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Geraldo Rivera Blasts MSNBC for Coverage of Zimmerman Case

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Geraldo Rivera, appearing as a guest on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" laid into the hosts of MSNBC programs for their "cheerleading" for a conviction of George Zimmerman who is being charged for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Rivera said, "I believe that they (MSNBC) made an ideological decision that they would be on the side of the victim in this case and that they would argue strenuously for the prosecution of George Zimmerman and the ultimate conviction of George Zimmerman."

, first of all, want to point out that I spent many years in both news organizations -- 15 at ABC, eight at NBC. I think they are honorable people.

But NBC has changed since I was there. It was the creation of MSNBC or rather the decision by MSNBC to choose ideological sides in life generally and most specifically in this criminal action. I believe that they made an ideological decision that they would be on the side of the victim in this case and that they would argue strenuously for the prosecution of George Zimmerman and the ultimate conviction of George Zimmerman. But when you point to Martin Bashir, Chris Matthews, Larry O'Donnell, Al Sharpton my goodness --

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  1. mfee2079Comment by mfee2079
    April 23, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    This is typical of most leftists. Turn the criminal into the victim. That is why you NEVER hear race mentioned if the attacker is black, while if they were white it is the lead word in every story.
    You want the truth about the difference between MOST blacks and whites? Watch Hardcore Pawn on TV, or watch The Maury show.

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    • moparfan54Comment by Dave
      April 23, 2012 @ 9:41 am

      Be careful, the truth is an awful thing to hear, especially in todays climate of hope for a change.

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    • dorisComment by doris
      April 23, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

      You are exactly right – the only ones to play the “race” card are the ones who benefit from it!

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    • backgammon48Comment by backgammon48
      April 24, 2012 @ 11:13 am

      WHY do you WANT this?
      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/18/trial-of-george-zimmerman-could-trigger-another-rodney-king.html

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  2. lomoxComment by lomox
    April 23, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Seems like in today’s world doing what one thinks is “right” is preferable to obeying our laws, which have usually been developed after much consideration.

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  3. Jack ReacherComment by Jack Reacher
    April 23, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    So let me get this straight. Geraldo is trying to sound tough regarding his liberal buddies at MSNBC and NBC? His mincing of words, stammering and stuttering left it clear that Geraldo was simply pointing out the same problems with those commentators as he represents himself in the media. Not much more than a yawn-inducing bit of whining if you ask me.

    This pandering to blacks for whatever reason, (votes, votes and more votes), through political correctness is wrong and must stop before something very serious occurs.

    What about the white woman who was very recently shot and killed by a black women who then kidnapped her baby? Should we “grab a rope”? Continue pushing this racially biased agenda and it certainly could happen.

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  4. fern1939@yahoo.comComment by winterfr
    April 23, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    There are two sides to this story…1. Zimmerman, kept following the guy, when the police was on the way, and after the police told him not to follow…then he continued to follow and got out of his truck and the rest ended up in the guy getting killed…2. Zimmerman and Martin got into a confrontation and Zimmerman killed Martin in self-defense, and according to the Florida law. I say, if Zimmerman had not continued to pursue, or even if he did, but stayed in his truck, Martin would be alive today.

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      April 23, 2012 @ 10:43 am

      You need to check out the latest interpretation of the telephone call to the police and the testimony of those that saw Martin on top of Zimmerman beating him up. You are making the same mistake that MSNBC, Sharpton and others who jumped to conclusions on exactly what happened. When you get the total input, you are going to have a different opinion.

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    • dg41Comment by dg41
      April 23, 2012 @ 11:14 am

      You don’t know that Zimmerman continued to follow Martin. Pay close attention to what Zimmerman says to the dispatcher. Also something happened during the few minutes that Zimmerman made the 911 call and the arrival of police. How did Zimmerman get bashed in the head? You can look at this two ways. If Martin had cooperated, used no violence, and waited until the police arrived, none of this would have happened.

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    • fern1939@yahoo.comComment by winterfr
      April 23, 2012 @ 11:32 am

      To both of you. Zimmerman was told by the dispatcher to not follow…fact. Zimmerman continued to follow, got out of his truck…fact. Nobody made him do that. Yes, I have looked at it both ways. If he had stopped following and/or stayed in his truck, Martin would still be alive. But, #2 he continued to follow, got out of his truck, an altercation ensued, and now Martin is shot dead…end of story. Now the jury will have to decide what he is guilty of.

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      April 23, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

      Again you are wrong. Zimmerman made a comment that Martin ran away from him and that Zimmerman gave up and was headed back to his truck when “jumped” by Martin who was much bigger (6’3″ at 185 lb football player) and thrown to the ground. He broke Zimmerman’s nose and was slamming his head against a concrete edge of sidewalk when Zimmerman shot him.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      April 23, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

      Please quit making up facts, winterfr.

      At the bail hearing the defense lawyer asked the lead investigator a couple of questions. Here is the info.

