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  1. #11
    Originally posted by El Chuxter
    Who saw the bit on The Daily Show parodying this, with Stephen Colbert (sp?) drawing a diagram in the sand of Geraldo inserting his head into. . . use your imagination?
    I saw it Chuxter...very funny bit..

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  2. #12
    Originally posted by Deoxyribonucleic
    I really hope our Gov't charges him with SOMETHING! And if they can't find anything legit, just make something up.
    I believe part of the deal reached between Fox News & the gov't is that he won't be charged. I guess "treason by stupidity" is only a misdemeanor.


    Fulit, if it's not political, you can discuss it, just in its own thread. This is the TV forum in a thread about how lame Geraldo is.


    Chux, I saw that bit, cracked me up to no end! Wasn't it also The Daily Show that pointed out that Geraldo was the 4th person to be asked by the US gov't to leave Iraq, the first 3 being Saddam and his 2 sons?

    I like that line from Tough Crowd right after that TDS ep about how the US gov't didn't want Geraldo to go with the troops to track down an Iraqi Chemical Weapons warehouse on live TV because when they open it up, it'll be empty (Capone's vault reference, it got NOOOOO laughs from the studio audience).
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  3. #13
    Originally posted by JediTricks



    Fulit, if it's not political, you can discuss it, just in its own thread. This is the TV forum in a thread about how lame Geraldo is.


    That's cool, honestly I just didn't know if that crossed the border or not, and I didn't want to start anything.
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  4. #14
    Oh yeah. Geraldo shouldn't have been there in the first place as he hasn't been considered a journalist by anyone of merit in over 20 years. The guy is an A grade fool. In this instance he's guilty of simply "not thinking" and potentially endangering lives ... with his reputation for sensationalist reporting, I'm amazed he wasn't asked to leave the minute he got there.

    Fulit mentioned Peter Arnett ... that's evolving in to the weirder story of the two. But, I do love the way MSNBC has been so persistent about letting us know that they "fired" him immediately ... before they go on to take shots at Geraldo.

  5. #15
    Geraldo should have stuck to talk shows,not journalism.Idiot

    I saw when MSNBC took some shots at Geraldo,I found it somewhat amusing
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  6. #16
    I guess that I'll be the only one in defense of Geraldo. Not of what he did, but everyone seems to be making too many "pot-shots" here.
    I know that things done in the past can rarely make up blunders done in one's present, but Mr. Rivera did something really good which no one seems to remember. Although I was either not old enough to have seen this or I was too young to "care," I still got facts about this in school and I've asked my mother about it. Geraldo, some time ago, did some necessary undercover work in an American institution for the mentally disabled. Any of this ring a bell?
    Those people were being treated like animals because they weren't considered "normal." Geraldo went in with hidden cameras and exposed this to the nation. Completely helped to change the view of disabled people and change the way these people were and are treated. That's a big plus for him in my book.
    But like I said, I know that one good thing doesn't usually make up for something stupid later on. He made a mistake and he's lucky that nothing major happened because of it. I would agree that it might be best that he left the country (he's in Kuwait now, if I'm not mistaken). But I'm willing to cut him a little slack...

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  7. #17
    Originally posted by Lman316
    Geraldo, some time ago, did some necessary undercover work in an American institution for the mentally disabled. Any of this ring a bell?
    Yep. It was 1972 ... and the story had to do with Willowbrook institution on Staten Island. His story and the attention that it brought to the horrible conditions at Willowbrook led to its eventual closing. I remember this story ... probably not from 1972, but I'd seen later broadcasts of the special in the mid 70s. When I said, "hasn't been considered a journalist by anyone of merit in over 20 years" ... I think I was being pretty generous by saying "20" ... I could have easily said "30" years.

    In contrast to Geraldo's efforts ... I just found out about MSNBC's reporter David Bloom. I'd been watching and experiencing this bit of modern history largely through his eyes and had been truly impressed by his efforts. Much of what he'd been doing reminded me (at least in spirit) of Walter Cronkite's coverage of WW2. It's very sad to hear of his passing.

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