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Geraldo Rivera was not restrained when he was questioned about the media coverage of the caravan of gypsies gassed with tear gas at the US-Mexico border on Sunday.
When Rivera appeared on The five on the Fox News channel, Jesse Watters criticized the media for posting photos of women and children fleeing tear gas fired by border officials. He stated that the blanket did not show any men attacking said agents. Watters asked Rivera to intervene. It was at this point that Rivera responded to his criticism and embarked on a monologue while listening to Watters interruptions. He said:
I refuse to treat this issue as a media issue, because it's far too important, with all due respect, Jesse. It's something that goes very fast. It goes to my soul. By fulfilling my designated pinata role in Fox News, I am ashamed. This tear gas muffled me. We treat these people, these economic refugees as if they were zombies of The Walking Dead. I think we arrested 42 people, including eight women. With children. We must treat this problem with humanity and compassion. They are not "invaders!" Stop using these military analogies. It's absolutely painful to watch. We are a nation of immigrants. They are desperate people, they walked 2000 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 vacancies we have in the agricultural sector. They want to do the dishes in the restaurants, they want to deliver the pizzas. For the love of God, we suspend our humanity in the face of this problem and I fear that it is because they look different from us.
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