Video: Geraldo and Eric Bolling yell at each other over Obama’s responsibility for Benghazi

posted at 9:23 pm on November 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, I won’t spoil the surprise of whether Geraldo is pro- or anti-O. Actually, the vid’s just candy to lure you into another post about the latest revelation of what State knew about security deteriorating in the city. Remember that meeting in mid-August where the consulate determined that there were Al Qaeda training camps in the city and that it probably couldn’t fend off a “coordinated attack”? Evidently, they decided at the same meeting that security was bad enough that they should consider moving to a different site entirely — specifically, the local CIA annex:

The cable marked “SECRET” also said, of the possibility of moving the consulate operations: “Mission personnel could co-locate to the Annex (CIA outpost) if the security environment degraded suddenly. … (There was agreement) to formal weekly meetings to discuss the security environment. … In the longer term, we believe formal collocation with the (Annex) will greatly improve our security situation.”

The warnings reflected a grave concern among officials on the ground that the Libyan militia charged with protecting the consulate [the 17 February Brigade] had been compromised, perhaps even infiltrated by extremists…

Days after the attack, an intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News: “One thing for sure is that the 17 Brigade was nowhere to be found and the Americans were left on their own in the assault.” On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being very bad, the intelligence source said the consulate security was “A 10 — total security failure. Benghazi was known to be a major area for extremist activities. Militias’ loyalty is easily bought and sold. Deals with militia leaders are worth nothing.”

So the “inside job” theory is coming together. One of the consulate’s Libyan guards — possibly a member of the February 17 Brigade — was seen taking photos of the compound on the morning of the attack, and then the Brigade conveniently failed to ride to the rescue when Ansar al-Sharia attacked that night. Because they worked with the consulate, the Brigade may also have known that the annex was a secret CIA base, which might explain how jihadis managed to pull together a separate attack at that site later in the evening. Now all we need to do is figure out who made the insane decision to trust a local militia with a key security role for a top U.S. diplomat when Al Qaeda had bases of its own in the same city.

Speaking of which, sources who may or may not be associated with the State Department want you to know that this is really kinda sorta the CIA’s fault:

The U.S. effort in Benghazi was at its heart a CIA operation, according to officials briefed on the intelligence. Of the more than 30 American officials evacuated from Benghazi following the deadly assault, only seven worked for the State Department. Nearly all the rest worked for the CIA, under diplomatic cover, which was a principal purpose of the consulate, these officials said…

The CIA’s secret role helps explain why security appeared inadequate at the U.S. diplomatic facility. State Department officials believed that responsibility was set to be shouldered in part by CIA personnel in the city through a series of secret agreements that even some officials in Washington didn’t know about…

In Libya, the relationship between the State Department and CIA was secret and symbiotic: The consulate provided diplomatic cover for the classified CIA operations. The State Department believed it had a formal agreement with the CIA to provide backup security, although a congressional investigator said it now appears the CIA didn’t have the same understanding about its security responsibilities.

In other words, supposedly, the reason State didn’t ramp up security at the consulate despite repeated warnings about terrorist threats was because they thought they already had ramped it up. The security team at the CIA annex was their back-up — except, somehow, either somebody forgot to tell CIA that or CIA was told and then forgot. It’s too depressing to believe that that sort of negligence and miscommunication is going on at the top of the government, especially when it comes to protecting U.S. diplomats in the field, so I’m going to pretend that this is really just a half-assed cover story designed to shield State. In which case, two questions. One: How was the security team at the CIA annex an adequate substitute for stationing more guards — reliable guards — at the consulate itself? The guards on the premises when the attack began were Stevens’s only hope for survival; a team from the annex did in fact leave soon after the attack began to try to rescue him but it was already too late. Security professionals like Eric Nordstrom who were stationed in Libya repeatedly asked for more security notwithstanding the annex’s presence in Benghazi. Obviously a lot of people thought back-up from the CIA team wasn’t enough. The WSJ’s sources seem to want us to think that State couldn’t send more guards or troops to Libya because that would attract attention and maybe blow the CIA’s cover. If so, if the only choice here was between the local CIA being found out and the consulate being left so vulnerable that the ambassador was an easy target for murder, then I’m thinking someone somewhere should have done a much better job of plotting this security arrangement.

