. That’s our job, darn it.
PAT: I mean, I — what has happened to journalism in this country? It just doesn’t exist anymore.
JEFFY: Well, to be a little bit fair, CNN has always tried to be aloof on New Year’s with their coverage. Right? That’s why the Kathy Griffin and the Anderson Cooper —
PAT: You can’t have it both ways though. And I don’t know why Anderson Cooper continues to put his credibility on the line like this —
JEFFY: I know that.
Because I think he just has fun with it, right? I mean, I don’t know. I seriously don’t know. But I guess he just has fun with it.
PAT: Would Walter Cronkite have had fun with a bong hit on the air?
JEFFY: Well, times are a little bit different.
PAT: Yeah, clearly. Clearly.
JEFFY: I mean, Walter probably wouldn’t have broadcast himself with a pot mask.
PAT: It may have. It may have, if there was a bus —
The Neil — perhaps. You know, maybe. Maybe.
JEFFY: They may have. I mean, who am I to say?
PAT: Americans. We’re Americans. That’s who we are to say. And it’s just — it’s embarrassing how far downhill television news has traveled. It’s incredible. It’s — it is literally embarrassing. And I’m not even a CNN fan, and I — I’m just horrified on their behalf. Because they’re not horrified enough.
JEFFY: No, they are not. No, they are not. They could care less. And if you weren’t fortunate enough to be able to watch it, I just tweeted the story out @JeffyMRA. So you’ll be able to see it for yourself. Share it for your family if you missed it on New Year’s Eve. Because for sure you want to be able to let your kids know how to wear the mask properly.
PAT: Yes. Right. If you’re not familiar enough to teach them, CNN certainly is and was. And handled that for you.
JEFFY: So bad.
PAT: It just shows you that America has gone to pot.