If anyone can create a viral sensation about a subject, leave it up to Fox News host Geraldo Rivera, who claimed that an employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had “manually raped” him and “was getting off on it.”
During a segment on Fox & Friends about an 18-month-old toddler who was removed from a Jet Blue flight because she accidentally placed on the no-fly list, Rivera shared his own personal no-fly list trauma.
“I was on the no-fly list,” he explained. “For a long time when they first computerized the no-fly list, I would get my boarding pass and it would have three ‘S’s’ on it. … And I was immediately shuffled off to a side search where the enhanced interrogation and search took place.”
“How did you finally get off the list?” co-host Gretchen Carlson wondered.
“After enough kicking and screaming and embarrassment to the TSA of their utter incompetence in terms of managing this program — they talked about glitches in the computer program — at some point, they finally got it together, but it was quite a while.”
“You know, there’s a lot of dysfunction in the TSA,” he continued. “I think there is a lot of merit in people who say it should be re-privatized. I don’t necessarily endorse that, but I tell you the last time I flew to Afghanistan I got manually raped by a guy who — the scanner wasn’t working.”
“Making sure is one thing. This guy, it seemed to me, was getting off on it. And the more and the tighter [sic] I got and angrier I got, and then he just wanted to be a little more intimate. I said, man-oh-man, if that was [Fox News host] Shep Smith there would have been a real blow out. You know, he — Shep has said don’t touch my, uh…”
“J-U-N-K,” Carlson spelled out for the viewers.
“My junk was junked,” Rivera said.