For the life of me I have never been able to figure out why it is that Fox News continues to keep Jerry Rivers, aka Geraldo Rivera, on the payroll. Jerry ranks right up there with both former and current FNC leftwng nutjobs, Bob Beckel and Juan Williams, regarding the incessant leftist drivel that he typically spews, and the rather intense dislike for the opinions of those who dare to disagree with him. Rivers’ input into nearly any conversation long ago surpassed being relevant. And yet he’s constantly being presented as someone who is knowledgeable, when in fact he’s little more than the equivalent of some weird carnival barker.
And it was as such that the 72 year old Rivers recently argued with O’Reilly that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s “New York values” line had “stinking anti-Semitic implications.” Rivers said Cruz is “going to get routed in New York, and deservedly so. Aside from the stinking anti-Semitic implications that I see in that whole New York values money and media coded message that he put out there pandering to those Iowa voters, here me out, he also voted against Hurricane Sandy relief. He also voted against compensation for the 9/11 victims. This is a man who’s interests are absolutely antithetical to New York.”
Rivers went on to say, “He could have very easily said not ‘New York values.’ He could have said ‘Democratic,’ ‘liberal,’ ‘free spending,’ ‘wealthy.’ There’s a million ways he could have said it.” He went on to say, “He chose that very cunningly, and now he’s going to pay the price.” He further argued that Cruz is “facing the reality of a country that is much more diverse than he is comfortable with.” Rivers continued that there are “lots of Catholics in New York State.” Look the bottom line here is that he just doesn’t like Cruz and any objectivity cast aside as he came a little unhinged at the prospect of Cruz winning the GOP nomination.
Look, for anyone who has, over the years, paid even the slightest amount of attention to old Jerry Rivers, what DOESN'T have at least some sort of anti-Semitic, anti-Hispanic, anti-Black or anti-SOMETHING implications? Especially whenever it is some conservative or a Republican who can be accused of saying it. And note to Jews, Blacks and Muslims: Stop your constant whining, the Nazis are long gone, slavery ended over 150 years ago, and if you are a danger to mankind you belong quarantined in a faraway desert. It’s just that simple. New York Values = San Francisco Values = Chicago Values = Libertines = Drug Addicts = Commies.
Let’s face it, if Jerry was truly interested in fighting Anti-Semitism he would call out Bernie regarding his disgusting lies where he said, "Anybody help me out here, because I don't remember the figures, but my recollection is over 10,000 innocent people were killed in Gaza. Does that sound right?" And then said, "I don't have it in my number ... but I think it's over 10,000. My understanding is that a whole lot of apartment houses were leveled," he went on. "Hospitals, I think, were bombed. So yeah, I do believe and I don't think I'm alone in believing that Israel's force was more indiscriminate than it should have been."
And he would also chastise Hitlery regarding her questionable association with Max Blumenthal, who was revealed by Hitlery’s forced email dump as being one of the great Israel haters of all time. Max, the son of longtime Hitlery aide Sidney Blumenthal, is quite simply one of the most biased, anti-Semitic, terrorist-defending, Israel-has-no-right-to-exist haters out there. Max, who spends most of his professional life being ignored because of his extreme, hate-filled drivel, recently became the focus of scrutiny when it was revealed that his father promoted Max’s anti-Semitic writings to Hitlery when she was Secretary of State. More explosive are Hitlery’s emails praising Max’s work.
And Cruz is absolutely right about New York City values. Trump has always been a Democrat and he will always be a Democrat. Talk is cheap and Trump has done precious little to prove that he isn’t a Democrat. His real enemies should be Hitlery and Bernie yet Trump spends all his time attacking Republicans. ‘Slick Willie’ has been more critical of Berry's presidency than has Trump! You're fooling yourself if you believe Trump will stop illegal immigration, build a wall, or reduce the size of government. Trump has always been and continues to be a full-fledged card carrying member of the establishment that's destroying our country.
And it’s these days that if Jerry ever happens to make an appearance on something that I might happen to be watching, which is rare these days as I watch much less Fox News than I used to, I simply hit the mute button or change the channel. Because it’s always the same with him, nothing ever changes. While he may think there are folks interested in his bizarre point of view, the truth is nobody really cares. And don’t you kinda have to ask yourself what sort of values one must possess to text a picture of yourself in nothing but a towel or to sit down and write a book about your supposed sexual exploits, either real or imagined? I would argue it would be New York City values.