Conservative media has been practically gleeful over Sunday's incident at the U.S.-Mexico border, both because it gives them fodder to claim that immigrants are lawless fence-jumpers and because launching tear gas at families is something that merits praise. But Fox News accidentally aired an unscheduled moment of clarity on Monday, when Jesse Watters tried to set up Geraldo Rivera for another round of bashing other media outlets' coverage of the migrant caravan on The Five.
Rivera, however, did not take the bait. Talking through Watters' attempts to interrupt him, Rivera made a passionate plea, presumably to Fox News itself, to cover these immigrants as though they were actually human beings. The show continued to run footage of the chaos that unfolded at the border as families ran from the Border Patrol's tear gas as Rivera delivered a monologue that's worth quoting in full.