Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night kicked off a series of segments on students’ wild spring break trips with a discussion of that old college mainstay: the beer bong.
Fox News correspondent Ainsley Earhardt had traveled down to Panama City, Fla. to report from the ground on all the “boobs, twerking, liquor and weed,” as one spring breaker put it.
Back in the studio, Earhardt and Hannity went over what she discovered, including that all the teens on the beach in Panama City were “funneling” their alcohol.
“All right, go to the funnel for example. It used to be when we were younger, you do a shotgun,” Hannity said. “You put a hole in the bottom of a beer can, put it up here, and open it.”
So Earhardt demonstrated how today’s teens funnel their beer, and Hannity marveled at how it shoots the alcohol “right into their stomach.”
Overall, Earhardt found the whole scene outrageous.
“One time I went to Cancun in college and I was appalled at what I saw. This is now here in AMERICA,” she said. “People are doing this down in Florida. This is Panama City.”
To be fair, Earhardt’s report touched on the very real issues of sexual assault and potentially deadly alcohol abuse that spring break trips can enable. She also went on a ride-along with police in a segment that aired Tuesday to shed light on what local law enforcement deals with in terms of crime when they’re vastly outnumbered by the legions of rowdy students on the beaches.
But according to Panama City TV Station WMBB, residents of the beach town weren’t exactly thrilled with Hannity’s spring break esposé. One local radio personality told the news station that residents felt the segment reflected poorly on the city because the behavior on display in March doesn’t carry over into the summer tourism season.
Watch below, courtesy of Fox News:
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Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.