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Occupy Wall Street's Great Unifier: Hating Geraldo Rivera
The Atlantic ^ | 10/24/11 | Adam Martin

Posted on 10/24/2011 10:59:48 AM PDT by presidio9

The news from Zuccotti Park over the last week and weekend has focused increasingly on the schisms and animosity within the group, but if there's one thing that keeps Occupy Wall Street protesters united better than just about anything else, it's their disdain for Geraldo Rivera. With the impending cold weather, the strain of sleeping rough, and the disagreements over how to manage the group's budget, tensions in Zuccotti Park are running high. There seems to be a rebellion brewing among the drumming group, and a prank on Sunday night where somebody told the Kitchen they'd been given an A grade by the city for sanitation (which they took seriously and cheered at first) did not go down well. "We are upset someone would play a joke with something so important to us," said Megan Hayes, a member of the food committee, via text. Then there was that guy who climbed the red thing, which organizers did not appreciate one bit. All in all, it was a pretty tough weekend at Occupy Wall Street. But then Geraldo Rivera came by, not to cover the protest but to host a segment on Baby Lisa, the infant missing in Missouri. As his appearances always do, that cameo got everybody in the park on the same page, with a crowd shouting him down and swearing at him, just like his last visit. It's a wonder the guy keeps coming back, but you've got to hand it to him for persistance.

Mediaite has the Fox News video, with Rivera and two experts talking about Baby Lisa on Sunday night. Skip to about 3:00 to hear the jeers pick up, and then watch the sea of middle fingers as the camera pans the crowd:

Occupiers chanted their "mic check" relay,

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: foxnews; geraldorivera; grimreaper; occupywallstreet; ows
Feel free to have warm thoughts towards Geraldo, Bob Beckel, and Juan Williams and others because they're "our liberals." Anybody who repeated the mantra that the Tea Party "had racist elements" because of a few signs among hundreds of thousands, and is now reluctant to draw the same conclusion from a few signs among the hundreds in Liberty Square/Zucotti Park is an out unmitigated hypocrite.
1 posted on 10/24/2011 10:59:51 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Finally, though, something the OWSers believe that I can get behind... hating (too strong a word, perhaps “despising”) Geraldo Rivera...


2 posted on 10/24/2011 11:05:07 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: presidio9

” Occupy Wall Street’s Great Unifier: Hating Geraldo Rivera “

The *Nation’s* Great Unifier: Hating Geraldo Rivera...

(That headline just cried out for ‘correction’...)


3 posted on 10/24/2011 11:06:03 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: presidio9
Oh come on. Hating Geraldo Rivera is EASY! Those "Occupy" people are nothing special.

Why, I can hate Geraldo Rivera with one hand tied behind my back, standing on a balance beam, on one leg, while balancing a half-keg of beer on my head and reciting the Gettysburg Address... ...BACKWARDS.

In fact, hating Geraldo Rivera is SO easy, a CHILD can do it. My son isn't even ten years old yet and HE can already hate Geraldo Rivera with the passion of a thousand burning suns... THAT'S how easy it is.

4 posted on 10/24/2011 11:10:28 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: presidio9
I am in total agreement with the slackers for the first time on this. Gerry is a phony and a real POS.

I hope he stays away from protesters with chairs. It never turns out well for him.

5 posted on 10/24/2011 11:10:46 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: presidio9
Fleabaggers give whore-aldo the 'down twinkles' !!!


6 posted on 10/24/2011 11:11:47 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

If true then who possibly loves him besides him? This article makes hating him nearly universal.


7 posted on 10/24/2011 11:12:32 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Yeah, I am depressed to learn that I actually support OWS in this matter...


8 posted on 10/24/2011 11:13:07 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: WayneS
Why, I can hate Geraldo Rivera with one hand tied behind my back, standing on a balance beam, on one leg, while balancing a half-keg of beer on my head and reciting the Gettysburg Address... ...BACKWARDS.

What a coincidence, I was doing the same thing the other day while I was hating Rivera. Great minds and all that;)

9 posted on 10/24/2011 11:16:47 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: AzSteven

Yeah, I am depressed to learn that I actually support OWS in this matter...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Think of it as the exception that proves the rule.


10 posted on 10/24/2011 11:17:12 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: presidio9

Occupy Wall Street is the 21st century version of Woodstock. Both were outgrowths of the Counter Culture Movement of the 1960s, the embodiment of which was not “Flower Children” but The Manson Family.


