Geraldo Rivera Absolutely Loses It on Fox’s The Five: We Treat Migrants as if They’re ‘Zombies From The Walking Dead!’


Geraldo Rivera is no one’s “designated pinata.”

That much he made clear during a fiery opening segment of The Five on Monday. The topic: the migrant caravan. Jesse Watters set Geraldo up by asking whether the mainstream media has been honest in its coverage.

But Geraldo would not allow himself to be a party to the show’s usual media bashing.

“I refuse to deal with this as a media issue,” Rivera said. “Because it’s far too important, with all due respect Jesse.”

And then, Rivera absolutely unleashed:

This goes to my soul. Fulfilling my role as the designated piñata on Fox News, I wanna say I am ashamed. This teargas choked me. We treat these people — these economic refugees — as if they’re zombies from The Walking Dead. We arrested 42 people, eight of them were women with children! We have to deal with this problem humanely and with compassion! These are not invaders. Stop using these military analogies. This is absolutely painful to watch!

We are a nation of immigrants. These are desperate people. They walked 2,000 miles. Why?! Because they want to rape your daughter or steal your lunch?! No. Because they want a job! They want to fill the millions of unfilled jobs we have in the agricultural sector. They want to wash dishes in the restaurants. They wanna deliver the pizzas. For goodness sake! Can’t we suspend our humanity when it comes to this issue? And I fear that it is because they look different than the mainstream.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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