Tucker Carlson Says Al Sharpton And Jesse Jackson Are “Hustlers And Pimps Who Make A Living Off Inflaming Racial Tensions” During Interview with Geraldo Rivera (VIDEO)
During an interview this morning on Fox & Friends – Weekend, Geraldo Rivera said that this is how politics tainted the legal process, raised expectations in the minority community and now has added to the racial divide when the verdict came back not guilty. Defense attorney Mark O’Mara said that if George Zimmerman was black, he never would have been charged with a crime. Rivera went on to say that not all tragedies are crimes. The original prosecutors, the original police chief and officers did not believe a crime was committed. Rivera said that this was race politics, the president gave the signal and then Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton stirred things up.
Classic pic as Tucker gives Alisyn the are you friggin kidding me look as Rivera says he holds Sharpton & Jackson in high esteem. Might be worthy of a caption contest.
However, the classic bit of Geraldo’s ramblings was when he said that he held in high regard Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. The look on Tucker Carlon and Alisyn Camerota’s face was priceless. That’s when Tucker Carlson said that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were “Hustlers and Pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions”
“I don’t know how I feel about George Zimmerman,” Carlson said (watch video here). “But I am positive that people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not deserve to be called civil rights leaders. They are not. They are hustlers and pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions. They know nothing about this. They’re not residents of Florida. They don’t represent anybody, they’re not elected to anything, they don’t have constituencies. The only reason they’re allowed to do this is because we in the press enable them by calling them civil rights leaders. Why do we do that?”
Geraldo did not want to get into that debate, but conceded and made a powerful and honest comment … “you had 11 black kids killed last weekend in Chicago and 40 odd wounded. Where was the Reverend Sharpton? Where was the Reverend Jackson. That is the real civil rights crisis in urban American today. It is the gun violence run ramped. Black on black crime … What happens here is they went back to the old stereo-type black kid killed by cop, there is where the outrage is. And it is almost irresponsible …”
Actually, it is completely irresponsible.
Geraldo Rivera a Republican?
Fox News host Geraldo Rivera says that he is contemplating running for US Senate in New Jersey in 2014. Rivera would either be running against incumbent 89 year old Sen. Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker. However, Geraldo is no shoe in to be the GOP candidate for US Senate as there will be other challenges from GOP candidates like include state Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Nothing has been finalized yet. If Geraldo does run for Senate he will have to give up his day job at Fox News.
Geraldo Rivera, the host of a Fox News show, said Thursday that he is “seriously contemplating running” for the U.S. Senate in his home state of New Jersey.
Rivera would be running for the seat that Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who is 89 and a Democrat, now occupies. Lautenberg is up for reelection in 2014 and has not confirmed whether he will run again.
Rivera said he would run as a Republican.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, has made it known that he is considering running for the seat.
“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife … but I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.”