Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday likened the latest Occupy Wall Street protests to the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Libya that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
During a segment on Fox & Friends, Doocy asked Fox News contributor (and conservative comedian) Steven Crowder to comment on protests in New York City that mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
"But a new report from the AP says the group is in total disarray, it's completely fallen apart," Doocy told Crowder. "Would you agree with that assessment? You know what, they just don't know what they're doing these days?"
"Here's the thing, the movement is entirely based on selfish motives," Crowder explained. "So, it has to implode under its own weight. I talked with Tucker Carlson about this yesterday. You know, the tea party -- because it's the most comparable movement in the last decade -- is inextricably tied to conservatism. It's attached to an ism. The ism of life, freedom, pursuit of happiness, constitutionally limited government. The Occupy movement is based on wanting more free crap. It's like herding cats, and that's why you see the biggest mark the Occupy movement has made, Steve, really over the last year has been a mark of crime."
"Sure," Doocy agreed. "And we're looking at some of the video next to our faces right now and that almost looks like what happened last week in Libya and in Cairo, and we're talking about the Occupy forces moving out. In the last year, 7,000 arrests in 119 different cities."
"The tea party leveraged their ideology into really political influence of keeping conservative candidates accountable to the platform they publicly professed," Crowder insisted. "Occupiers were able to do none of that because -- Steve, you can say it with me -- they just want more free crap. We'll make it a sing-song for them. Exactly, they can follow the dancing crack pipe."
Watch this video from Fox News' Fox & Friends via Media Mattters, broadcast Sept. 17, 2012.