Skip to comments.Geraldo calls Minutemen 'vigilantes'
Posted on 09/19/2005 8:29:18 PM PDT by Hunterb
Geraldo Rivera, senior correspondent for Fox News, told a group of Hispanic journalists vigilantes had created "hysteria along the borders" and advised his colleagues not to "let your newsroom push you around on the issue of immigration."
"Bust them on their hypocrisy," Rivera said at the annual awards gala of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington last week, according to a report by the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education.
Rivera, who served as honorary gala chairman of the event, announced from the hotel stage that he was donating $80,000 to NAHJ and $20,000 to Unity: Journalists of Color.
"In vast sections of the country, there would not be a lawn mowed or a dish washed but for illegal immigrants," said Rivera. "I'm for not being embarrassed about who we are. If we make it, you can't forget where you come from."
Rivera was not the only speaker to raise the "hysteria" issue in an evening that otherwise honored journalists whose prize-winning stories largely involved violence, immigration and tragic death.
"Freepers call Geraldo Stupid!"
And I call Geraldo a whore.
Gerald Rivers, you big douche.
When is this fake Latino, Rivera, going to shut up?
Looks like a little boycot of the ole Fox News Network for me!!
Jerry Rivers is a liberal fraud.
Took the words right out the the President's mouth....
Jerry Rivers, a hypocrite? Don't you know that he is as genuine as his name?
I no big fan of Fox News. The very sad truth is Lou Dobbs of CNN has owned the story concerning the impact of the illegal invasion on our southern border.
We all know that he is a liberal, so this is so shock.
This JERK just insulted every decent mom and dad in America who does those things regularly and without complaint.
Hope they fire him.
Thinks he's a star but he's only a puke.
right about that......sheppard smith was the first one i heard to bring up race in the hurricane......hiring gerwaldo and wesley clark???? i turned them off weeks ago.....
Geraldo Rivera was an illegal immigrant?
Or is he talking about skin color or country of origin?
By what "divine right" do they have to invade the country simply because of proximity?
There are proper channels to go through for immigration.
Why don't the Hispanics stand tall and welcome the Chinese illegal immigrants or Polish or Irish who also still come to America outside of proper channels?
Are they "also" doing the work that no one "else" will do?
Or is that just a bigoted outcry from a race baiting journalist, so he can sell "us against them"?
Three guesses who won (against stiff competition from all the myriads of TV mediawhores at the time).
Geraldo is Spanish for A$$clown.
Is that anything like "hysteria by the New Orleans Convention Center?"
Just Emailed Fox my displeasure at seeing one of their reports being an illegal activist.
Mom and Dad? No, make your kids do it - even cheaper than illegals, well, not counting the health care and the education - Oh, wait! Illegals get those,too, so it is cheaper to make your kids do it.