Despite Best Effort, Geraldo Rivera Unable To Convince Fox & Friends Barack Obama Did Not Personally Murder Amb. Christopher Stevens

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Well this is very interesting/terrifying/depressing/thrilling/outrageous! (And it’s from Media Matters, obvs, we will just hang out all day on their site, clicking refresh, apparently.) What you have above is Geraldo Rivera being righteously, Jesus-in-the-temple-with-the-moneychangers PISSED about how Fox News is leading Americans “down the primrose path” and “OBSCENELY LYING” regarding Barack Obama pretty much personally giving the Libyan militias orders to kill our ambassador Christopher Stevens. (Interestingly, we also agree with him on his two points regarding on which avenues of inquiry we’d like to get fuller administration answers.) Disregard Geraldo’s self-congratulations on having the wit and insight to have been the one to come up with the name “Benghazigate,” and let yourself drift until he starts yelling. Because YELL HE DOES.

It is especially thrilling and hilarious watching ol’ Gerry Rivers denounce and grandly inveigh against the disinformation coming from Fox News’s lieholes while still being in control of himself enough to refrain from actually mentioning Fox News. Hey, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

We expect Shep Smith to answer the sound with his own fury at any moment.

[MediaMatters]

 

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memzilla November 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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Loch_Nessosaur November 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Cool.

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

This comment makes its own sauce.

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

This comment is a lie.

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

This comment wonders 'who was that stooped and mealy-colored old man who I used to call Poppa when the merry-go-round broke down?'.

Doktor Zoom November 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Ceci n'est pas un comment

bikerlaureate November 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

The previous comment is true.

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

This comment just kicked your comment's ass

PsycWench November 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

This comment picked up both of your comments by their scrawny little comments' necks and tossed them out the door of the dive bar
*with votes.

Mittaplasia November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

You've started Commentgate!

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Today, we're all Commentists

LesBontemps November 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Not me, I'm a Commentard.

horsedreamer_1 November 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I prefer Commentghazi.

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I think it was Harold Urey and not Watson/Crick, BTW.

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

STANLEY MILLER LIBEL!

bobbert November 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Damn you both

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

This comment has been [REDACTED]

(Yes, I believe in recycling. What?)

Loch_Nessosaur November 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Ffs, why won't people understand that Benghazigate is worse than Watergate. And the world is going to end in a few days.

neiltheblaze November 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

You know you've gone seriously around the bend when Geraldo Rivera is the voice of reason.

MacRaith November 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I was saying the same thing about Chris Christie yesterday. We are way, way down the rabbit hole, folks.

nounverb911 November 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Is Gerry still giving away our troops positions to the enemy?

Serolf_Divad November 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

The enemy is us.

Ryy November 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Hopefully Geraldo hoofs it to Libya post-haste to investigate, where his crew will promptly shoot at him (as happened in Afghanistan), this time hopefully putting him out of his misery. With votes.

TxSpinyLizrd November 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

No, I refuse. I will be a better person if I do not spend a portion of my life, however small, watching this.

Andrew Drinker November 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

WHY DOES WONKETTE INSIST THAT WE WATCH FOX & FIENDS TODAY?

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Life is too short for that, esp. on a sunny Fall Friday.

'Sides, those people make me sleepy.

LesBontemps November 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I think the idea is to watch Gretchen Carlson cross and uncross her legs.

Disassembly November 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Finally, a credible voice for the left.

gullywompr November 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Huh, same thing that was inside Al Capone's vault. Waddaya know…

bureaucrap November 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Perhaps he's auditioning for Ed Schultz's spot on MSNBC as "House Windbag".

Chet Kincaid_ November 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Lay off Ed, his show is 10 times better than the stale smugfest Olbermann was reduced to at the end.

Trannysurprise November 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I hope Geraldo's yacht damage isn't too severe. The horror!!!!

Tommmcatt_Again November 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Geraldo: Border Guard at the gates of Wingnuttia.

DrunkIrishman November 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Man, when even Geraldo smacks you down, you know you've lost the argument. Good on The Stache.

