Baltimore Protester Hands Geraldo His Ass In Glorious Video
Had enough with biased news coverage of the Baltimore #FreddieGray protests? So have a lot of folks from Baltimore. Especially when it comes to Geraldo Rivera and Fox News.
Media Matters reports Geraldo showed up in West Baltimore with his Fox News Crew Monday evening. Perhaps he just wanted to get on camera to file a quick report with the obligatory angry black people, flames and rubble in the background. But neighbors and protesters were having none of that.
One young man got in Geraldo’s face and wound up totally handing Geraldo and Fox News their asses on a platter. Luckily, someone caught this epic confrontation on video and an activist named Benjamin Hancock posted it on Facebook and on YouTube.
The camera switches on as Geraldo tries to walk away. “No, no! Don’t walk away once we start talking,” the young man demands as he follows Geraldo. The Fox “personality” weaves in and out, but the protester stays on his tail. He repeatedly demands accountability for Fox’s deliberate attempts to make Baltimore’s black community look bad — as though they have no right to feel angry about the kind of racism and police brutality that killed Freddie Gray — and to be “fair and balanced” for once.
“You want to report that we’re thugs and we’re breaking shit down. You got these two black dudes protecting you (talking about Geraldo’s bodyguards) from all these black folks. We’re the ones that need protection! Report for us! You’re working for Fox News. Adam Jackson just went on Sean Hannity….
Geraldo could barely keep his sleek, toothy grin intact as he walked away and the protester kept hammering him:
Why are you running away? Talk to me. Just talk to me. Listen, a black man can raise his voice and you don’t have to be intimidated.
This exchange says a lot about why President Barack Obama put up with crap from the GOP for so long without getting his back up. Apparently, if you’re black and you get angry and say something to a white person, they’ll totally freak out.
The protester rightly demands that Geraldo and Fox either do some real reporting or get the H3ll out of Baltimore.
“Because I want you and Fox News to get out of Baltimore City. Because you are not here reporting about the boarded up homes and the homeless people on the MLK. You’re not reporting about the poverty levels up and down North Avenue. Two years ago, when the 300 man march and we marched (street names), you weren’t here.”
Because basically, Geraldo and Fox News haven’t come to discover and present the facts, they’ve just come here to show inflammatory footage from Baltimore that scares the crap out of the old white people in their audience.
“You’re here for the black riots! You’re not here for the death of Freddie Gray.”
As others in the crowd shouted their support, the protester demanded that Geraldo and Fox either report the “real story” or get out of Baltimore.
“I want the white media out of Baltimore City until you are here to report the real story.”
Watch Geraldo squirm.
Geraldo’s aggressive and has got a mouth on him, but he was no match for this guy. Watch:
Featured photo: Benjamin Hancock/Video screen grab.