Shocker: Geraldo Takes Stand Against Black Panther Leader Over Slave Reparations

Surprises come unexpectedly sometimes.

On Fox News Channel's July 11 broadcast of "Geraldo at Large," an aggressive host Geraldo Rivera took on chairman of the New Black Panthers, Malik Zulu Shabazz over his political gestures.

"It is absolutely pathetic, it is so old-fashioned," Rivera said. "What are you trying to do? Are you trying to be the big, bad nightmare?"

Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) rattled off one of his causes, Oscar Grant, but he leveraged him to make a case for reparations.

"I'm trying to help Oscar Grant, who was shot down in cold blood by a white cop and I am trying to redeem, I am trying to redeem - put that camera back right over here, I am trying to redeem -- and black people who have been lynched, raped or mobbed and have not been given reparations."

Rivera responded to his call.

"You insult [his] memory when you engage in your hateful rhetoric," Rivera said.  "I think that reparations is just like these welfare programs that have turned a generation into nothing but unproductive people."