Occupy Portland Lunatic Attacks News Crew

Posted by on Nov 08, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Language warning for an endless stream of obscenities. This very violent man claims he doesn’t want violence. He and others are clearly out of their minds, but hey, the media and Democrats love them, so let’s all pretend how peaceful they are (H/T).

From KGW:

A citizen uploaded a video to YouTube on Tuesday documenting extended verbal harassment of a KGW news crew as the crew attempted to report from the downtown Occupy Portland encampment during Tuesday’s noon newscast.

The video shows a kerchief-wearing man who repeatedly shouts epithets at the crew, and pushes and shoves KGW employees trying to stay between the man and KGW news reporter Art Edwards.

News Director Rick Jacobs said KGW employees have been cursed at, pushed and shoved several times during their efforts to cover the Occupy Portland movement. Last week, reporter Art Edwards was seen live on the air being physically pushed and shoved by a masked protester.

From the comments at YouTube:

I am one of the longest remaining Occupiers still present. That mans name.. well.. his handle.. is Metal. Aside from his own issues which to be fair he does own up to, in his own words “I am an alcoholic and a drug addict.” he actually can be very thoughtful and smart. However moments like this where passion gets in the way of critical thought are never good for anyone who gets caught in that moment. Of the elements within the encampment that are creating a very unsafe environment, he is not.

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18 Responses to “Occupy Portland Lunatic Attacks News Crew”

  1. mark l. on 8/08/11 at 9:54 pm

    “Of the elements within the encampment that are creating a very unsafe environment, he is not.”

    or, to put it simply, ‘yes he is a loaded gun, going off, but he isn’t pointing towards us.’

    can’t wait for the video of the ones “that are creating a very unsafe environment”.


  2. Richard Cranium on 8/08/11 at 10:13 pm

    Hmm. “an alcoholic and a drug addict” who is nonetheless “very thoughtful and smart”.

    I think there would be an extremely small set of humans who would have all 4 of those traits. How lucky of that encampment to get one of them!

  3. Scorpius on 8/08/11 at 10:37 pm

    “We don’t want any violence in our society” and we’re going to beat you up to enforce it!

  4. atease on 8/08/11 at 10:41 pm

    I liked the guy with the 400,ooo house. Wonder what he paid for his shoes too..? What does he drive..? But really, why is he there. He is the 1%. Then he pretends to hide behind the cross around his neck. Worthless taker of good oxygen if anyone would ask my opinion…


  5. Diggs on 8/08/11 at 11:12 pm

    You have to understand the diminshed mental capability of the average OWS’er to know how an alcohol and drug abuser could seem very cogent and smart. You have to be a mental midget to be part of the OWS movement, so a druggie probably seems to them to be a sort of god with mental facilities far above mortal man.
    “like dude, man, like this guy, like just has this sort of, like, serious ability to, like, hook into the universe, man, and, like, dude, he’s, like, so smart.

  6. Lou Kramer on 8/08/11 at 11:28 pm

    ‘Metal’ has some serious problems that he needs to be dealing with in private and his problems are difficult to initially take on and gain control over.

    So, until that happens he’ll be changing the world, stamping out injustice and speaking sparking hot TRUTH to the 1% by camping out in a park in Portland, OR (a.k.a. The Nexus of Evil).

    And he’s not haranguing local TV news crews, you peasants. He’s actually workshopping his one-man play tentatively titled “Metal: Violently Non-Violent”.

    Please keep in mind that it’s not the f-bombs he drops that are important, it’s the f-bombs that he leaves out that you all need to listen for. It’s going to be a stream of consciousness/street theatre verite type thing.

  7. Roger Hicks on 8/08/11 at 11:49 pm

    Sure, they don’t want any violence…from their opposition. They can be as violent as they want, ’cause they want you out of their society.

  8. Sebastian on 9/09/11 at 12:32 am

    I really, really hope these guys quit doing stuff like this before guys like me and my brothers are called out to crack their stupid skulls open. I’m in the Army, and I don’t want to do it, but I think it might come to that. So, if you know any of these knuckleheads, talk some sense into them. For their own good.

  9. World War Z on 9/09/11 at 3:44 am

    No, this guy is deeply mentally ill. Do not engage him, do not fight him. Mentally ill people, especially if fueled by anger and paranoia, are almost unstoppable.

    This creature clearly has nothing to lose.

    If he goes off, you will need to club him into the pavement with a baseball bat, like a zombie on WALKING DEAD…

  10. Marty on 9/09/11 at 7:13 am

    Mostly this makes me curious about the elements who ARE creating an unsafe environment, because living and sleeping next to a guy like this already strikes me as not exactly comfy…

  11. Rlynh on 9/09/11 at 1:04 pm

    The ultimate irony is how many of these 99% “freedom fighters” wear masks to cover their faces.

    Someday, that guy will push somebody’s buttons a little too hard, and when they break his nose, I guarantee he won’t be getting in people’s faces with obscenities again.

  12. dr cromarty on 9/09/11 at 4:24 pm

    I guess he normally stands at intersections panhandling with a sign saying “WILL BE NON-VIOLENT FOR FOOD”

    At least he feels at home with the Entitlement Community at Poopstock, Oakland

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