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'The Influence of the Far Right Is Eroding'

J$P Audio! Geraldo takes shots at Huckabee, Malkin, Ingraham, Rush, and more:

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From Brian & the Judge, February 1 2008

Bill Corcoran
Geraldo has always been a liberal. When he joined Fox News, Geraldo tried to make it sound like he was a Conservative but you could see he was not comfortable in his new role as a Conservative pundit. 
If the Dems end up in the WH, I think you are going to be seeing Geraldo take a hike from Fox News and will probably join MSNBC or maybe even CNN. 
I wonder if Geraldo, or anyone at Fox News for that matter, knows there was a twin suicide bombing at a pet market in Baghdad today killing over 70 and injuring over 230?
Geraldo and Fox News have invested a lot of air time into trying to sell the American public on the idea the "surge" in Baghdad has been a roaring success, but the bombings and carnage in Baghdad today suggests they might have been premature in their praise for the "surge."
I cover the twin suicide bombings in depth on my blog which you can link to by clicking on my homepage in my name.
February 1, 2008, 5:00:59 PM EST – Like – Reply

Bill: Your post may sound intelligent but it is apparent you lack institutional knowledge or perspective.
Geraldo formerly worked for MSNBC/NBC and left because they wouldn't let him go to Afghanistan. Presently Rivera is under a $3 million annual contract with Fox and has always been close to Roger Ailes.
In other words, Geraldo Rivera ain't going anywhere.
February 1, 2008, 8:13:16 PM EST – Like – Reply

Your not making my vote any easier Geraldo this tue. I want to vote for John McCain, but when I see Geraldo/NYT say alot of good things about McCain it dose give me pause.
February 2, 2008, 12:39:03 AM EST – Like – Reply

Bill Corcoran
$3 mil is chicken feed in the news business. Geraldo wouldn't let $3 mil stop him from leaving.
February 3, 2008, 5:10:39 AM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Geraldo is lucky to have been offered $3M. Good luck to him getting that from anywhere else- he's washed up. O'Reilly should have kept Michelle in the Geraldo/Malkin dustup.
February 3, 2008, 10:53:04 AM EST – Like – Reply

Bill Corcoran
So Fox Fan tell me something. Did your beloved FOX NEWS conver on TV, not just on their web site, how the insurgents are now using mentally ill young girls as suicide bombers? Over 100 people were KILLED and nearly 300 INJURED when two young Iraqi girls with explosives strapped to them walked into a pet market in Baghdad and the explosives were detonated by remote controle. 
I cover this story extensively on my blog because it is NEWS even though the mopes at Fox News don't think it is news and would rather talk about Britney Spears or Drew Peterson. 
And please don't tell me that Fox covered it when all they did was post an AP story on their web site. That is NOT covering this horrible carnage in Baghdad, the city that is supposed to be so quiet since the "surge" was implemented. Sure.
Tell that to over 100 dead Iraqis and another nearly 300 in Baghdad hospitals.
Geraldo may be a lot of things, but at least he isn't afraid to go into a war zone and not hide in the Green Zone like O'Reilly and Hannity did when they went to Iraq.
February 3, 2008, 1:35:36 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Geraldo is a field reporter. O'Reilly and Hannity are desk anchors. Another straw man bites the dust.
Although the only Fox News I've watched this weekend has been O'Reilly Friday and Fox News Watch Saturday, I'd have to assume that they covered the terrorists remotely detonating bombs they strapped to Down syndrome women. First, it's a huge story in world news. Second, don't you think it reinforces the position you would accuse Fox of taking- terrorists bad, us liberators?
February 3, 2008, 1:45:25 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
> Did your beloved FOX NEWS conver on TV, not just on their web site, how the insurgents are now using mentally ill young girls as suicide bombers?
There was a report about it on Fox just today, and I recall one from yesterday as well. So the answer to your question is: yes.
February 3, 2008, 2:25:16 PM EST – Like – Reply

On The Mark
I want to address the broader issue of the waning influence of the extreme right in the Republican party. I actually find myself, surprisingly, agreeing with Geraldo. I do think the influence is eroding. I would like to understand why that is. The general disdain for Bush? I think not. Bush was never a bona fide conservative. The positive impact of McCain? That's not even worth serious consideration. The only clue I have is gleaned from CPAC refusing to invite Ms. Coulter back this year. Has the devisiveness of the rightist extremists finally become a "turn off"? I don't know. I hope so.
Another interesting question. What happens to the extreme right if it is effectively disenfranchised from the Republican party? Does it go back into its John Birch/General LeMay days? Standing on the sidelines, hurling ridiculous charges, becoming a parody of itself? Again, I am not sure.
February 4, 2008, 4:38:10 PM EST – Like – Reply

Just a quick question, Bill, have you covered this extensively on your blog?
February 8, 2008, 1:42:12 PM EST – Like – Reply