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Colbert: Protesters attacked police batons with their ‘soft, jabable bellies’

On Tuesday’s show, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert celebrated New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to evict protesters from Zuccotti Park. Bloomberg admitted Tuesday morning that the decision had been his alone. “New York City is the city where you can come and express yourself,” the mayor said. “What…

Keith Olbermann slams ‘tinpot tyrant’ Mayor Bloomberg

Keith Olbermann condemned New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday after police tore down the nearly two-month-old “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Zuccotti Park. “Democracy has been protected, not merely by the strenuous efforts of those of us who cherish it,” he said. “But mostly, and most profoundly, by…

Judge issues restraining order against Zuccotti Park evictions

After ordering the eviction of protesters from Zuccotti Park, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday explained that the park would temporarily remain closed due to a court order that restrained the city from closing the park. A ruling issued by Judge Lucy Billings in the hours after the…

Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ anger is misplaced

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg repeated a common Republican talking point on Tuesday, claiming the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters should be upset with the government rather than with Wall Street. “I hear your complaints,” he said at an Association for a Better New York breakfast meeting. “Some of them…

Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street can stay, for now

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not be a fan of Occupy Wall Street, but he’s not going to force the protest to shut down any time soon. “The bottom line is – people want to express themselves,” he said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “And as long…

Bloomberg tells ‘Occupy Wall Street’ to lay off banks

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Friday pushed back at the Occupy Wall Street protesters that have been inhabiting a park in lower Manhattan for nearly three weeks, saying that their aims were contradictory. The protesters crowding Liberty Square said they are against corporate greed, and aim their demonstration at…

Bloomberg: Buffett’s tax the rich comments ‘theatrics’

Michael Bloomberg won’t be endorsing Warren Buffett’s ‘tax the rich more’ proposal anytime soon. The New York City mayor appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning, describing his fellow billionaire’s recent comments on taxes as ‘theatrics” and defending high income individuals once again. “I think it’s not fair to say…

Bloomberg: Buffett’s tax the rich comments ‘theatrics’

Michael Bloomberg won’t be endorsing Warren Buffett’s ‘tax the rich more’ proposal anytime soon. The New York City mayor appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning, describing his fellow billionaire’s recent comments on taxes as ‘theatrics” and defending high income individuals once again. “I think it’s not fair to say…

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