There’s a reason Fox News is the most popular cable news network. Americans trust them more than other big media outlets.
And now Fox News has utterly demolished the radical Left’s lies once and for all.
Geraldo Rivera once was a reputable investigative journalist.
Nobody can discount the work he made on the Willowbrook film, which altered American attitudes, legislation, and perceptions of how to care for and treat developmentally handicapped people.
But that was in 1972, and since then Geraldo has turned into a parody of himself.
He may currently be best known for divulging top-secret locations of American soldiers during a live broadcast.
And in his more than 20 years with Fox News, he has experienced embarrassing meltdowns, including odd outbursts directed at people like Sean Hannity and Dan Bongino.
As one of the co-hosts of Fox’s daily roundtable news debate program, The Five, Rivera’s successes just keep on coming.
The former presenter of a daytime talk program recently made a mistake about a rather simple aspect of firearms that quickly went viral.
Geraldo Rivera just said with a straight face on The Five that the "AR" in AR-15 stands for "Automatic Rifle." pic.twitter.com/9HPkSlfdOT
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 17, 2023
The Never-Trump “journalist” claims that the acronym “AR” stands for “automatic rifle.”
“What does ‘AR’ stand for?” Gutfeld asked Geraldo while arguing about AR-15s, which Rivera says men only own to show off how “macho” they are.
“Automatic rifle,” said Rivera.
Gutfeld shrugged his shoulders mockingly and remarked, “No, that’s not what it is.”
AR simply doesn’t mean “automatic rifle” as the Leftist lies would say.
The term “AR” actually stands for the ArmaLite rifle, whose original development was made possible by ArmaLite.
Geraldo, though, isn’t going to let the truth stand in the way of his story about how he got the guns.
After Gutfeld corrected him, Rivera nervously said, “All I know is, AR-15s have no place in American society.” “Except for sports clubs.”
If AR-15s are banned, as many anti-Second Amendment progressives want, Rivera didn’t go into detail about how Americans will still be able to own and use them at sporting events.
The AR-15 has developed into something of a bogeyman in the discussion of gun rights.
The instrument has been used as a scapegoat by radical gun-grabbing Democrats and even feeble-minded RINOs.
But once more, the facts don’t support the story.
The CDC estimates that between 2007 and 2017, there were 13,657 killings annually on average.
At that time, mass shootings utilizing AR-15s were responsible for about 0.10% of all homicides.
In fact, the CDC reports that during that time period, annually, close to 1,700 individuals were killed with knives or other sharp objects.
That’s roughly four times as many as a gunman with any kind of rifle has killed.
So, when it comes to knife control, will Democrats speak out?
Or is this really more false information that they purport to want to control?
Geraldo saw it as just another unpleasant situation in which he is made fun of.