Two: What does any of this have to do with the burning question of why troops or gunships weren’t sent in once the attack had begun? Beware of misdirection, says David French:

What is missing from [the CIA timeline released yesterday]? Any details at all about the military or White House’s situational awareness and decision-making. As I detailed on Monday, the White House and Department of Defense no doubt already have a timeline that includes the following information: (a) when the military learned of the attack; (b) the military’s state of situational awareness hour-by-hour; (c) whether it received any requests for help; (d) what assets — if any — were available to render aid in time; (e) what recommendations were made; (f) whether any definitive orders were given; and (g) who gave them.

More than six hours passed between the arrival of the Predator drone overhead and the final, deadly attack on the annex. That is more than enough time to make a decision and bring military assets into the fight. Why were they not deployed? The Daily Beast says that the State Department “never requested military backup,” but that hardly answers the question. That’s typically the responsibility of the ambassador, who was at that very moment cut off, alone, and dying. Interestingly, in that same report the Daily Beast wasn’t able to confirm or deny whether CIA officers made requests for air support.

Yeah, the State/CIA security arrangement at the consulate is interesting but it’s only relevant to what happened before the attack. There’s a separate question of what the White House did, or didn’t do, during the attack to try to save Americans stranded at the annex after they’d been evacuated from the consulate. A Pentagon spokesman said today that rapid-response Marine teams in Sicily “were not in place until after the attacks were over.” But … why not? It was 9/11. Given the Al Qaeda presence and weak central government, there was arguably no place more dangerous for an American diplomat than Libya. According to Fox News, the consulate itself had been tipped hours before the attack that something was coming. How rapid are these rapid reaction teams if that’s not enough warning to get people on the ground during an attack that raged on and off for eight hours?


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Geraldo, who played the Black Knight years ago by insisting that the famous vault was NOT empty, continues beclowning himself by digging deeper and deeper….

Liberals have a serious problem with reality.

landlines on November 2, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Geraldo had the nerve to talk about combat experience when he drew a map in the sand on tv revealing plans of our military? Why is this coward still on the air?

Deanna on November 2, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Geraldo has been swallowing the liberal kool-aid on Benghazi from day 1. Whenever he and O’Reilly go at it on Benghazi, you can tell that O’Reilly can’t believe what he is hearing spewing from Geraldo’s mouth about it. Geraldo is doing everything he can to spin this whole situation as something that was bad…but not THAT bad. Its disgusting.

Highlar on November 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Romney’s speech in Wisconsin today was great.

I hope our long national nightmare is almost over.

workingclass artist on November 2, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Can we talk about Geraldo’s awful hair?

“I kissed him on tv!!”

Priscilla on November 2, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Rivers is of little importance in the grand sweep of things, only Bomberjacket, adorned with the Benghazi Campaign Badge.

kenny on November 2, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I really just clicked on the video because I like the sound of the Mediaite jingle. Really. But then I was mesmerized by Geraldo’s zombie-like spewing of words. He reminds me of a child who thinks that if he just keeps amping up a lie it will make the boogie man of truth go away. Poor Geraldo.

redwhiteblue on November 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM

It’s too depressing to believe that that sort of negligence and miscommunication is going on at the top of the government,

It has always befuddled me that those who espouse the need for an ever expanding government are proven time and again to be completely inept at running it.

MississippiMom on November 2, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Accusing Obama of jetting off to Vegas to fundraise while the Stevens was dying is misleading. It was his actions before going to Vegas that happened while Stevens was dying.

talkingpoints on November 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM

This seems to me to be a nitpicking distinction without a real difference.

Obama made the choice to abandon his ambassador and allow four people to be killed, because the timing of the incident was inconvenient to his reelection campaign.