Just for fun this morning, when the new jobs numbers were released, I wanted to get FOX's take on it. So, I flipped on over … only to see a flaming embassy and COVER UP splashed across the screen. In FOX's world, the economy is not improving, there was never a hurricane and Benghazi is like happening over and over again every day of the week … like some god-awful Groundhog Day hell.

noodlesalad November 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

When Geraldo is right, something is wrong.

I'm hoping this is the event horizon that Fox News has now passed, and (after Obama's re-election) it will eventually be compacted into an ever-smaller ball of hatred until all we're left with is Bill O'Reilly's outraged, blinking eyeball.

calliecallie November 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I can see it with my waking eyes!

Blueb4sinrise November 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

that's not an eyeball.

Gleem McShineys November 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Gross! Why is it blinking?!

Blueb4sinrise November 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Too much felafel?

Chet Kincaid_ November 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Small enough to drown in an Inaugural Champagne Flute.

deanbooth November 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Fox will have a revival during the inpeachment hearings.

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

A sad, tedious has-been and too boring to comment on.

OT: Say, whatever happen to that Ryan guy? You know, "Little Paulie"…

nounverb911 November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

He went to San Antonio and forgot the Alamo?

SorosBot November 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

He's got more clean dishes to wash.

TootsStansbury November 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

They keep him chained to a radiator in the basement these days.

neiltheblaze November 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

HA HA – and he was supposed to lend "credibility" to the Romney campaign. Wonderful.

Doktor Zoom November 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

"You are a politician!"

Or maybe an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

Both Sides Do It November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Sometimes Geraldo goes too far . . . he's the first to admit it

C_R_Eature November 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

The Horrendo. The Horrendo.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The Return of the C_R_Eature!

You live!

C_R_Eature November 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I do, thanks. Poseidon has been out to get me for a long time, so I've tried to make myself a Hard Target. Failing that, a Fast one.

I was very lucky. However, a lot of the people I know were not so lucky and almost all of the places I knew and loved growing up, Poseidon did finally come to get.

Summer, Geography and Life will never be the same. Ever.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Summer, Geography and Life go on. No, maybe they will never be the same. Neither will you. Luckily, I have never gone through such a traumatic experience as a hurricane destroying everything I've known. But with each tragedy I experience, looking back, I realize I have come through, somehow, stronger. And you will too.

Be strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

This storm has destroyed so much. But it will never destroy your spirit, or the spirits of your friends and neighbors. Ever.

And besides, this country will never stop producing Repug asshats for us to snark on. And if we Wonketteers do nothing but make you laugh once in a while, well, that's not nothing.

Here's a line from Cat Power's song "Nothin' But Time": "You got nothin' but time, and it ain't got nothin' on you."

And Poseidon ain't got nothin' on you.

I wish I knew what else to say. Be well, my friend. Take care.

GemlikeFlame November 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

It just occurred to me that Geraldo and Ann Coulter have far too much in common, short of a few piddling doctrinal differences, of course. The Y chromosome and adam's apple, for instance…

nounverb911 November 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

When did they let Geraldo out of Willowbrook?

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Last actual good reporting he did

iburl November 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Hmm, I seem to remember another incident where Americans were killed by terrorists and serious questions were asked, but back then, the people asking those questions were demonized by Fox News…. hmmm, what was that… oh yeah, 9/11.

widestanceromance November 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

YOU GO TO HELL, HE KEPT US SAFE!11!111!!

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

And there, right there, we see the metamorphosis of Geraldo Rivera into Jerry Rivers, old man with a lawn

Oblios_Cap November 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Benghazigate does have a nice ring to it.

LesBontemps November 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I put up a Benghazigate at the entrance to my garden. It's lovely with the wisteria growing over it.

MissTaken November 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

You know what really has a nice ring to it: Fox & Friends Cancelled.

Nostrildamus November 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

And it clearly rules them all.

Tequila Mockingbird November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Chris Christie sittin' in a tree with Obama!
Geraldo Rivera p3wning El Doocey!
Cats and dogs living together!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

The sun will rise in the west! Clocks will run counter-clockwise!

neiltheblaze November 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Chris Christie sitting in a tree. Now THAT I'd like to see.

Beowoof November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

First Ben Stein, now Geraldo pointing out that Fox is full of shit. I have known that since I first watched O'Reilly.

