Video: Geraldo asks audience if they want to separate immigrant father from children

posted at 1:25 am on May 14, 2007 by Ian

Geraldo Rivera may have sunk to a new low on his Sunday evening show “Geraldo at Large” on the Fox News Channel. The illegal immigration activist had a family on whose Haitian-born father, a man who once served 11 years in jail for a drug bust, is facing deportation.

Though he probably hasn’t known this family for more than several days, Geraldo questioned why this “hard-working daddy, who has done nothing but good in this country” may be deported. Since when did “nothing but good” include breaking the law to stay here and then getting busted for drugs? Geraldo then played the “what about the children, oh won’t someone think about the children” card.

About the children: No one ever bothers to point out that according to the law, parents who are being deported get to choose whether their children accompany them or not.

Rivera also attacked Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and the most “hysterical voice in the bunch” Lou Dobbs for, uh, supporting the law.

Thanks to Randy for the tip.

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No, he can take the kid with him when he’s deported. Simple, case closed.

Mojave Mark on May 14, 2007 at 1:28 AM

As cold-hearted as it may seem, surely they consider that before having a child here? Wouldn’t that actually be their responsibility/fault rather than anyone who wants to deport them?

eforhan on May 14, 2007 at 1:41 AM

Is the fairness doctrine in play at Fox?

Why else would a hack like Geraldo be given a platform to spew crap like this?

If Geraldo and others can’t tug at our heartstrings illegal then alien supporters got nothin.

If pure logic is used to solve the immigration issue, people who have no right to be here go bye bye with their children.

For the good of the country becomes a priority again.

Speakup on May 14, 2007 at 1:43 AM

About the children: No one ever bothers to point out that according to the law, parents who are being deported get to choose whether their children accompany them or not.

Oh fine, details shmetails Ian!

Hmm. Wouldn’t that make Geraldo’s argument a strawman?

RD on May 14, 2007 at 2:00 AM

It was a dark day when FOX hired Geraldo. I don’t know what the hell they were thinking–being fair and balanced doesn’t require them to hire a hack P.O.S. like him to balance out real journalists. Remember when we invaded Iraq, and like an idiot Geraldo was talking about our troop movements on the air until they yanked him?

The man is utterly worthless, as his shameless exploitation of the illegal immigration issue illustrates. But then I was sick of him (and his fellow drama queen Shep) after the Virginia Tech massacre anyway. But there is one job that his utter lack of scruples and ability to sink to new lows eminently qualifies him for–campaign strategist for John Edwards.

ReubenJCogburn on May 14, 2007 at 2:07 AM

Keep the Haitian dope dealer. Deport Geraldo.

Ali-Bubba on May 14, 2007 at 2:09 AM

I wonder if anyone is doing some investigative reporting Rivera’s growing fiefdom at FOX. Will there be an exposé of Geraldo as FOX’s hareem keeper. Maybe I’m wrong. Perhaps there’s a male employee over at Geraldo’s who isn’t a relative. Anyone ever seen one? Anyway, way too much simpatico/ camaraderie/ similarity on display during his Buttafuoco interview/porn promotion. Creepy, oily guy. And Joey’s no prize either.

Stephen M on May 14, 2007 at 2:16 AM

Thanks for posting this guys, I really thought people needed to see this. Geraldo is out of control. When will Fox boot this clown!? The worst is when he rudely orders cameramen around or when a taped sequence ends a second before he’s expecting and you can hear him rudely bossing around the staff.

Bill ain’t the greatest (I’m still pissed that he didn’t ask Tenet about the demonstrable lie about Richard Perle on page 1 of his book), but I hope he rails against this crap tomorrow.

(On that Tenet point, I saw it for myself today… My step-father, a conservative by the way, bought the book and I saw it when I was over for mother’s day… he was watching TV in the other room so I just left a few sticky notes summarizing the issue. As I say, he’s a conservative anyway, but very few people outside of the blogosphere, or even in it for that matter, are aware of this huge lie)

RightWinged on May 14, 2007 at 2:49 AM

I can’t wait to hear Savage today.

Ugly on May 14, 2007 at 3:22 AM

Somebody watches Geraldo?

Why?…

mojo on May 14, 2007 at 3:25 AM

I can’t stand Geraldo either…he is assumig we are all idiots and don’t know that we don’t deport illegal aliens and keep their children. They voluntarily leave them here! It’s like every time I see pro illegal persons being interviewed and they say, as if it’s fact, that Americans don’t want illegals deported, we want them to be treated with rights and not have families separated… blah blah blah…I dont’ remember being asked or polled but, if I’m not mistaken, a majority of Americans who are polled want the immigration situation fixed and our border secured.

