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NYT Poster Boy of OWS Protests Reveals Self as Bizarre Drama Queen

"I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille."

New York Times writer, Corey Kilgannon, chose Occupy Wall Street protester, Edward T. Hall III, as a representative of the OWS protests in an article about an arranged discussion between Hall and Wall Street worker Jimmy Vivona. Although the very thin patina of rationality presented by Hall might have fooled some liberals such as Brian Williams who want to desperately believe in the validity of the OWS protests, almost any normal observer wouldn't have been the least bit fooled by Hall's act. However, should any doubt remain about Hall's mental state, check out this video (below the fold) of Hall revealing his true self at the OWS protests. A word of warning: Not only is the language quite strong but Hall's off the chart Drama Queen antics are so burst out laughing funny from the get-go that you risk covering your monitor with coffee so please put your mug down while watching. A fringe benefit is a brief followup act by a female protester who attempts to match Mr. Hall in the Drama Queen department:


A few excerpts of Mr. Hall's "reasoned" monologue:

Help us now! Help us now! Help us, they don't want to do this! F*** these people up there! F*** these @$$holes in their f***ing yachts! They aren't in there, and they aren't in our country! They are not American! Get them the f*** out of here! Get them the f*** out of here! This is ours! This is Liberty Plaza!

...We are strong! We are strong! Do you see how strong we are? This should've gotten so worse. But we are taking it farther. We are taking it farther, like the future cars we're gonna have, more mileage and more sustainable stars than on the flag. We are gonna make our forefathers feel like they are our dads, and not sad and rolling in the grave, because we are going to save our country! Save our country! Save our country! Come with us!

...Do you feel this? Because we feel you! We are making history.

Contrast the unfiltered reality of the Drama Queen that is Ted Hall with the attempt to present him as somewhat reasonable by the Times article:

Mr. Hall said that he grew up in New Mexico and that both his parents were politically active lawyers who were thrilled that he was pursuing a socially conscious life and was involved in the Occupy Wall Street protest. Mr. Hall said he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and then transferred to Bard College in upstate New York because of its reputation as a socially conscious school.

He had been renting in Washington Heights for the past two years while attending doctoral classes at Columbia University as a nonmatriculated student. He said that he supported his modest lifestyle with savings from working as a teenager and that he also had “a small trust fund” from his grandfather that he had not drawn from yet. For the past four weeks, he has eaten free meals and has slept in the park.

Of course, if Mr. Kilgannon had googled the subject of his article in advance, he would have discovered that Hall isn't exactly operating on all pistons. Apparently the trust fund kid attempted to catch a flight to San Francisco in a most unique hopping aboard a baggage carousel at JFK Airport according to this February story in The Awl:

Last month, I was surprised to learn that my pal Ted had made the tabloids and then became news around the world while trying to catch a plane departing New York City's JFK airport for San Francisco using an extremely unconventional approach. The consensus among various news outlets is that Ted, desiring to see a woman named Maya, tried to board a United Airlines flight without an ID, and then, when he was denied, he attempted to crawl through the baggage carousel to gain entry to the tarmac.

Sometimes looks can be deceiving but in the case of Edward T. Hall III, with his multicolored pants and goofy sideways hat, they are not.


#1 Wow.

Thanks for the spew alert. It is really sad that this guy epitomizes the people attending these rallies. How can they be taken seriously?

#2 it's not sad

it's wonderful, a Godsend. let him be the face of this mob of anarchists that the community organizer in chief and his minions have embraced. maybe America will finally wake up.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#3 Oh I agree with you 100%

What I meant was it is sad that people are actually that pathetic!

#4 Boy, do they really need to

Boy, do they really need to go to basic training if they are this pathetic. Nine weeks of pushups would work wonders on these unspanked babies.

What jumped to my mind was the conversation between Leonard and his mother on TV's "The Big Bang THeory" in which Leonard explains to his psychologoist mother of the emotional turmoil in his life due to his failed romances.

