Occupy U.C. Berkeley

  • Aired:  11/10/11
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When Occupy Wall Street protesters at U.C. Berkeley refuse to leave the campus, they are forcibly removed by baton-wielding police. (2:52)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU,

PLEASE, WELCOME.

NATION, WE ALL KNOW THE

OCCUPY WALL STREET

PROTESTORS ARE DANGEROUS.

THEY'RE BEATING ON DRUMS NOW

BUT SOON IT WILL BE LLOYD

BLOONING FEIN'S SKULL THIS

CANCER ON CAPITALISM HAS

SPREAD TO EVERY CORNER OF

THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING,

NO SURPRISE, FOLKS, HIPPIE

HAVEN UC BERKELEY WHERE THIS

WEEK STUDENTS STAGE PRODUCT

TESTS AGAINST BANKS.

AND DRAS PARTICULAR

STATEWIDE CUTS IN EDUCATION

SPENDING.

THE UNIVERSITY SAID

PROTESTORS COULD STAY AND

THE PLAZA UP TO A WEEK AS

LONG AS THEY DID NOT PITCH

TENTS.

COME ON.

SOME OF THESE GUYS ARE 18.

THEY CAN'T GOTO HOURS

WITHOUT PITCHING A TENT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS WHO

WATCHES THIS SHOW IN THE

PAST I'VE HAD SOME HARSH

WORDS FOR THIS SLOW-PA

CHULLY SUPERFUND GRANOLA

DUMP SITE.

BUT TONIGHT I AM CHANGING MY

TUNE BECAUSE YESTERDAY

BERKELEY UNIVERSITY

OFFICIALS DID THE RIGHT

THING.

THEY TOLD THE STUDENTS TO

LEAVE.

AND FOR SOME REASON, THESE

FREE THINKING BERKELEY

STUDENTS DID NOT OBEY

AUTHORITY.

SO THE UNIVERSITY CALLED IN

A TEAM OF SKILLED CRISIS

MANAGERS TO DIFFUSE THE

SITUATION WITH A RAP

SESSION.

JIM?

>> WOW.

LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE REALLY

MAKING SOME BREAKTHROUGHS

THERE.

YOU KNOW WHEN THEY SAY

BERKELEY IS CRUNCHIE I

DIDN'T REALIZE THEY MEANT

THE STUDENTS' RIB CAGES.

AND SPEARING A SMALL ASIAN

GIRL IN THE SPLEEN FIRST

SHOWS BERKELEY'S ADMIRABLE

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITIES.

OF COURSE IT'S NO SURPRISE

THIS IS ALL PART OF THE

BERKELEY TRADITION.

THE UNIVERSITY WEB SITE

PROUDLY ADVERTISES ITS

HISTORY OF ACTIVISM AND

INSTRUCTING HOW TO PROTEST

SAFELY.

SO I'M SURE THOSE BILLY

CLUBS WERE WEARING CON

DUMBS.

BUT I'M HAPPY TO SAY THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA DID NOT

BLOW THIS OUT OF THE

PROPORTION.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DESCRIBED OFFICERS PULLING

PEOPLE FROM THE STEPS AND

NUDGING OTHERS WITH BATONS.

YES, NUDGING.

JUST LIKE THE RODNY KING

NUDGING OR WHEN CONNER SET

UP THAT SLIP AND SLIDE IN

BIRMINGHAM.

FOLKS, I THINK THESE KIDS

SHOULD BE THANKING THE

POLICE AND UNIVERSITY

OFFICIALS.

BECAUSE EVERYONE CRITICIZES

THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT BECAUSE

THEIR MESSAGE IS TOO VAGUE.

WELL AT LEAST NEXT TIME

THESE KIDS WILL HAVE

SOMETHING CONCRETE TO

PROTEST ABOUT.

BUT REMEMBER, PLEASE,

PROTEST SAFELY, KIDS.

BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE HOW

MUCH MORE NUDGI

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