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Geraldo on FOX
Fox TV | 11-21-01 | Myself

Posted on 11/22/2001 5:59:54 AM PST by usual suspect

What do you think of Geraldo Riveras' debut as a war correspondent on Fox?


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I couldn't help but smile watching this unabashed liberal serving this conservative news channel. I remember the fight Ted Turner put up to keep Rupert Murdoch from getting this forum for obvious reasons of keeping the conservative message from getting out. Also the fighting to keep Fox News from broadcasting on different Cable channels. Also, I watched Foxs' first commercial breaks, every break was the same sponsor which made me wonder if they were going to make it as a news source. That is why Geraldo makes me smile, FOX has made it...BIG TIME.
1 posted on 11/22/2001 5:59:54 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: usual suspect
I like him better here than as host of one of the more insipid shows - "Geraldo Lies"
2 posted on 11/22/2001 6:03:25 AM PST by Eccl 10:2
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To: usual suspect
Geraldo has a great future in the feed service industries, not on television.
3 posted on 11/22/2001 6:03:32 AM PST by ChadGore
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To: usual suspect
He'll be flippin burgers with the funny hat paper hat on his head by this time next year.
4 posted on 11/22/2001 6:04:09 AM PST by ChadGore
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To: usual suspect
It could be that Fox hired Geraldo because of his ethnicity, not because of his war-reporting talents. Fox may have its own "affirmative action" problems with the government, and it can point to Rivera as its example of "diversity." Before it's all over, Geraldo may get discouraged and begin a defense tirade of his old favorite, bILLclinton. He could say, "This wouldn't be happened" if the country had elected Al Gore." He could speculate that "Gore would have carried out President Clinton's peace policies." Maybe Geraldo needed a raise, and Fox is comlying. Doesn't he pay a lot of alimony and child support?
5 posted on 11/22/2001 6:04:57 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: usual suspect
He belongs on CNN
6 posted on 11/22/2001 6:05:33 AM PST by The Wizard
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To: usual suspect
He is so damn phony in this new job it's sickening. He is so self serving. I detest seeing him almost as much as the Clintons.
7 posted on 11/22/2001 6:07:33 AM PST by dennisw
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To: usual suspect
Whew! He made it before the war ended. I bet he's been sweating bullets since the fall of Mazar-e-Sharif.
8 posted on 11/22/2001 6:07:40 AM PST by jlogajan
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To: usual suspect
At least he is on the right side this time. All of his KLA buddies are hiding in caves now. Even though there are probably very few Albanians fighting in this war, Gerald Rivers (his real name) probably interviewed some Chechen or Sauid fighter that are now in Afghanistan. Also now that his blowjob buddie is not running the country, he has been a little bit more accurate and impartial.
9 posted on 11/22/2001 6:08:35 AM PST by Andy from Beaverton
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To: usual suspect
The report by Geraldo that I saw seemed to be more about him, his travelling difficulties, the high muckey muck he landed an interview with, etc., than about the actual events on the ground. Just the facts, please, and leave all the personal stuff for your memoirs.
10 posted on 11/22/2001 6:08:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Theodore R.
Rivera is real diverse? Half Jewish and half Puerto Rican. A twofer. A threefer if you count the mustache.
11 posted on 11/22/2001 6:09:20 AM PST by dennisw
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To: usual suspect
Hey, somebody has to open Osama's hidden vault, possibly laden with treasures and riches!
12 posted on 11/22/2001 6:10:33 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: usual suspect
I don't consider Geraldo as proof of "big time", lol...

I do think he makes a decent war reporter though. Its what he does on FOX - AFTER he gets back from Afghanistan - that worries me though.

13 posted on 11/22/2001 6:11:26 AM PST by Enlightiator
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To: usual suspect
Recently aired was a tape of Geraldo going undercover in pre-taliban Afghanistan, posing as an opium buyer. He was taken to a compound where tons of opium was open air drying. He had concealed a camera under his shirt. I was stunned, this kid has gonads.
14 posted on 11/22/2001 6:13:38 AM PST by latrans
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To: markfnkl
I liked the Afghani body guard he had with him, he looked very irritated when Geraldo pulled him in front of the camera.
15 posted on 11/22/2001 6:15:17 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: dennisw
if you count the mustache.

I don't even care what he may have to report -- I just can't stand to look at his face. The minute I see him on Fox, I click. I don't care if he gets an interview with Osama, I will not watch the guy.

Fox made a bad mistake.

16 posted on 11/22/2001 6:15:53 AM PST by Semper911
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To: markfnkl
The report by Geraldo that I saw seemed to be more about him

I saw that one, too. Finally, I said to his image on the television, "who gives a ratsass about you. I want to hear about the war", and switched channels.