Leonard: "Got any advice?"

Dr Hofstettler: "Yes, buck up."

Leonard: "Wow, you are a world reknowned expert on childhood and development, all you've got is "Buck up?"

Dr Hofstettler: "Sorry, BUCK UP SISSYPants...."

He is best who is trained in the severest school." -Thucydides, "History of the Peloponnesian War" (431-404 B.C.)

#5 Normally I only condone

Normally I only condone reciprocal violence.

However, I don't think I could be around this guy for very long without punching him in the face... repeatedly.

-- As kind as possible and as unkind as necessary.

#6 Yes, I think I'd do the same

but then afterward, I'd feel like I just kicked a yapping puppy; yes, he was yapping endlessly, but hey, it's a puppy, it's all his limited nautre allows him to do.

#7 All aboard the crazy train!

Please, PLEASE, NYT and all other media outlets, give these protesters as much airtime as you possibly can only help our effort.


You can't make this stuff up !

#9 Leave Britney Spears alone!

Is this Chris Crocker's twin brother? You have to be joking me that ANYBODY took this kid seriously.

The answer to 1984 is 1776.

#10 GMTA, dude! When I saw that

GMTA, dude!

When I saw that vid for the first time (yesterday?) I posted : Is that the girl who does the "Leave Brittany Alone!" video?

Hilarious!  And they expect to be taken seriously.

More proof that this is just one big frat party for them.

#11 Scary

The really scary thing about these "protests" is that there is a cabal of dedicated communists providing the funding to keep these idiots in front of the cameras.

If the mayor of New York weren't a whimpering coward about removing this infestation of stupidity he would have a dozen fire trucks hose 'em and their trash off the park. It might be the only bath those people get this year.

#12 Here's another "Drama Queen"

Guy fakes getting "run over" by a police scooter going about 5 miles per hour.

The "victim" is an attorney.  BIG surprise!!

Here's the story from the NY Daily News that's linked in the Hot Air article

Shame on them for saying the they guy was "pinned down" by the scooter, before finding out all the facts.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Douglas' face got scratched up while he was resisting arrest - and that he faked everything else.

"Douglas had repeatedly disregarded lawful orders to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk, and then feigned being run over before kicking over the police scooter," he said.

And the photographer confirms this:

A photographer from the New York Daily News says that the protestor, an attorney named Ari Douglas, faked getting run over:

Daily News photographer Joe Marino, who witnessed the confrontation, said “the bike definitely hit him” but the officer didn’t run him over.

“I saw him sticking his legs under the bike to make it appear he was run over,” Marino said of the lawyer.

I agree with Hot Air:

the protestor may have watched Donny Deutsch this morning and wanted to get a Kent State moment out of this protest.

#13 Typical lawyer.....

Typical lawyer.....

He is best who is trained in the severest school." -Thucydides, "History of the Peloponnesian War" (431-404 B.C.)

#14 I supposed it never occured

I supposed it never occured to the morons in the video to swear off government handouts and to get a job in order to help America. Notice how he preserves his trust fund while scamming free food, much like Zeituni and Omar.

Non, je ne regrette rien. "You aren't angry because I might be a racist, you're angry because you know I'm right".

#15 The medias newest poster boy.

The medias newest poster boy. Or girl. Or both.

#16 Nikita Khrushchev said. . .

. . . "We will take you without firing a shot." I wonder if Van Jones is the instrument?

Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment.

#17 The Drama Generation

I never really liked the term "Gen X", or whatever tag that the popular culture tried to give to the current generation aged 15-30-ish. With the advent of Facebook and YouTube, though, and reality television, (particularly the MTV drama shows), I long ago started referring to this age group as "The Drama Generation".


"You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas...on the taxpayer’s dime." Barack Obama

#18 Maybe we

should rename them"germ x".

#19 I don't know?

Like I just love the red glasses. lol lol lol

GOD Help US All

#20 Ummmmmm, yeah..........