Andrew Drinker November 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

The serious mindfuck happens on that rare occasion when even O'Reilly says something critical of the right wing.

Beowoof November 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I feel bad leaving out Condi as she said Fox was full of it on Benghazi. The right is taking this to extremes. And they seem to miss the same issue when Bush was in office. http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/09/14/kraut

Detesticle November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

OT, when Obama wins on Tuesday, it will be the 5th out of the last 6 prez elections where the Dem won the popular vote. Maybe it will be time for Republicans to reevaluate their stances against women, gays, Hispanics, health care, climate change, sensible economic and foreign policy … or they can remain (as Maher calls them) the mental-patient party forever. It's really their call.

SorosBot November 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Nope, they will have lost because Romney wasn't right-wing, a real conservative would certainly have beaten the scary black man! That will quickly become the narrative, because conservatism can never fail, it can only be failed.

Goonemeritus November 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I know your right and the partisan part of me is actually glad you’re right but the tiny bit of my remaining soul that just wants a healthy country is praying you’re wrong.

widestanceromance November 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Don't reevaluate–reload.

emmelemm November 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Naaahhhhh.

Gleem McShineys November 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

For Republicans, introspection has always been their strong point.

Or was it blame-shifting-finger-pointing-scapegoatery? Same difference I guess.

Barbara_ November 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I watched the video and I appreciate that Geraldo spoke up. Should that blonde cocktail waitress in the blue dress be sitting with the men folk though?

Oblios_Cap November 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Don't worry your pretty head none. She's just there as eye candy.

Disassembly November 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Or mustache fluffer.

widestanceromance November 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I thought she was there because her sister was hot and easy.

widestanceromance November 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

She's been certified menses-free, so it's OK. . .for now.

Callyson November 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I love the sound of FOX News' talking heads infighting…sounds like victory…

e_z November 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

but it still smells like bullshit.

CindynEncinitas November 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

They'll be eating each other on Wednesday.

SorosBot November 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

There have been a fuckton of stories about Fox anchors being even crazier than usual today. Are they all losing their minds (well, losing them even more) from the knowledge that the black liberal will almost certainly be re-elected in a few days?

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Just wait 'til Monday.

As mentioned earlier, the wingnuts are beginning to implode as the Day of Reckoning approaches. Hence, the wailing and gnashing of teeth…

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

But, come on, everyone knows that Ambassador Stevens was about to out Obama and his big Gay Orgies. Why do you think no one can figure out where Joe Biden was that day.

Source: FOX News.

PhilippePetain November 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Somebody's getting a little anxious that maybe the wingnut Fox viewership is dying off, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm????!!1!?

imissopus November 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I can almost hear Roger Ailes off-camera yelling "Cut his mike! Cut his mike!"

Andrew Drinker November 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Oh, I thought this was the one where he yells at me to not wear a hoodie or else Al Capone will shoot me.

Serolf_Divad November 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Come on guys, Geraldo named it Bengazigate… maybe you didn't hear me the first time: GERALDO NAMED IT BENGAZIGATE!

Chet Kincaid_ November 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Imagine how fucking annoying Geraldo was when he learned the alphabet at 13.

Lot_49 November 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Whenever somebody begins a statement by saying, "There are three points I want to make…" my eyes glaze over.

mavenmaven November 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

What is a 'primrose path' and why is everyone leading people down it against their will?

RomneysLogCabin November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

Today's Episode: I'm addicted to black mustache rides!

Disassembly November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

My favorite part is the end where Doocy paternally pats Geraldo: "I know, sport. It is frustrating, but the deal was no bike unless your grades came up. You'll just have to try harder next semester."

calliecallie November 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

"I didn't come to argue."

Famous last words.

bobster1985 November 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

The frustration mentioned by Doocey is frustration that this whole issue isn't hurting Obama in the election.

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

…the frustration of a talking head when no one is listening to it…

bikerlaureate November 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

…the frustration of his very last hope of credibility or influence swirling inexorably down the drain…

TootsStansbury November 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

AAAAAHHHH!!! Wonkette, can't you put up a post about how the Bamz is full of teh awesomes? With ponies. Yeah ponies would be a nice touch.

