Skip to comments.O’Reilly, Rivera make up after shouting match
Posted on 04/06/2007 4:50:35 PM PDT by kellynla
NEW YORK - Bill OReilly and Geraldo Rivera said Friday there were no hard feelings after they engaged in a shouting match unusual even for a cable opinion program where the volume is frequently set to loud.
No chairs flew and no noses were broken. But the finger-pointing verbal duel over illegal immigration on Fox News Channels The OReilly Factor on Thursday night became a water-cooler topic the next day.
Geraldo is a friend of mine, and I think I respect him even more now, if thats possible, than I did before, OReilly told The Associated Press on Friday. But they disagree passionately on the issue, he said.
Ive known him for 25 years, OReilly said. Geraldo doesnt come on to pick a fight.
Rivera said his sensitivity to a massive witch-hunt against illegal immigrants set him off Thursday.
The two men were discussing the case of Alfredo Ramos, a man charged with manslaughter and suspected of being drunk when his car crashed into another in Virginia Beach last Friday. Two teenaged girls were killed. Ramos, a Mexican who has been in the United States seven years, is allegedly in the country illegally.
He doesnt have a right to be in this country, OReilly said. He said he wanted immigration laws enforced while Rivera favored open-border anarchy.
Rivera said OReilly shouldnt be turning a drunken-driving case into an illegal-immigration issue. Dont obscure a tragedy to make a cheap political point, Rivera told him.
Rivera told the AP he has a particular sensitivity to the issue. His father, who came to New York from Puerto Rico in 1940, used to watch the news and pray that people who committed a crime werent Puerto Rican, he said.
I think that illegal immigration is the gay marriage (issue) of this political season,
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Hey, going nuts works for Rosie
If anyone didn’t see it, Hot Air has it.
I'm sensitive toward "Illegal" immigration because my own relatives came here from Italy to Ellis Island "the legal way"..
Thanks for posting. Fox has it on its website too.
Nothing will make me watch Geraldo on purpose.
Considering his father was legal then nobody should understand OReilly's point better than Rivera.
The illegals are illegal thus casting a bad light on all Latinos.
Boy, a catfight twixt Whorealdo and Tits O’Reilly.
Juan Hernandez called folks like yours WOPs today On Shep’s show. He was debating Sheriff Joe who also said his parents came from Italy. The good sheriff was none too happy with his remark. Hernandez is a slime.
All hype, nothing to see.
I saw that segment. Being Italian, I perked up at the wop thing, and laughed about it. I didn't care that someone used that word. Amazing how we European decendants don't find stuff like this offensive.
Anyway, I did get a little miffed when I realized that a Mexican was saying it and would be one of the first jerks in front of a camera yelling and screaming if some illegal Mexican was called "wetback" or "spic" or whatever.
We Irish raise a toast to those who call us drunks.
Just heard their “exchange” on ABC radio out here this afternoon.
A playground shoving match between to overpaid “Infotainers”’
Heated? yes... but never “out of control”.
ORielly calls and end to it... just in time to “go to commercial”.
Poor MSM pussies thought they saw a terrible clash of Titans.
The difference being, during the "witch hunts" there were no witches but there are invaders in this country illegally.
My family had papers..We were legal..:)
I tuned inro Bill O’s show tonight, but it was a repeat. Something fishy right there...
“Something fishy right there”
I’m no big BOR fan but there was probably a rerun tonight because of Good Friday/Easter weekend.
For the next 72 hours, BOR will be wrapped up in a straight jacket disguised as a bunny suit.
Fox News must be brain dead to have these shouting matches every night where everyone yells over the other speaker. I don’t watch them much anymore.
Pretty stupid really. No wonder people get turned off to politics.
I’m still waiting for Fox to get rid of the liberals and become conservative.
They don’t need to be interviewing liberals. We already know what they will say!