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Geraldo Rivera on Lou Dobbs Going to FNC Rumor

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera was speaking about the defamatory tone of the immigration debate in the United States and brought up the rumor involving CNN’s Lou Dobbs moving to FNC.

RIVERA: Lou Dobbs, a man who was an accomplished journalist, and who left to go and start his own venture in the digital media, having to do with space, I believe, and then came back to CNN, and nobody was watching his program. He discovered that one of the way to get people to watch was to make of the image of a young Latino trying to get into this country a profoundly negative icon. Lou Dobbs is almost single-handedly responsible for creating, for being the architect of the young-Latino-as-scapegoat for everything that ails this country.

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No more of these lies, no more of this slander, no more of this stereotyping. I can tell you proudly, when this man [Dobbs] was widely rumored to be coming to my network, I called my boss couple of weeks ago, and he said it’s absolutely untrue. Lou Dobbs is not coming to Fox News. He belongs at CNN if they can justify his presence there that’s their problem.

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Geraldo Rivera & Bill O’Reilly Discuss Approving Vigilantism

Bill O’Reilly, one would hope, may have learned something about not projecting the idea of vigilante justice, but Geraldo Rivera may want to think about not following in O’Reilly’s footsteps. While discussing the extremely questionable one year sentence handed down to child rapist, David Earls, Rivera gets extremely close, if not over the line, to suggesting that it’s okay for someone to leave Earls to be “found sometime on a country road.”

O’REILLY: If Earls ever walks out of jail and gets killed, who are they going to blame?

RIVERA: … I can only tell you ladies and gentlemen, that I will not weep if something happens to David Earls. I do not encourage vigilantism. I think it is something that puts your own life at risk. I do not advise it, I do not counsel it. I will not, however, weep if David Earls is found sometime on a country road.

O’REILLY: We obviously don’t want anyone to do anything. That would be as morally wrong as what Earls did—to take Earls’ life. You can’t do that.

RIVERA: I don’t agree quite with your moral reasoning. You’re more moral than I am.

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