17 posted on 11/22/2001 6:18:11 AM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Andy from Beaverton
It's too bad he didn't take some of his buddies with him, like x42 and Alan Dimmerwitts.
19 posted on 11/22/2001 6:19:52 AM PST by Balata
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To: sockmonkey
Exactly. In contrast, the other Fox reporter in Afghanistan (Harrigan?), is very self-effacing. Even when asked a question about his personal safety, etc., he inevitably turns his answer back to the bigger picture.
20 posted on 11/22/2001 6:20:57 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: markfnkl
I absolutely refuse to watch Whorealdo no matter what channel he may be on. CLICK, he's gone! Fox made a big mistake this time and will lose viewers over this. Not that they give a damn about our (freeper) opinions, one way or the other.
21 posted on 11/22/2001 6:26:28 AM PST by kipj
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To: usual suspect
I think he's not close enough to the Front Lines, Taliban side!
22 posted on 11/22/2001 6:26:40 AM PST by theDentist
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To: usual suspect
Jerry Rivers has such contempt for the American People that he thinks he can reinvent himself before our eyes and that we will fall for it.

The man is shallow and a bad actor, I did not like him before he became Clintons male Monica and I definitely click to another channel any time he comes on the air.

23 posted on 11/22/2001 6:28:21 AM PST by Pylot
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To: All
As much as I dislike him, if he'll parrot the conservative agenda with the same fervor as he did the liberal one, then I'll become a regular of his.
24 posted on 11/22/2001 6:37:48 AM PST by Dallas
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To: usual suspect
What do I think?.....the word "Puke" comes to mind.
25 posted on 11/22/2001 6:38:12 AM PST by KCKTXAM
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To: usual suspect
I can't STAND it when someone in the media peppers his speech with "Uh," especially someone who should know better. Watch him the next time he comes on; it'll drive you crazy.

I refuse to watch him and always have the remote handy so I can click the second he comes on.

26 posted on 11/22/2001 6:41:14 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: usual suspect
And I forgot to add: Harrigan is THE MAN. He should get a big fat raise.
27 posted on 11/22/2001 6:43:01 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Theodore R.
Ethnicity? Yea, there's not nearly enough Jews on TV.
28 posted on 11/22/2001 6:44:47 AM PST by Hildy
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To: usual suspect
I sent Fox an email the day they announced they had hired the puke telling them that I would no longer watch FNC as a result. FNC has not been on my TV since that day. All my news now comes from FR.
29 posted on 11/22/2001 6:45:43 AM PST by KevinB
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To: usual suspect
"Unabashed liberal"? Are you crazy? He is a sleazy, dishonest weasel, totally without any redeeming informational value. He will say anything and do anything that advances his own interests on any given day. Prostitute that he is, he certainly will make his words (most of the time, but sewer bacteria is still sewer bacteria) fit with FOX. But, no one who ever watched him during Willie's crimes or watched dershowitz will ever accept him.

In fact, I have to admit that my opinion for the Taliban murders went up a notch the day that they stopped the four "journalists" because I assumed that they knew Geraldo was coming and that they were willing to sacrifice their own religious beliefs for an opportunity to "meet" Geraldo. FOX makes NO sense at all on this one!

30 posted on 11/22/2001 6:50:56 AM PST by Tacis
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To: usual suspect
The moment FNC switches to the clymer for a *report*?
We switch to the Commercial...errr, Weather Channel.

Some OCP have a magnetic drawing power; while some like the Liberal shill Whorealdo?
Possess an even greater degree of repelling powerS.

...and there's no one who'll ever be able to convince me the shirts at FNC didn't already know of this particular quisling's *quality*, either.
Making their motive for deliberately infecting their organization with such vile fecal matter?
~All the more strange.

31 posted on 11/22/2001 7:01:08 AM PST by Landru
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To: Nita Nupress
Suggestion:
Keep your handgun handy and your practice trigger pull technique the second he appears.

Another suggestion:
Make sure your handgun is unloaded.

