Fox Business to anti-Wall Street climate activists: "Get a job!"

The network's Nicole Petallides tells host Stuart Varney how environmentalists can really save the world


Elias Isquith
September 18, 2014 12:44AM (UTC)

Taking the idea of self-parody to stunning new levels, Fox Business correspondent Nicole Petallides explained to host Stuart Varney on Wednesday that activists seeking to force Wall Street to allow a more equitable distribution of wealth, or stop funding industries that are bringing the global ecosystem to the brink of collapse, give up direct action and civil obedience and "get a job" instead.

During a segment that was ostensibly a look back at Occupy Wall Street, three years on, Petallides noted that despite the small showing for OWS 2014, Wall Street was still girding itself for the upcoming arrival of climate activists who have vowed to stage a sit-in to "flood Wall Street" and force it to engage in more environmentally responsible investing.

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"As a matter of fact," Petallides complained, "they're going to gather at Battery Park and then march down here by 11:30/noon — and they're planning a mass sit-in around the New York Stock exchange!" Petallides then bemoaned how she's less likely to be harassed by protestors if she wears her "dirtbag sweats," before offering some advice to present and future would-be Wall Street disruptors.

"Get a job!" Petallides said with eloquence and empathy of Abraham Simpson. "Enough with standing outside here, it really does not help the cause overall."

"Well said," Varney responded, grinning. "Well said."

Watch Fox Business go full Archie Bunker below, via Media Matters:


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Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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