Fox’s Geraldo Rivera parrots liberal talking points after Chicago shooting

On the heels of the officer-involved shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, video footage was released from an earlier incident involving 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer after he ran from the cops while reportedly in possession of a firearm.

According to Mediaite, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera delivered an impassioned plea to network co-hosts during a recent episode of “The Five,” in which he desperately attempted to convince them that Black and brown families are terrified of their children having encounters with the police — an argument that was quickly rebuffed by others on the panel. 

“You understand that this is why Black and brown families are terrified of encounters with police,” Rivera said in the beginning of the segment, only to be immediately shot down by Judge Jeanine Pirro, who argued that one of the common themes of young Black men being shot is a result of their non-compliance with police officers.

“They tell him ‘stop, stop now, show me your hands, show me your hands, drop it, drop it now,’ and there is one second, less than a second, between the time he sees the gun and the time he is shot. The cop doesn’t know whether or not that teenager, this 13-year-old, is turning with the gun to drop it or to shoot him, or if he is looking at the cop as a target. Let’s not dillydally around this,” Pirro said.

Co-host Sean Duffy echoed Pirro’s statement, saying that Democrats who demonize the police should instead encourage people to be respectful and “follow the direction of law enforcement” to avoid escalating situations that result in injury or death.

Duffy went on to ask questions about Toledo’s situation, inquiring why he was in a gang, why he was carrying a gun and why he wasn’t at home or in bed and resting up for school the next day — which are all questions that are rarely asked when someone is shot and killed by police officers.

“I beg you to understand the anguish in the families of color who are watching the news on a nightly basis looking at their child and worrying when that child goes out that that child may never come back, and fearing the cops, not the way so many in other neighborhoods, people look at the cops. ‘Oh, what a relief, there’s the police officer.'” Rivera said in response.

The 77-year-old journalist went on to generate controversy by then suggesting that Fox News doesn’t deserve the ratings it receives if his colleagues at the network can’t “recognize the anguish of the people watching the 13-year-old’s life going out of his body.”

Earlier this week, Rivera made headlines for two dramatic outbursts on the same topic during panels with Fox News contributor Dan Bongino, including one instance in which Rivera called Bongino a “son of a b*****” and a “punk.”

 
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  1. Geraldo, Juan and Wallace plus Donna Brazille are annoying to listen to.
    They don’t belong on Fox.
    They are obviously democratic morons!

  2. IS FOX HARD UP TO GET PEOPLE ON THEIR SHOW WHO KNOW HOW AND CHECK THE FACTS BEFORE RUNNING THEIR MOUTH???????? THE DEMS/FRAUDS THAT THEY PUT ON THIS SHOW ARE IDIOTS!!!!!!! WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT COPS KILLING BLACK/BROWN KIDS. WHO ARE ROAMING THE STREETS ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT WITH GUNS THAT MOST OF THE TIME ARE ILLEGAL!!! FOR YEARS IN CHICAGO BLACKS HAVE BEEN KILLING THEIR OWN (INCLUDING INNOCENT CHILDREN) AND NOE OF THESE PEOPLE WERE OUTRAGED ABOUT IT……..AND DI NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP OR FIND OUT WHY THEY ARE SOOOOOO VIOLENT?????????? THE FUNERAL DIRECTORS ARE MORE POPULAR THAN TEACHERS???????? IT IS LIKE THEY HAVE THEIR OWN COUNTRY IN CHICAGO AND KILL ANYONE WHO SAYS THE WRONG THING?????? WHERE ARE THE PARENTS OF THESE KIDS????? WHY ARE THEY NOT HOME WITH THEIR CHILDREN?????? OR EVEN KNOW WHERE THEY ARE???????? WAKE UP PEOPLE……. STOP ALWAYS BLAMING OTHERS WHEN YOU CAN’T DO YOUR OWN JOB????? START CARING FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN!!!!!!!

      1. Yes!!!! I will never hail an Uber driver. For that matter not even a taxi. Crime is getting worse and it is not going to get better. If I recall it was two very young black girls. Why don’t these people take responsibility and raise their children to be productive citizens. No one takes responsibility anymore. Most are uneducated, on drugs or whatever. There is no respect anymore. They just do whatever. I blame the politicians, they give them everything, housing, food, education, medical and they just do what ever the hell they want to do. Most have destroyed their housing units. They don’t appreciate it. American politicians need to get smart. People need to be more responsible for theirselves.

  3. I THINK IF RIVERA HAS ALL THE ANSWERS AND HE IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROBLEMS WITH COPS AND BLACKS.WHY DON’T HE
    TRY TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE DOING??TO GET KILLED ALL TALK AND NO BRAINS. I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EARS
    WHEN HE CALLED DAN B. A SOB PUNK..AND HE WAS MAD…YOU KNOW WHY..BECAUSE DAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT AND
    RIVERA GOT ALL FLUSTERED!!! FELT SORRY FOR HANNITY..IT WAS A DIGRACE. HE SHOULD BE FIRED.JUAN, BRAZIL, WALLACE. ALL TRAITORS.

  4. Geraldo and Juan are journalist wannabes. They would not know how to report true facts if it facts hit them between the eyes. I am so sick of them that I will no watch them at all

  5. Geraldo has been fired from just about every station out there. Remember him running around the streets of N.Y saying MAFIS was going to kill him, nothing happened. then he discovered Capone’s hidden Stash again Nothing Also he had NAZI skinheads on his show ,insulted them and got bashed in the face with a chair all of which he deserved the man is bad news anywhere he goes. he causes problems. look at how many time he has been married he just can’t play well with people send him flying.

