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Geraldo Rivera Pumping Up The Phony

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/05/02

Laura Curtis is visibly upset. And I don’t blame her. Geraldo Rivera had to take the opportunity of the breaking news of Osama bin Laden’s death to make some phony suggestion as if he “just now thought of it.” From Laura’s article:

The most blatant, who-do-you-think-you’re kidding, moment was when he cut someone off and suddenly burst out, (this is paraphrased, obviously) “I wonder, I just wonder, if there’s any possible way this announcement is related to bin Laden? Not that I have any reason to think that, but wouldn’t it be fantastic!? I’d be high-fiving everyone if that were true. Not that I have any reason to think it is…”

And lo and behold, about a minute and a half later Geraldo was proved to be oh-so-prescient when he announced that yes, in fact, some Fox producer was indeed confirming that OBL was dead. Move over, Carnac the Magnificent. Geraldo “I’d like to spit on Michelle Malkin” Rivera is here.

Rivera should stick to stories more his speed – like Al Capone’s vault – and give up the pretense of being a serious news analyst because his playacting in this case was pathetic.

Here’s how it most likely went down: As the self-aggrandizing Jerry was busily gossiping and forcing others to join his gossipfest, his earbud started speaking to him. “Osama bin Laden has been killed,” his earbud told him. So he had to interrupt the person who was adding gossip so he could blurt out “wouldn’t it be great if this news I just got that I won’t tell you I got was the news we are about to get? Wouldn’t that be just wonderful?”

Give me a break, Jerry. In fact, give us all a break. Go back to what you do best: sensationalist pseudo-journalism about irrelevancies. Let a real journalist do the work.

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