Geraldo Rivera and Fox News Come Down to ‘Occupy Wall Street’ [Video]

geraldo Geraldo Rivera and Fox News Come Down to Occupy Wall Street [Video]

Denis Farina or Geraldo Rivera at Occupy Wall Street?

Blow the trumpets and bang in your drum circle: the MSM have finally arrived in the form of Geraldo Rivera, who came down to Zuccotti Park Sunday morning to cover the protests for Fox News. Fox News! You can’t get any more mainstream then that.

The Fox anchor was immediately mobbed by Occupy Wall Street supporters who had just moments earlier been putting together a breakfast spread of bean sprout and cheese sandwiches (something that the news crews made sure to capture for B-roll). Mr. Rivera, looking not just a little like Dennis Farina, was more than happy to pose for photo opps (though he asked us to be in the picture with him…does that make us complicit with Fox?) and interviewed one protester about his cause before cutting him off mid-sentence.

But if Mr. Rivera was there to cover the story of Occupy Wall Street (which he admits he was two weeks late to), he was also there to be the story. A young man from Vice Magazine asked Mr. Rivera about the legality of what the NYPD did on the bridge. This was his response:

As he wandered to his next subject, someone shouted at the mustachioed anchor, “Get a job!”

While we can’t know for sure how a media outlet like Fox News will spin the Occupy Wall Street protests on air, we’re going to take a wild guess and say that the days of the “media blackout” will be a quaintly nostalgic memory in comparison.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    How will Fox report it?

    1) They’re smelly, jobless hippies without a purpose.
    2) They’re white and middle class, therefore they are illegitimate in their protests for equality.
    3) They’re a bunch of libruls and commies and they’re protesting the lack of welfare they get.
    4) They’re America haters that are actually protesting against the $40k/year job people and not the corp CEOs and economy riggers.
    5) They’re the anti-tea party.

    The one thing I’m sure they won’t report is that there seems to be a consensus on:

    - Reinstate Glass-Steagall.
    - End Citizens United.
    - Reform campaign finance laws to eradicate or severely restrain corporate funding (so that our representatives will represent the electorate rather than the highest bidder)

    1. Moparbrownstoner says:

      Strongly agree with your points, especially Glass-Steagel and BOTH parties bought off by the elite. Ordinary people of all political persuasions who were not part of the 1 percent opposed the bailouts, the 1 percent from both parties supported it. (You could tell from social media comments, polls, etc.)

      We need strong bank regulation so we don’t lurch from bubble to bubble, an immediate end to job cuts, we need to raise taxes on the 1 percent, no cuts to social security — I paid in a lot, and I want my money back — free government or low-cost Kaiser Permanente-style health insurance for all including the unemployed duh, free education, and while we’re at it, how about a really ambitious green rebuilding of the U.S. infrastructure to put people back to work and drastically reduce emissions?

       

    2. Anonymous says:

      Don’t forget O’ Reily’s  “their pinheads”.  I doubt he will resist the urge to put in his two cents/

    3. Lsmerky42 says:

      I,m watching  Heraldo he kis nothing more than a stugge. When he can,t censor what they are saying, he goes to commercial. The only reason FOX is covering ang of this is because it’s just to big.  I don’t see anything about occupying THE FED, who caused all off this.

  2. Jungle Ace says:

    **OCCUPY WALL ST AND THE ENTIRE WORLD UNITE AGIANST GLOBAL ENSLAVEMNT BY FICITIONAL DEBT**

    1. Lsmerky42 says:

      Amen! They actually planned to put us into FEMA re-indoctrination camps, which FOX refuses to report on. Then they have their POLICE STATE, and make us all slaves. I don’t think they expected to get exposed so quickly. We can have a peacefull revolt, and maybe throw them all in jail, where they belong. We must gey rid of the FED, before they destroy us.

  3.  These ,questionable comments are typical of USA right.Besides, America has never been big enough to allow so called “free speech”.I am waiting again for the clubs weilded by hate filled faces of the police Gestapo.Except,this time for the most part, these young people are White.I hope… you young folks be careful and stay tough.You are SO correct and saying what needs to be said. 

  4. Gchapman says:

    Occupy Wall Street is clearly an organized Socialist movement.  This is undeniable based on the list of stated supporters as well as funding sources.  Can any of these people name an example where socialism has worked, either currently or historically.  If I were able, I would gladly pay for any of these people who would be willing to go work in a truly socialist country for two years and then get their opinion on the wisdom of the current movement.