Skip to comments.Geraldo Rivera’s breathless tease ("ignorant ranting about immigration and the Zina Linnik case")
Posted on 07/16/2007 9:34:14 AM PDT by Stoat
If you want ignorant ranting about immigration and the Zina Linnik case, go watch Geraldo Rivera (thanks to readers for e-mailing me about it over the weekend and AP for clipping the vid). Utterly shameless. Geraldo teased his Saturday night segment on the case by claiming that Zinas uncle, Anatoly Kalchik, would argue that Zinas accused murderer should be called a monster instead of an immigrant:
GERALDO: The tragic story was twisted to aggravate the immigration debate A little girl snatched and brutally murdered. Tonight her family speaks out on why his immigrant label should be replaced by monster.
The only thing twisted, though, was Geraldos big tease. Mr. Kalchick did not say what Geraldo said he would say. Geraldo didnt even ask him about the immigration angle in the interview that aired.
Zinas uncle was angry that the suspect had not been deported after being convicted in a sex crime.
We are all immigrants, but we come legally, Kalchik said of his family. He added that the adults all cleared a criminal background check.
If someone is a sex offender, or any kind of offender, he has no business being in America, he said.
After failing to deliver on his breathless tease, Geraldo instead directed his vitriol at me:
GERALDO: At this point, I have to point out how in my view, this awful case was distorted by anti-immigrant radicals like Michelle Malkin to make a cheap point. Michelle said that this tragedy was the result of our open borders policy, that allows creeps like this guy to sneak in. In fact, it has nothing to do with our borders, open or otherwise. This alleged perpetrator, as far as I know, is a US Army veteran, the stepson of another Army veteran, and hes not beinghes being held by INS, but thats only pending other charges filed against himcharges like failing to register as a sex offender. You know, I wonder how long were going to have to wait for an apology on this one.
How about an apology for exploiting and misrepresenting Zinas uncle? How about an apology for putting words in his mouth and the mouths of the Linnik family? How about an apology for erroneously claiming that Terapon Adhahn was a naturalized American citizen? How about an apology for misleading Fox News viewers about Adhahns immigration detention and withholding vital information about the systemic, long-standing failures of the government at all levels to deport criminal aliens?
This case and its ramifications have everything to do with open borders. Clue: Open borders is a metaphor for the willful, malign neglect of the entire immigration and entrance systemnot just at the physical borders, but on the interior, at our consular offices abroad, on the immigration services side, throughout the investigations and enforcement bureaucracies, and in the detention and deportation offices.
But with clueless Geraldo, the immigration debate is always and only about one borderthe southern border. Its only about one kind of immigrant: Hispanic illegal aliens. And its all about one cheap set of talking points: All illegal aliens are hard-working angels, all ICE agents are jack-booted thugs, and everyone who believes in enforcing immigration laws is an anti-immigrant radical.
Remember: Geraldos so over the cliff, his answer to whether any criminal aliens should ever be deported was a blubbering digression about John Lennon.
Geraldo is worse than worthless. So I wont waste another word. Theres too much work to do.
As they say on TV: Stay tuned.
Geraldo is half hispanic...hence his allegiance.
For years I have been wondering: "The reason why this man has a job in broadcasting is what, exactly?"
Shep threw in a zinger the other night, too, that this case has nothing to do with illegal immigration.
Hillary is a b*tch
Shemp Smith is a poof
Jerry is a whore.
Thank me very much.
Instant channel change when he comes on any program. Then I send FNC an email and let them know why. I’ve also raised the question about his ratings. I have never received a reply.
He must have some juicy pictures of the higher ups, engaged in compromising positions. For the life of me, I don’t know how he has a job on FNC. He should pair up with Nancy Grace, another loser.
I don’t always agree with Malkin, but I really, truly hate Geraldo. He’s despicable. Any time he turns up on anything I’m watching, I change the channel. I do hope others will do as I have done, and write to Fox. He needs to lose his job. Let him work on MSNBC along with Matthews and Olberman. More his speed.
Everyone is breathless around Geraldo Revolver. He sucks all the air from a room.
Gerry Rivers can wait till hell freezes over!
Geraldo is shameles when it comes to his defense of illegal immigrants. Of course he’s shameless on most every subject, FNC should give him his walking papers.
I really like to Michelle Malkin. She needs to keep her eye out for a job at a network where she would not be almost the only commentator making the forceful argument for enforcing our laws and our borders and therefore clearly doing the people’s will. FNC is internationalist all the way that is when it can draw itself away from covering dead or missing blondes.
I did like his peice on him running with the bulls 20 years ago. Was pulling for the bulls. lol
The only thing Gelaldo Rivera does is cause me to change the channel reflexivly.
Geraldo = change channel.
Got any proof big boy?
Why he is taken seriously as a journalist is a mystery. Then again, given the pathetic state of "journalism", mabye I shouldn't be surprised...
That was Larry Flint? I thought it was Jabba the Hutt.
Ah that Shep! He’s a gay one, he is!
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