CCRWM on May 14, 2007 at 3:32 AM

Somebody watches Geraldo?

Why?…

mojo on May 14, 2007 at 3:25 AM

I’ll assume that was directed at me as the tipster. I don’t watch Geraldo, I really can’t stand him. But I work at home so I’m here most of the time and when King of Queens reruns or Red Sox games aren’t on, I generally have Fox News on. Occasionally I’ll turn away from my computer to think about something and something on the TV will catch my eye, or sometimes I’ll hear something that makes me turn.

Anyway, I assure you I do not watch this show. In fact, I didn’t even see all of what was in this clip… I just happened to hear Geraldo using the almost crying voice he used while holding up black children in New Orleans (“the babies!”) so I turned to see what the whining was about. At that point I didn’t even realize this guy had a rap sheet. I just heard Geraldo whining about him being deported and separated from his kids.

As always, Mustachio needs to go… and he needs to take Shep with him. (Recently on Studio B, Shep essentially accused all Americans in favor of immigration enforcement of being racists. He said that we brought them here to work when we had a full work force, and now people are looking around their neighborhoods and seeing faces that don’t look like them and now they’re trying to send them home. I wished the guys had that clip, it was sickening… Not to mention his NOLA display, his “the debate is over on global warming” crap, his stating that the anti-Harold Ford Jr. playboy ad was “racist”, etc.)

RightWinged on May 14, 2007 at 3:42 AM

i wouldn’t send my worst enemy to haiti.

jummy on May 14, 2007 at 3:49 AM

I’d give a good sum if these idiot pro-illegal alien invasion commentators would just apply the tiniest bit of common sense to their ‘arguments’.

Of course we don’t want to break up families: They are more than welcome to take their children back home with them.

As far as a ‘new low’ for Geraldo… That’s unlikely to ever happen, (short of him supporting the takeover of America by the Taliban, anyway.). ‘Al Capone’s Vault’ was the second biggest hoax and insult to the American Public ever perpetrated.

LegendHasIt on May 14, 2007 at 5:46 AM

Maybe one of those ‘daddies’ will adopt Geraldo and take that puke with him !

DoctorDentons on May 14, 2007 at 6:26 AM

No, he can take the kid with him when he’s deported. Simple, case closed.

Mojave Mark on May 14, 2007 at 1:28 AM

Ditto

Zorro on May 14, 2007 at 6:38 AM

Oh, come on, Ian. This is part of his schtick. When your name is Jerry Rivers and you change it to Geraldo Rivera to get in touch with your (?) uber-self, you really have no choice but to embrace all the blah, blah, blah…

I can’t even fake the comment here.

What a friggin’ putz this guy is.

Jaibones on May 14, 2007 at 6:42 AM

A friend gives you a flat screen tv as a gift – Several years later the police come to your home and tell you, then verify your flat screen tv is stolen property.

Do they allow you to keep the stolen flat screen tv? No they do not, they take it away from you.

The children of illegals born here have been given the gift of American Citizenship because their parents were in this country when they were born.

The tv was an ill-gotten gain, like these children were given a gift that was ill-gotten by virtue of the fact their parents were here illegally. Should they be able to keep their ill-gotten citizenship?

ordi on May 14, 2007 at 7:05 AM

My father-in-law is under the impression that the liberalization of Fox News is well under way. This does seem to support his view. Perhaps we will soon be treated to Michelle at Large, or perhaps we will see Fox News begin to tank in the ratings.

DannoJyd on May 14, 2007 at 7:32 AM

Thanks to Randy for the tip.

Yes, thanks to Randy, because I cannot stomach watching that moron traitor. That puke has a lot of nerve preaching to people, considering his history of his inability to manage his personal life.

csdeven on May 14, 2007 at 8:05 AM

It’s a sad, sad situation.

