In a selfie with Iranian Foreign Minister¬†Mohammad Javad Zarif, Gerald Rivera bizarrely defend Iran‚Äôs atrocious human rights record, saying ‚ÄúWhatever you think of his ancient country at least they‚Äôre not slaughtering religious minorities like #SaudiArabia just did; executing 37, 33 of them Shiites‚ÄĚ:
With HE MJ Zarif, Iran‚Äôs Foreign Minister. Whatever you think of his ancient country at least they‚Äôre not slaughtering religious minorities like #SaudiArabia just did; executing 37, 33 of them Shiites. pic.twitter.com/YHtyab29oj
‚ÄĒ Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) April 25, 2019
This could be the dumbest thing he‚Äôs ever done or wrote, and that includes his special on Al Capone‚Äôs vault:
You have written a lot of dumb things over the years. This is the dumbest.
‚ÄĒ (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 26, 2019
Maybe Geraldo hasn‚Äôt been paying attention to what‚Äôs going on inside Iran:
I guess you missed the January report that Iran's regime publicly hanged a man based on anti-gay charge. Iran's regime has executed between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians since 1979. Read @Jerusalem_Post https://t.co/ATRH7iyav2
‚ÄĒ Benjamin Weinthal (@BenWeinthal) April 26, 2019
"Iranian authorities arrested more than 7,000 dissidents last year in a sweeping crackdown that led to hundreds being jailed or flogged, at least 26 protesters being killed, and 9 people dying in custody amid suspicious circumstances"https://t.co/VB0Th90tv1 https://t.co/DaTphde5Zr
‚ÄĒ David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 26, 2019
‚ÄĒ Oubai Shahbandar (@OS26) April 26, 2019
Oh, and how about what Iran is doing in Syria?
Other than what they're doing to a country that rhymes with Syria? Oh wait, it's Syria.
And have you heard of the Ahwazi minority in Iran? You ludicrous cartoon https://t.co/ZP4Ax1Vd3l
‚ÄĒ Joey Ayoub ‚ÄŹ??‚ĆõÔłŹ? (@joeyayoub) April 26, 2019
Journalist Yashar Ali, who is Iranian and a Catholic, had particularly strong words for Geraldo: