Occupy targets Bret Baier for reading their anti-capitalist Sandy tweets

Citizen Journalist is reporting that Occupy Wall Street members targeted Fox News’ Bret Baier for harassment after he read a selection of Sandy-related tweets on air. Twitchy compiled the tweets, which characterize the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy as a retreat of capitalism: “No subways. No electricity. No chains.”

Baier featured the tweets on his “Special Report” program, observing that “one group seems happy about the damage.” (Video of the segment is available here.) Those few words were enough for Baier to become “the focus of an #Anonymous operation to ruin his life.”

This threat to ruin Baier’s life, of course, came from the same people who urged people to use the retreat of capitalism provided by Sandy to meet their neighbors and share a meal.

No, it wasn’t a threat. It was just a suggestion to “go after him” for lying; i.e., reading the tweet.

Baier’s birth date, phone number and email address were posted online along with the Anonymous tagline, WE ARE ANONYMOUS, WE ARE LEGION, WE DO NOT FORGIVE, WE DO NOT FORGET, EXPECT US MOFOS. Not very neighborly of them now, was it?

(Hat tip: Citizen Journalist)

  • Pete Futz

    Like they say…The truth hurts doesn’t it OWS?

  • http://twitter.com/REALITY___SUCKS REALITY__SUCKS

    STOP SAYING ANONYMOUS, SOME ARE GOOD, AND ARE HOMELESS TOO!!! AND SOME, WERE MOSTLY CO-OPTED BY THE BAMMYCON!!! LONG AGO!!! THIS IS BULLSHIT DISTRACTION, HIS FAV STRATEGY!!! REAL REASON!!! BRET, AND, *****FOX NEWS REPORTED BENGHAZI, *** WHILE BAMMYCONS TRAINED DOGS, KEPT AMERICA IN THE DARK AS USUAL!!! BAMMYS ASSKISSERS, COVERED IT UP AND LIED!!! BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI!!!!!! KEEP IT IN FRONT OF THE PROPAGANDA!!!! DON’T LET OUR SEALS, AND AMERICANS DIE IN VAIN!!!!!!!!!!

    • Darkstar1661

      Uhm, sorry to break it to you, but Anonymous are terrorists. And while sure, some overall good people might be foolish enough to be duped into going along with them, it doesnt change the fact they are a terrorist group…

      • John (it true me am)

        What he is refering to, albeit poorly, is that the Anonymous you hear about now isn’t the “real” Anonymous. It is a group that by the very nature of being an organized group to begin with is contrary to the “real” Anonymous, which was nothing more than a tongue-in-cheek labeling based on how(originally) posting was handled on certain imageboards.
        Anonymous, the organization, and any who self label as Anonymous are the very thing that Anonymous, the meme, made a mockery of.
        Essentially: Eurotrash, American liberals, and 12 year olds ruined it like they ruin everything. 😀

  • http://twitter.com/REALITY___SUCKS REALITY__SUCKS

    AND DON’T CONFUSE REAL ANONY, WITH THOSE FRAUDSTERS IN BAMMYS BASEMENT!!

    • orringtonmom (D)

      IF I PROMISE WILL YOU TAKE YOUR CAPS OFF?

  • dyardley

    Bret is one of the very few real journalists left. Occupy might find themselves outnumbered by many if they were to try to harm him or his family. Hopefully they are just spouting off and won’t do anything stupid.

    • Tequila Mockingbird

      Bret must be doing something right.

  • LochGates44

    Stand by your believes you cowards.

  • stuckinIL4now

    So why weren’t they occupying Zucotti Park during the hurricane? Nobody would’ve bothered them.

    • Jamie Wilson

      Too much like taking a shower?

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Anonymous are a clan of basement dwellers who need to get a job instead of screwing with people actually doing productive things

    • peter grigore

      you cannot choose who’s going to start this revolution; not everybody is so lucky to have a job these days and do “productive things” like you, Ben.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        that may be, but that doesn’t give online hacker bullies like Anonymous free reign to destroy people and businesses even those you disagree with

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        and it is that same mentality that got Obama elected in the first place and got people suckered into thinking the gov’t was going to take care of them. This is America, pick yourself up by the bootstraps and think outside the box if you want to find opportunity for employment.

      • Jamie Wilson

        So it’s okay to just shrug and follow people who intend to hurt others for nothing more than doing their job well? You guys are sick.

  • medicinewomantwo

    this from a group of fools who didn’t get a damn thing done but blow over 500,000 dollars…………..family failures and parent broken dreams them all

  • http://twitter.com/Droguta Anna

    They’re just a bunch of punks. I doubt Bret has much to worry about.

  • Love of Country

    The Left has been shamelessly using fear and intimidation to maintain or consolidate power since the ugly days of slavery and the KKK.

    And today, whether it’s through union activity, OWS, boycotts or discriminatory hiring practices their hatred and intolerance continues to thrive.

    Brett Baier is one of the finest and fairest journalists on TV and was a fabulous replacement for Britt Hume before him. Leave it to Democrats ie OWS’ers to call for personal harm to come to him for reporting the news and I think we can all safely assume that everyone from President Owebamao down to Hollywood and academia to OWS are just tickled to death.

    OWS – Over 3500 Arrests
    Tea Party – Zero Arrests

    Do these numbers surprise anybody?

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Brett Baier is 1000% better then “the expert” Britt Hume.

  • http://johnstephendwyer.com/ John Stephen Dwyer

    Is it a waste of time to point out that Occupy and Anonymous aren’t synonymous? Yup, thought so.

    • John (it true me am)

      In the minds of the self labeled Anonymous(that are a corruption of the original intent of “anonymous”) they might as well be. Same mindset, many of the same people. The only difference is at OWS they didn’t bother with the Guy Fawkes meme.

  • http://johnstephendwyer.com/ John Stephen Dwyer

    Is it a waste of time to point out that Occupy and Anonymous aren’t synonymous? Yup, thought so.

  • Steve_J

    If he’s got Occupy after him, he must have done something right.

  • http://twitter.com/BlissDesignz Tabitha Taylor

    Has anyone heard if there was ever an arrest in that terrorist threat by someone claiming to be “annoymous” a week or so ago? I thought it very concerning someone threatning to blow up a federal building the day before elections but figured tracing the video shouldn’t be too difficult. This story reminded me of it & I haven’t heard anything on it since..(?)

  • Charles Hammond Jr

    You reap what you sew. Occupy sewed mischief and mayhem. This is the result.

    You can do evil… but you cannot avoid the consequences of doing evil.

    • TexSizzle

      You rip what you sew, and you reap what you sow. 😉

      • Charles Hammond Jr

        Thank you for that. I get those two mixed up far far too often.

  • AttackOfTheKillerTomatos

    I want to see these people rotting in prison.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

    Anonymous won’t be after Homeland Security expose them. If they had said these things against Obama you know that they would have had broken it open real fast.