If Obama was actually interested in the truth, those who actually were on site wouldn’t have been spirited off and hidden from the media.

landlines on November 2, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Actually, this is wrong, and this is a point which sticks in my craw whenever it comes up. Obama wasn’t willing to “abandon his ambassador and allow four people to be killed”. What everyone needs to remember is this: IT WAS MORE THAN FOUR PEOPLE!!! Those brave Seals that went in against orders were able to RESCUE…what was it…some 30 people? It just happens that only 4 of them died…but it was a whole LOT more than that whose lives were on the line. Those ex-Navy Seals SAVED lots of lives! And it was ALL of those lives who Obama was willing to let go down the drain to save his political butt. THAT is what really disgusts me about Obama and Benghazi.

Highlar on November 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I was listening to Geraldo’s boring radio show a few days ago; he insisted that his callers keep the topic on storm Sandy, no other topics for discussion. I turned to a few other radio stations where they were talking about the storm and other topics, notably Bengazi.

Now the storm is pretty much subsided in news coverage, and Geraldo is painted into a corner, and has to talk about and defend Obama on Bengazi because his listeners keep bringing it up.

Geraldo is just as complicit as any other mainstream media source in attempting to black out coverage of Libya, in an attempt to shield Obama from election repercussions over his incompetent handling of this. Geraldo a long time ago joined Candy Crowley on Obama’s offensive line, blocking for him until November 6.

Cavalry on November 2, 2012 at 11:17 PM

“Via Mediaite, I won’t spoil the surprise of whether Geraldo is pro- or anti-O. Actually, the vid’s just candy to lure you into another post about the latest revelation of what State knew about security deteriorating in the city.”

THEN WHY WOULD WE CARE ENOUGH TO READ YOUR POST?!! STOP WASTING OUR TIME WITH YOUR STUPIDITY!!

williamg on November 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM

From the CIA timeline:

●1:15 a.m.: CIA reinforcements arrive on a 45-minute flight from Tripoli ….. The first idea is to go to a Benghazi hospital to recover Stevens, who they rightly suspect is already dead. But the hospital is surrounded by the al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia militia that mounted the consulate attack.

I thought this was odd…do terrorists typically like to hang out at the hospital on Tuesday nights? Why would this militia be there?

lynncgb on November 2, 2012 at 11:23 PM

This is a guy who’s made his career by following soldiers around with cameras… and that’s ALL the empathy he can work up. How sad is that?

Ty Woods fought on for hour upon hour, but in the end no help came. And he shouldn’t have even been in that fight. It was 9/11 and there’s no way this administration didn’t know that there wasn’t enough security there.

Murf76 on November 2, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Am I the only one besides rayra to remember The Spitty One, otherwise known as Jerry Rivers, giving away the position of our vulnerable troops while embedded, in the bad old days of Iraq?

Please, Jerry, save your righteous indignation for someone who gives a spit damn.

As a somewhat irrelevant aside, I would remind folks of the classlessness of the big-headed freak with the silly ‘stache when he threatened to literally spit on the Boss Emeritus* should he pass her on the street, on the BOR show.

That was the lowest of the low at the time, but Spitty has managed to outdo himself several times since.

Get a life, Jerry, and quit trying to Sharpton everyone into compliance with your agenda, which sometimes I wonder if you even recognize. I do, as do the most of the clear-thinking people of America. You are a grievance monger gone wild, as is your idol of choice.

You, Mr. Rivers, Rivera, or whatever is your alias of the day, are a fraud and a charlatan. Shame on you.

* yes, he really did say that if he saw MM on the street, that he would spit on her. It’s in the archives somewhere; sorry I haven’t the time to track it down.

hillbillyjim on November 2, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Gerlado dropping some truth bombs on the Fox audience.

Typhonsentra on November 2, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Geraldo

Scum. Worm. Parasite. Cad. Whore.

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 11:41 PM

The Ad Hominem attacks came right out of Geraldo’s gaping maw as soon as Bolling challenged his fictional account of what happened. He accused him of lying and called him of playing politics. Yes, Bolling is a conservative, but Geraldo is an Obama obsessed liberal and the fact remains that we still can’t get any straight answers from the Government on this because hacks like Geraldo refuse to press them on it.

