Fox News fixture Geraldo Rivera has attacked Matt Drudge for his coverage of the border crisis.
Shame on Drudge. His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like “Could Ebola sneak across?
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) July 30, 2014
Rivera took his criticism on air to his radio show. Describing the Drudge Report as ““the most powerful website,” he accused him of engaging in racist behavior.
“This is exactly what they did to the Irish in the 19th Century,” Rivera said about the headlines on Drudge, “and to the Chinese… and to the Jews and to the Italians… ‘They bring disease.’”
He said Drudge is “doing his best to stir up a civil war.”
“We have to reject this hysterical jingoistic rhetoric, this inflamed hysteria hyped by irresponsible political ideologues,” he said.