Geraldo Rivera is making the rounds, promoting his book “His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.” He has battled Bill O’Reilly over immigration reform and has spoken harshly about Lou Dobbs’ stance over the issue.
When Barbara Walters asked Geraldo on her Sirius radio show this week, what he thought of Lou Dobbs, he answered:
“He has resurrected a failed career on the backs of these poor people. He has been rabble-rousing, making a difficult situation worse. I get calls now from citizen Hispanics who tell me their children are coming home from school crying that they’re being called border jumpers because you can’t watch a Lou Dobbs program without seeing a Mexican kid jumping over the fence.”
Earlier in the month, when Geraldo was a guest on ABC’s “The View,” he accused Dobbs of using his TV platform for “hate mongering” and stated “I would not shake his hand.”
In his book, Geraldo examines the growth of the Hispanic population in the U.S., tackles the controversial issue of illegal immigration, specifically focusing on Hispanics, and reveals his father’s struggle to assimilate into American culture, when he left Puerto Rico.