Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera says it’s ‘crazy talk’ to say not getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a ‘constitutional right’

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In this June 25, 2010 file photo, Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera speaks on the “Fox & friends” television program in New York. Duquesne (doo-KAYN’) University says Geraldo Rivera isn’t welcome to appear on a panel at the Pittsburgh school because of a half-naked “selfie” he posted this summer. Duquesne says the cellphone picture the TV personality posted on Twitter in July 2013 was inappropriate and not in line with the school’s values as a Catholic university.

  • Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera slammed “crazy talk” about not getting the COVID-19 vaccine being a right.
  • “We too have rights: to deny the unvaccinated access to our home, school or business,” Rivera said.
  • Fox News has been widely criticized as some hosts spread false info on the vaccine.
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Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on Monday ripped into the “crazy” notion that not getting the COVID-19 is a “constitutional right.”

“Hearing crazy talk on cable TV right now about folks having the constitutional right not to get vaccinated. Yes (they may be dopey) but they do have that right,” Rivera, who has been a vocal proponent of getting vaccinated in recent weeks, said in a tweet. “We too have rights: to deny the unvaccinated access to our home, school or business.”

It’s not clear precisely what Rivera was referring to, but his tweet came as some hosts on Fox News such as Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham continue to spread misinformation on the vaccine and rail against restrictions related to COVID-19.

On Monday morning, “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade defended people who do not want to get vaccinated. Kilmeade also argued it was not the government’s job to prevent people from dying.

When co-host Steve Doocy stated that 99% of the people who are dying from COVID are unvaccinated, echoing comments made by Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier this month, Kilmeade replied, “That’s their choice.”

Doocy on Monday’s show pushed against conspiracy theories surrounding the vaccine and urged people to get the shot.

“If you have the chance, get the shot, it will save your life,” Doocy told viewers.

On Monday, it was also reported that Fox News has implemented a strict COVID-19 policy that includes a form of a vaccine passport that hosts like Carlson and Ingraham have passionately condemned.

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Geraldo Rivera calls Dan Bongino a ‘son of a b—-‘ and ‘nothing but a punk’ in chaotic Fox News segment

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Fox News contributor Dan Bongino argues with Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on “Hannity” Wednesday night.

  • Two Fox News stars got into an intense shouting match on “Hannity” Wednesday night.
  • Longtime correspondent Geraldo Rivera called Dan Bongino a “son of a b—-” live on-air.
  • “I wanna see the country burn? You son of a b—- … You’re a punk, Bongino,” Rivera said.
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What started as a standard segment on looting between Fox News colleagues Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino Wednesday night quickly escalated into a shouting match before host Sean Hannity managed to cut to commercial.

Geraldo Rivera, a contributor-at-large with a tenure approaching 20 years at the network, lost his temper when podcaster, Fox News contributor, and frequent “Hannity” guest Dan Bongino told him to “take a Valium” and “stop pretending to be a cop.”

“There’s a big difference between reporting on a baseball game and playing it, Geraldo. You never wore a badge, period,” Bongino said after Rivera talked about Black Americans being three times more likely than whites to be killed in an encounter with police.

“Not interested in your reporting on it, because reporters deal with facts, and you brought the race card into it the other night when we had this debate, despite having no facts to back that up, and when I brought up the facts that there is no systemic racism-” Bongino continued before Rivera cut him off.

“I know more than you. What do you know?” Geraldo said after Hannity tried to simmer the panelists down. “What’d you have, a ten minute career as a cop? You’ve been running for office for the past 20 years!”

Bongino – who served in the NYPD from 1995 to 1999 and ran for Congress in 2012, 2014, and 2016 – continued to lament Rivera cutting him off and “promoting a race narrative” on police brutality.

“If there was a plague of police officers hunting Black men down at night, then I don’t understand, how is that happening?” Bongino said as Rivera grew increasingly irritated. “Where is this massive body count?”

As the commercial music began jingling and crosstalk intensified, Bongino told Rivera “you just wanna see the country burn.”

At that point, Rivera let loose with an expletive on the primetime program.

“I wanna see the country burn?” Rivera yelled. “You son of a b—-! I wanna see the country burn? You punk! You’re nothing but a punk. You’re a punk, Bongino. You’re a punk.”

“You wouldn’t tell me that to my face,” Bongino replied.

“Oh yeah?” Rivera said as Hannity cut to commercial. “Let’s see.”

Hannity did not address the exchange after he returned from commercial break, cutting right to his interview with Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana.

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Trump supporter and Fox News star Geraldo Rivera said the president is acting like an ‘entitled frat boy’ since losing the election

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During a Fox news appearance earlier this month, Rivera said Trump was damaging “the fabric of our democracy” by dragging out the election.

  • Fox News star Geraldo Rivera criticised President Donald Trump in a tweet on Saturday for his behavior since losing the election to President-elect Joe Biden.
  • Rivera, a supporter of the president, said Trump “has behaved like an entitled frat boy” since losing a “bitterly contested election.”
  • Rivera also took aim at conservative attorney Sidney Powell, calling her a “pathetic lawyer” who is “working to destroy the legacy of Donald Trump.”
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Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera lashed out at President Donald Trump for his behavior since losing the election to President-elect Joe Biden.

In a tweet Saturday night, Rivera said he supported Trump for four years while the president was “assailed by leftist creeps who conjured the Russia Hoax to wreck his presidency.”

“Sadly he lost a bitterly contested election,” he said. “However since he has behaved like an entitled frat boy.”

Rivera has been a vocal supporter of the president. However, he has acknowledged since November that Trump lost the election, even as the president refuses to concede and continues to challenge the results.

On November 12, Rivera praised Trump for his time in office, but also said the time was coming soon for the president to “say goodbye with grace and dignity.”

 

Trump and some of his allies have continued to deny the results of the election, even after the Electoral College vote confirmed Biden’s win. Instead they have launched a string of lawsuits, the vast majority of which have been dismissed.

During a Fox news appearance earlier this month, Rivera said Trump was damaging “the fabric of our democracy” by dragging out the election.

Rivera also took aim at conservative attorney and Trump advocate Sidney Powell in a separate tweet Saturday night.

In response to a tweet that said Powell will “burn the deep state down” with evidence, Rivera called her “pathetic.”

“Sidney Powell is a pathetic lawyer who among others is working to destroy the legacy of Donald Trump,” he said.

Powell has spread unsubstantiated claims about the election, including some about widespread voter fraud and voting machines “flipping” votes from Trump to Biden.

None of her legal challenges have held up in court, with judges dismissing her cases for a lack of evidence or standing.

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