Geraldo Rivera should’ve known better.
The Fox News reporter on Tuesday found himself in the middle of an angry crowd of peaceful protesters in Baltimore who refused to let him report live for Hannity without voicing their opinions on his coverage and his network as a whole.
“We don’t want you here! We don’t need your false coverage!” one man shouted as Rivera attempted to interview Maryland State Senator, Catherine E. Pugh. The man deliberately blocked Rivera’s camera shot, causing him to bark, “Cmon, get out of the way man!”
The man put his finger in Geraldo’s face and yelled, “Don’t touch me!”
“Well stop blocking the camera!” Geraldo responded. This is when Sen. Pugh eased herself between the two to calm them down.
Another woman interrupted Geraldo’s interview with Pugh by repeatedly accusing him of “making money from Black people’s pain.”
“Stop making money exploiting Black people, Geraldo! Fox News is making money off exploiting Black people! Stop making money off Black pain,” she said.
Referring to Sen. Pugh, he added that he wanted to “Get her away from these vandals here.”
But Pugh shared an emotional hug with a protester who was wielding a bottle, and angrily told Rivera that demonstrators were not looking for trouble.