Daemonocracy on November 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Jerry is a channel changer everytime he that thing that crawled up on his lip and died appear on a TV screen near me. Who is more loathsome? Jerry Rivers, Beckel or Sheptard Smith?

Rockshine on November 2, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Gerlado dropping some truth bombs on the Fox audience.

Typhonsentra on November 2, 2012 at 11:39 PM

NO. I’m sorry typhoid mary. That is incorrect.

Tell her what she could have won, Don Pardoooo……….

hillbillyjim on November 2, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Geraldo is as convincing as Febreze is to a full, dirty diaper.

Kinda sums Obama’s presidency and campaign too, doesn’t it? Stinks, and all HE attempts to do, usually painfully feeble and utterly transparent, is to project blame onto others and cover up.

Mitt by 10pts, 40 states.

Rock on my friends. Rock on. Keep on rockin’ in the FREE WORLD!!!

GreatCommunicator on November 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Joan Jerry Rivers wants sooooooooooo bad to have a cause, but unfortunately for him, his only disadvantage socially is his big dumbass head attached to that stupid overdone blow-dried mustache.

That doesn’t count as street-cred, Jerry. So sorry.

Come on back when you’ve got somethin’.

hillbillyjim on November 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Oh and the AUDACITY of this shmuck to claim his heart was broken when Woods’ father called Obama a murderer – his son is dead and he’s not getting any answers about what truly happened, but YOUR HEART IS BROKEN?

Time to send Geraldo on assignment in Benghazi indefinitely.

Daemonocracy on November 2, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Typhonsentra on November 2, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Admit it, Obama could have killed the Ambassador himself and you’d still be his stooge.

Daemonocracy on November 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Geraldo has done the impossible…

A man with no credibility managed to lose even more credibility.

What a tool.

Rebar on November 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Oh and the AUDACITY of this shmuck to claim his heart was broken when Woods’ father called Obama a murderer – his son is dead and he’s not getting any answers about what truly happened, but YOUR HEART IS BROKEN?

Time to send Geraldo on assignment in Benghazi indefinitely.

Daemonocracy on November 2, 2012 at 11:49 PM

This would be considered unconscionable behavior, even for a first-year apprentice. Jerry Rivers knows better, yet he keeps going down the same path, thinking that grievance-mongering and the Alinsky Way is going to gain him sway.

You need to go and outsource yourself, Spitty; you have become a cartoon of your former self (which, by the by, wasn’t all that funny — just sad).

hillbillyjim on November 2, 2012 at 11:57 PM

* yes, he really did say that if he saw MM on the street, that he would spit on her. It’s in the archives somewhere; sorry I haven’t the time to track it down.
hillbillyjim on November 2, 2012 at 11:36 PM

IIRC that was the last or next to last time she ever appeared on BO’R. He choose Gerardo over Michelle to continue as a guest. For me just another strong reason for me to poop on BO’R. I hear he had a meltdown the other day because mitt would go on his show.

AH_C on November 3, 2012 at 12:05 AM

P.S. Yes, Geraldo, if that’s your genuine name, you owe it to yourself, to your employer, to BOR, and especially to Michelle Malkin to apologize profusely and sincerely on national prime-time TV for your degrading misogynistic and unseemly, aggressive, hate-filled, anti-female and completely uncalled-for attack.

It’s your turn.

hillbillyjim on November 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

IIRC that was the last or next to last time she ever appeared on BO’R. He choose Gerardo over Michelle to continue as a guest. For me just another strong reason for me to poop on BO’R. I hear he had a meltdown the other day because mitt would go on his show.

AH_C on November 3, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Yes. His reputation, flimsy as it was, should not, and will not ever approach its mediocre pinnacle. Boo hoo.

He has beclowned himself on a grand scale one too many times, notwithstanding the Great Al Capone Vault Expose-ay./

He has burnt his bridges, I hope. If FOX News keeps him on past the current contract, I can always go all Net, all of the time.]

FOXNEWS, dump the bum.

hillbillyjim on November 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Shouldn’t Geraldo be up in NY or NJ, carrying some poor child in his arms, screaming at the President for doing nothing, like he did after Katrina when GWB was President? I guess that’s the difference. Geraldo is an Obama bootlicker.

