[I've been aware of Geraldo for many years but never really taken much of an interest in him. I know he's famous. But I watched him on Fox commentating on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Then to my horror he spoke more crap than I could believe. He talked endless amounts of total shit. Everyone on the panel was pointing out the total lies and massive distortions coming out of his dirty mouth. I decided to just do my standard "Jew Background check", not expecting to find anything … and Kaboom!!! I am horrified to discover that Geraldo is Jewish. Now in his case only his MOTHER is Jewish, but by Jewish rules, if your MOTHER is Jewish, then you are 100% Jewish. A key sentence on wikipedia is this: "He was raised "mostly Jewish" and had a bar mitzvah ceremony. He grew up in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York, where he attended West Babylon High School. Rivera’s family was sometimes subjected to prejudice and racism, and his mother took to spelling their surname as "Riviera" to avoid having bigotry directed at them.". A bar mitzvah is a serious ceremony. This is when a Jewish boy comes of age. I have mentioned this before with the coloured half-Jew from South Africa of the Daily Show – Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah also had a bar mitzvah. I can’t find any proof or mention of Geraldo’s religious views. But strictly speaking, since his mother is Jewish, there is a possibility that he might even be 100% Jewish. His mother seems, from the beginning, to have deliberately hidden his surname. He also seems to be a sort of mixed race half Jew who sort of looks White and whom I had taken to be a White man. But he definitely has serious Jewish links. At the very least he is half Jewish, but I think there is a good possibility that he is actually a true Jew. The real kicked would be knowing his "religious beliefs". But in terms of attitude, with regards to Kyle, this guy is a disgusting Jew, who hates Kyle and does all he can to misrepresent and even totally LIE about what Kyle did. He left me totally disgusted. I had never seen this disgusting side of Geraldo before (mainly because I never cared and never took an interest in what he said). But Geraldo is a filthy bag of crap I must tell you. I was truly disgusted. Jan]
Rivera was born at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, New York, the son of Lillian (née Friedman; October 16, 1924 – June 3, 2018) and Cruz "Allen" Rivera (October 1, 1915 – November 1987), a restaurant worker and cab driver respectively. Rivera is a Stateside Puerto Rican; his father was a Puerto Rican Catholic, and his mother was of Russian Jewish descent. He was raised "mostly Jewish" and had a bar mitzvah ceremony. He grew up in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York, where he attended West Babylon High School. Rivera’s family was sometimes subjected to prejudice and racism, and his mother took to spelling their surname as "Riviera" to avoid having bigotry directed at them.
When I was born, my mother filled in my birth certificate with the name Gerald Riviera, adding an extra "i" to my father’s surname. She did the same thing for my sister Irene. Later, she would drop the pretense for my sister Sharon, only to pick it up again with the birth of my baby brother Craig. Whenever we asked about the inconsistencies, she would shrug shyly and joke her way out of it. "I just forgot how to spell it", she would say, and leave it at that. Underneath, I came to realize, she was deeply embarrassed over what was a clumsy attempt at an ethnic cover-up.
Talk shows, specials, and guest appearances
In 1987, Rivera began producing and hosting the daytime talk show Geraldo, which ran for 11 years. The show featured controversial guests and theatricality, which led to the characterization of his show as "Trash TV" by Newsweek and two United States senators. In another special in 1988, Rivera’s nose was broken in a well-publicized brawl during a show whose guests included white supremacists, antiracist skinheads, black activist Roy Innis, and militant Jewish activists.