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Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino Escalate Their Fox News Civil War

  • Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino's feud has reared its ugly head once again. During a Wednesday night discussion about the escalating violence in Israel-Palestine, Bongino accused Rivera of spreading "misinformation" about Israel and the United States' role in the conflict. However, the policy discussion didn't get very far, as the back-and-forth quickly devolved into a screaming match, complete with schoolyard taunts.

    On Wednesday, Rivera and Bongino appeared on Fox News' Hannity to discuss the violence in the Middle East, but when Rivera asked President Biden to "demand a ceasefire" (a request that fell out of line with Fox News' stance on the violence), things spiraled out of control. "Geraldo, you do this every time," said Bongino. "This is such garbage and I'm really getting sick of it. You play this emotional game with the audience and use your position of responsibility to put out misinformation."

    "Stop attacking me, punk!" interrupted Rivera. "Address the issue! Do you have the guts to address the issue and not address — this is not about me! You didn't come on this show to attack me! You came on this show to talk about the issue! Do you have a point about the issue? I'm sick of you, Bongino! I'm sick of you! You're a punk! You're a punk!"

    As Rivera yelled, Bongino attempted to cut in with accusations of his fellow guest's "outrageous" behavior. "You're an uncontrolled lunatic," said Bongino with a laugh, after Rivera threw a balled-up piece of paper at the camera. "Can you calm down?"

    Sean Hannity briefly reined things in, but the screaming quickly resumed. "It's like they don't even exist. The Palestinian children are being killed, and they don't exist," said Rivera, his voice rising above the fray. "I demand a ceasefire! I demand a ceasefire! Ceasefire, now! No American weapons used to kill children! Stop it!"

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Geraldo Rivera, Fox News Channel, Dan Bongino