Kevin71 on November 3, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I had 4 tours in iraq while I was in and everytime we took fire it was standard to have backup come whether or not we needed it. More than a few times it was 2 or 3 idiots shooting at us and by the time back up got there it was all done. With 200 people standing around fully armed. Never have I heard of forces being denied. That is new

speekr on November 3, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Typical lib, amped and armed with only emotion…half expected Geraldo to morph into Bill Clinton and say (wagging finger) Let me tell you, no president, not any from history, could have saved those people. Even that fruit that was sodomized by our friends the muslimites.

socalcon on November 3, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Kevin71 on November 3, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Kevin, the WH confirms that Obama had Geralldo on alert– in the event he needed the Bomberjacket carried.

socalcon on November 3, 2012 at 1:37 AM

I had 4 tours in iraq while I was in and everytime we took fire it was standard to have backup come whether or not we needed it. More than a few times it was 2 or 3 idiots shooting at us and by the time back up got there it was all done. With 200 people standing around fully armed. Never have I heard of forces being denied. That is new

speekr on November 3, 2012 at 1:30 AM

My family and I are humbled and honored by your service to our great republic.

God Bless you.

GreatCommunicator on November 3, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Thank God this biatch finally jumped the shark.

EZnSF on November 3, 2012 at 1:43 AM

His abuelita always said find a need and fill it but none suspected she meant Alan Colmes’loony toon vacuum. “Ya want some gefilte fish with with that too, sonny?”

vityas on November 3, 2012 at 1:51 AM

He reminds me of a child who thinks that if he just keeps amping up a lie it will make the boogie man of truth go away.
redwhiteblue on November 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM

You just described the whole democratic party.

Sterling Holobyte on November 3, 2012 at 2:05 AM

I thought this was odd…do terrorists typically like to hang out at the hospital on Tuesday nights? Why would this militia be there?

lynncgb on November 2, 2012 at 11:23 PM

They were hoping for a live hostage.

BDavis on November 3, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Never have I heard of forces being denied. That is new

speekr on November 3, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Have you heard about a man who would debate and argue the financial burdens of saving a live baby which survived an abortion ? BTW, this person has absolutely no problem in blowing trillions of dollars just for kicks .

That pathetic excuse for a man is currently
the Commander n thief !

I wouldn’t expect anything less from him, specially since he got all his military experince hustling as a communist organizer, while his kids went to school with the son of a terrorist guy in his neighborhood.

burrata on November 3, 2012 at 2:13 AM

You would think we had learned by now never to trust the Libyans (historically). I guess it really took an Obama to unlearn that lesson.

The least we can do is learn him good on Tuesday.

Sherman1864 on November 3, 2012 at 3:18 AM

I was going to write something about that ridiculous Typhonsentra post, but I see our HA stalwarts have pretty much shredded the guy.

Enough said.

Oh, yeah:

Down with the libtards!

Sherman1864 on November 3, 2012 at 3:42 AM

It has always befuddled me that those who espouse the need for an ever expanding government are proven time and again to be completely inept at running it.

MississippiMom on November 2, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Running the government? When liberals (like the narcissist-in-chief) do it it, they always interject an “i” in it and it soon becomes ruining the government

Don L on November 3, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Geraldo and Chrissie Matthews are two people that should forever be banned from donating sperm.

Don L on November 3, 2012 at 4:02 AM

What frigging world does Geraldo live in. He might as well pack his bags and move over to MSNBC. He does not want to admit the obvious. Obama let those at the Benghazi consulate die ……….. and, the MSM is not covering the story. I just hope that Congress gets to the bottom of all this and the whole truth comes out and he is impeached, if he is re-elected or at least shamed if he is not re-elected.

