Videos: Scenes from Occupy Charlotte

posted at 2:01 pm on September 8, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What was it like outside the Democratic National Convention in the protest areas of Charlotte, North Carolina?  Jason Mattera, author of Hollywood Hypocrites and Obama Zombies and host of a Sunday talk show on WABC in New York City, decided to go undercover to find out.  We’ve already seen the video from my brother from Brooklyn’s first day among the Occupiers, but now we have days 2 and 3 as well.  The Day 2 video is a classic, in which Jason gets a young Occupier to sign a petition banning capitalism … on an iPad … while praising Steve Jobs:

As Jason told me last night on the Hugh Hewitt show, for collectivists, these guys don’t seem all that into sharing.  Heck, Jason was willing to barter for some shelter, but these demonstrators for redistributionism seem very reluctant to let Jason share a tent.  Of course, I know Jason, and I’m not sure I’d let him into my tent, either.  I’d end up buying thirty copies of his books and lose whatever money I have left in Texas Hold ‘Em.

By Day 3, the protesters seem a little testier, and Jason a little less undercover as a conservative.  He marvels at a demonstration on behalf of illegal immigrants who marched in Charlotte the day before and got arrested — and then released to march and demonstrate the next day as well.  But Jason doesn’t finish up until he provokes a small group of feminists in a pro-abortion demonstration:

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Watched part of the second video. Well, up comes my lunch…

Liam on September 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I just want to know if he was a man or a woman…

Nice.

Hang in there Jason, and don’t be without your disinfectant.

Freelancer on September 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I don’t think Mattera helps matters much at all. He puts words into people’s mouths instead of letting them demonstrate how idiotic they are, which they don’t need any help doing.

windbag on September 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

The 0bama shuffle. Hah!

SouthernGent on September 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Are they bored, or high,….or both?

dirtseller on September 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Bartering with shampoo and deodorant, heh

Rio Linda Refugee on September 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM

“Could you repeat that in English?”

Just about did a spit-take when he said that!

Good stuff Jason

Hill60 on September 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I don’t think Mattera helps matters much at all. He puts words into people’s mouths instead of letting them demonstrate how idiotic they are, which they don’t need any help doing.

windbag on September 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Your handle fits

Rio Linda Refugee on September 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Austin Powers “that’s a man baby”

faraway on September 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Jason, its Paaaaaaaaat!

http://www.hulu.com/watch/281247

Shaughnessy on September 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Wowser. Jason is like the new urban Columbo.

Pazman on September 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I like Jason’s socks.

dirtseller on September 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM

“Don’t take this personally…”

LOL!!

Abby Adams on September 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

The 60′s are so last century…

funny stuff Jason

workingclass artist on September 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I neither a man or a woman ,… Im a feminist!

nicknack60 on September 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

So according to Hussein’s worshippers, 4 different planes CAN NOT be hijacked on the same day , at about the same time ? WTF !

burrata on September 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I always enjoy that guy.

Laura in Maryland on September 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Apparently these people are now fired up after the red meat they got at the Convention…..and they vote.

They barely know that Obama is the President but they know he’s black, they will be able to say they aren’t racists if they vote for him and he’s destroying republicans (and he hates rich people).

OBAMA 2012!!
Take some more of your medicine you capitalist pig Americans.

And you stole this country from the Mexicans and Indians too so go bak to Europe you cracker whitey.

PappyD61 on September 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM

and oh that was a female !

burrata on September 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Sign this petition to ban Capitalism on my iPad.

no irony there.

God help us.

PappyD61 on September 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I love the dumbfounded look of the guy at the end of the first video :)

single stack on September 8, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sign this petition to ban Capitalism on my iPad.

no irony there.

PappyD61 on September 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM

But worship Saint Jobs. Jason M. tried to get him to see the irony, but the stupid was just too thick.

It’d be hilarious if you didn’t realize that those morons vote.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I just want to know if he was a man or a woman…

Nice.

Hang in there Jason, and don’t be without your disinfectant.

