Geraldo packs an SMG!?


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Zundfolge
March 28, 2003, 09:15 PM
Was just watching Hannity and Colmes on Fox and they are talking to Geraldo via one of those crappy video phones.

Anyway Geraldo bends down to draw a diagram on the ground (that there is know way anyone at home would be able to make out over the stupid video phone :rolleyes: ) when I see the barrel of what looked a lot like a Mac10 or a micro uzi to me poking out from under his jacket!

I wonder if Gerry's experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq might push him into our camp. :scrutiny:

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Hkmp5sd
March 28, 2003, 09:41 PM
I wonder if Gerry's experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq might push him into our camp.

Nope. He's part of the elite and therefore exempt from gun laws. Gun laws are only for us common serfs.

OF
March 28, 2003, 09:56 PM
Geraldo. :barf:

- Gabe

Mastrogiacomo
March 28, 2003, 09:58 PM
I saw him on TV and thought, God -- every girlfriend he's screwed over and ex-wife are probably thinking "Leave him there!! Get the soldiers! Leave Geraldo there! He's Jewish!!":evil: :D

CZ 75 BD
March 28, 2003, 10:19 PM
In Afghanistan, one of his crew, asked why GR wasn't wearing a helmet said: There's not a helmet big enough for that head!:p

Schuey2002
March 28, 2003, 10:21 PM
This is nothing new. He admitted early on in the Afghan campaign that he (and his crew) was packin' heat..

Stevie-Ray
March 28, 2003, 10:31 PM
Oh yeah, he packs it. He just doesn't want YOU to pack it.

Selfdfenz
March 28, 2003, 10:39 PM
I guess I just assumed one of the rules to be "inbedded-embedded-inbredded .....whatever" was for the media drone not to pack a weapon.

If the BGs see GR packing they may assume all reporters are.
I hope being shot at meaningfully will pull their objectivity back into the realm of logic and reality.

Most of what I see on the news seems to have been reviewed and approved by the Iraqi Press Directorate. We're loosing the war according to the American media in case you don't know.

S-

AK103K
March 29, 2003, 06:48 AM
Didnt you know? He's bullet proof. He'll be safe as long as they dont start using chairs or furniture. :)

Quantrill
March 29, 2003, 07:18 AM
"Another notch in the journalistic belt for Geraldo over the bodies of the kids dying over there." Imus

cordex
March 29, 2003, 08:21 AM
Didn't you see his interview on Conan O'Brian a while back?
He's a journalist-assassin. A "jassassin" if you will.
heh.

Hkmp5sd
March 29, 2003, 08:33 AM
It could be an airsoft! He may not even be in Iraq. Didn't he get caught a few months ago faking broadcasts from a "hot" area in Afghanistan?

AK103K
March 29, 2003, 09:45 AM
A "jassassin" if you will.
Shouldnt that be a "jackassassin":)

XLMiguel
March 29, 2003, 09:59 AM
Don't get me wrong, I think a prudent man in that environment should arm himself, but don't the 'laws of warfare' prohibit non-combatants from being armed? I mean, it's not like the Iraqis are following them, but if you're captured, and you're packing, you could be shot:eek: on teh spot!

Hmmmmmm, I normally don't wish bad ju-ju on people, but maybe there's an upside in this case.:rolleyes:

Edited 'cause Mike can't type

10-Ring
March 29, 2003, 10:41 AM
Not a big secret. He's been packin' since his days as an investigative reporter w/ ABC...he's go enemies from waaaay back. Besides, his carrying of a weapon in a war zone only adds to the drama of his act.

Justin
March 29, 2003, 10:54 AM
I'm going to ask him the same question he asked of the makers of the Tec-9.
"What, are you gonna hunt ducks with that?":fire:

Zundfolge
March 29, 2003, 01:27 PM
It could be an airsoft! He may not even be in Iraq. Didn't he get caught a few months ago faking broadcasts from a "hot" area in Afghanistan?

Ha ha ... good point.

Who know if this isn't on tape somewhere:
"This is Geraldo Riveria reporting live from Phoenix ... I mean Iraq. Dammit! ... Cut, lets try that again."

megatronrules
March 29, 2003, 01:37 PM
Geraldo is an elitist who feels hes only good enough (or safe enough) to own or carry a gun. That being said I remember him making several anti-gun comments during the rash of school shootings a few years back. He also has come out and said hes against guns period! Except for himself I guess. heck even during the sniper attacks last year he was at it. its a wonder to me why no one ever calls these celebrities on thair hypocrocey

blades67
March 29, 2003, 06:21 PM
Geraldo is a T.F.B.S.






That's a Target For Both Sides!:D


Jay Leno cracks me up.

OF
March 29, 2003, 07:25 PM
I heard Imus ripping into him yesterday too. That was too funny.

- Gabe

beckrodgers
March 30, 2003, 11:14 AM
What a --------- ,headline grabbing ------. Good enough for him not us , Fire arms that is.Been reported in the past way back that he is armed & not going down /////////without a fight. He really gits on my nerve& I did not even read the thread. Sorry

Diesle
March 30, 2003, 11:15 AM
Its disapointing that FOX contracted that leftist (socialist) piece of crap.

