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Geraldo Rivera Slams Drudge For 'Disgusting' Take On Immigration

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24:  Reporter Geraldo Rivera appears on the 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series at FOX Studios
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Reporter Geraldo Rivera appears on the 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series at FOX Studios on August 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Geraldo Rivera tore into Matt Drudge on Wednesday over his position on immigration.

The topic of the border crisis has dominated the Drudge Report in recent weeks, and Rivera called Drudge out on Twitter and his radio show for allegedly using stories to scare readers about undocumented immigrations.

His criticism continued on his radio show, where he told listeners, “I have to say that the level of discourse on these unaccompanied children from Central America has been appalling. It has been disgusting. It is the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever. And Matt Drudge with this massive website is doing his best to stir up a civil war. I mean, shame on Matt Drudge.”

He said the Drudge Report's headlines and links — including one that led to World Net Daily's piece "COULD EBOLA SNEAK ACROSS U.S. BORDER?" — demonstrated the kind of xenophobia that Irish, Chinese and Jewish immigrants faced when they came to the United States in the past.

Rivera's remarks later made it to Drudge's website, which posted headlines quoting his commentary:

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