Today, it’s so with none other than Geraldo Rivera.
Like him, hate him (for me, it’s been more the later) but I must acknowledge that in spite of his politics and positions at times, he’s maybe the finest “old-school” reporter in the field these days. And his take on the Rolling Stone reporter is so spot-on it nearly inspires man-love.
John and I have had a spirited discussion on this event, and left some commentary here and here. Listen to Geraldo’s comments on context, especially in reference to military people when they believe they are “off the record”. I could not find a better description of this free-lance reporting azzhole than “A Rat In An Eagle’s Nest”.