Freelancer on September 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM

That was awesome and so was him asking if he could do the Typewriter or the Running Man.

njrob on September 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

i am tired of arseholes starting at the top down.

losarkos on September 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Foe planes and a guy named Pat, roflmao

skanter on September 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

don’t worry, when barry loses lady gaga is going to pay to have them transported to another planet.

mittens on September 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM

What was it like outside the Democratic National Convention in the protest areas of Charlotte, North Carolina?

…the government networks never let us know…unlike the flashes of ‘information’ they gave us at the RNC convention…I think…the reasoning for that is that the Republicans are running the country or something?

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

don’t worry, when barry loses lady gaga is going to pay to have them transported to another planet.

mittens on September 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM

…to the colony that Alec Balwin started?

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

It’d be hilarious if you didn’t realize that those morons vote.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Not only that, put these people in some expensice clothing and these are our teachers and professors ruining our youth . v

burrata on September 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

*expensive

burrata on September 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

What was it like outside the Democratic National Convention in the protest areas of Charlotte, North Carolina?

…the government networks never let us know…unlike the flashes of ‘information’ they gave us at the RNC convention…I think…the reasoning for that is that the Republicans are running the country or something?

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

That, and the government run media (but I repeat myself) wants to maintain the illusion that the democrats are all united. Showing that the communists outside the convention center were protesting against the communists inside the convention center would have shattered that illusion.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Maybe they are whacking off to you?

heh

aikidoka on September 8, 2012 at 4:22 PM

If someone has to ask you if you’re a man or woman, you’re doing life wrong.

Grace_is_sufficient on September 8, 2012 at 4:53 PM

My mother works for planned parent hood…she warned me about that.

Right after she came down the basement steps.

cobrakai99 on September 8, 2012 at 5:15 PM

What if they’re j****** off to you?

Brilliant!!!

Glenn Jericho on September 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Human refuse.

And summa you jokers wonder why I favor abortion.

Lanceman on September 8, 2012 at 5:55 PM

“Don’t take this personally…”

I am literally crying. LOL

LSUtigers on September 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM

…gawd help me…I wanna pay for THEIR birth control!

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Asking a person if they’re a man or a woman? Who is this guy, the Gestapo?!

/s

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Is it too late for their parents to abort them?

Kenosha Kid on September 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Where have you been Jason? That there is one of them new men women.

Dollayo on September 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM

They truly don’t have a clue. Any wonder they’d follow The Chosen One? Couple of glib lines and a quick smile is all it takes.

GarandFan on September 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Private property is evil!

Unless it’s my property.

mankai on September 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Is that a question about feminism?

No, about biology.

/that’s gold, Jerry!

mankai on September 8, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Yeah, but in the New Yorker it says that Republicans are dumb. And the New Yorker uses lots of big words. Ergo, us Dems are smarter than those gender-defined losers.

/awesome video

ChicagoJewishGuy on September 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM

God bless Jason.

I wonder what would have happened If Andrew Breitbart had waded into that crowd?

listens2glenn on September 8, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I’m sorry Jason, there is no room in the tent. haha

Dollayo on September 9, 2012 at 12:52 AM

See kiddies…and they say drugs don’t make you stupid?

p51d007 on September 9, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Geeks, freaks, and the clueless.

Otherwise known as Obama’s base.

Sherman1864 on September 9, 2012 at 5:19 AM

…gawd help me…I wanna pay for THEIR birth control!

KOOLAID2 on September 8, 2012 at 6:08 PM

♫♪ Ding, Ding, Ding ♫♪
Thread Winner!
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on September 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM

“What if he was whackin off… to you?”

And the guy looks up at the chopper like, “Aw crap…”

I never use this because I never do, but I LOL!

I will not see anything funnier today!

Akzed on September 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I work in Charlotte but not downtown where the convention took place. I actually never encountered any problems…not even any occupy protesters….but then I carried seveal bars of soap and bottles of deodorant to ward them off like garlic wards off vampires.

logicman_1998 on September 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM