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War On Halloween! Fox News Wants To Cancel Holiday In Latest Right-Wing Freakout

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Fox News has found its latest thing to panic over.

The suitable-wing network is warning viewers about drugs disguised as candy ― especially Halloween candy. Some Fox News personalities are even calling for a halt to traditional Halloween activities.

The subject of medicine has been ceaselessly featured on the network, much more so with the approach of the midterm elections. The Washington Post even noted a jump in references to fentanyl on Fox News when put next to CNN and MSNBC.

The network’s warnings are based partly on a DEA bulletin issued last month about “rainbow fentanyl” that appears like candy and which the agency described as “a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults.”

“I don’t think people shall be giving these pills out as Halloween candy,” Joseph Palamar, an associate professor within the department of population health at NYU Langone Health, told CNN. Palamar, who has studied trends in illicit fentanyl, said the colourful pills have been around for years and that the true concern isn’t Halloween. It’s that the individuals who use the pills may leave them around at home, where children may find and take them.

“The concept because [the pills] are colourful signifies that [cartels] have to be attempting to force fentanyl or ply children or their Halloween candy is markedly ridiculous,” Mariah Francis of the National Harm Reduction Coalition told the magazine.

Twitter users called out Fox News for its over-the-top response and accused the network of bringing right-wing cancel-culture to a beloved holiday:

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