Fox’s Geraldo Rivera Comes To The Defense Of Obama’s BuzzFeed Video

Fox News senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera offers a defense of President Barack Obama's communications strategy on "Fox & Friends" Feb. 13, 2015.
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Fox News senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera went off script Friday morning with a surprise defense of President Barack Obama’s wacky BuzzFeed video.

The video, which urged young people to sign up for health insurance before a Feb. 15 enrollment deadline, featured Obama cavorting with a selfie stick and making funny faces in a mirror. The President was criticized by conservatives who accused him of fliming the video on the same day he announced the death of an American hostage in Islamic State custody.

Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck slammed the clip as “insensitive.”

“The timing is horrible,” Rivera conceded. But, he added, the clip was effective, garnering 6 million views and “appealing to a young crowd that doesn’t consume traditional media.”

“If he can really reach out and make more effective some of these government programs, whatever you think of them, then I don’t have a serious objection,” Rivera added. “I’m a Republican, but a fair man. And if he can reach the young audience with this stuff to do the right thing, then I’m OK with it.”

h/t Mediaite

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