Geraldo: Cool your jets, it has nothing to do with illegal aliens! It has to do with drunk driving!
O'Reilly: It doesn't!
Geraldo: Don't obscure a tragedy to make a cheap political point!
O'Reilly: If I'm the father...
Geraldo: It's a cheap political point — and you know it!
O'Reilly: No it isnt! This is justice!
Geraldo: This has nothing to do with that mayor!
O'Reilly: You want anarchy!
O'Reilly: You want open-border anarchy!
Maybe not the best fight to pick with a guy named "Rivera."
Geraldo then went on to make slightly less defensible arguments that the U.S. had been "luring" illegal immigrants to the country for years, but his main point was valid: This was about the tragedy of these girls, and not about U.S. immigration policy. O'Reilly's agitations actually made it back to Virginia Beach and the father of one of the girls, who said: "We need to heal, and to bring immigration, that's disrespectful to a family who's just mourning." So: Cable television theatrics or a genuine issue? They certainly both seemed very impassioned — we were waiting for Geraldo to whip off his glasses — and, judging by the decibels reached by O'Reilly's voice, the (more than slightly xenophobic) sentiments were genuine. Look for the re-enactment by Paul Rudd and Michael Showalter very soon (equally appropriate Paul Rudd here).
Bill O'Reilly Loses His Damn Mind [Oliver Willis]