Geraldo Rivera, a former Fox News employee, apparently took full advantage of how much he hated the network’s on-air talent. So now, he’s trying to get some attention by talking about how much other unnamed people at Fox don’t even like him.
in an interview with Mediaite Earlier this week, Rivera again opened up about her toxic relationship with “The Five” co-panelist Greg Gutfeld (without actually saying his name, as if that person was Voldemort) and her outspoken antagonism toward Tucker Carlson. I spoke, but he put a new crack in it. The Conversation: After calling Tucker, Rivera said, claiming he received “calls from within Fox” and was told he was “right”.
Rivera left Fox News in June after multiple reports that things were going bad between him and Gutfeld behind the scenes of “The Five”.
before riviera exita source told the gossip mag radar online that “Geraldo and Greg don’t get along,” and that, while the rivalry was heated on air, “what people didn’t see on television is how often that tension spilled over to off-camera.”
“There’s no love lost between Geraldo and Greg, that’s for sure.”
Since her exit, Rivera has gone on a magical grief tour, multiple outlets are reporting Though he wasn’t going to name any, his relationship with a terrible, horrible, spoiled, no-good co-worker had turned sour.
This theme continued in his interview with Mediaite, in which he said that he did not want to discuss “any particular person” with whom he had a falling out (although if he DidOne might imagine, it would be someone whose name coincides with “Reg Rutfeld”), but there were plenty of people at Fox who were grateful for the fact that he stood up against Carlson, whose Jan. There were comments on the events of , 2021, labeled Rivera as a “bull***” in several interviews.
Mediaite’s Diana Falzon asked Rivera bluntly about the reasons behind her exit: “I’ve heard rumors from Fox News insiders that there was tension between you and Fox’s Greg Gutfeld, who at one time worked with Tucker Carlson. scolded you on Twitter for objecting to the coverage of . on Jan. 6,” she said. “What happened there?”
“Well, you know, I don’t want to focus on any particular person, you can read the record, but I can tell you what happened between me and Tucker because that was a real important part of it,” Rivera responded to.
“I was shocked and angry. I mean, I was sick of Tucker Carlson saying 9/11 – not 9/11, January 6th was an inside job,” he added. “So Tucker Carlson started bringing up this idea, and I didn’t know why. I assumed it was just evidence-based in their heads floating the idea that January 6th was fake, that it was government agents who did it, agent provocateurs who screwed everything up, something like that. Didn’t even, you know, President Trump didn’t incite a legitimate riot.
“Then what happened is that he made his comment and then, you know, deep state operatives basically took advantage of it to make Trump look bad, which was absurd. It was funny. You know, I actually said it was bull***, that’s what I said to The Washington Post or The New York Times… I forget one or the other, because I did several interviews between those two papers at the time Were. ,
And, Riviera Said he had support for his position within Fox News.
“I got calls from within Fox. right on. You know, we are appalled by what Tucker is trying to do, we are outraged. Thank you for speaking up, you know from those who cannot speak,” he claimed.
“You know, I even advised some key people to cool it, that I could take the heat because I thought I was more bulletproof,” he continued. “I mixed my metaphors in there, but I felt I could say things that other people, maybe more vulnerable or early in their careers, couldn’t say. And so I got suspended for it.
Then he had a fight with Gutfeld. To hear Rivera say, “She had a face-off over two incidents, one on abortion rights. I call them outrageous punks, and the second I forget what it was. He always took his side. So, you know, it’s like I was — I could feel that I was hanging on by a thread. Anyway, here’s another metaphor. But the way it unfolded, they made a very pragmatic decision, a business decision.”
Right: The network that let Tucker Carlson go while he was the top-rated host on cable news, Geraldo was let go because of a “business decision” before allowing Rivera to leave on her own terms.
I think Gutfeld may have gotten a little closer to the reason why Rivera is no longer the token liberal at Fox News. in a recent quip In regards to the Hollywood writers’ strike: “Missing Hollywood writers out there with Geraldo, Don Lemon and Jock Eich.”
Yes, one understands that there is no love lost between the two men, but when it comes to weighing up who is right, consider that Rivera’s entire half-century is based on making ted baxter Edward R. Looks like a humble, polite version of Muro.
A self-proclaimed bottom-feeder and pot-stirrer, even by establishment media standards, Rivera went from sensationalist local-news chatterbox to tabloid TV schlock-purveyor to the emblematic contrarian leftist at Fox News Is, apparently, without learning editorial discipline. Or emotional modulation along the way.
Now we must believe – because he spills his guts to every news outlet ready to listen to – that it was Gutfeld and Carlson who were responsible for the problems that led to their departure, no Him, And he has the phone calls from anonymous Fox News personalities to prove it!
Even if this is true – and let’s keep in mind, this is the man behind “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults,” so it’s not that the man’s word is golden – it doesn’t say as much about Rivera as it does. is about culture on fox news,
Carlson was one of the last independent voices on cable TV whose opinions were not dictated by producers and executives. No matter what you thought of Tucker asking questions about the circumstances surrounding the Capitol intrusion, those questions were not prima facie “bulls***” to use Rivera’s term.
If Fox’s persona was patting him on the back in private, at the same time getting a slap on the wrist in public, that tells you everything you need to know about who’s who. The show goes on in Murdochland,
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