Actions have consequences. No one ever bothers to point out that all of this is on the parents when they chose a life of crime. I call it child neglect and /or endangerment.

locomotivebreath1901 on May 14, 2007 at 8:06 AM

I can’t stand this jackass. Every time Fox puts Rivera on, I turn Fox off. Fox needs to dump this idiot if they want higher ratings. Just look at Rivera’s personal life to get a gander of his character.

lynnv on May 14, 2007 at 8:20 AM

No, I don’t want to separate them . . . deport the children with the illegal parents.

rplat on May 14, 2007 at 8:26 AM

I still can’t get over the fact that Geraldo is on anything other than a daytime screaming soap opera, I mean, isn’t that when he was in his heyday?? How anyone could take anything that comes out of his mouth seriously is beyond me. All he’s doing now is a continuation of his old show. The drama, the tears! When I heard he’d been pulled for giving away troop positions I really thought he should have been banned from all media, but there he is still spewing, on Fox no less.
About the family, knowing they arrived here illegally (the parents)and that dear old pops served time for drugs, sure, I think the whole family should go back together. However, the kids may actually be better off not being raised by a drug dealing ex-con.

4shoes on May 14, 2007 at 8:35 AM

My grandfather came from what was then Jewish Lithuania(now Chernigov Ukraine) when he was 3.
He wasn’t especially patriotic. My father was only conceived in ’41 to keep my then 30 y.o. grandfather out of the upcoming US entry into the war.
When I found out I refered to him(still do 18 years after his death) as my grandfather the draft-dodger.

He wasn’t a “good” american-but he was certainly a legal American.
The key word is LEGAL.
Jerry Rivers needs to look it up.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2007 at 8:43 AM

They break up their own families coming here, so why not?

If you think about it, Rivera is saying that we ought never send a man with kids to jail, no matter what he does for a crime.

How unabashedly stupid.

drjohn on May 14, 2007 at 8:50 AM

Next time I see that ugly son-a-b%&#$ on HotAir I am going to delete this bookmark.

Jose Chupacabra on May 14, 2007 at 8:55 AM

@Mojave Mark and ordi

hmmm…deport the kid…an American citizen…Constitution be damned huh? Unfortunately you can’t deport the kid, he’s a citizen because he was born here, until the Constitution changes, that’s the way it is.

The father should be deported, at the very least shoved to the back of the line and wait for citizenship like he should have done before. When I hear people say the kid should be deported to me it makes them sound like an idiot, because if you’re born here you are a US citizen, end of story. Until the Constitution states otherwise, the children have a right to stay here because it’s the law.

bentman78 on May 14, 2007 at 8:55 AM

No, I don’t want to separate them . . . deport the children with the illegal parents.

rplat on May 14, 2007 at 8:26 AM

I want to say “heh” to you, but some sniveler will get all righteous on me about the constitution and some high horsey stuff, too. So, consider this a wink and a snort.

Jaibones on May 14, 2007 at 9:05 AM

Deport him, and find good parents for the children here. Why inflict a drug dealer on the kids?

doufree on May 14, 2007 at 9:08 AM

As always, Mustachio needs to go… and he needs to take Shep with him.

RW, amen, brother. ;-) Too much opinion, too few facts, and they too obviously think they’re some kind of stars. Why libs swear Fox is conservative propaganda outlet perplexes the hell out of me given some of the staff, but then those idiots probably think Geraldo and Shep are centrists.

Laura on May 14, 2007 at 9:11 AM

Deport ALL the illegals

..because it’s the law.

bentman78 on May 14, 2007 at 8:55 AM

News2Use on May 14, 2007 at 9:11 AM

If getting righteous about the Constitution makes me a sniveler, then a sniveler I am. What are we, anarchists?

kmcguire on May 14, 2007 at 9:13 AM

@doufree

Agreed, there are many people here who would take care of the child. Let’s say if the US chooses to make him wait in line to regain citizenship again I am sure there is adults here that can become legal guardian until he is let back in.

The only think is if he’s let back in, will be be able to get a job with his felony record or will be live off of welfare from the state? If he can’t get a job and support the economy…keep him out.

bentman78 on May 14, 2007 at 9:14 AM

@News2Use
I agree…

but a citizen of the US isn’t an illegal. What’s so hard to understand that being born on US soil makes you a citizen?

bentman78 on May 14, 2007 at 9:16 AM

Are there any Illegals who don’t have a bunch of babies?

Buck Turgidson on May 14, 2007 at 9:18 AM

It’s simple…we don’t allow our minor citizens to live on their own unless they’ve been emancipated from their parents, and then only after demonstrating the ability to care for themselves.

If the parents live outside the country for whatever reason, they are legally bound to provide for the care of their children if they choose to leave them in the US, either by placing them with relatives who live here or by turning them over to foster care. If they don’t, they are obligated to take them with them. Then the citizen, upon reaching majority, can choose to live wherever he or she pleases as an adult US citizen.

