Read time: 2 minutes

Bill O'Reilly Attacks #OWS Protesters As Radicals, Loons And Anarchists

Here's O'Reilly from this Monday's show pretending that he's ever had anything besides derision, belittlement, mockery or scorn for the people out there protesting Wall Street, ever since the movement they would have preferred to ignore started.
Views:

You can take Bill O'Reilly's dismissal as the best endorsement Occupy Wall Street can get.

Here's O'Reilly from this Monday's show pretending that he's ever had anything besides derision, belittlement, mockery or scorn for the people out there protesting Wall Street, ever since the movement they would have preferred to ignore started.

O'REILLY: I'm an independent, alright? And I looked at this group in the beginning and gave them a shot and wanted to know what they were all about, but once they started to attack our personnel here, including John Stossel and and Geraldo and all of that, I said, you know what? I don't want any part of these people.

I guarantee you ninety percent, ninety percent of Americans Juan are saying the same thing... we don't like them, we don't trust them, we think they're radicals and if anybody throws in with them, we're going to vote against that anybody. And that's what's going on on Juan.

WILLIAMS: No. But remember, about sixty percent of Americans tell pollsters, they are in fact in sympathy with the idea...

O'REILLY: Wait until you see the new poll on it.

WILLIAMS: … with the idea that the Wall Street people are a bunch of greedy bums.

O'REILLY: Wait until you see the new poll on it. Okay? It ain't gonna' be that sixty. It's going to be down to forty or thirty five, and the more loons like you saw over the weekend... and they will. Because to continue, Mary Katharine to get themselves in the media, they've got to do this stuff. The media's tired of this story now!

WILLIAMS: If they become anarchists... if they are doing stuff like in that video...

O'REILLY: They're already anarchists Juan! Want do you want them to do? Burn the house down?

Media Matters has been monitoring Fox's coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement and has more on that here -- A Guide To The Smear Campaign Against Occupy Wall Street:

The right-wing media have engaged in a relentless smear campaign against the Occupy Wall Street movement, including calling the protesters socialists and Marxists, saying they represent the "fringe of the fringe of the fringe," and claiming they "sound like the Unabomber," among other attacks.

The Protesters Are "The Fringe" And "Lunatics"

OWS Website Reads Like "The Ravings Of ... The Unabomber"

They're Only "Little Rascals" And "Petulant Little Children" ...

... Who Don't Know What They Want ...

... But We Know They're Socialists, Marxists, And Anarchists Bent On "Destroy[ing] Capitalism" ...

... And They Don't Even Pay Taxes!

They're Not Diverse Enough (Maybe) ... ... But They Sure Are Anti-Semitic

Their Protests Are Astroturfed Iran And Chavez Support The Protests ...

... And So Do Nazis! The Protesters Don't Shower Enough

So Don't Support The 99% -- Support The 53%

Read on...

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.