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O’Reilly, Rivera make up after shouting match
MSNBC.COM ^ | April 6, 2007 | staff

Posted on 04/06/2007 4:50:35 PM PDT by kellynla

NEW YORK - Bill O’Reilly 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 Channel’s “The O’Reilly 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 that’s possible, than I did before,” O’Reilly told The Associated Press on Friday. But they disagree passionately on the issue, he said.

I’ve known him for 25 years,” O’Reilly said. “Geraldo doesn’t 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 doesn’t have a right to be in this country,” O’Reilly said. He said he wanted immigration laws enforced while Rivera favored “open-border anarchy.”

Rivera said O’Reilly shouldn’t be turning a drunken-driving case into an illegal-immigration issue. Don’t 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 weren’t Puerto Rican, he said.

“I think that illegal immigration is the gay marriage (issue) of this political season,”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: billorielly; geraldorivera; illegals; immigration
You'd think it was "Ratings Week"! LOL
1 posted on 04/06/2007 4:50:37 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

Hey, going nuts works for Rosie


2 posted on 04/06/2007 4:53:25 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicide committed by our leaders..)
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To: kellynla

If anyone didn’t see it, Hot Air has it.

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/04/06/video-oreilly-geraldo-go-berserk-over-illegal-alien-drunk-driver/


3 posted on 04/06/2007 4:58:47 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: kellynla
Stuff it, Whorealdo..

I'm sensitive toward "Illegal" immigration because my own relatives came here from Italy to Ellis Island "the legal way"..

sw

4 posted on 04/06/2007 4:59:46 PM PDT by spectre ((Spectre's wife))
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To: sageb1

Thanks for posting. Fox has it on its website too.


5 posted on 04/06/2007 5:00:34 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Lexington Green

Nothing will make me watch Geraldo on purpose.


6 posted on 04/06/2007 5:01:38 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: kellynla
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 weren’t Puerto Rican, he said.

Considering his father was legal then nobody should understand O’Reilly's point better than Rivera.

The illegals are illegal thus casting a bad light on all Latinos.

7 posted on 04/06/2007 5:01:46 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: spectre

Boy, a catfight twixt Whorealdo and Tits O’Reilly.


8 posted on 04/06/2007 5:05:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: spectre

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.


9 posted on 04/06/2007 5:06:36 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: kellynla

All hype, nothing to see.


10 posted on 04/06/2007 5:08:09 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (The road is long and the path is difficult, the reward is worth it.)
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To: sageb1
Juan Hernandez called folks like yours WOPs today On Shep’s show.

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.

11 posted on 04/06/2007 5:13:48 PM PDT by America_Right (Fred Thompson - The closest thing to Reagan we are likely to get!)
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To: America_Right
Amazing how we European decendants don't find stuff like this offensive.

We Irish raise a toast to those who call us drunks.

12 posted on 04/06/2007 5:25:27 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: kellynla

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.

Not...(Dorks!)


13 posted on 04/06/2007 6:07:14 PM PDT by CBart95 (ackup)
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To: kellynla
Rivera said his sensitivity to a “massive witch-hunt” against illegal immigrants set him off Thursday.

The difference being, during the "witch hunts" there were no witches but there are invaders in this country illegally.

14 posted on 04/06/2007 6:11:03 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (Linux: More of a cult then an OS. Mac: Beyond a Cult. A joyless Jihad.)
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To: sageb1
Well, I grew up being called a "wop" and it doesn't bother me, because the true definition of "wop" is "with out papers".

My family had papers..We were legal..:)

sw

15 posted on 04/06/2007 6:25:45 PM PDT by spectre ((Spectre's wife))
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To: kellynla

I tuned inro Bill O’s show tonight, but it was a repeat. Something fishy right there...


16 posted on 04/06/2007 6:52:25 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: kellynla
Illegal immigration is the new gay marriage?

I know he meant as the MSM-hyped issue du jour, but it still sounds funny.
17 posted on 04/06/2007 6:53:39 PM PDT by omnivore
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To: FDNYRHEROES

“Something fishy right there”

I’m no big BOR fan but there was probably a rerun tonight because of Good Friday/Easter weekend.


18 posted on 04/06/2007 7:07:42 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

For the next 72 hours, BOR will be wrapped up in a straight jacket disguised as a bunny suit.


19 posted on 04/06/2007 8:31:22 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: kellynla

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!


20 posted on 04/06/2007 9:10:06 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: kellynla; Lexington Green; spectre; Duke Nukum; TheLion
This guy was arrested for three previous alcohol-related convictions, so he should have been deported then...but he wasn’t reported to the feds (due to sanctuary policies in the city). So Rivera’s wrong, it’s an illegal immigration issue. An outright defiance of federal authority.
21 posted on 04/06/2007 10:41:12 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Fred Thompson)
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To: kellynla
“Geraldo is a friend of mine, and I think I respect him even more now, if that’s possible, than I did before,” O’Reilly told The Associated Press on Friday. But they disagree passionately on the issue, he said.

He probably does respect Whoreraldo more. The boy O'Reilly likes his fights just as he likes his sex, ALL TALK.

22 posted on 04/06/2007 10:57:26 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: kellynla

Feh. Jerry Rivers will be willing to suck up to Mr. O (or is it the other way around?) as long as they still think people care about what either of them has to say.


23 posted on 04/07/2007 1:33:11 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel ("...Mindless pack of trained Maoist circus seals."-www.iowahwk.typepad.com)
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To: Last Dakotan

Where did the term “irish mick” come from anyway? And what does it mean?

I always assumed it came from the last names that start with Mc or Mac. But then an irish friend of mine told me those aren’t even irish names, they’re scottish.


24 posted on 04/07/2007 1:40:37 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: kellynla

Here’s the entire show with video responses. More blacks joining the minutemen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lb3oFzCj_0


25 posted on 04/07/2007 3:11:42 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: kellynla

Their views are basically the same anyway. They both support amnesty.


26 posted on 04/07/2007 6:26:18 AM PDT by James W. Fannin
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To: kellynla
Two tabloid tv dolts yelling at each other. Yawn
27 posted on 04/07/2007 8:17:13 AM PDT by mthom
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To: America_Right
An Italian guy in San Francisco (who now has an Italian restaurant) some years ago opened a Mexican food place across the street.

His wife was telling me about this when I mentioned how good the food was at the Mexican place.

She said when he opened up the place, he named it Wop’s Wraps.

The city came down on them and made them change it.

Grate food at both places!

28 posted on 04/07/2007 8:32:04 AM PDT by Syncro
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