shout-y dick grumpy old man Bill O’Reilly had PBS host Tavis Smiley and Princeton Professor Cornel West on to debate the Occupy Wall Street protests currently spreading across the globe. O’Reilly, naturally, thinks that all of the protesters are nothing but a bunch of dirty hippies who want to do drugs and have casual sex in downtown Manhattan.
Smiley and West were on, of course, as protester sympathizers, making sure to point out that the number of protesters who’ve been arrested so far for demonstrating against the wall between corporation and state being broken down far outweighs the number of Wall Street robber-barons who were arrested for fleecing millions. That’s when O’Reilly made a rather remarkable statement — he asserted that the reason no Wall Street executives have gone to jail is because “they didn’t violate any laws.”
This, of course, caused Smiley and West to absolutely lose their sh*t, so perfectly captured in the gif above made by Matt Langer. Full video of the heated debate is after the jump with the uproar commencing at the 5 minute mark. Meanwhile, I’ll wait for O’Reilly to have this U.S. Marine on his show for the real fireworks to start.