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The most unhinged reactions to Occupy Wall Street come from, not surprisingly, conservative commentators and politicians. Whether it's Glenn Beck warning that the protesters are not to be trusted and could actually kill someone or Congressman Peter King remarking that the movement is made up of "anarchists," the movement is the subject of ire for many. So much so, that their statements seem...totally crazy. I've collected some of the biggest unhinged Occupy Wall Street reactions, complete with videos and audio, here. Now, it's up to you to decide which reactions are the most disturbing, so vote!

On the flip side, the movement has also produced some pretty awesome Occupy Wall Street video interviews from demonstrators out in the streets to social leaders and journalists, to those who simply want to support the cause. Those who are out marching in various protests (aka the '99 percent') are also wielding some pretty nifty and entertaining Occupy Wall Street signs to hammer home their point and explain why they're involved in the demonstrations.
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Michelle Malkin: Protesters ar... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unhinged Reactions to Occupy Wall Street
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Michelle Malkin: Protesters are Non-Diverse


Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin questions whether the so-called '99 percent' is actually representative of America's minorities. In an early-October 2011 interview, Malkin addressed the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying that the protesters are "mostly white." In fact, Malkin went on to say in an email that "When Occupy Wall Street activists call themselves the ‘99 percent,’ it turns out they mean 99 percent non-diverse (by their own politically correct measurements)."

Is diversity an actual problem in the movement? Are minorities truly under-represented among the Occupy Wall Street protesters? Patrick Bruner of OccupyWallSt.org told The Daily Caller that while the group doesn't have actual hard diversity statistics, "I can tell you that we’re not all white, and that we also have a huge LGBT [Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender] population."
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Rep. Peter King: 'Mobs and Anarchists'


New York Congressman Peter King called the Occupy Wall Street protesters anarchists and a "ragtag mob" in a radio interview on 'The Laura Ingraham Show.' The Republican representative from Long Island expressed concern that the movement (and the coverage of it) will shape U.S. government policy, noting that, "We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy." King is worried that coverage of Occupy Wall Street and the movement itself will shape government policy. God forbid.

The fact is these people are anarchists. They have no idea what they're doing out there.They have no sense of purpose other than a basically anti-American tone and anti-capitalist. It's a ragtag mob basically.

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Sean Hannity: Protesters Sound LIke 'Skinhead Nazi Psychos'


During a November 9, 2011, segment on "The Sean Hannity Show" on Premiere Radio Networks, host Sean Hannity played a number of anti-Zionist or anti-Semitic quotes from Occupy Wall Street protesters. Included were clips in which individuals referred to the Zionists who controlled the banks, and railed against the superiority of the Jewish people, who allegedly see themselves as inherently better than everyone else. ("This," one protester says, "is what it means to be a Jew.")



Hannity then said that these protesters, who it was implied were representative of the larger movement, sounded like "skinhead Nazi psychos." He also called the support for the protests from prominent Democrats "disturbing."