      Investigator Dale Gilbreath testified that he does not know whether Martin or Zimmerman threw the first punch and that there is no evidence to disprove Zimmerman’s contention he was walking back to his vehicle when confronted by Martin. The affidavit says “Zimmerman confronted Martin and a struggle ensued.”

      So the so called facts you espouse are just your prejudiced opinions. Thanks but no thanks.

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    • fern1939@yahoo.comComment by winterfr
      April 23, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

      He still got out of his truck…that’s a fact. If he stayed in his truck, Martin would still be alive…and that’s also a fact.

      And I am not prejudiced in any way…don’t care if either of them were black, white, yellow or purple, I’m just going with the things that I heard on the tapes, and not what every Tom, Dick and Harry, said on TV.

      And I’m glad that he will have a trial, and a jury to check it all out, and decide whether he is guilty or not.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      April 24, 2012 @ 1:38 am

      Well, at last you finally got 1 fact right winter, congrats. Fact is if Trayvon wasn’t on top of Zimmerman beating him (eye witness) and breaking Zimmerman’s nose he would indeed be alive still.

      By the way I do care what some say on tv such as Investigator Dale Gilbreath who had no proof of cause nor proof Zimmerman wasn’t retreating.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      April 26, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

      winterfr

      “If he stayed in his truck, Martin would still be alive…and that’s also a fact.”

      Do you even know what a FACT is?

      What you said is not a “fact”. How could you possibly know what may have transpired had Z stayed in his truck? How is that a fact?

      HERE are some facts for you:

      If Martin had not gone there in the first place that night, he would still be alive…

      If Martin, after he ran away, had not come back and accosted Z, he would still be alive…

      If Martin had not attacked Z, he would still be alive…

      If Martin was not a thug and had not chosen a life of crime, he MIGHT still be alive today…

      Get your “facts” straight.

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  5. calharComment by calhar
    April 23, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to decieve!Why not leave this alone and let the Lawyers present the evidence in a court of law an let a Jury decide?????????????

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    • MaryComment by Mary
      April 24, 2012 @ 9:20 am

      I can’t help but wonder what is going to happen if or when he is found innocent. I still wonder what would have happened if Treyvon had been a white teenager killed by a black neighborhood watch captain/

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  6. ettersComment by etters
    April 23, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    During the French Revolution threats of mob violence led prosecutors to condemn thousands of individuals on flimsily charges. Essentially, the condemned were from a part of their nation’s society which was out of favor with the violent mob. Could we be facing a similar situation here in the Zimmerman matter – where there have been active threats of mob violence unless Mr. Zimmerman is charged and arrested? Another question is why the very newly appointed prosecutor did not use the customary and promptly available Grand Jury process to screen the case before a jury of the accused’s peers rather than summarily issuing an indictment? Could it be that the Florida political class, including the new prosecutor, intentionally is giving in to the threats of mob violence unless Mr. Zimmerman is charged and arrested – where there are no countervailing threats of violence in favor of Mr. Zimmerman’s rights? That is, could the political class have decided that ensuring Mr. Zimmerman’s rights is not as important a goal as doing whatever is necessary to satiate the mob from carrying out its threats of violence? If that proves to be the case, is this treatment of Mr. Zimmerman an example of a society governed by the equal application of the law to all individuals or an example of the universally criticized French Revolution syndrome where the criminal justice process is used to calm down threats of mob violence?

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  7. wolfer62Comment by wolfer62
    April 23, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    I’m surprised that ABC came forward with the photographs of Zimmerman’s head. Photographers have recently been targets of harassment for taking photos of people. Especially police investigations. Good for them for showing the truth.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      April 26, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

      They came forward not out of an urge to “show the truth”. They came forward because they had no choice.

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  8. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    April 23, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    NBC should be condemned for inciting racial violence with their distortions re: this case. They also keep selecting that picture of an innocent-looking pre-teen Martin, and not his recent picture at 6’3 showing him wearing a hoodie with gold in his front teeth.

    NBC has already declared Zimmerman guilty.

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    • fern1939@yahoo.comComment by winterfr
      April 23, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

      Isn’t it a good thing then, that he will have a trial with a jury of his peers?

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    • MaryComment by Mary
      April 24, 2012 @ 9:24 am

      I’m surprised that Zimmerman’s lawyers didn’t ask for a change of venue. Or did I miss something?

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  9. truthhurtsComment by truthhurts
    April 23, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    All of us hear and see what we want. But, in actuality a young life has been taken by someone who took the law into their own hands. I appreciate the neighborhood watches in my comunity, and will forever support them. Although, in my opinion Mr. Zimmerman did not obey the orders of the dispatcher therefore causing the death of Trayvon Martin. Whether white, black or hispanic this could be your child!

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    • fern1939@yahoo.comComment by winterfr
      April 23, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

      Totally agree with you.

