Geraldo chases down Blagojevich -- literally

Frustrated when his interview with the embattled governor of Illinois was canceled, Fox News' Geraldo Rivera confronted Blagojevich in a parking lot.

By Alex Koppelman

Published January 26, 2009 8:45PM (EST)

Fox News' Geraldo Rivera got his interview with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, though not quite in the way he'd originally intended. In fact, their sit-down was canceled, an offense Rivera blamed on Blagojevich's publicist, Glenn Selig, who also represents accused killer Drew Peterson. Rivera said the publicist "knows that Drew Peterson is my arch-enemy, he sabotaged my interview."

But Rivera, showing the reportorial spirit and enterprise that brought him inside Al Capone's vault, didn't take this lying down. "Rather than allow us to be victimized here at Fox News," he explained, he tracked down Blagojevich in the parking lot of "The View" after the governor appeared on that show.

Video of the resulting interview follows; I won't go into any further detail here, as it really has to be seen to be fully appreciated. 

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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