Note that this applies whether the parents are illegal immigrants or not. There doesn’t seem to be this same big deal about separating families when US parents get transferred to jobs overseas.

James on May 14, 2007 at 9:51 AM

It’s hard to make a sympathy case for a man who served 11 years in prison for drugs, especially when that man tries to paint himself as a victim of the drug war.

i wouldn’t send my worst enemy to haiti.

jummy on May 14, 2007 at 3:49 AM

Fair enough, but clearly we don’t want this country to become Haiti. This man came over here and brought that country with him.

Esthier on May 14, 2007 at 9:55 AM

That bastard makes me puke!
Maybe he has a fear that if the government really gets serious about deporting illegals they may send him back to the islands. Has anybody ever asked to see his green card?

He, along with Shepard Smith, are disgraceful. Fox needs a fix. If I want to hear so-called reporters giving me their biased beliefs I can watch CNN, NBC, MSNBC, etc. If they want to express their opinions Fox should take them off any show purporting to be a news show and put them on a political talk show.

Geraldo is a phoney anyway. How many of you remember when he went to Afghanistan and was climbing into caves looking for Osama B-L? He, along with his producer brother, were going to capture him. They had one scene with Geraldo lying on the ground face down. The were supposed to be under fire. Geraldo was on his belly but still talking into the mike. No gun shots could be heard. Suddenly Geraldo turns his head to the left and gives a little nod and suddenly you hear a gunshot. It looked like Geraldo was giving his producer a cue to fire a gun so the “under gunfire” scenario would look real. Just like Geraldo and Al Capone’s empty vault he came up empty handed in his search for Osama. He is a PHONEY!

OBX Pete on May 14, 2007 at 9:59 AM

And honestly, even those who want immigration laws relaxed still think it’s a good idea that criminals stay in their own countries.

What is Geraldo trying to do here? This man is the very example of who should be deported even if no other illegal immigrant is deported.

Honestly, I could be appeased if we only send back the ones who break additional crimes upon residing in this country illegally.

It’s bad enough that we release criminals back on the streets due to inadiquate prison facilities. There should be no excuse for placing former inmates without a legal reason to be in this country back on those same streets. In fact, there should be no reason for keeping them in our jails either.

Esthier on May 14, 2007 at 10:01 AM

@Mojave Mark and ordi

hmmm…deport the kid…an American citizen…Constitution be damned huh? Unfortunately you can’t deport the kid, he’s a citizen because he was born here, until the Constitution changes, that’s the way it is.

The father should be deported, at the very least shoved to the back of the line and wait for citizenship like he should have done before. When I hear people say the kid should be deported to me it makes them sound like an idiot, because if you’re born here you are a US citizen, end of story. Until the Constitution states otherwise, the children have a right to stay here because it’s the law.

bentman78 on May 14, 2007 at 8:55 AM

There are many Middle Easterners who come to the United States just to have their babies so they can have an American citizenship. Saudis do it all the time and I am sure other Arab countries do. I say, change the law.

Glynn on May 14, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Heh!

Geraldo thought he hit sympathetic gold. Little does he know that American Blacks have little fidelity to foreign Blacks, very little. Pack your bags Hatian.

*I didn’t know Hatians had anchor babies too*

Theworldisnotenough on May 14, 2007 at 10:03 AM

@Glynn

I’d like to see statistics on that honestly. I tend to think people from the Latin American countries are more inclined to do that. If Saudis do that…it’s still moot trying to deport their kids because they’re technically Americans. I honestly don’t care where they’re from if they (the children) assimilate into our society and adapt our culture. Should the parents be deported? Sure. If they are law abiding citizens who don’t use welfare and contribute to the economy and pay taxes should they get a chance to become citizens (barring those with terror connections of course)? I believe they should.

You want the law changed? Fine, that’s an acceptable answer. So write you Rep./Senator and have them propose an Amendment to the Constitution to do that. Until then, The Constitution is still the supreme law of the land and can’t (and shouldn’t)be trumped by anything else.

bentman78 on May 14, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Geraldo is an idiot. I get so tired of the “hard working law abiding migrant shtick” that you hear so often from these people. Someone breaks the law to enter this country illegally, they are a criminal. If someone has already broken the law once and gotten away with it, then human nature is such that they will have less respect for the law in the future. Between these vacuous talking heads supporting illegal aliens in the media, churches offering sanctuary in violation of the law, and cities doing the sanctuary bit, and allowing law violating aliens to not get reported to immigration, it is frustrating as heck.

coyoterex on May 14, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Most criminals are’nt allowed to take their kids to jail with them.

