Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera may just be a match made in heaven. Both men are loud, attention-starved bullies. Not surprisingly, the two turned a debate on illegal immigration into a full-fledged shouting match on The O’Reilly Factor last Thursday. YouTubers wasted no time getting the encounter up on the web and the video quickly became viral.
O’Reilly and Rivera began talking about the case of Alfredo Ramos, an illegal immigrant who is suspected of driving under the influence after killing two teenage girls in a car accident in Virginia Beach. Rivera quickly jumped on O’Reilly: "Don't obscure a tragedy to make a cheap political point."
O’Reilly fired back at Rivera’s stance on open immigration, saying he favored “open-border anarchy.” The rest of the argument was mostly yelling and finger pointing (literally).
Although these two men don’t seem to have much in common politically, they are good friends off-camera, and they made it clear there were no hard feelings after the show. O’Reilly even paid Geraldo a compliment: "Geraldo is a friend of mine and I think I respect him even more now."
This all just goes to show how sensationalized “news” programs have become in this age where ratings are the higher truth. In the good old days, two men this mad at each other would have taken their fight into the green room after the show and Geraldo would have come out with another broken nose. We’re willing to bet this one ended in a nice hug when the cameras stopped rolling. So sad.