SC.Charlie on November 3, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Geraldo and Chrissie Matthews are two people that should forever be banned from donating sperm. – Don L on November 3, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Geraldo has done enough of that on his own, ask his ex-wives. It is amazing that he has the time to even be employed. The following is from Wikipedia:

Spouse(s)
Linda Coblentz (1965–1969)
Edith Vonnegut (1971–1975)
Sherryl Raymond (1976–1984)
C.C. Dyer (1987–2000)
Erica Michelle Levy (since August 10, 2003)

Children
Gabriel Miguel (b. 1979)
Cruz Grant (b. 1987)
Isabella Holmes (b.1992)
Simone Cruickshank (b. 1994)
Solita Liliana (b. 2005)

SC.Charlie on November 3, 2012 at 4:30 AM

The only reason Fox News keeps a certified shill like Gerry Rivers ( I do believe this is his REAL name!) on the air is to show they are indeed fair and balanced and will listen to and present both sides of the issue.

But there are days like this that Rivers crosses the line and makes himself look more like MSNBC material than anything else.

pilamaye on November 3, 2012 at 5:32 AM

My, my, the libs are getting testy.

stenwin77 on November 3, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Geraldo “Hit Me With a Chair and Make Me Famous” Rivera has been an apologist for dictators and a stooge for murderers for a long time now. I can’t even fathom why FNC would want anything to do with him other than the fact that he occasionally makes Brian Kilmeade look like he actually made it through high school.

I’m just so disgusted by this buffoon that I can’t even ramble on anymore.

Mr. Grump on November 3, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Geraldo and Matthews belong together they each can take a leg.

mixplix on November 3, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Geraldo will continue to shill for Obama, just as he did for Clinton. That is, until the DNA stained Blue Dress appeared. He will blather on until a copy of the “Stand Down” Order is released. With Obama’s name on it.

BigAlSouth on November 3, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Columbia alum reveals Obama had 2.6 GPA Columbia donor reveals Obama not Mensa material
Saturday, November 03, 2012 2:57:02 AM · by lulu16 · 32 replies
Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/12

If Columbia shows Obama’s not a Mensa, Benghazi also shows he’s not a mensch(a).

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on November 3, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Admit it, Obama could have killed the Ambassador himself and you’d still be his stooge.

Daemonocracy on November 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Could have?

Finbar on November 3, 2012 at 7:54 AM

It’s a made up story!!!!

//liberals

mrscullen on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 AM

So out Benghazi presence was supposedly primarily a CIA operation, according to State? And the CIA was buddying up to and trusting one or more radical Islamist groups? Why would the CIA buddy up to and trust clear enemies of the US? And why would any Islamist groups buddy up to, in their eyes, the most evil of all US organizations, other than to double cross it?

For the most part I’ve considered the wild theories flying around to be borderline truther stuff, but if any of this is true…

Is the Obama admin really that stupid? Is it really stupid enough to think it can make nice with radical Islamist groups? Is it really stupid enough to think that when it inevitably blew up in their face they could get away with blaming it on the CIA? Are they really stupid enough to think the CIA will sit still and not leak the truth to whoever in the media will listen?

farsighted on November 3, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Watched him on BOR last night and when he said everybody should apologize to Obama for blaming him for not trying to save Americans, I just lost it. Will not watch this pos on anything. FOX can do better than this waste of air time.

Kissmygrits on November 3, 2012 at 8:41 AM

OK. Now what did Jerry Rivers say about Cindy Sheehan and her attacks on George Bush? By the way, Geraldo has a great military history – leading phony news operations from a nice hotel in a noncombatant city while making everyone think he was with a military patrol in combat. Sorta like his secret love Hillary being under fire. I guess the libruls can rehabilitate any true librul, but conservatives are damned forever.

Old Country Boy on November 3, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Geraldo is nothing but a flaming liberal hack…I find him and his histrionics disgusting. Why the hell does Fox give him the time of day?

elihu on November 3, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Along with the on-screen duel, I’m betting on Eric Bolling in the parking lot later…

Tennman on November 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Gerlado dropping some truth bombs a stinky load on the Fox audience.

Typhonsentra on November 2, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Benghazi is a BFD. Gird your loins! Just to keep the Joey B h/t going…

Fallon on November 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I thought this was odd…do terrorists typically like to hang out at the hospital on Tuesday nights? Why would this militia be there?

lynncgb on November 2, 2012 at 11:23 PM

They were hoping for a live hostage.

