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Blagojevich Tue Jan 27 2009

Geraldo Loses His Mind

I know Fox News is the television equivalent of a sandwich-board-wearing street crazy, but I couldn't resist watching paunchy propagandist Neil Cavuto's show to see State Rep. John Fritchey discussing the Governor's intensely delusional "media blitz." Boy am I glad I watched -- because Geraldo Rivera absolutely lost his mind. Can he read? Can he use a phone? Does he know that the Governor's approval ratings were nearly in the single digits BEFORE the revelations about the Senate seat?

The Illinois legislature is impeaching the Governor on behalf of the pharmaceutical lobby because of a botched importation fiasco from nearly five years ago? And when he's called on the fact that he doesn't know what he's talking about, he flips his shit.

 
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Nuke LaLoosh / January 27, 2009 2:42 PM

Holy mother of God. I know Geraldo likes to cast himself as taking counter-intuitive stances and as the friend of the oppressed (and I guess that is how he chooses to see the governor) but the G-man is six kinds of ca-razy if he thinks that Blago is being impeached because the Illinois House members are on the take from lobbyists.

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