1) Cluster B narcissism & attention-seeking personality disorder features - check
2) Poor judgment marking impulse control problems - check
3) Delusional features transferring to obsessions - check
4) Malingering and parasitic behavior - check

He's a bundle of joy to handle as a patient. Between Axis I (which I think in this trust fund brat appears two-fold, OCD and impulse control disorder) and Axis II (personality disorders), cases like his require so much time to handle. An unusual facet of his particular symptomatic loci is a trend towards contributory substance abuse. While it is not always present, it predominates in cases like his. Think of pot, crystal meth, alcohol and an opiate or two.

I could only recommend an ophthalmology consult based on that get-up he is wearing, because he must be colorblind to wear that outrageous costume.

#21 A translation of Mr. Hall's remarks.

"both his parents were politically active lawyers who were thrilled that he was pursuing a socially conscious life and was involved in the Occupy Wall Street protest".  That means, mom and dad are so happy he's as far from New Mexico as he can get, so we don't have to try to explain him to the neighbors and other family members.

"He had been renting in Washington Heights for the past two years while attending doctoral classes at Columbia University as a nonmatriculated student".  Translated, he flunked out of Carnegie Mellon, then Bard.  Now he hangs around Columbia, sneaking in to classrooms to get out of the rain.  He tried, but failed to get admitted to Columbia.  

"He supported his modest lifestyle with savings from working as a teenager and that he also had “a small trust fund” from his grandfather that he had not drawn from yet".  He's living on  handouts, and whatever he can steal from the homeless.  Once in a while, mom and dad mail him $50.00 to keep him in New York.  See the first paragraph for explanation. 

"For the past four weeks, he has eaten free meals and has slept in the park".  He was evicted a month ago, when the city picked up the refridgerator box he was sleeping in.  And, McDonald's has placed locks on their dumpsters, forcing him to seek handouts in the Flea Bag encampment.


To re-elect Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again.

#22 I think it started with the

I think it started with the 'politically active parents' and has gone downhill from there. And what kind of job did he have as a teenager that he still has savings to draw from - maybe a dope dealer??? And, as Jim said on the post below, this guy probably is bitter about not having been around in the late 60's...........and the LSD was a lot better then too!!!

If the Republican Party isn't using these types of activities in their campaign against Boy Barry and the rest of the Dems, then they have less gonads than I give them credit for.............and I don't give them much credit in that regard to begin with.

#23 UpNorth

As far as the parents, my thoughts exactly. They are so proud that at the country club (which accepts black people, making it o.k., but not Jews, that would be to much for them), their son won't the topic of local gossip.

Proud member of the 53%!

#24 Just how does anyone attend

classes as a "non-matriculated" student?  I'd bet if any of us showed up, to sit in on a class, without paying, the campus police would be there within the first 5 minutes, to escort us out, or arrest us.  Like I said, this guy has drop-out, flunk-out written all over him. 

And, yeah, Rad, I'm sure that mom and dad are thrilled, as long as the burn-out is as far from the country club as possible.  Now, they just have to work on the idea that the guy in the video bears a resemblance to sonny, but it couldn't possibly be him. 

To re-elect Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again.

#25 he does a great imitation of

he does a great imitation of 1968..I haven't seen this since 1968.

I did though meet a few of the

#26 To paraphrase a great line

To paraphrase a great line from a song from the Bob Dylan 'John Wesley Harding' album - 'oh, stop that cursed jury, said the attendant to the nurse...................the trial was bad enough, but this is ten times worse'!!! I mean, this bad-acid riddled little useless maggot is hideous in every way possible...........but that dorky looking girl at the end with the even dorkier red glasses pretty much laid it on the line - 'this is NOT how America is supposed to be..............PLEASE HELP US'!!!!

How the hell did I get through the 60's??? This is like the rainbow-colored nightmare all over again...............

#27 Great example of why we have

Great example of why we have such failure today, everything is out sourced, copied, borrowed or stolen with only the cover slightly changed to try and hide the fact that there is an inability to produce functioning original ideas.

