Geraldo Rivera loses his mind as Dan Bongino defends police: “You son of a b-! You’re nothing but a punk!”


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NEW YORK NY- For those who watch Fox News, typically a more conservative-leaning network at least during the “opinion” portion of the schedule from 7pm-12am, they go there to escape the far-left propaganda that pollutes the “big three” networks—ABC, CBS, and NBC—and cable channels such as CNN and MSNBC.

Unlike those networks, who tend to find “Republicans” such as Ana Navarro and Michael Steele to offer “opposing” viewpoints, Fox actually brings on some pretty far-left people as contributors.

Conservatives have to tolerate left-wing hacks such as the insufferable Donna Brazile, Lesley Marshall, clueless Juan Williams and pompous blowhard Geraldo Rivera.

In case you’ve missed “Great Moments in the Career of Geraldo Rivera,” here’s an oldie but goodie:


On Wednesday night, in a “must see TV” episode, host Sean Hannity hosted another round of Geraldo vs. conservative firebrand Dan Bongino. According to The Sun, the two got involved in a shouting match for the ages.



The two were discussing the shooting in Minnesota of Duante Wright. Rivera, whose so-called “expertise” in law enforcement and police work was apparently “reporting” on it suggested that police officers should wear their tasers to their “strong” side and their firearm to their weak side.

His “logic” is apparently that police would go for their taser before they went for their firearm. The abject stupidity of that idea really doesn’t merit a response, but Bongino wasn’t going to let it go.

“I don’t even know how to respond to that. Give me a second to digest the stupidity of that,” Bongino said.

Bongino explained that by putting the officers’ duty sidearm on the opposite side of their strong hand, it would have to be carried in a “crossdraw” position, which he explained would provide easy access for a criminal if an officer was somehow taken to the ground. In fact, Bongino said it would be easier for the bad guy to get the firearm than it would for the cop.

Rivera got his porn-stache in a bunch when Bongino called him stupid, with Rivera claiming that Bongino “prefers name-calling” over facts.

Bongino provided Rivera with facts from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on officer-involved shootings of black men, and backed that up by saying that systemic racism simply did not exist among police officers.

The diatribe between the two devolved into an insult-fest, with Rivera mocking Bongino’s expertise in law enforcement, comparing his four years as an officer to 10 minutes. He did not mention however that Bongino had also served with the Secret Service.

Rivera also mocked Bongino’s failed attempts at running for political office, claiming he had been running for 20 years and poking fun at Bongino’s lack of success in running for office.

That was enough for Bongino, who laced back at Rivera, advising him to take a Valium, a muscle relaxer and then reminding viewers that Rivera is 77 years old.

Rivera, who continuously takes the side of criminals became incensed when Bongino accused him of wanting the country to burn.

“I want to see the country burn?! You son of a bitch! I want to see the country burn, you punk?! You’re nothing but a punk!” as Hannity tried to smooth the situation over.

The war of words came as the Minneapolis area endured yet another night of violence fueled by Black Lives Matter and Antifa insurrectionists. They are using the death of Wright as fuel to justify looting, burning, and creating general mayhem.

Wright was of course killed by a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer this past week after being stopped by police.

It was determined there was an active arrest warrant for Wright resulting from failure to appear for a court date related to an arrest for possession of an unregistered firearm. He and an accomplice had allegedly robbed a woman of $820.

As officers were about to place Wright under arrest, he broke free and entered his car, where a struggle with police continued.

As police bodycam footage showed, Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter told Wright she was going to tase him, and as he continued to struggle, she yelled, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” at which point she fired what she thought was her taser at Wright.

Unfortunately, Potter pulled her firearm instead of her taser, fired one shot and struck Wright. He drove a few blocks where he crashed the car. He succumbed to his wounds.

Potter resigned her position as a police officer on Tuesday. On Wednesday she was charged with second-degree manslaughter and was released on a $100,000 bond.

Meanwhile, looking for any excuse to riot, loot and break stuff, the so-called “peaceful” protests (riots) continue.

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Last year, we reported on former Attorney General William Barr calling out the media bias in reporting of the Portland riots. For a look back on that story, we invite you to:


PORTLAND, OR– Since the violent protests began across the nation over 100 days ago, major media outlets have reported a bias view of what is actually taking place. 

Anyone who actually wants to look, will see the insane violence, vandalism, looting, and attacks taking place on police officers. 

