Poor Dana Pretzer. His much sought after Geraldo ~vs~ Drew Peterson showdown finally occcured this morning…but on Mancow’s radio show, not his.
I transcribed it for you!
MULLER: Geraldo, we have a caller for you. Caller, are you there? You’re on WLS.
PETERSON: I’m here.
CASSIDY: It’s somebody you’re not a big fan of, Geraldo.
RIVERA: Who’s this?
PETERSON: Hey, Geraldo. How you’ve been, buddy?
RIVERA: Who’s this? Tell me who it is?
PETERSON: This is your arch-enemy.
RIVERA: Is this Drew Peterson?
PETERSON: It sure is. How’ve you been?
RIVERA: Oh, I don’t think I have much to say to you. Except, that I can’t wait ‘til you get indicted and that’s all I can say to you. And I don’t know why people in the media kiss your ass to put you on television. I think that you’re a repulsive person.
PETERSON: I’m having trouble hearing you.
RIVERA: And I think you murdered both your wives.
PETERSON: Well, that’s wrong and I’m glad you’re an objective reporter, here. I’m glad you take time to look at both sides.
MULLER: Drew, you have said that you think many people have given you a fair shake but you don’t think Geraldo has.
PETERSON: Not at all. Not at all.
MULLER: You think he’s been unfair to you.
PETERSON: There’s no objectivity with him. He’s a sensationalist.
MULLER: Everybody called you a liar, Drew, about your fiancée. It turns out you were the only one telling the truth. She was even lying. She moved back in?
PETERSON: I’m the only one telling the truth, yes.
RIVERA: [unintelligible] the mother of your children and then Stacy, the young and beautiful girl, she goes missing and now you, what? Are you going to kill the fifth one—this new one?
PETERSON: [unintelligible] Geraldo.
RIVERA: You’re pathetic. You’re a pathetic cretin. You are! You’re disgusting!
PETERSON: You’re the nuisance of news!
RIVERA: You’re disgusting to me. You are!
MULLER: OK, we gotta bleep Geraldo there.
CASSIDY: You went a little over the line Geraldo, but the fact is, Geraldo, he hasn’t been charged with anything.
RIVERA: Call the Illinois State Police about him. And the fact that you’ll use him for entertainment is just a symbol of how low we’ve fallen.
MULLER: But, wait, how am I using him for entertainment? This is a major news story in Chicago. You’ve interviewed him
RIVERA: Is it necessary to put him on with me?
MULLER: What’s that?
RIVERA: Aww, he’s a disgusting piece of crap. He is. And you know he killed those women and he’s laughing at you and he’s using you all…
MULLER: But Geraldo, you have O.J. on. You have Michael Jackson. I’d do the same interviews.
RIVERA: I don’t have O.J. on.
MULLER: How, how…
RIVERA: Michael Jackson was acquitted.
MULLER: How do you know Drew Peterson won’t be?
RIVERA: I do not believe…as I understand the evidence and I understand the intent of the State Police, he’s going to be indicted on at least one of those homicides sometime soon and he did a very clever job. Give the murderer credit in hiding his tracks and I think it’s just a matter of time. They’ll get him. What goes around comes around buddy! What goes around comes around. There’s cosmic justice and Drew Peterson, it’s like O.J. Simpson. It took a while but it will happen.
MULLER: I agree with everything. Look I agree with cosmic justice and all that. I will tell you that half the cops that I speak with in Chicago, and I have a lot of cop friends, half of them think he’s absolutely guilty and the other half are convinced he’s not. It really is down the middle.
RIVERA: You haven’t talked to any state policemen, cuz those are the guys who are in the know. Not the local guys. Talk to some of the neighboring cops around Bolingbrook. Ask them what they think of him.
MULLER: Geraldo at large. Fox news channel.
RIVERA: Well, I’d say it was a pleasure but you really upset me. I still love you.
MULLER: Why did I upset you?
RIVERA: Just to put me on with that…
MULLER: But you put him on your TV show!
RIVERA: I didn’t put him on. Well, I put him on at the very beginning.
CASSIDY: You wouldn’t put him on now?
RIVERA: He goes on now and they play him like…it’s like murderers have become celebrities in our culture. It’s fascinating how this happens with all of the tabloid shows and all of the court shows and everything else a person famous for being the suspect in the murder of two wives becomes a celebrity.
MULLER: It’s a big story in our city.
RIVERA: It’s a symbol of where we’ve sunken as a culture.
There’s more, but the post was getting too long. You can download and listen at the WLS site.
Mad props to Bucketoftea for finding the free MP3 source!