11 posted on 10/24/2011 11:19:43 AM PDT by Savage Beast (America's best hope is the Left's worst nightmare: Herman Cain!)
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To: WayneS

I hated Geraldo Rivera before it was a fashion statement!...


12 posted on 10/24/2011 11:20:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: presidio9

Adam Martin

13 posted on 10/24/2011 11:21:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: RJS1950

14 posted on 10/24/2011 11:21:34 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults was the moment Geraldo jumped the shark - thirty years ago - whatever myth propped him up, he has consistently declined for three decades - this article is more proof


15 posted on 10/24/2011 11:23:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: presidio9
This guy stole my post from one of the "Marx in the Parks" threads over a week ago!

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hating Geraldo is one of the few ideas that could really unite the country.

12 posted on 10/10/2011 1:39:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)

16 posted on 10/24/2011 11:23:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: presidio9

More evidence of racism on the part of OWS. They obviously hate Hispanics.


17 posted on 10/24/2011 11:23:23 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: All

It is a matter of simple physics.

The Law of Equilibrium demands that in order to compensate for the enormous self-love, Jerry Rivers has for himself, the entire rest of the world must hate him.


18 posted on 10/24/2011 11:26:17 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: presidio9

Looks gay as hell!.....auditioning for the Village People?


19 posted on 10/24/2011 11:26:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RJS1950

Maybe his mom still likes him...


20 posted on 10/24/2011 11:39:06 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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21 posted on 10/24/2011 12:03:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: WayneS
Why, I can hate Geraldo Rivera with one hand tied behind my back, standing on a balance beam, on one leg, while balancing a half-keg of beer on my head and reciting the Gettysburg Address... ...BACKWARDS.

Ok, well I can't do all that but hating Geraldo? That just comes naturally.

22 posted on 10/24/2011 12:14:50 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: presidio9

One reason I stopped watching FOX was him getting a show.


23 posted on 10/24/2011 12:17:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: presidio9

Geronimo figured the scum in the park would elect him king of the scum because he’s just as commie and just as hypocritical as he is. I’d bet he still can’t believe they booed him.


24 posted on 10/24/2011 12:20:24 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: RJS1950
who possibly loves him besides him?

No one! That answer is so obvious even an OWS slacker can answer it!

25 posted on 10/24/2011 12:29:32 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: WayneS

ROTFLOL!

Still laughing...

Still laughing...

Thank you! I love to laugh.

I hate Geraldo Rivera and I haven’t had a TV since the Clinton impeachments, so I never even see/hear the dude! And I hate him just knowing he’s out there.


26 posted on 10/24/2011 12:41:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: presidio9
"it's their disdain for Geraldo Rivera."

I didn't know that I had anything in common with those maroons.

27 posted on 10/24/2011 12:43:09 PM PDT by matthew fuller (9-9-9 ? Just say No! No! No!)
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To: presidio9
With the impending cold weather, the strain of sleeping rough, and the disagreements over how to manage the group's budget, tensions in Zuccotti Park are running high.

Lord of the Flies is coming to a neighborhood near you.

28 posted on 10/24/2011 12:45:13 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: matthew fuller

RE: Tagline.

For those of us with German ancestry, 9, 9, 9 sort of already means no, no no.


29 posted on 10/24/2011 12:49:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: GreenHornet

They don’t hate him because he’s a dipstick—they hate him because he works for FOX—they would do the same for Allan Cooms. But, if they want to hate him—they are welcome to the party. They prove they are real Americans on this issue.


30 posted on 10/24/2011 1:34:40 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: ozzymandus
I’d bet he still can’t believe they booed him.

Actually, that's my favorite part of the story. It simply didn't register when they booed him the first second or third time. He figures if he keeps giving them another chance, they'll come around in spite of themselves. The man is a fungus. He's right to think he should be treated like the prodigal son by that crowd.

31 posted on 10/24/2011 10:44:12 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
they hate him because he works for FOX—they would do the same for Allan Cooms.

Can't help but wonder if any the MSMs sent an in-house eunuch (the vapid David Gergen, for example) to a Tea Party, and what kind of reception he got.

32 posted on 10/24/2011 10:53:39 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Geraldo consider himself some kind of rock star who should be admired by crowds wherever he goes. He should have been fragged when he gave away military plans in Iraq. Otherwise he just deserves to be laughed at, but his ego is so huge the laughter never fazes him. That’s the only thing about him that amuses me.


33 posted on 10/25/2011 12:13:00 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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