Geraldo Lashes Out At Dan Savage For Daring To Criticize Fox News

Fox News personalities are getting awfully touchy these days. Wednesday, I think, Bill O’Reilly had himself a good old-fashioned tantrum about how it’s super unfair that everyone makes fun of Fox News for being racist instead of being mad at Black people for having such a terrible “culture.”

Then, yesterday, Geraldo Rivera lashed out at Dan Savage on Twitter for stating the obvious — that Fox would definitely cover things differently if it were Sasha or Malia Obama getting pregnant out-of-wedlock, rather than Bristol Palin:

Here, by the way, is what Savage said that got Geraldo so riled up:

If Bristol Palin’s last name was “Obama” the whole Hee Haw gang at Fox News would spend half of every day for the next nine months telling us that Bristol Obama has terrible parents—”Maybe Michelle should be less concerned with what your kids are eating and more concerned with what her kids are doing!”—and the half of the day pretending to fret over the terrible example that Bristol Obama was setting for other African American women and girls. But unplanned pregnancies and kids in fatherless homes and two different children by two different fathers? IOIYAR.

That acronym, by the way, means “It’s Okay If You’re A Republican.”

Savage, of course, is right. Duh. I mean, Mike Huckabee whined about how terrible it is that the Obamas let their daughters listen to Beyoncé, of all things. I mean, aside from the fact that they’d gleefully sacrifice their right arms to have a reason to say the Obamas were bad parents, there are few things Fox News personalities like to rant about more than Black people having children outside of marriage. I’d say it ranks somewhere in between their fury about sagging pants, the fact that it’s not fair Black rap artists can say the n-word and they can’t, and, naturally their belief that the existence of “black on black crime” disproves racism somehow, despite the fact that most crimes, in general, are intraracial to begin with.

I mean, just listen to the O’Reilly rant I linked to up top.

[Talking Points Memo]