In a selfie with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Gerald Rivera bizarrely defend Iran’s atrocious human rights record, saying “Whatever you think of his ancient country at least they’re not slaughtering religious minorities like #SaudiArabia just did; executing 37, 33 of them Shiites”:
With HE MJ Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister. Whatever you think of his ancient country at least they’re not slaughtering religious minorities like #SaudiArabia just did; executing 37, 33 of them Shiites. pic.twitter.com/YHtyab29oj
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) April 25, 2019
This could be the dumbest thing he’s ever done or wrote, and that includes his special on Al Capone’s vault:
You have written a lot of dumb things over the years. This is the dumbest.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 26, 2019
Maybe Geraldo hasn’t been paying attention to what’s 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
— 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
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 26, 2019
— 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
— Joey Ayoub ??⌛️? (@joeyayoub) April 26, 2019
Journalist Yashar Ali, who is Iranian and a Catholic, had particularly strong words for Geraldo: