After Brookfield announced this morning it will postpone the evacuation (or, as the protestors said, “eviction”) of Zuccotti Park for cleaning , Fox & Friends spoke with Geraldo Rivera, Liberty Plaza reporter and Geraldo at Large host. Mr. Rivera expressed some sympathy for the protestors, explaining, “There is a tremendous frustration and fear for the first time.” But, he added, “they are flailing around for someone to blame.”
Mr. Rivera admitted that the protestors are “sincere,” to the complete shock of Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade, but said Brookfield is nonetheless correct in postponing the clean-up because the freezing rain could drive protesters away sooner. He compared those at the protest to the people waiting in line for the new iPhone at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store–or, as he puts it, “basically young people in their mid-twenties on their parents’ payroll.”
Mr. Rivera said he’d return to cover the protest for his show on Sunday and that Occupy Wall Street “lied” when they said he was driven out of Zuccotti Park. Apparently his show was done filming.