Well I’m quite sure that President Trump was very much relieved to hear that old Jerry Rivers, aka Geraldo Rivera, has now finally withdrawn his opposition to the building of a wall along our southern border. It was Wednesday during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” that Rivers made the announcement that he was officially withdrawing his opposition to a border wall. Rivers, who has had more than a few heated dust-ups on O’Reilly’s show during the past decade, or so, especially on the issue of immigration, acknowledged that elections have consequences, therefore he doesn’t oppose the wall, despite thinking it would be a waste of money. Rivers said, “I’m going to shock you. I am withdrawing my opposition to the wall.” And then proceeded to say, “No, listen, elections have consequences. This was his signature issue, and if the people want the wall, which I think is a waste of money.”
“Geraldo is down with the wall now,” O’Reilly replied. “And you know, I think you should have a piece full wall … sponsored by Geraldo. You could have your picture there.” And it was in making it clear that he is far from an enthusiastic supporter of the wall, Jerry was quick to throw in his little disclaimer saying, “You’re going to have a $25-billion wall and a $25 ladder and the ladder will triumph.” Any time I happen to be watching Fox News, which is nowhere near as often as it used to be, and someone sees fit to trot out Rivers for his take on whatever issue it is that’s being discussed, I either hit the ‘mute button’ until he’s through talking, or the ‘last channel’ button and wait five minutes before hitting it again. And it’s not so much that I disagree with him, which I typically do, it’s just that he’s such an egomaniac and blowhard. He rarely if ever makes any sense, and does little more than to spew the talking points of his leftist buddies.
These days the only shows I find worth watching on Fox are Hannity, although his ego does get in the way at times, and Tucker Carlson’s new show. Nothing else is really worth my time. These days I’m not sure who it is that I find the most annoying on the network: Old Jerry Rivers, Juan Williams or, the newly returned, Bob Beckel. And since I can’t determine who bothers me the most, I don’t watch any of them. And can anyone ever remember when Jerry was ever taken seriously? And yet he’s a constant ‘contributor’ on Fox. Whenever I see him the first words that come to mind are smarmy, sanctimonious, extremely creepy, hopelessly dumb, and unwatchable. But enough about his good qualities. No one cares about Jerry and the truth is he was against Trump from the start. Therefore his position on any issue, be it the wall, immigration in general, abortion or anything else, should matter very little to any reasonably intelligent person.