O'Reilly: NYC Protesters Are Crackhead Drug Dealers

Randy demonstrators are drawing rats, he grouses
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 14, 2011 1:17 AM CDT
Updated Oct 14, 2011 3:53 AM CDT
Bill O'Reilly: A tad over the top.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Members of the Occupy Wall Street protest are growing skeevier and skeevier—at least in Bill O'Reilly's eyes. To hear him tell it, the "crackheads" are dealing dope, having al fresco sex, and drawing rats by the hordes in their festering campsite at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, notes Gawker. Even his sympatico guests were a bit stunned by his characterization yesterday on the O'Reilly Factor. "They're not crackheads, Bill," corrected conservative author Margaret Hoover. "There's soft drugs—marijuana, stuff that you inhale. I personally haven't smelled it. My husband has." Her zinger? "It's a counter culture collective."

Perhaps the right-wingers need to finally get on the same page about the protest. In this week's GOP debates, Newt Gingrich characterized some of the participants as "sincere middle-class people who, frankly, are very close to the Tea Party people." Of course they "clean up after themselves," as opposed to the left-wing "agitators" in the crowd, he noted. When told by a guest that the protesters support the social systems of Canada and Denmark, O'Reilly responded: "I love Canada and Denmark, so maybe I should join this group." Maybe so.

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