David Shuster gives shout-out to Occupy's 'inspiring' rape protest


The Occupy movement, which at one point had the blessing of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, fell out of the media spotlight about the same time as news of “rape tents” began to dominate coverage. Flash forward to 2012, and an Occupy-led protest over an alleged rape in Steubenville, Ohio, manages to garner a shout-out from one-time MSNBC host David Shuster.

Occupiers, many wearing the Guy Fawkes masks associated with Anonymous, gathered in front of the Jefferson County courthouse to demand further investigation of an alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl by members of Steubenville High’s football team.


Shuster’s solicited shout-out wasn’t the only celebrity endorsement of Occupy’s protest. Roseanne Barr has been tweeting her support.




When candidate Mitt Romney turned a campaign stop in Ohio into a relief rally for victims of Superstorm Sandy, Shuster was among those to denounce the event as a “lie.” Occupy still has his support, though, despite the unseemly association with rape that the movement still has for many.





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  • Bob Smooper

    Occupy was a great movement, which, sadly, was co-opted by radical right-wing elements who were determined to smear the group by behaving in vile ways. These right-wing-rape-tents should shame every member of the Grand Old Party.

    • sybilll

      Either you forgot your ~sarc tag, or you need a full frontal lobotomy.

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, sybill:

        Don’t mind Mark. he lives in ass backwards, Bizarro World. Though I understand the sunsets are magnificent there!

    • John Garrett

      Are you stoned? Right wing?

      • Bob Smooper

        Yes! Rabid, violent right-wingers! The Koch Brothers probably funded them to try and get back at our hero Soros.

        • grais


        • Zane Henry

          My God you’re an idiot. Nah, you’re not stupid enough to believe that crap. You’re just a troll….nothing more. Saying the very thing that would piss people off, just to piss them off. Worthless as a dog sweater.

          • mickeyco

            Yeah, but he’s OK. He’s never really vicious & he’s often funny or oddly informative.

          • Michael Rice

            I don’t find joking about rape the least bit funny.

          • Catchance

            Nah… he’s just trying to yank our chains. I’m pretty sure that he goes on lefty sites and bombards them with conservative stuff. He’s actually pretty funny.

        • Catchance

          Oh, that’s awesome, Mark! “Rabid violent right-wingers” funded by the Koch Brothers. Your “hero Soros”. Snort.

        • Garth Haycock

          Please provide proof of this or admit that you’re lying.

        • lainer51

          ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
          you really are amusing.

    • mickeyco

      Okay, Mark. It’s nighty-night time. See you tomorrow.

    • Shawn Smith

      You must live on a constant stream of hallucinogens.

    • Shawn Smith

      Do any of your claims have evidence?

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      Mark, thanks for playing the part of a left wing lunatic Moby Troll, oh wait, you are not acting?

    • Steve_J

      Great sarcasm, it that’s what it is. If it isn’t you are one clueless puppy.

    • TocksNedlog

      Proving once again that the 1st Amendment is a license to be stupid in public.

      • lainer51

        and, as Mark reminds us daily, you can’t fix stupid.

    • Evil Otto

      Thank you for your trolling. Unfortunately, due to the volume of trolling we receive your dull comments will be answered in the order they were received. Thank you for your patience.

      (smooth jazz begins playing in background)

    • Gallatin

      Well if this is true then you should have no problem with these vile right wingers being arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If this is true then why don’t we see nightly reports on abc, cbs, nbc, current tv, msncb, cnn with documentation following the money trail back to the Koch brothers?

    • juliusstahl

      You are partly correct. Occupy was a grass roots movement expressing populist outrage, which is considerable on both the right and the left. And it did get co-opted to serve the usual leftist idological faggotry.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Yeah, because right wingers have so much free time away from their jobs that they can infiltrate groups of filthy, slacker, degenerate rapists.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.wilhelm.528 Benjamin Wilhelm

    How the HELL does OWS get away with protesting rape? That’s like the Nazis protesting genocide!

  • Steve_J

    If any group ought to know about rape it should be OWS.

  • mickeyco

    I have an awful time taking people who demonstrate wearing masks seriously. Don’t find them intimidating, just childish.

    • Robert Patrick Moscato

      Do the people realize they’re follwing a man who after being foud guilty of taking part in a plot to blow up the English Parliment was Hung, Drawn and Quatered. Don’t these Occu-Morons realize they are “Unseful Idiots” who will be casted aside after their usefulness is expended?? The same could be said of Code Pinko,and others in the so calles”Progressive movement.”