BDavis on November 3, 2012 at 2:13 AM

They were hoping to draw the reinforcements into a firefight.

Mitoch55 on November 3, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Geraldo opens the Vault of POTUS and finds……………..it’s empty

Herb on November 3, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Geraldo is a moron who thinks that – because he once drew in some sand in Iraq, he’s a military expert. Hey Jerry, the unmitigated FACT there was a drone overhead streaming video PROVES the military could have responded. What? Never heard of an ARMED drone?

If the military had time to get a camera drone there, guess what, dumbass?

PJ Emeritus on November 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Obama could have saved four Americans, but HE WENT TO BED and did NOTHING.

The next day he attended a fundraiser in Vegas.

He murdered four Americans, by turning his back on them. Geraldo, you’re a disgrace for defending the lowlife trash.

dogsoldier on November 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I was listening as Geraldo dealt out the personal assaults to the host. Why deal in fact when you can throw out names like liar and political hack. Let me give you the bottom line: Geraldo is looking for a job on another station or he would never have done this. That is what they do

sar on November 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Haven’t voluntarily watched movin’ pitchers with sound of Geraldo since his hard-hitting exposé of an empty vault way back when. And even that time I was roped in by the bogus Al Capone angle. So it’s a good thing my PC’s broke and I can’t watch videos. (Don’t buy Emachine brickware from Walmart. Heh. Yeah, I know. Come on, Alienware! Ship!) That this fan of empty vaults would be a fan of an empty suit in an empty chair makes total sense. Geraldo’s always straining for “cred” since the vault (and before, but back then he may have had some.) He’s a variation of the while-guilt Obama supporter — the pompous, manufactured cred supporter, a group to which Obama himself belongs.

Why does Geraldo even have a platform? So many channels. So much time to fill. These hordes of on-air “personalities” water each other down. This is why none of them have the gravitas of their forebears. Not actually a bad thing. Imagine if a Rachel Maddow had the pull of a Walter Cronkite. |||Shudder|||

curved space on November 3, 2012 at 9:51 AM

“white-guilt”

Mm hm.

curved space on November 3, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Love him or hate him, Geraldo gets to go by the one name like some entertainer.

Anyone ever hear of “Eric”?

Sherman1864 on November 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Geraldo and Eric Bolling yell at each other over Obama’s responsibility for Benghazi

There is no doubt Obama is, by definition, responsible for Benghazi. He is the President.

The problem is he is trying to muddy the waters and avoid taking complete responsibility, he is trying to pass the buck around and blame others, and he is trying to avoid telling the American people what exactly he did and did not do and why, all for purely political reasons.

Geraldo is too stupid, too partisan, and too ego-centric to see this.

farsighted on November 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

So, the latest claim from Fox News is that the Blue Mountain security chief at the consulate building was distraught about militia gathering outside the compound for up to three hours before the attack. Apparently the implied scandal here is that the CIA response team at the annex should have responded to the gathering crowd at least one hour before the attack began.

Hmmm…. Gathering crowd. Three hours before the attack.

Something doesn’t fit here… I just can’t seem to put my finger on it.

bileduct on November 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Shouldn’t Geraldo be up in NY or NJ, carrying some poor child in his arms, screaming at the President for doing nothing, like he did after Katrina when GWB was President? I guess that’s the difference. Geraldo is an Obama bootlicker.

Kevin71 on November 3, 2012 at 1:19 AM

My thoughts exactly. Where is Geraldo? Does he not care about those people on Staten Island with no food, no water AND no information since they were all told to go to the Internet for info and they don’t have electricity or phone service!

katablog.com on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Why does Rivera’s nose look so brown?

Sorry, forgot. This is Whoreraldo we’re talking about.

Kingfisher on November 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I didn’t even know that Jeraldoh was even considered anything but a talking, wiggly moustache these days.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Just when you think Gerry Rivers couldn’t be more of a pretentious douche, he goes and does this and BREAKS TWITTER

GERALDO TWEETS ABOUT DESPERATELY SCRAMBLING TO FIND A GENERATOR FOR HIS KOI FISH POND AFTER SANDY

Biggest. Douchebag. Ever.

thurman on November 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Geraldo – One of his Past Unhingements

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/01/geraldo-rivera-unhinged/

diogenes on November 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM

In Libya, the relationship between the State Department and CIA was secret and symbiotic: The consulate provided diplomatic cover for the classified CIA operations.

