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.