** The MSM attacks Geraldo twice for helping elderly women in New Orleans! **
VIDEO OF GERALDO RIVERA ON THE O’REILLY FACTOR HERE
Geraldo was attacked this week by the New York Times (a story later reproduced and repeated) in what now appears to be a blatant lie. Bill O’Reilly invited him on “The Factor” this week to set the record straight.
Here is what was printed in the New York Times about Geraldo:
Some reporters helped stranded victims because no police officers or rescue workers were around. (Fox’s Geraldo Rivera did his rivals one better: yesterday, he nudged an Air Force rescue worker out of the way so his camera crew could tape him as he helped lift an older woman in a wheelchair to safety.)
NYT reporter Alessandra Stanley said that in one of Geraldo’s rescues (a woman in a wheel chair as noted in the comments below- thanks Bert!), Geraldo nudged an Air Force rescue worker out of the way so his camera crew could tape him… She lied (as you can see for yourself in the video above)… He may sue.
O’REILLY: Yesterday Times columnist Alessandra Stanley (search), a committed liberal, wrote, “Fox’s Geraldo Rivera (search) did his rivals one better he nudged an Air Force rescue worker out of the way so his camera crew could tape him as he helped lift an older woman in a wheelchair to safety.”
One problem. It never happened. With us now is Geraldo Rivera…
…O’REILLY: You’re a passionate guy. Some people like it, some people don’t. That’s OK.
RIVERA: I am what I am.
O’REILLY: Right. But don’t lie about us at the New York Times. And don’t attack us personally. And every time you do, Geraldo and I are going to come to your house. And you don’t want that.
No they don’t!
(You can read the rest of this September 6th interview at the link above.)
Now, get this!… Geraldo went on “The O’Reilly Factor” to clear his name for the elderly woman in the wheelchair story and now he is being attacked for another old lady rescue! This time it was printed in Salon .
And, Howard Kurtz says this is not true either. (From the video above you see Geraldo and the elderly woman and her dog from the picture inside a building somewhere after the rescue.)
One blogger had the decency and good sense to clear up the one rumor.
Poor Geraldo! The MSM appears to be “tag-teaming” on him! I am glad to see he was able to set the record straight. You can tell from the video that he is not too happy about the story (stories). He also said he had contacted his attorney. Yikes!
And this recent report here says Geraldo may sue the New York Times! (No word on Salon, yet.)
Looks like this NYT story is not over yet. Word to the MSM, don’t mess with Geraldo when he’s helping old ladies!
Update: (8:00 PM Eastern) The New York Times is now asking O’Reilly to apologize to them! The Factor will cover the story tonight. 8:00 PM Eastern.
Update 2: (8:45 PM) Geraldo was back on The O’Reilly Factor tonight and said “If Alessandra was an Alexander I’d challenge the ‘punk’!” Also, Geraldo’s agent called the NYT editors and was told they were not aware of the story(?) And,… the NYT says that Geraldo should apologize to them even though the video they showed again (it is also in the video clip ablove) clearly shows that Alessandra Stanley is not telling the truth. Geraldo says that now he has grounds to sue since he did not get an apology.
The Philadelphia Daily News sides with Geraldo today in the spat.
Update 3: (September 27) The NYT attempts an apology today as Michelle Malkin reports.