32 posted on 11/22/2001 7:09:21 AM PST by xorch
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To: xorch
I always watch Fox News but have to admit I can't stand Geraldo's reports. They are awful. He goes on and on and constantly says uh, uh, and says nothing. His monotone delivery of the news belongs more on a talk show. Fox made a big mistake hiring him. I turn the channel when he's on.
33 posted on 11/22/2001 7:13:42 AM PST by estrogen
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To: usual suspect
FWIW..Geraldo had a huge contract with NBC..I think it had two years left.....his show was tanking in the ratings...getting clobbered by Hannity and Colmes, and Larry King...so NBC was real happy to let him walk....they might even have told him he was going to be cancelled, so this whole thing was a face-saving stunt for Geraldo.....cause Fox is paying him peanuts...remember also last year, Geraldo had an interview where he said he wanted to succeed Brokaw when he retires.....that obviously was a non-starter..
34 posted on 11/22/2001 7:24:48 AM PST by ken5050
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To: estrogen
I'm pissed bc Geraldo is going to try to bone Lauri Dhue. She's mine. I like her lip gloss.
35 posted on 11/22/2001 7:27:35 AM PST by mlbford
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To: usual suspect
Sending Geraldo to the front? Think about it. It's brilliant. Great entertainment, not news reporting. This is payback for acting as Clinton's numero uno butt boy during the impeachment. The thought of Geraldo becoming a hostage at best makes it all worth while. Put it in perspective.
36 posted on 11/22/2001 7:31:25 AM PST by schaketo
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To: usual suspect
When I saw Sean Hannity talking to him I thought I would upchuck or die laughing, wasn't sure which. Did you hear Geraldo's reference to war correspondents and all the other garbage. For a minute I thought he was going to say he is willing to die for, for,,,,,,,,,,,, not sure what for.

How Hannity kept a straight face I'm not sure.

37 posted on 11/22/2001 7:39:33 AM PST by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: usual suspect
Is there a dead pool yet?
38 posted on 11/22/2001 7:43:31 AM PST by bmwcyle
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To: Nita Nupress
And I forgot to add: Harrigan is THE MAN. He should get a big fat raise.

Big fat ditto...:)

39 posted on 11/22/2001 8:07:39 AM PST by callthemlikeyouseethem
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To: schaketo
Maybe FOX has an ulterior motive... Hire Whorealdo away from CNN, get an iron clad contract- then slowly reduce his air time...
40 posted on 11/22/2001 8:11:48 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: Theodore R.
Right on, he's Fox's answer to Christiane Amampour (or however you spell it).
41 posted on 11/22/2001 8:13:25 AM PST by Aurelius
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To: Theodore R.
Remember that for a spell (no pun intended) Geraldo was "Gerald Rivers", then he switched back.
42 posted on 11/22/2001 8:15:25 AM PST by Aurelius
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To: usual suspect
Well, I hate the fact he is on Fox. Also, you can tell that the Fox Regulars hate it too. On Fox and Friends it was really obvious. Plus, I don't think Geraldo is comfortable with his new home. He is a man without a country. Surely there is a Lib out there that would appreciate his style. I hope Fox wises up and gives him the boot.
43 posted on 11/22/2001 8:18:23 AM PST by daizmae
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To: Landru
Geraldo was obviously hired to demonstrate Fox's dedication to presenting equal perspective. Some clown in the organization, and undoubtedly it is run by liberals, sold the idea, convinced Rivera to deny his past convictions, and brought him aboard. Realize in O'Reilly's case, how indifferent he is to those of whatever perspective, the fact that he detested this move, was in and of itself a symbol of what the bread winners on the team feel.
44 posted on 11/22/2001 8:19:18 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Theodore R.
"Before it's all over, Geraldo may get discouraged and begin a defense tirade of his old favorite, bILLclinton."

He already has started. Last week on O'Reilly he was saying
that it was correct that klintoon was not convicted "because it was just about sex."
When O'Reilly objected to that statement
geraldo defended by saying "Look I have won 3 Emmys for my TV reporting."
45 posted on 11/22/2001 8:22:07 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Andy from Beaverton
You say Gerald Rivers is his real name? I had assumed he was originally Geraldo Rivera, then switched, perhaps legally, and then switched back. That was just my assumption, not based on anything. But if he changed from an original anglo-saxon birth name, that's really phoney and opportunistic - even if he had some ancestral claim to justification.
46 posted on 11/22/2001 8:22:36 AM PST by Aurelius
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Gerald Rivers (his real name)

Darn! and I thought it was Whorealdo Rivers!

47 posted on 11/22/2001 8:25:52 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"Geraldo was obviously hired to demonstrate Fox's dedication to presenting equal perspective. Some clown in the organization, and undoubtedly it is run by liberals, sold the idea, convinced Rivera to deny his past convictions, and brought him aboard."

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48 posted on 11/22/2001 8:27:41 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: usual suspect
It was Reported that he arrived in Pakistan with, get this, 9 people in his entourage. 3 moustach trimmers???...L~


49 posted on 11/22/2001 8:32:19 AM PST by Bad~Rodeo
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To: usual suspect
If you like the popular TV show "COPS", you can thank Geraldo. His investigative reporting of the early 80's (I believe was the time period), was where Langly/Barbour got the idea. A friend of mine that worked as a cameraman for Geraldo, during his run down the street chasing the drug dealer for an interview days, then began shooting for the "COPS" show, and still does today.

Say what we will about Geraldo, his Al Capone's vault fiasco, and his sickening defense of Bill Clinton, he has made a mark on TV.

50 posted on 11/22/2001 8:40:17 AM PST by Clovis_Skeptic
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