Diesle

Redlg155
March 30, 2003, 11:22 AM
Carrying a weapon makes him fair game. He is no longer neutral. Perhaps he is afraid that the Iraqis won't respect his reporter status. You never know, they might just want his autograph and nothing else. :D

Good Shooting
RED

George Hill
March 30, 2003, 02:48 PM
wouldn't you want a PDW over there?
Considering what Iraqi's do to prisoners... and what they (islamic extremist terrorists) did to Daniel Perl...
Heck yeah! I would EXPECT them to pack something for self defence. There is no Neutral Party over there.
If you think that - your nuts. They will target anyone they can. The more famous - the better.

bastiat
March 30, 2003, 03:23 PM
Little known fact: Geraldo will be used in the military operations once the US enters Baghdad.

Once they locate Saddam's bunker, instead of sending in soldiers, they're going to send in Geraldo with a couple cameras and have him do a "Secrets of Saddam Hussein's vault" special on live tv.

Bainx
March 30, 2003, 04:26 PM
"This is nothing new. He admitted early on in the Afghan campaign that he (and his crew) was packin' heat.."

Yup and he had a really sarcastic, scoul on his face. He is the ultimate elite liberal, no matter what he tries to pass himself off as.

Gewehr98
March 30, 2003, 04:31 PM
He packs? He's a combatant, pure and simple. Saves us the extra hassle if the Iraquis ventilate him.

MeekandMild
March 30, 2003, 04:55 PM
but don't the 'laws of warfare' prohibit non-combatants from being armed? . Noncombatants may be issued a self defence weapon at the commander's discretion but possession of private firearms is considered a violoation of the NFA. http://www.amc.army.mil/amc/pe/html/civdeploy.html#BB

Through the years there have been several military medals including the medal of honor given to noncombatants, generally corpsmen who defend themselves and their patients with lethal force.

Nightcrawler
March 30, 2003, 05:15 PM
When you're dealing with these types of people, I don't think the laws of warefare matter much. Reporters aren't soldiers, Army regs don't apply to them.

Remember those two Australian reporters that got blown up? These people are TARGETING media. I'd sure as heck be carrying a small, concealed self-defense weapon if I was a reporter over there. I'd rather have a chance at fighting back than be just captured, tortured, and killed, so my fellow media correspondants can complain about how the Iraqis aren't obeying the Geneva Conventions.

YankeeClipper
March 30, 2003, 06:55 PM
It's a real shame to have him on Fox. He was within his element at CNN.

Zundfolge
March 30, 2003, 07:04 PM
... possession of private firearms is considered a violoation of the NFA.

I disagree ... possession of private firearms is not a violation of the NFA (which only regulates firearms inside the US).

According to the link you provided "...Shipment of a personal firearm to or from a theater of operations constitutes a violation of the National Firearms Act..."

So if you aquire the firearm localy I don't think you'd be in violation of the NFA.

CZ-75
March 30, 2003, 11:51 PM
Does Geraldo have ANY credibility left?

I'd guess Fox put him on because he's left ("fair and balanced" remember?) and he's a lightweight blowhard (diminishes his perspective).

El Rojo
March 31, 2003, 12:01 AM
I know if I were a reporter over there, I sure as heck would want an M-4 or M16 handy. When your APC is receiving fire, those bullets don't stop at reporters, they go right on through.

As far as Geraldo goes, I found his little Afghanistan episode humorous. Some GI somewhere will be telling his children about the day he lost a bet when he told his friend he wouldn't take a pot-shot at that reporter over there.

Tommy Gunn
March 31, 2003, 03:05 AM
I hope that Geraldo gets into Baghdad before its secured.

Gewehr98
April 8, 2003, 11:56 AM
Good to see that he had the intestinal fortitude to apologize, though!

4v50 Gary
April 8, 2003, 12:02 PM
Concur with you Blades67. The loss of Geraldo would be no loss. Now, can we entice Rosie to have an interview with Saddam or his sons (if any of them are still living)?

Roadrunner
April 8, 2003, 12:17 PM
Geraldo's ego go him booted out of Iraq:

Rivera: I'm sorry for breaking rules (http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/04/07/sprj.irq.war.rivera.ap/index.html)

NEW YORK (AP) --Geraldo Rivera says he's sorry for breaking the military's rules for journalists by outlining planned troop movements in the sand.

The Fox News Channel correspondent, now in Kuwait, delivered his apology on the air Sunday night. He said a review of his report while traveling with the 101st Airborne Division last week "showed that I did indeed break one of the rules related to embedment."

The Pentagon asked that Rivera be taken out of Iraq after his report.

"I'm sorry that it happened and I assure you that it was inadvertent," Rivera said. "Nobody was hurt by what I said. No mission was compromised.

"I should have been more careful," he said.

His statement Sunday was in contrast to Rivera's bravado last week, when he labeled reports that he had been ousted from Iraq "a pack of lies" spread by "some rats" at NBC.

LawDog
April 8, 2003, 01:50 PM
The Pentagon asked that Rivera be taken out of Iraq after his report.

Asked? Asked?!

Oh, my sweet Aunt Fanny. "Please, sir, your moron is endangering our troops. Would it be too much trouble for him to leave?"

Grab two knuckledraggers. Marines or infantry, your choice. Have them drag Geraldo down to the dock at Umm Qasr, and chuck his butt into the water. Tell him that the United States is that way, and he might ought to start swimming.

Then, send a cable FOX news and inform them -- not "ask" them, not beg of them -- tell them that if Geraldo shows up on U.S. military property, or anywhere near U.S. military personnel, he will either be shot or arrested, option up to local OIC/NCOIC preference.

Ask, my fuzzy butt. :fire:

LawDog

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