DCJeff on May 14, 2007 at 10:46 AM

That was, without question, THE most disgusting piece of pandering liberal bullshit ever on Fox News. Geraldo makes me sick. Get a clue Fox, and dump this moron.

infidel4life on May 14, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Fox should have dumped this turkey when he put our troops at risk in Iraq with the map in the sand that he drew. If not then, he certainly should have been fired after his hyper hysterical coverage during Katrina. Fox has only itself to blame for the shame he heaps on the station every show he hosts and every interview O’Reilly has with him.

He belongs on MSNBC with Olberman.

ptolemy on May 14, 2007 at 11:00 AM

What’s so hard to understand that being born on US soil makes you a citizen?
. . .
Until then, The Constitution is still the supreme law of the land and can’t (and shouldn’t)be trumped by anything else.

Perhaps you should re-read the relevant passage:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

That is a key qualifier. I’ve previously given the reasoning on it: The idea of Diplomatic Immunity holds that certain people physically inside the US are nevertheless not subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

Suppose the wife of the Japanese Ambassador is pregnant, and gives birth in a DC hospital rather than returning home first (as flying is not recommended for pregnant women, especially in the latter months). Because she is not entirely subject to the jurisdiction of the US, it’s a reasonable legal theory that the 14th Amendment does not confer US citizenship on the child.

It would be within the power of Congress to enact a law providing that a pregnant woman who is within the US illegally has not properly subjected herself to US jurisdiction, and therefore the children to whom she gives birth here are not citizens under the 14th Amendment.

And yes, I’m drawing the line based on the citizenship status of the mother, because she’s the one giving birth. Other citizenship cases can be considered on the basis of jus sanguinis rather than jus soli.

The Monster on May 14, 2007 at 11:05 AM

There is a simple solution here.

The father is a felon, and is currently breaking the law. The local child protection services people should take the children, and adopt them out to law abiding families.

It’s for the children …

Kristopher on May 14, 2007 at 11:25 AM

I turn the channel when Geraldo comes on. The only thing illegal aliens work hard at is tearing down towns and neighborhoods.

This country needs to stop making anchor babies legal citizens.

moonsbreath on May 14, 2007 at 11:48 AM

I’m compassionate, Geraldo.

I would allow the father to take his child with him.

CliffHanger on May 14, 2007 at 12:01 PM

Ick, like others when I see him on I switch the channel. I still remember him being on 20/20 doing his report about the evil U Haul trucks that truly made it an adventure in moving. And of course who can forget the Capone Vault thing.
I honestly thought he would be gone after putting the troops in danger as well but it seems he’s still punching a clock at Fox.
Personally, I am so sick of these “anchor babies” and I know in the minds of our resident libs that makes me a meanie so I’ll save you the time and admit that I am. Kristopher has a great point, there are many couples who travel all over the world to adopt a child. Why do that when these “anchors” are in our own backyard. I also have to quibble with these churches who give them sanctuary as well. These people have broken the law, they lower the working wage for Americans, they gobble up our social services and schools have to hire teachers who speak Spanish just for these kids who don’t want to assimilate anyway. Deport them all-don’t care where they came from, they can get in line like our ancestors did or at least come through a port of entry. If they’re not up to snuff, they go back.

Catie96706 on May 14, 2007 at 12:14 PM

Tell Geraldo Wayne Chiang sends his regards.

liquidflorian on May 14, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Geraldo is a pandering opportunist. If he cares so much for the plight of the illegals and their spawn, let him fund their care out of his own pockets.

Chief1942 on May 14, 2007 at 12:43 PM

I don’t want an immigrant father to be seperated from his children

repeal the 14th amendment and send ALL of them back to mexico!

Defector01 on May 14, 2007 at 12:54 PM

Deport the anchor babies. Elian Gonzalez cuts both ways.

Kid from Brooklyn on May 14, 2007 at 12:54 PM

Keep the Haitian dope dealer. Deport Geraldo.

Ali-Bubba on May 14, 2007 at 2:09 AM

Haiti would probably rather take back the dope dealer instead of Whorealdo.

thirteen28 on May 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Catie96706 on May 14, 2007 at 12:14 PM

I’m, with you. What is just as sickening is the pandering that Hannity and O’Reilly do to prop him up. When they start defending Geraldo, I begin to wonder just really how smart (or greedy) they are.

right2bright on May 14, 2007 at 1:10 PM

right2bright on May 14, 2007 at 1:10 PM

You are right. I wonder the same thing. What we need to keep in mind, though, is that the news business has changed drastically. News programs have been cheapened greatly and have become entertainment TV shows no different then Friends or Seinfeld et al. The “talent” on the show each has his/her own role to play. They are not to deviate from their assigned roles. Heraldo’s position is simply too over the top to be sincere in my opinion and I believe he took on the “role” of illegal immigrant apologist with arrogant enthusiasm. The bottom line is that I have a hard time believing that he buys the crap spewing from his own mouth.

