Black Friday Chaos

  • Aired:  12/02/13
  •  | Views: 7,232

Frenzied shoppers turn violent, and workers protest the expanded holiday hours. (3:40)

>> IF YOU WANT TO EFFICIENTLYPROVIDE A PRODUCT TO MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS AT ONCE, THE RIGHTTHING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS

THE ONLY WAY, GOVERNMENT CAN'TGET IT DONE, DIDN'T WE SEE AN

EXAMPLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR ATWORK JUST THIS PAST WEEK.

>> PULL OUT YOUR CREDIT CARDSBLACK FRIDAY IS HERE.

>> BLACK FRIDAY'S BEDLAM.

>> AN UGLY SCENE, FRENZYSHOPPING LED TO FIST FIGHTS.

>> SLUGGING OUT RIGHT IN THEMIDDLE OF THE AISLES.

>> BRUISES.

>> ONE PULLING OUT A TASER SOYOU CAN HEAR THE CRACKLE OF THE

STUN GUN.

>> Jon: YEAH, THERE ISSOMETHING ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS.

>> REMIND US HOW WE LIKE TOGATHER WITH OUR LOVED ONES

AROUND THE CRACKLE OF A STUNGUN.

MY NUTS ROASTING ON THE -- FLOOROF THE COSTCO.

DOGS RIPPING AT MY FACE.

>> BUT THE DEAL I GOT ON THESESET OF PATENT PATENTS.

>> PANTS WORTH IT.

>> THAT IS MEAN SPIRITED.

>> IN TEXAS TEMPERS FRAYED,UNLEASHED ON THE SHOPPERS.

>> Jon: WELL, THAT IS TEXAS.

THEY PUT THAT OUT ON EVERYTHING.

>> IN VIRGINIA, POLICE SAY THEREWAS A STABBING.

>> Jon: WELL, THAT ISVIRGINIA, YOU KNOW, VIRGINIA IS

FOR STABBERS.

ALL RIGHT, SO MAYBE BLACK FRIDAYWASN'T THE BEST FOR CUSTOMERS

BUT TO BE FAIR, THE WORKERS HADIT WORSE.

>> IN LOCATIONS ACROSS THECOUNTRY, WORKERS PROTESTED

AGAINST THE EXPANDED HOLIDAYHOURS, WAL-MART WAS A PARTICULAR

TARGET.

SOME EMPLOYEES OF AMERICA'SLARGEST CIVILIAN EMPLOYER

PICKETED OUTSIDE IN ONTARIOCANADA, A MAN DRESSED AS

SANTA CLAUS WAS PART OF THEPROTEST.

>> Jon: OH, MY GOD, HOW BADDOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HAVE TO

BE FOR SANTA TO PROTEST YOURLABOR CONDITIONS, THE MAN RUNS

AN ELF SWEATSHOP.

>> THE GUY IS WORKING ALL HOURSAND GOD FORBID YOU DON'T WANT TO

MAKE TOYS ANYMORE, YOU WANT TOBE A DENTIST.

OH, NO! CAN'T DO THAT.

CAN'T BE A DENTIST.

GOT TO MAKE TOYS.

>> BY THE WAY, IF YOU WERETHINKING YOU CAN SKIP ALL OF

THAT BY STAYING HOME ANDSHOPPING AT WAL-MART.COM, SEA

AGAIN.

>> SO MUCH TRAFFIC ITS WEB SITETEMPORARILY CRASHED.

>> Jon: BUT ITS WEB SITE IS INTHE PRIVATE SECTOR.

SO BASICALLY, WAL-MART SPENTMONTHS WHIPPING CONSUMERS INTO

VIOLENT FRENZIES AND SUBJECTEDTHE WORKERS TO THE FRENZIES

DURING A HOLIDAY ALL WHILE THEIRWEB SITE BURNED TO THE GROUND.

I AM CURIOUS, WHAT DOES THEPRIVATE SECTOR CALL THIS KIND OF

DEBACLE?

>> WAL-MART IS CALLING IT THEMOST SUCCESSFUL BLACK FRIDAY IN

ITS HISTORY.

>> Jon: SO THE WEB SITECRASHES IS TRYING TO GIVE PEOPLE

HEALTHCARE IS A NATIONALTRAVESTY BUT IF WAL-MART'S

CRASHES WHILE PEOPLE AREDISEMBOWELLING TO GET SKY FALL

ON BLU-RAY -- BUT, HEY IF THEONLY METRIC THAT MEASURES

SUCCESS THERE IS ONE THING ABOUTOBAMACARE CONSERVATIVES CAN

APPRECIATE.

>> WITHIN A FEW YEARS BIG HEALTHINSURANCE COMPANIES ARE GOING TO

GET AN EXTRA $220 BILLION A YEARIN REVENUE, THANKS TO OBAMACARE.

>> Jon: WOOHOO, AND THE BESTPART IS, NO ONE GETS TASERED.

>> ONCE THEY FIX THAT PART OFTHE WEB SITE.

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