Geraldo Rivera apologized Monday to "The Five" co-host Eric Bolling after the liberal Fox News personality lost his temper and shouted down his conservative colleague during one of the program's segments.
During a discussion on the controversial Iran nuclear deal, Rivera contended that the Iranian people have legitimate reasons for a "beef" with the United States.
"What has the United States done? We [inaudible] shooting down the Iranian passenger liner — there's plenty of reasons the Iranians have to have a beef against us," he contended, referencing the 1988 accidental shooting of Iran Air Flight 655. "Now that's the truth. That's the truth!"
Bolling interjected and asked Rivera if he thinks the U.S. shot down the plane on purpose.
“Why do you say something stupid like that? That’s like stupid! You said that to make me look stupid and I don’t like it! I don’t like it!" he shouted at Bolling. "I don't like it! That's bull!"
"When you talk about terrorists, when you talk about why we—," Bolling said.
"C'mon, that's an anti-intellectual!" Rivera interjected
The two continued to clash until the end of the segment when Rivera could be heard conceding that he was out of line to shout at Bolling, Mediaite reported.
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