Fox's Rivera calls "9-11 truth" protesters "a group
of misfits." Says they are into "Gay Sex."
Fox News employee Geraldo Rivera,
miffed at a loud protest outside Fox News HQs promoting "9-11 Truth,"
demonstrators "a group of
NEW YORK, Sunday, September 9, 2007 (Philippine Time)--A demonstration
outside the Fox News headquarters on Avenue of the Americas in
Manhattan was able to upstage the renowned broadcaster Geraldo Rivera
as he desparately tried to keep his composure while broacasting his
program from outside Fox News headquarters. Rivera not only had to
outshout the protesters, but also had to share the camera with them.
Rivera was obviously miffed, and finally lost his cool. Just
after covering the latest sex scandal involving a United States
senator, he said: "I think these demonstrators are all into restroom
demonstration was in itself a news event, the cameras every so often
panned directly on the banner- and plackard-carrying crowd. One
demonstrator's sign, which referred directly to the investigation of
the World Trade Center disaster of six years ago, read "9-11 Truth
Now." Some signs were obviously critical of "neocons," the strain of
Republicans and their fellow travelers who run the White House and
craft U.S. foreign policy.
Fox camera pans to protesters outside
Fox News Headquarters, revealing police action.
The protest was unabated for perhaps more than 30 minutes, the shouts
of the protesters almost overwhelming the interviews and taxing
Rivera's patience and concentration. Rivera referred to the protesters
as the "group of misfits behind me."
later noted that protesters in New York City had to get a permit to
hold a demonstration, and added that if violence broke out, that he and
others of the Fox staff were prepared to deal with it.
Fox News camera panned to the street, where it became apparent that
police action of some kind was being used to disperse the
demonstration. Finally, the loud voices of protest faded. It was not
immediately apparent what the role of the police was in quelling the
demonstration, or if any arrests were made.
meantime, online versions of both the New
York Post and the New York
Daily News reported that Alex Jones, the radio commentator and
documentary film maker, was arrested for using a bull horn at the
demonstration. City law requires a permit to operate a bull horn,
although cases winding through the courts may challenge the
constitutionality of the law. The Post
headline referred to Jones as a "nut," while the Daily News
characterized his theories as far fetched. They gave no reasons,
however, for the characterizations, indicating that they were being
used as arguments to attack Jones's views.
Jones hosts a daily syndicated radio program that lighlights subterfuge
of the U.S. government in crafting its policies. He has released
several documentaries, among them "Terror Storm," that document his
claims that the U.S. government plans to declare martial law to enslave
the American people. (see his website at www.infowars.com)
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