Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Geraldo, You're No Longer OK In My Book

not that i ever really liked geraldo, but after his tearful plea on the hannity and colmes show, he was looking a little better than your average media scum. but now? i feel like i want to rip him to shreds. i have no respect for anyone in journalism these days. sorry, but there are more people putting spin on everything than reporting things the way they REALLY ARE.
taken from this Salon article:
    Geraldo Rivera arrives in a Fox News truck. An elderly woman with blond hair grips his elbow. She's wearing thick dark glasses and a pink shirt. He carries her small white dog in his arms. He's wearing thigh-high waders unzipped to below his knees. We shake hands. "Her relative called one of our stations," Geraldo tells me, explaining how that call went to another station, and then another, and finally to him.

    The woman had been stranded in her home for six days. Geraldo picked up the woman and her dog and brought them here. The woman looks frail on his arm, though not as bad perhaps as a lady collapsed on a chair nearby, unable to move. Or a woman in a wheelchair being lifted from the truck, carrying her prosthetic leg on her lap.

    "That's the second time he brought her here," one of the doctors tells me, nodding toward Geraldo.

    "What?"

    "They did two takes. Geraldo made that poor woman walk from the Fox News van to the heliport twice. Both times carrying her dog."

    "Are you serious?" I ask. He says he is.


if that doesn't enrage you, you're dead inside.

4 comments:

littlehoney said...

I saw your comment on blurbomat and it made me cry. You totally hit the nail on the head - in particular the animals.

I can't watch the news for the same reasons you can't watch for very long. I made my donation but I just can't watch.

I think I'll be a new reader regular reader of your blog.

Thanks for commenting/posting.

Honey Bunny said...

hi littlehoney-

thanks so much for your comment. the news coverage is just too much to bear. we're going to hear much worse in the days to come, i'm sure of it.

Will said...

Hmm, maybe on the second take Al Capone's vault was full of treasure too.

Honey Bunny said...

will!

hahah! when i was in 5th grade i stayed up ALL NIGHT waiting to see the treasure in the vault. i was so pissed when all they found was a broken bottle.

bastard geraldo!