Zetterson on May 14, 2007 at 1:52 PM

As always, Mustachio needs to go… and he needs to take Shep with him. (Recently on Studio B, Shep essentially accused all Americans in favor of immigration enforcement of being racists. He said that we brought them here to work when we had a full work force, and now people are looking around their neighborhoods and seeing faces that don’t look like them and now they’re trying to send them home. I wished the guys had that clip, it was sickening… Not to mention his NOLA display, his “the debate is over on global warming” crap, his stating that the anti-Harold Ford Jr. playboy ad was “racist”, etc.)

RightWinged on May 14, 2007 at 3:42 AM

I remember that pathetic whining ramble of Shepherd’s the other day. Made me sick — if you are against illegal immigration that you are a racist? Give me a freaking break. Like most here, I turn off Fox when Geraldo and Shep come on. It’s the only way to keep my dinner down.

wytammic on May 14, 2007 at 2:33 PM

I think that Geraldo Rivera did an interview with Playboy in the days of Manuel Noriega that some may find interesting. Illegal immigrant apologist is just the latest in an “interesting” career.

Franklin Hill on May 14, 2007 at 2:53 PM

Geraldo has forgotten that being allowed to remain in America for LEGAL immigrants is based on OBEYING THE LAW. Jean this was made clear to Jean when he was naturalized. My cousin’s wife knew this when she came to America years before Jean did because she was told this. So, I cannot by his story about law changes and whatever else.

Indeed, when someone becomes naturalized in this country, has kids…then that especially means to keep within the law. It is not the fault of OReilly, Hannity, Lou Dobbs, or anyone else if Jean decided to break the law. Every country has the right to control its borders, legislate and relegislate immigration policy. This is one of the things that makes a country a sovereign nation…GERALDO. It is not any of US that is separating Jean from his kids…IT IS JEAN SEPARATING HIMSELF FROM HIS KIDS.

As we have witnessed during the illegal immigrant protests, Geraldo was LOUD AND PROUD in his support of open border anarchy. He wants a Latino USA…pure and simple. He did not expect and could not tolerate (as far as I can tell) O’Reilly getting in his face and challenging him concerning the issue of illegal aliens.

MORE THAN EVER, IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED AND PUT INTO PRACTICE THAT BECOMING A CITIZEN OF THE USA IS A PRIVILEDGE…IT IS NOT A RIGHT. UNDERSTAND, GERALDO? WHAT AM I SAYING…OF COURSE YOU DON’T…OR DON’T WANT TO.

Oh, BTW, Geraldo, I remember that speech you gave O’Reilly about your father “immigrating” from PR to America and faced hardships, etc. Well, since 1899..PR HAS BEEN PART OF AMERICA! THAT MEANS THAT SINCE 1899, PUERTO RICANS HAVE BEEN AMERICANS. SO HOW CAN YOUR FATHER IMMIGRATE (LEGAL OR ILLEGAL) TO A COUNTRY THAT HE ALREADY IS A PART OF? HE ALREADY WAS IN AMERICA AND IS AN AMERICAN!

The False Dervish on May 14, 2007 at 3:23 PM

I already saw this episode on “Ugly Betty” this season except the children were all grown.I always wondered where Geraldo got his stories.

spazzmomma on May 14, 2007 at 3:41 PM

I wonder ifthe Fort Dix terrorists have children? Maybe Herraldo should plead their case too! This guy makes me sick…I am so tired of these Hispanic Americans like Linda Chavez, Ruben Navarette and Geraldo and many ,many others who think by virtue of their nationality they should get a ffree pass! Geraldo’s reputatino was broken when he had his nose broken on tv, never mind the Empty Capone vault…..I have lost much faith with FOX…I prefer Lou Dobbs who has his finger on the pulse of most Americans regarding middle class values and jobs and illegal lawbreakers!! Hated to miss Brit Hume but his neocon commentators make me sick!!! They care not a whit about the plight of average Americans…Suprised to hear that about SHEP-but never got into his show anyway……Hey did anyone see this from the
slanderous,treasonous Lindsey Graham as he won an award from La Raza…”America is just an idea, unique to the planet…we need to find a way to get right with the law…we’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up”
SC Senator Lindsey Graham’s insane comments at Racist Event!

