Geraldo Rivera: I was ‘manually raped’ by the TSA

By David Edwards
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:39 EDT
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Fox News host Geraldo Rivera
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Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday claimed that an employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had “manually raped” him and “was getting off on it.”

During a segment on Fox & Friends about an 18-month-old toddler who was removed from a Jet Blue flight because she accidentally placed on the no-fly list, Rivera shared his own personal no-fly list trauma.

“I was on the no-fly list,” he explained. “For a long time when they first computerized the no-fly list, I would get my boarding pass and it would have three ‘S’s’ on it. … And I was immediately shuffled off to a side search where the enhanced interrogation and search took place.”

“How did you finally get off the list?” co-host Gretchen Carlson wondered.

“After enough kicking and screaming and embarrassment to the TSA of their utter incompetence in terms of managing this program — they talked about glitches in the computer program — at some point, they finally got it together, but it was quite a while.”

“You know, there’s a lot of dysfunction in the TSA,” he continued. “I think there is a lot of merit in people who say it should be re-privatized. I don’t necessarily endorse that, but I tell you the last time I flew to Afghanistan I got manually raped by a guy who – the scanner wasn’t working.”

“Making sure is one thing. This guy, it seemed to me, was getting off on it. And the more and the tighter [sic] I got and angrier I got, and then he just wanted to be a little more intimate. I said, man-oh-man, if that was [Fox News host] Shep Smith there would have been a real blow out. You know, he — Shep has said don’t touch my, uh…”

“J-U-N-K,” Carlson spelled out for the viewers.

“My junk was junked,” Rivera concluded.

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast May 11, 2012.


(h/t: Mediaite)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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