Attorney General William Barr is no longer remaining silent on the issue, and called out the media platforms on Sunday August 9th. 

According to Breitbart, Barr said on Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin” that he has been “appalled” by the blatant violence seen in Portland but lamented that the “partisan” mainstream media are feeding Americans a “lie” when it comes to what they show on their cable stations.

Barr told host Mark Levin:

“They are projecting a narrative,”

He went on to say:

“When the word narrative came into currency, I knew we were in trouble because the word narrative really suggests there is no objective truth.

There is no real story of what happened, it’s just everyone has their own narrative, and you get to then the press can justify presenting a story that doesn’t really correspond to the objective truth, but it’s our narrative. We have a narrative. You have a narrative.”

He continued:

“I’ve been appalled … on this violence because it’s happening right out in the streets,”

Finally he said:

“Anyone with eyes can see what’s happening. They see the violence. They see these groups of agitators and their black outfits, their helmets and their shields, which, incidentally, have the hammer and sickle on them most of the time, are rushing the police, causing violence, throwing rocks, people showing up with the rocks and frozen bottles.

That’s happening. That’s happening in front of people.

You don’t see it on any of the national news. You don’t see it on the networks. You don’t see it on the cable stations. And yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators, so it’s a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media.”

It is refreshing to hear a politician speaking the truth, and openly discuss the “unpopular” facts about what is actually taking place. 

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William Barr has not only spoken up about the reality of the riots, but he also openly supports police officers, again, an “unpopular” thing to do in today’s society.

VIRGINIA – It sure is nice to have an Attorney General who actually loves law enforcement.

United States Attorney General, William Barr, the top cop in the United States, drove past a pro-police rally in Virginia on August 6th.  Instead of just waving and passing by, he decided he needed to stop and personally thank the group for their support.

Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for Barr said that they were driving by when the group was noticed by the Attorney General.  She said that Barr asked his security detail:

“Can we make a quick U-Turn?  I want to jump out and thank those people.” 

Kupec tweeted:

“That time you’re driving in Virginia and the Attorney General spots a group of people in front of a police precinct showing their support for the police.” 

People in the group were standing in front of the local police department holding signs in support of law enforcement.  Some of the signs read “Back the Blue and “They give their lives for you.” 

In the video from Kupec, one of the people in the crowd can be heard saying “we love you.” 

Others are telling him they were supportive of his testimony and thought he did well.

The woman was referring to the latest testimony in which Barr backed up President Trump’s decision on sending in federal police in Portland to defend federal property.  Barr also commented that the riots occurring were an “assault on the government of the United States.” 

Barr stated that the riots and those that participate in them “hijacked legitimate demonstrations against police brutality.”  He further added:

“Every night for the past two months a mob of hundred of rioters have laid siege to the federal courthouse and other nearby federal property.

He said it was nothing short of war.

“The rioters have come equipped for fighting.  Armed with powerful slingshots, tasers, sledgehammers, saws, knives, rifles, and explosive devices.” 

Barr continued:

“Largely absent from these scenes of destruction are even superficial attempts by the rioters to connect their actions to George Floyd’s death or any legitimate call for reform.  Nor could such brazen acts of lawlessness plausibly be justified by a concern that police officers in Minnesota or elsewhere defied the law.” 

Barr specifically touched on racial tensions following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.  He also acknowledged racial discrimination that was rampant in laws and in police agencies throughout the country many years ago. 

Barr stated his belief that regardless of what the laws are that black Americans tend to feel a “deeper, lingering concern that, in encounters with police…they will be treated with greater suspicion than a white person would under the circumstances.” 

His belief is that this feeling of mistrust will erode over time and that the system in and of itself is not racist. 

Barr also pointed out that there is a significant issue concerning members of the black community killing other black people.  He believes this issue is more pressing than any complaint on police brutality issue. 

He points out that the leading cause of death for young black men is homicide, not at the hands of the police, but from their community. 

Barr stated that 90% of the young black men killed each year as at the hands of another black man.  He added in his belief, “Each of those lives matter.” 

Going against popular opinion, Barr has recently pushed for investment into police forces throughout the country instead of the defunding movement pushed by democratic leaders.  Barr participated in an interview with ABC News said:

“But I think we have to think about more investment in the police. 

“Now part of it, as you say, is that the police are being called on to do more and more.  Deal with mental illness, deal with homelessness, deal with drug addiction where they don’t have the training and…the expertise sometimes to deal with it.” 


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