Leave Britney alone! (crying fan)
act two, changes to hippie clothes, joins movement....yawn

#28 This cat is the very

This cat is the very definition of "Uber Freak"... and as such all lesser freaks must now bow before His/Her (?) Majesty, Kings of Freaks, and Supreme Overlord of Cretins.

#29 Not a very convincing

Not a very convincing performance. The couple times he breaks character and laughs gives it away. Just another spoiled trust fund baby, who doesnt take the time to think about how that trust fund even came about, or thank capitalism for whatever job he had as a teenage that is allowing him to look/act/be the fool that he is showing himself to be, as he joins the "party". Unfortunately this is going to get worse before it gets better, these anarchist and free for all get togethers never end well as they refuse to learn the lessons from the past. There are reasons a society has rules and I predict sooner, rather than later this little love fest will find out a very real lesson about human nature.

#30 I agree with the girl that

I agree with the girl that they need our help. Starting with a LOT of prozac for that dude.

#31 That was sad. Either manic

That was sad. Either manic depressive or mood altering drugs IMO.

He tried to swing in a little beat poetry until he realized he didn't know how.

Poser, drugged, or deranged - you can't reason with people who don't comprehend the root problem.

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

#32 ZOWIE !! I must be on LSD..that seemed like a trip back to 1969!

In the fall of 1969 i made the major mistake of enrolling in Georgetown University in Washington DC..I was just 5 years in AMerica after growing up in Rhodesia and I was slowly but surely escaping the dundgeon of a very communist history in my family......

Within weeks of starting the semester the strikes and demonstrations began on campus and in the streets of Georgetown. The Georgetown district had become the habitue of all sorts of LSD trippers and potheads . the supposedly Jesuit and conservative Georgetown University burst into a spasm of inchoate radicalism that was more a toxic mixture of Hallucinogens and Boones Farm Apple Wine than anything else.

This guy reminds me of the level of conversation/debate which went on...(I understand that his screed was drama) during the sad days of 1969 to 1971. By the end of my sophomore year I had become so infuriated by the lunacy and the cancelled classes and exams that I closed shop ....or as Timothy Leary suggested...I tuned in and dropped I tuned in to Rhodesia and its fight against the Communists and I went back to the old sod...

Before dropping out I went to a YAF meeting at Georgetown sponsored by Pat Buchanan,..the guest at this meeting was the stunningly erect ,handsome ,well spoken ,SMART, articulate ,informed and friendly Governor Ronald Reagan of California. I was dazed by the clarity of his off the cuff speech to 100 of us. (I am sure he had prepared in advance but had no notes or text). From the Greek city states to John Locke to the Glorius Revolution to Paine he spoke about the quest for liberty and freedom of the individual....At the end of his talk he mentioned that the fight for liberty was then occurring in Rhodesia and stated that he had an ongoing exchange of letters (remember letters ??? before email and SMS ;>) } with Ian Smith the PM of the rebel Republic of RHodesia....When I told him that I was leaving university to return to Rhodesia he said I was going to the front lines of the battle for liberty and he wished me well .

The point is that screwballs like this one on this article turn my stomach and I am sickened that the dead have reawakened if even for just a tantrum or two.....ignore them..Americans do not like Jacobins and revolutionaries...they will go away and become part of the ash heap of history....

Paarl of Rhodesia
Morristown NJ


#33 Drama or not...

....he's definitely a queen, no doubt about it.

#34 Haha

Help! Heelllppp! So far I like these two the best of all the protesters I've seen.

#35 Nikita Khrushchev said. . .

. . . "We will take you without firing a shot." I wonder if Van Jones is the instrument?

Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment.

#36 He's demonstrating signs of

He's demonstrating signs of dementia and/or paranoia brought on possibly by either a head trauma or illicit/prescription drug abuse.

#37 Even when I had major surgery as a teenager was I

ever that whiny and wimpy. Well what do you expect from a limp wrist liberal?

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