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I don’t like Republicans as a whole(Ron Paul is the only one I like). But, I think he is just outta the loop, because I think he is far from a bigot, he seemed to be crying, but if could have been a Habinjaro, maybe he shoulda had a “Deus XXX”. Kidding. Yup, the North American Union is commin, bend over America, But repugs aint usin vasoline this time
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FL337 (16 hours ago) marked as spam
I can’t believe what this guy, he is nuts! Oh wait, he isn’t nuts merely selling out his country for some votes.
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k1nd3rs (22 hours ago) marked as spam
Yup, very glad to hear about the win in Farmers Branch. Let that be the start of a country wide wave of legislation at the local level. If the fed’s won’t do it, we will, and then maybe they will listen.
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ALIPAC1 (1 day ago) marked as spam
Our side won big in Farmers Branch last night 2 to 1!
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whitemts (1 day ago) marked as spam
Americans are not just an idea. Nice try. We don’t need acceptance or permission to be Americans and we do own this land; it’s ours given to us by our creator, not the public servants.God Bless America
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fedupincc (1 day ago) marked as spam
Then why the hell have I been paying taxes on it for 30+years?

As for being in office, I’ll leave that to the political bullshiters such as yourself. You should fit right in. lol
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fedupincc (1 day ago) marked as spam
Coming from a proud military family, I’ll have to say from what I’ve read so far, I really don’t know what I’d call you.

The USA is under an illegal invasion. Does this mean nothing to you? Didn’t you take an oath to protect this country?
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whitemts (1 day ago) marked as spam
Lindsey Graham showed no logic at all. Don’t speak for my ancestors…Stalin.
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MarekM420 (1 day ago) marked as spam
I cant make it any easier to under stand: Maybe if you could all understand how the laws we have today make criminals out of people who would normaly be good family people. We will legislate ourselves into extinction. Someday YOU could be arrested for how you have sex with your wife/husband. He is saying thats what we are doing with immigration. That instead of making them our enemies/criminals we could make them honest workers/allies. The best way to destroy an enemy is to make a friend
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ixousdan (2 days ago) marked as spam
We are not the problem concerning immigration. The Senate is the problem. Lindsey Graham has not honored his commitment and oath to the US by knocking the illegals out of here. Term limits term limits term limits. Lindsey Graham is not right with the law. The law does not mean anything to him.
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Mellen on May 14, 2007 at 4:56 PM

Hey I can’t stand looking at him either so I switch channels when Fox has him on. If everyone would do the same his days at Fox would be numbered if they aren’t already.

repvoter on May 14, 2007 at 4:59 PM

Does Geraldo have locks on the doors of his house?

If so, he’s a hopeless hypocrite.

Why should he be allowed to lock his doors and our nation is not allowed to lock its?

A country without secure borders is like skin holes in it:
subject to infestation.

But the bacteria were only looking for a better life…

Hypocrites. Whitewashed sepulchres.

profitsbeard on May 14, 2007 at 5:30 PM

“…like skin with holes in it…”

The with vanished en route to HA?

Illegal alien censors?

profitsbeard on May 14, 2007 at 5:32 PM

Want to really fly off the handle?
Guess who’s getting permanent legal residency?

H.R. 2182: For the relief of Elvira Arellano, Juan Carlos Arreguin, Martin Guerrero Barrios, Maria…

SECTION 1. PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS.

(a) In General- Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the beneficiaries described in subsection (f) shall each be eligible for issuance of an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence upon filing an application for issuance of an immigrant visa under section 204 of such Act or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-2182

Speakup on May 14, 2007 at 5:33 PM

@Mojave Mark and ordi

hmmm…deport the kid…an American citizen…Constitution be damned huh? Unfortunately you can’t deport the kid, he’s a citizen because he was born here, until the Constitution changes, that’s the way it is.

No debate here. I said he “can” take him. If he wants to make other arrangements with other relatives or friends that’s fine too. The point is, we didn’t create the problem, he did. HE needs to solve it. If he WANTS to take the child then go right ahead and take him. There’s a spiritual law involved here. ‘As a man sows, so shall he reap.’
The father CHOSE to break immigration law.
The father CHOSE to break our tax laws.
The father CHOSE to commit identity theft.
The father CHOSE to abuse our system.
Americans are sick of having Mexico’s (et al) problems outsourced to the U.S. He should take responsibiity for his own actions instead of asking Americans to pick up the slack for him like he’s used to doing.

