In the reader response to this article many posters point out that it is American drinking laws are so completely out of whack and not literary description of booze in Harry Potter.
Someone pseudonymously as Hermione has this response to the "life lessons" in literature.
and Quidditch encourages kids to jump off buildings.
and eating chocolate to ward off Dementors encourages emotional binge eating.
Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem? No. The people who came up with this idea need to swallow a few potent shots of Chill The **** Out.
Nancy Goodman seems to to agree the writer with Colbert enthusiasm.
Whoever heard of 16 year olds drinking “butterbeer” and “mead” and getting “tipsy”? Shame! When I was that age such behavior was unheard of. I spent my free time using Bible verses to derive my family’s direct lineage from Adam and Eve. I for one refuse to watch such filth lest the good Lord see fit to burn my eyes from their sockets with a finger of fire. Harry Potter is the Devil and anyone who would subject innocent children to such a debauchery deserves to burn in Hell.
Michael gets in such a good shot the author of this oped cries ouch.
Did Dolores Umbridge write this article?