This is pretty much true though, for most embassies and consulates around the world – regardless of the flag that flies outside them.

HondaV65 on November 3, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Just tuned in to Glenn Beck and saw his efforts to raise $$ for hurricane victims. Apparently (no surprise) the devastation is being underplayed by the media while hyping both FEMA, Obamalama/ Napoliannabutt’s efforts there.

If any of you could help this is a great opportunity to help these people that are being overlooked.

Here’s the story with the link to give $$…..this is as important as campaign giving: http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/01/mercury-one-helps-coney-island-following-hurricane-sandy/

On Cavuto’s show this morning, he was saying the same thing via a Wall Street executive who out personally getting help/supplies to one of the NY islands on which he lives. He says that FEMA and Napoliannabutt just drive up and down the streets, taking notes……doing nothing. So, he’s began a personal campaign to help these people that aren’t being helped……Gov’t is failing it’s job. BIG SURPRISE!

IF OTHERS COULD PASS THIS LINK AROUND ON THIS SITE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO HELP THESE VICTIMS, YOU’D BE DOING GOD’S WORK.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

BTW, he’s going through the churches in the area to give help.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

BTW, he’s going through the churches in the area to give help.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

That’s why the liberals are in trouble…..most of them don’t go to church and have no community support…..old ladies crying that they are starving and are going to die????
Sister – get your butt down to a church and find some real help!!!
The government won’t help you – your government has failed you.
Your be all and end all messiah is a hoax…..

redguy on November 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I thought this was odd…do terrorists typically like to hang out at the hospital on Tuesday nights? Why would this militia be there?
lynncgb on November 2, 2012 at 11:23 PM

They were hoping for a live hostage.

BDavis on November 3, 2012 at 2:13 AM

They were hoping to draw the reinforcements into a firefight.

Mitoch55 on November 3, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Thank you both…

I think I’ll wait for a little more evidence that supports that whole planned kidnapping theory…and I will readily admit that I have zero knowledge about the assault strategy of terrorist militias…but choice B sounds completely plausible.

lynncgb on November 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I’m still leaning towards Doug Ross @ Journal’s planned hostage exchange conspiracy theory… it’s just about the only way to explain what would otherwise be gross incompetence by people who are not incompetent.

And I’d think this whole thing was implausible BS, except I noticed this line in the Department of Defense Memo (that is posted on their website)

” DOD was preparing for a range of contingencies that day. “We were readying for the need to augment security measures at our facilities in Libya, we were prepared for the possibility of a hostage situation as well,” Little said. “These were all the things we were looking at in the midst of an event that we did not know was going to happen in Benghazi that night.”

Read that carefully boys and girls….. they were readying for a possible hostage situation that they did not know was going to happen????

And you darn sure haven’t heard much out of Morsi in the last few weeks demanding the release of the Blink Sheik.

2nd Ammendment Mother on November 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I think I’ll wait for a little more evidence that supports that whole planned kidnapping theory…and I will readily admit that I have zero knowledge about the assault strategy of terrorist militias…but choice B sounds completely plausible.

lynncgb on November 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

It’s what I would do. When the goal isn’t territory or supplies, it’s very simple, kill as many as you can. Easy way to do that is bait and ambush.

PXCharon on November 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

NO. I’m sorry typhoid mary.
hillbillyjim on November 2, 2012 at 11:45 PM

More like TYPO Mary, amirite? “Gerlado” indeed.

R. Waher on November 3, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Geraldo had the nerve to talk about combat experience when he drew a map in the sand on tv revealing plans of our military? Why is this coward still on the air?

Deanna on November 2, 2012 at 10:43 PM

And yet, Gerry Rivers still refers to himself as “a war corespondent”.
REAL men are appalled at the hubris that skinny punk exudes.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on November 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM

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