Newsman Geraldo Rivera took to Facebook last night in what looks to be an attempt to fend off Newark Mayor Cory Booker's legion of supporters.
In his post, Rivera addresses the FCC "equal time rule" that calls for television and radio stations to provide equal time to all candidates and takes aim at accusations that conservative talk radio and T.V. is the root of all evil. The television and radio host, not known for his shyness, also takes a few not-so-veiled shots at Booker.
"The deadline for the relevant filings for the November 2014 New Jersey election to fill the seat currently held by five-term incumbent Senator Frank Lautenberg is still many months away," Rivera wrote in his post.
Despite my constitutionally protected musings on whether to seek that high office, I am taking no formal steps to initiate the electoral process, making no declarations, forming no committees, raising no money and hiring no campaign aides. Therefore, there is no FCC complication regarding equal time.
Moreover, supporters of Newark mayor Corey (sic) Booker can hardly complain about my bully pulpit since the media-savvy mayor appears on television more frequently than I do. Further, I extend to Mayor Booker an open invitation to appear on my radio program as often as he would like; and that invitation is also extended to Senator Lautenberg.
Perhaps we could discuss and debate how best to deal with issues affecting New Jersey and the nation, like the continuing plague of gun violence in cities like Newark, which refuse to implement policies I advocate like "stop, question and frisk."
Perhaps we could all join in requesting the creators of Facebook and other moguls to fund an ongoing gun buyback program.
Also, regarding the commentary that the mere possibility that I would seek the N.J. Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate is further evidence that “conservative radio” (or TV) is messing with the political system, anyone who believes that I am part of a vast right wing conspiracy is living in an alternate universe."
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