Chris Hedges Verbally Smacks Down Kevin O`Leary

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago in

On the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about the Occupy Wall Street protests.
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Male 589
The guy below me can below me.
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Male 3,310
Is it ok that I don`t know who either of these people are? When I hear pulitzer prize winning reporter and author I immediately think self-promoter attention whore look what I can do buy my book if there`s action somewhere I`ll be there trying to leech off of it.

The one guys says the protesters don`t even know the names of the firms they are protesting and the other dude says they know bank of america. LOL

They don`t know what they want. And further more they have let anyone that has any kind of grievance with the government into their rally because they wanted more warm bodies to count and have ended up with chaos.

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Male 3,477
Read up. Reagan administration started all this.
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Male 39
The guy below me just served the guy below him .... booom
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Male 3,631
The guy below you is you.. Idiot.
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Male 197
PS the guy below me i think had issues....although he can speak words
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Male 197
I thought Kevin was going to get told (because he`s an non-nice individual) but it never happened...
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Male 3,631
I knew I could count on the I-A-B community to take this "beatdown" headline with the usual grain of salt and zero in on some of the willful ignorance and hypocrisy of this guest (admitting, of course, the knee-jerk rudeness and unprofessionalism of his host). One thing I`d like to add has to do with Hedges` statement about the imminent crises in Greece, Spain and elsewhere. It`s more significantly the consequence of corporate and international socialism than `unbridled capitalism,` ala Marx. To expand upon some of the sentiments expressed by Oldfrt, Mal_bb and "Fart Smeller" (geeze, not the most honorable of usernames I`ve cited), there wouldn`t BE an imminent collapse if we let toxic assets PERISH UNDER THE IMMUNE SYSTEM OF THE MARKET PROCESS. Countries bailing out other countries that suck is no more fruitful than governments bailing out financial institutions which suck. They`re also sitting on those assets so they don`t flood the market with EASY CREDIT again.
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Male 2,737
Sorry. I can`t listen to that negro`s lies. Had to shut it down.
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Male 335
Another great example of a conservative reduced to name calling rather than having a dignified and respectful discussion. When people are verbally assaulted for calmly expressing their opinion that is called bullying, and it is becoming the norm thanks to the right wing media, right wing politicians and right wing supporters.
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Male 4,854
The very ending is worth the boring first half.
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Male 356
Listypoos nailed it well.
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Male 3
I think CrakrJakass got the names mixed up.

but Hedges was right, and O`Leary was a moron.
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Male 39,593

I don`t blame banks or corporations. They were given an opportunity to make profits and they did. That IS the purpose of their existance.

I blame politicians who shold us down the river to povertyville.
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Male 3,147
@ Beternal "Can someone summarise all this for me?"

Sure, it`s about
a)a bunch of people saying `hey, the banks have screwed us over for long enough`

b) the banks saying `hey, we`re all in this together.... cept the bonuses we`re still paying out....... to us.

c) the government saying `hey we agree with you peeps... but not really specifying which peeps they agree with and secretly wishing they could tax protesting.

d) the lucky people with good jobs telling everyone else that only drugged up hippies protest.

and e) the people who claim it`ll never change things..... right until things change, and then at that point they`ll claim they were at the vanguard of the movement all along.
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Male 336
Everyone miss the boat on 3...
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Male 33
He is a leftist nutbar. What he complains about is exactly what you`d expect from the power he has given government. The power to hand over trillions of tax dollars to market losers. Thank you leftist nutbars. Don`t call your mega-government with tentacles in everything "deregulation" please.
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Male 901
@bentley,

Well said, people HAVE to take some sort responsibilty for their own actions.
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Male 1,231
The government encouraged sub prime mortgage lending in the first place to sell the American dream in return for votes at the next election. Tony Bair did near enough the same thing here; spent a ton of money he didn`t have to temporally improve peoples standard of living , then after he`d done enough networking he buggered off and left the mess with Brown. The banks were just greedy middle men who worked with the government to make it happen. The government should take ultimate responsibility.
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Male 901
"CBC is a Canadian gov`t owned channel...nuff` said."

Yet it`s still the newstation with the most objective reporting I`ve seen. CBC radio is a standard for me on my commute home, they allow both sides of the story to be told and let you make the judgement (O`Leary and a couple others not included, those kinds of people can`t be avoided unfortunately).
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Male 901
Kevin`s a bit of a goof, but his business accument is great. He`s worth listening to, sometimes...
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Male 244
The nut bar stated his real position when he said: "sub prime mortgages were pushed on people who couldn`t afford it". Those people were offered a deal and they took it, which our government made happen through moronic banking regulations.

Occupy wall street is f`n hilarious and ineffective.
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Male 3,369
@Oldfrt: It`s gonna get worse now that corporations are considered "people".
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Male 25,417
zing.. so much for professionalism
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Male 768
"Don`t take this the wrong way, but you sound like a left-wing nutbar."

What`s the right way to take this? Is that guy serious?
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Male 411
CBC is a Canadian gov`t owned channel...nuff` said. O`leary is a tool.
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Male 749
Chris Hedges sure seems to have a chip on his shoulder.

To his point that Goldman Sachs should be prosecuted, I wonder why he apparently sees no government culpability. Barney Frank et. al. forced the sub-prime mortgages via banking regulations. That`s were the problem started. Not saying Goldman Sachs are innocent, just that they responded to shockingly bad government meddling in the private loan industry.
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Male 3,369
I don`t bekieve I`ve ever seen more unprofessional behaviour on TV as this Krvin O;Lrary shmuck. Not even on Fox "News".
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Female 359
Oh Snap!
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Male 878
I think the incivility of anonymous commenters on Internet articles and blogs is gradually making its way into traditional media, so that now people think it is acceptable to personalize every discussion with name-calling and trolling.
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Male 17,512
Hedges was right, O`Leary is a `nutbar`.
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Male 248
*see "Canadian Broadcasting Corporation"*

Hmmm, probably bullpoo.

*skip*
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Male 2,586
I don`t watch the news and avoid anything political/ financial/ businessy...

Can someone summarise all this for me? - What is `occupy wallstreet`?
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Male 7,378
Link: Chris Hedges Verbally Smacks Down Kevin O`Leary [Rate Link] - On the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about the Occupy Wall Street protests.
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