31 Jan '12, 9pm

Obama’s Google+ Hangout: Google Angers Potheads, President Won’t Dance a Jig

Obama’s Google+ Hangout: Google Angers Potheads, President Won’t Dance a Jig

President Barack Obama took part in a virtual town hall meeting late yesterday afternoon, with five hand-picked participants face-to-face with the president in a Google+ Hangout. Obama also answered questions submitted by YouTube users and, though most of the questions were prescreened and voted on prior to the hangout, answered a few personal questions on camera. That was where it got a bit weird, but hey... leave people to their own devices and these things happen. The question that wasn’t asked though, despite its being the top voted on YouTube and second overall prior to the event, has marijuana legalization advocates upset over Google’s cherry-picking. Retired LAPD officer Stephen Downing’s question about legalization, which called U.S. drug policies “a failure and a complete waste of criminal justice,” was weeded out. Google controlled the questions, says Reuters par...

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