Mojave Mark on May 14, 2007 at 7:49 PM

Gizzwaldo is a fake and the one and only person I would like to see FOX kick off the air. This guy is a bleading heart for any illegal that wants a home here and by the way which one doesn’t? He is banal, trite and extreemly irrelavent. Murdock does not need this kind of crap on his staff.

NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on May 14, 2007 at 8:36 PM

NO. I don’t want to separate them. Take the child back home too. I want anchor baby legislation made so that there is no such thing as the anchor baby.

Send them all back, until they come back in legally.

Noelie on May 14, 2007 at 9:24 PM

I’m buying French wine again, but I’m boycotting Geraldo. The last straw for me was when he said that Al Sharpton was the greatest civil rights leader of the late 20th/early 21st Century.

It’s not even fair and balanced when he’s on – it’s all Geraldo all the time, except when we get treated to The Rivera Brothers.

Buy Danish on May 14, 2007 at 9:28 PM

Boo Friggin Hoo. Geraldo you are a race baiting SOB. Why does he use a Hatian tool, when the main concern is the Mexican border? He’s all smoke and mirrors.

sonnyspats1 on May 14, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Can’t stand this man. Unwatchable.
He’s got nine lives though – keeps getting picked up by networks every time we were fooled into thinking he’d been shut up at last.
Anchor babies is such a racket. Every American woman who has to pay her outrageous maternity bill is paying for the free obstetrical care other women availed themselves of, flying in pregnant, just to deliver in the USA and get that blue passport.
Ya’d think the insurance companies would use their clout to stop this – someone has to pay for all that best in the world medical care.
Hey “Rivera,” it’s the parents who knowingly worked the system who are responsible for the plight of their children, not me.

naliaka on May 14, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Geraldo is a has-been. I’ve had nothing but disdain for CNN for 17 years, but I’m going back. FNC has shown their true colors putting Geraldo back on the air. Geraldo, Greta, Kimberly… I’m sure are all nice people, but all they ever do is chase the coroner. I just can’t take it. Geraldo can’t help himself, he’s a born liar. He even makes Anderson Cooper seem like a news guy. Plus CNNs got Beck.

FNC’s new policy = cover anything but Iraq. Over and over again.

FNC’s biggest mistake = moving Brit Hume’s replay to 2AM. Hell I can’t even stay awake for RedEye. Let alone to see Brit at 2AM.

exit question; how can a leading cable news network insist on remaining completely clueless and continue to rely solely upon some foolhearty half-baked stereotype of the competition’s incompetence?

Griz on May 15, 2007 at 1:41 AM

anyone who seriously listens to Geraldo..needs help. He’s so far off the deepend. I see why he has been married and dumped his many wives.

He is such the model…/gag

Highrise on May 15, 2007 at 3:57 AM

Yeah, I have heard Geraldo make such claims.

I also thought the same, that the illegal invader broke the law, so, like others, including legal residents of the US, if they break the law, they pay the price.

Should we release all rapists, thieves, murderers, con men, etc., from prison because their children don’t have their daddy or mommy around?

Absolutely not!

When the illegal invader engages in other violations of the law while here, they definitely should be punished and eventually deported. It is they who did not consider what their actions might do to their family.

Of course, when deported, they can bring their family with them.

William

William2006 on May 15, 2007 at 5:31 AM

Another Straw-man argument to confuse the issue.

No. I don’t want to separate a father from his children. I do, however, want to separate an illegal criminal from our country.

We are not the bad guys for deporting him. He is the bad guy here because he IS the bad guy.

Give it up, Jerry Rivers, you’re making an @$$ of yourself again.

Lawrence on May 15, 2007 at 10:48 AM

The language is wrong. Describe the man correctly, as an invader, rather than as an immigrant and see what the response is. Murders and robbers have children too, should they not go to jail for their crimes so we don’t have to seperate them from their kids?

conservativecaveman on May 15, 2007 at 1:27 PM

I agree … send them BOTH back!

BrunoMitchell on May 15, 2007 at 3:34 PM

It may possibly be that FOX is trying to eat up its contract with Geraldo. At Large on the network didn’t make it, so they are using it on the weekends on cable and throwing Geraldo at every segment host.

Maybe. Let us pray…

Connie on May 16, 2007 at 11:49 AM