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      April 23, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

      “All of us hear and see what we want”

      Then you go on to tell us what you want to see, as if using the word “actuality” would then make your view the state of being actual or real.

      Or maybe you are saying everyone but you

      Yea, that is it, only you can know the facts because no one else has access to where they were made, in your head

      If the race of the two individuals were reversed it would not be difficult to see the bigotry, prejudice all for the purpose of a lynching

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    • dabsdbComment by dabsdb
      April 24, 2012 @ 8:26 am

      “Whether white, black or hispanic this could be your child!”

      True, but I didn’t react like Trayvons’s parents when my teenage son was accused of assaulting a neighbor. I didn’t assume my son was innocent just because he was my son & happened to be a different race than his victim.

      I did thank God that both were unarmed & the only physical injury was a broken nose.

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    • KAHR50Comment by KAHR50
      April 24, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

      Not likely to be my child.

      I teach them to look, act and be normal mainstream people who do not draw unnecesary negative attention. They do not walk through people’s backyards at night with hoodies covering their faces in a neighborhood that has had many recent burgleries.

      They are also taught how to effectively and legally use guns. Since they are not over 18 yet and cannot carry a concealed weapon, they learn the use of very effective self defense. Along with that knowledge comes a great and grave responsiblity to walk away from a situation with confidence.

      All self defense, whether firearms or otherwise teaches the one basic tenent – avoid conflict. If you cannot, then explode with violence against the atacker without pause.

      Unfortunately pride and ego have become the the new definition of respect – thus confrontations abound. Walk away and live to enjoy your life. Confront with violence and risk the outcome. Travon paid the ultiamte price. Had he just walked away pissed off, he would be alive.

      We will learn the truth – as long as politics are not the issue and as long as race baiting is eliminated. Then the law will be applied correctly.

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  10. JuneComment by June
    April 23, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Unfortunately, Geraldo, himself, tends to lean more than a little “left” at times and he needs to be careful when “pointing fingers”. There was a time when I enjoyed listening to him – -that was before I knew any better!

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    • MaryComment by Mary
      April 24, 2012 @ 9:29 am

      I think Treyvon’s parents may find out that their son wasn’t quite as innocent as they seem to think. When my son was caught drinking while he was driving, I didn’t assume he was innocent because he was my son, and was raised in a Christian home. Don’t get me wrong, I know how to feel for his parents. My son was later killed in a horrible accident.

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  11. SweetOlBobComment by SweetOlBob
    April 24, 2012 @ 1:09 am

    Here in Birmingham, Al, not too long ago, we had a police officer pursue a felon, a 21 year old man, into an apartment of his relatives. The policeman attempted to serve a warrant on him and place him under arrest. The man ran into a bedroom and stuck a 9MM gun out aaround the bedroom door. The oficer shot through the door and killed the felon.

    All you heard from his relatives was; He was SUCH a GOOD BOY ! And “They Shot The Baby”.

    Sound similar to Martin ?

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  12. dabsdbComment by dabsdb
    April 24, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Trayvon would be alive today if he had kept on walking to wherever he was going, instead of going back to “kick ***” on someone who had pissed him off.

    If only that bus driver Trayvon beat up had been armed, the “white” Hispanic named George Zimmermen would still be a volunteer helping to protect his neighbors.

    An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

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    • MaryComment by Mary
      April 24, 2012 @ 9:33 am

      My question is what was he doing walking through a gated community late at night. Our community is gated also, and you can’t get in through the gate without a gate card. So I wonder how he got in?

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    • fern1939@yahoo.comComment by winterfr
      April 25, 2012 @ 12:41 am

      My reply is to Mary…they sometimes have walk-in/out gates. Martin who was visiting his parent in the community, went to the 7-11 to get some munchies and a drink…it was 7 pm not late at night.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      April 26, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

      My understanding was that it was 3AM, not 7PM.

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  13. backgammon48Comment by backgammon48
    April 24, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    This is an amazing story by Frazier. Even more amazing is the fact that all responders were against his ideas. He felt Zimmerman should just go ahead and spend 10 years in jail so the black community does not riot and burn down Stanford, FL.

    WHY do you WANT this?
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/18/trial-of-george-zimmerman-could-trigger-another-rodney-king.html

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      April 24, 2012 @ 11:27 am

      And what Frazier is advocating, let the racist lynch mob have him, or they will terrorize the community.

      Which sounds a lot like negotiating with terrorist, and as we well know only encourages them

      It also proves their complete lack of commitment to law and order and only serves to confirm what any non-black suspects and why they already feel as if their life is in danger just being around them.

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  14. believeitComment by believeit
    April 25, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    Geraldo is right in this case but for god’s sake Bill shut your face long enogh for him to finish his story !

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  15. jen68Comment by jen68
    April 29, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    The whole Martin case is just a political ploy to get started on gun control. This is Obama’s main agenda and what better way than to throw in the racist card.

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