Geraldo Rivera Went On Television To Say Orlando Victims Didn’t Fight Hard Enough For Their Lives

Derek de Koff

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It’s been awhile since Geraldo Rivera bulldozed into our lives to leave gaping holes in our souls, but all good things come to an end. On Monday morning, the creepo commentator was on Fox and Friends and used the platform to critique the victims of Sunday morning’s massacre at Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse.

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With his trademark tone-deafness and an unusual lack of empathy, he said:

When you’re in that situation and you have no weapons, you have two choices. If you can’t hide and you can’t run, you have two choices. You stay and die, or you fight. For God’s sakes, fight back. Fight back.”

There’s 100 people that he murdered with one weapon that he reloaded. When he reloaded they must, people must, America must understand, we are at war with Islamic terror, with these terrorists. We’ve got to stop them in Raqqa, we’ve got to stop them in Mosul, and we’ve got to stop them in the Pulse, Orlando.”

Obviously, this inane, exceedingly crass pep talk — aimed at 50 dead people — doesn’t take into account that people caught in a mass calamity of this nature will be in states of shock, prone to freezing and becoming disoriented — particularly if they’re trapped someplace like a movie theater or dark nightclub with pulsating lights and thickets of dry ice.

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As Raw Story reports, safety experts strongly recommend doing everything in your power to escape the area as quickly as possible should you ever find yourself in such a situation. A far cry from the bizarre A-Team-tinged bravura Geraldo is shilling.

You can watch the clip here, courtesy of Media Matters:

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