01/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

O'Reilly Bleeped Out In Fox News Pot Joke

The Fox News Channel has this delightfully mind-bending late night show called Red Eye, where stoners and insomniacs with acute anger management problems tune in to get pleasurably confused. It is maybe the best thing Fox News does! Anyway, on the December 10, edition, Red Eye's Greg Gutfield had High Times executive editor David Bienenstock on the show to talk about his magazine's latest offering, The Official Pot Smokers Handbook. Naturally, a delightful discussion followed! (Seriously! Bienenstock is CRAZY quick-witted.) And during the chataround, one of the people on the Red Eye panel quipped, "You know, Bill O'Reilly does not like it when you get into his personal stash." Only when the episode aired, the mention of O'Reilly's name was been bleeped out.

The question, of course, is, why? Is joking about Bill O'Reilly now entirely out of bounds at Fox? Or, does Bill O'Reilly really have a personal stash of evergreen that he doesn't want the rest of the network to know about? Actually, it's probably just that so many of the Fox higher-ups hate Bill so much and don't need any additional grief.

For what it's worth, I've always suspected that Red Eye's Andrew Levy probably has the best stash at the network.