      • NRPax

        They also forget that Guy Fawkes was trying to establish a stronger presence of the Catholic Church. But hey! Watch this GREAT movie with all these people wearing that mask!

  • TocksNedlog

    They’re just jealous that someone stole their thunder.

  • DrSamHerman

    Is the guy in the Fawkes mask either too ugly or too embarrassed or too afraid that his parents will cut off his allowance?

  • thetreyman

    so, are they protesting that they weren’t the ones who did it?

  • Garth Haycock

    Why are these people wearing masks? Are they ashamed to show their faces because they claim to be against rape? I am against rape and proud of it.

    • NRPax

      The statute of limitations hasn’t run out on the rape charges against them so they have to be careful.

    • juliusstahl

      Anons wear masks for three reasons: 1. To keep their private lives private and separated from their activism 2. To avoid retribution 3. To show solidarity.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        A 4th reason is to reduce their peripheral vision in a fight. It’s really easy to clock someone wearing a mask if you come in from the side.

      • JamesMc

        Retribution for what? The rampant vandalism they often engage in?

      • Garth Haycock

        Those reasons are nothing but cowardice. If they are afraid of letting people know who they are and what they stand for, then they really don’t believe in their cause.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Steubenville? (lung butter lugie snort) People train runs out of St-Stu-Stubbville.

    Sorry. Had to.

    OWS Rape Awareness = MSNBC’s David Shuster, “I’m aware that a bunch’a women are being raped in that tent over there…10ft to my right (Bobby, pan slowly to the right). I was in there a minute ago, and, man, those chicks can take a punch.”


    Wherever “Occupy” is occupying…


    Or A-10 Warthogs.

    With gun-cam footage please.

  • lainer51

    Occupy was a venomous movement, which, luckily, was NOT co-opted by right-wing elements who never did and never would behave in vile ways. These left wing-rape-tents should shame every member of the the SOROS crowd.

  • juliusstahl

    The ignorance of my fellow conservatives never fails to astound. Anonymous is not an organization and it is not synonymous with OWS. The man who catalyzed the Steubenville protest is @KYAnonymous, who is pro-gun and even more pro-constitution.

    The people of Steubenville are outraged that members of the local football team took advantage of a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her while dozens of guys on the team looked on, laughed and did nothing.

    Subsequently, the town’s movers and shakers have covered up to protect the football team. That is what this is all about.

    And where are conservatives on this? Nowhere.

    KYAnonymous organized this protest in a matter of days after organizing a similar protest against Westboro Baptist Church in Newtown within 48 hours. Previously he started a campaign against Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore and another campaign against a corrupt school superintendent.

    300+ citizens of Steubenville came out to protest yesterday and 15,000 around the world supported them online. They will be back again next Saturday 1/5 and 500+ protesters are expected.

    Sexual assault of a 158-year-old ought to be an issue for conserveratives. But where are the conversative activists who would take this on? They do not exist.

    It is no wonder we got our lunch eaten in the last election.

    • Michael Rice

      Right, no conservatives anywhere have an issue with this. You’re an idiot.
      The issue, also, is why are they protesting with masks on. That makes the whole thing look like a joke.
      You are off base, as well. The piece clearly points out the protestors were Occupiers. That is what is so hypocrtical about it.

  • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

    So, I assume Rosanne has incontrovertible evidence that these homeowners knew and approved of these rapes going on in their homes. Otherwise, what she is claiming is tantamount to defamation.

    • Michael Rice

      And she heavily implies only a “feminist” lawyer could handle the case.


    I see little difference between an OWSer wearing a mask and a KKK member wearing a hood!! Bank robbers hide their identity, RAPISTS hide their identity!!

  • Terika

    Occupy is using Obama’s M.O.

    This is what lefties do.

    They twist
    their crimes around and/or re-write the history –

    spin the narrative to
    remove guilt from themselves –

    and whenever possible – recast that blame
    on their “enemies”.

    They jumped the proverbial shark on this one tho.

    Are they f’ing kidding?!?!?!?!?!!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lawrence.malcolm1 Lawrence Malcolm

    Here we go. Roseanne Barr lending the “Occupy” herd a modicum of decorum and class……Johnny Carson must be doing flipflops in his grave because that is just too goddamn funny!!!