I am afraid I might have to drown myself in a bathtub if this keeps up.

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Fill your tub with gin. It's more fun this way

emmelemm November 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Seconded.

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

And some kitties!

Oblios_Cap November 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Bronco Bamma 2012!

Chet Kincaid_ November 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The Rootin-est, Tootin-est Prezdent in the whole durn West!! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2yi7iMuMa84/TlqaHzeH3TI

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm

That's all kinds of awesome.

TootsStansbury November 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Thanks! I know this is highly disrespectful of the office but *drool*.

Trinket November 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

No. No more ponies, please.

CindynEncinitas November 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm

If I didn't have Nate's FiveThrtyEight to talk me down every day I would have jumped off the Coronado Bridge by now!

smokefilledroommate November 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I like how Geraldo feels the need to (realquick) explain the origin of the 'gate' suffix.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Everyone knows it started with WhiteWatergate.

elviouslyqueer November 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Meh. Needs at least one thrown chair, Gretchen's hair ripped out by the roots, and Steve Doocey's ballsack being repeatedly ravaged by Geraldo's fist.

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Like I said, wait 'til Monday. They'll be fondling snakes and speaking in tongues by then…

Jus_Wonderin November 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I just might tune in, then.

Jus_Wonderin November 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Is it possible for Geraldo to be a parody of the parody of the parody of himself that he is?

BoatOfVelociraptors November 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Somebody took the red pill.

Jerri November 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

What next? Will dogs lay down with cats?!! Everybody's coming unhinged! It's madness!

mavenmaven November 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm
VeraSevera November 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Remember the Fuller brush man? I'm that old and whenever I see that mustache I think…omg…the Fuller brush man is here and he just fell into his case of samples….

AznMom420 November 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Detroit has been infiltrated by Islamists I wonder if Douchey can trust them enough to keep tonguing Mitt Romney's jobhole?

CindynEncinitas November 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I kept waiting for Pee Wee Herman to clock him with a chair…

LagunaB November 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

You wouldn't want to stop bridge traffic. So maybe just stand on the edge of a crumping cliff in Solana. Do you know Paula Tipton?

larrykat November 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Hold on everyone! Gretchen is unilaterally separating our military from our state department!

JackObin November 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I understand this country is full of blithering idiots and they require an outlet like Fox News. But how did they end up in NYC? Shouldn't they be headquarrered in Dallas, or some other alien, asshole environment?

malsperanza November 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Christ, these people have been pouring over the details of this thing like they're the Warren Commission. I bet they've been shooting bullets into blocks of gelatin and everything. Do they have any inkling that the rest of the country doesn't give a rat's ass about it?

jzgplj November 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Gerry, go back to that empty Al Capone vault, I think maybe you left whatever remnant of a soul you might have had there.

slowhansolo November 3, 2012 at 12:51 am

I bet Geraldo's pretty fun to get loaded.

dennis1943 November 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

When Obama wins………..the sound of exploding heads will fill the air….waves,courtesy of Faux news………………

ttommyunger November 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

Looks to me like Gerald is covering his bets, a la Gov Christie.

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

This comment laughs at danger and breaks all the rules.

Blueb4sinrise November 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

this comment was found in a vault

elviouslyqueer November 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Comment ça va?

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

This comments depends on the kindness of strangers

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

This comment is not allowed within a hundred yards of any TGI Fridays by judicial order.

actor212 November 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

This comment put the Bomp in the Bomp Shoo Bomp Shoo Bomp

Chet Kincaid_ November 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm

La meilleur!

PsycWench November 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

This comment is deeply flawed and likes it that way

GhostBuggy November 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

This comment is a shy lil' possum.

C_R_Eature November 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Thank you, that's all sound advice. I will need to mourn my shredded past for a bit, then get up & go on. It's what I do…

Life Goes On, even though it has to go through a Stormy Sky.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

"If you don't know it, learn it."

"Such a stormy sky, never seen it like this before"

"The waves hit the shore/ the people recover and come back for more."

That's the fuck I'm talking about! Hell, you got this kid. Mourn a bit. [Nothing and no one could ever take those memories away from you.]

And then? Well? Right back to work.

Too much respect to relate.

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