Monday, October 17, 2005

Geraldo Rivera Wishes More U.S. Journalists Were Positive

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Geraldo Rivera has a suggestion for the current crop of journalism students: Open your mind and be more optimistic.

Rivera fears elite journalism schools like the Columbia School of Journalism are turning out media types who, in his words, “aren’t open-minded and see the glass as half-empty instead of half-full.”

The glass Rivera is referring to is “America” and it’s seen as half-empty because Democrat students outnumber the Republican students by a margin of 15 to 1.

On the other hand, Rivera has spent the last four years outside of the country in places like Afghanistan and Iraq and believes he’s as big a patriot as anyone.

However, he claims whenever he’s abroad, he gets a positive reaction from people who aren’t fans of American policy adding, “people accept me because I give everyone a chance to say something.”

Rivera is back home for what he hopes will be a long stay thanks to his new talk show, Geraldo At Large, which debuts in syndication on Oct. 31.

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