  6. Can’t stand Geraldo he supports the Liberals but claims he isn’t one! Ya right. I mute him every time he comes on my TV! Fox needs to get rid of him!!!

  7. All I can do is chuckle when Geraldo says black folk parents are worried when their children go out of the house. What! These black kids are going out at all hours of the night, with a gun! I get really tired of left wingers like Geraldo cutting the little thugs in the night some slack when they go out at 3am with a firearm looking for trouble. These 13 year old gang bangers deserve what they get. They’ll get no sympathy from me. As has been said, none of these incidents would have escalated had the little thugs not resisted lawful orders from a police officer.

  8. Anybody else think old Gerald do would not have the guts to call Bongino an SOB to his face? My guess is, he would be a bit more tame in his commentary. Maybe he should be counseling the black and brown families to keep their 13 year old sons at home at night, instead of letting them run the streets like a pack of wild dogs. Reckon this kid might still be alive if he had been at home??? I’m not a gambler, but I’d put big money on that bet!!!

  9. Fox News needs to fire their left news hacks and get back to reporting facts. I don’t need anyone telling me how to think or feel. Just give me facts. I will decide for myself what is right or wrong.

  10. Can anyone provide one name of a police shooting of a black person that was not preceded by resisting of lawful police orders? I didn’t think so.

    1. You are 100% right !! EVERY police shooting of a black person that ends up making headlines , has started with them NOT complying with the police . Either they start resisting , or have and ILLEGAL gun , or a knife , then when it turns to the inbred idiot getting shot , the LIBERAL media always wants to right away blame the police . Instead of rioting , burning , looting , injuring police , stealing ,,,, black TRASH matters should be telling these convicts to QUIT FIGHTING WITH THE POLICE !!!! You fight your case in court , NOT on the street !!!

      1. Inbred idiot? So all you just stated whether right or wrong is based on your demeaning attitude toward black or Brown folks! You aren’t worth 10 of them inbred idiots.

      2. Are you aware that the G. Floyd family received 27 million before the trail and another 20 million on go fund me. How can anyone say the D. Chauvin got a fair trial. I’m sure Al Sharpton was behind that. If blacks would only do what the police tell them to, but no, they always resist. What the hell do they expect? I truly feel sorry for the police today. I would not be one. They don’t stand a chance. Oh yes furthermore, you only hear about the disorderly blacks being killed, not the police killed by blacks. Also I am tired of this racist crap. Blacks in this country have it made. Most came from s—t hole countries as most immigrants do. I don’t understand why they are trying to make our America into another s—-t hole country.

  11. My husband & I usually listen to ‘The Five’ on FOX while I am preparing our dinner. When Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Donna Brazille, each of which will sit there & lie like a cheap rug and/or use vulgarity & name we change the channel. When Donna Brazille lost it with Greg & Jesse as well as any Trump supporters she began yelling ‘GO TO HELL, GO TO HELL’ I called & e-mailed a Complaint to FOX News Headquarters.

    1. Agreed! I am glad you called Fox about that! We need to keep reminding these Networks that they do not operate in a vacuum.

  12. Rivera is Another has been looking for attention and to feel important……He needs to stop demonizing the police and start asking people of color to STOP comiting crimes and NOT listening to police when they are confronted…….it seems some people of color want to do as they please and the rest of the world is to acept this They are WRONG>>>>>>>>>>>this is why they are being shot…Police should not risk their own lives when confronted with criminals.

    1. FIRE RIVERA! It’s that simple. Rivera does NOT speak for the American people.
      He is pandering to his Liberal Left wife, I hope you know. He’s hopelessly LOST.
      FIRE HIM! Kudos to Judge Jeanine for speaking up loud and clear for all of us!

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  14. Why are we hearing about Geraldo Rivera? This guy has always been a comedic goose. He illegally revealed troop locations in Afghanistan. Rivera is a lost cause. Quit broadcasting this idiot. Fox News can do much better.

    1. i have watched many instances where police are telling a black person to stop what they are doing and all the black people do are esculate the situation by refusing! how dumb can you be !!!!

    2. Rivera has always been a traitor,he always goes opposite of the rights of americans with his sob stories. If you aren’t fifth generation american. Your not american,your just a common theif. Sucking at the taxpsyers test. Like all these unaccompanied minors. Guess who is at american consulate in mexico,honduras,guste etc.. sobbing ,. THEIR FRIVKIN PARENTS WHO PAID COYOTE’S TOO BRING THEM HERE, NOW WE HAVE 75,000 PARENTS LOOKING TOO JOUN THEIR BSTRDS HERE IN USA. GETTING CASH,LAWYERS,BUS TICKETS,FOOD,RENT MONEY, WHILE PICKING UP THEIR ILLEGAL MINOR

      1. Geraldo Rivera should stay on the democratic side of life. He has negative views of republicans. I worked for President Trump and can only say that President Trump only had America first on his mind the whole 4 years. What he promised he kept his promises. He is the greatest Patriot we have ever had as President.

      2. I agree!!! Rivera cares more about South and Central America and Mexico than America. How in the hell does he think that Americans can pay for all these people especially after the ones that died from Covid, lost their businesses, homes and jobs. He will never change. I just wonder if he came to this country legally. Maybe he should put up or shut up.

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