During Sean Hannity’s show on Fox news, reporter Geraldo Rivera was attempting to interview Baltimore State Senator Catherine E. Pugh and found himself caught up in a confrontation he didn’t expect but then again he didn’t back down. During the face-to-face argument with a young Baltimore protester, Geraldo kept telling the young man “Stop blocking my camera!” and “You’re making a fool of yourself!”
Rivera moved a bit to speak to the young man, but another protester started shouting about Fox News “stop making money off of exploiting black people.”
After things calmed down, Geraldo continued the interview with State Senator Pugh about the environment and state of black youth in the city.
Living in Baltimore, I know Senator Pugh and in this video, she didn’t denounce the unruly behaviors of these young hooligans, and more oft will challenge others if they have anything to say about it. She should have put that young protester in his place immediately. Especially as a mother, she should not have condoned that kind of behavior from our young men and women; one will expect her not to tolerate that kind of attitude from her own child.
“Wrong is wrong and right is right” as they would say in my community. The word “civil” is the crux of what citizens right to protest is all about. We can show respect by being polite. Respect is reciprocal. Why do we constantly demean ourselves, and still ask for respect? I hate this…