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    Geraldo Continues Media Tour Whining About Fox News Exit

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    After twenty years with the network, Geraldo Rivera is no longer affiliated with Fox News. Now, Geraldo is on a “media tour” and has been whining about the alleged reasons he was dismissed from “The Five,” which led him to leave the network.

    Rivera took his complaints to NewsNation presenter Chris Cuomo, where he claimed that his conflicts with popular FOX host Greg Gutfeld were the primary reason for his dismissal from “The Five.”

    “Fox left me. They fired me from the number one rated show ‘The Five.’ After they fired me, I said, ‘Well, wait a second. You know, I don’t want to work here anymore.’ If you are firing me from the number one show, what are you going to do?” Rivera said. “After they fired me, they gave me a plethora of options, other programs I could do … but I said, ‘No, I don’t want to do that.’”

    Rivera stated that his situation at Fox News changed after former primetime anchor Tucker Carlson’s assessment of the riot at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

    “When Tucker Carlson came up with his bizarre notion that Jan. 6 was an inside job, that it was federal informants who were causing trouble, that it wasn’t the insurrection that the rest of us saw, I said that that was a bunch of BS. I called BS on it,” Rivera said.

    “I got a call as soon as that was published in The Washington Post from Fox executives, who said, ‘You’re suspended. You’re not supposed to speak to the press unless you clear it with us’ — which, of course, is Catch-22 because they never clear it,” he added.

    Rivera appeared on the ABC talk show “The View” last week and said he had a “toxic relationship” with a co-host he had on “The Five,” but he didn’t name any names.

    Rivera’s departure followed months of on-air conflict with Greg Gutfeld, during which the two frequently engaged in shouting confrontations.

    The 79-year-old said Fox News offered to move him to a different show after it became clear he could no longer host “The Five,” but he declined and said he would not tolerate being “demoted” from the most popular cable news program on television.

    “If you fired me from the No. 1 show, then I’m going to quit. And that’s basically what happened,” Rivera said.

    Joy Behar asked Rivera, in an evident reference to former co-host Jesse Watters, if the “toxic” person was “Smeshy Shwaters.”

    “I thought it was very unfair that I was not judged objectively in our disputes, but rather he was always favored,” he said.

    When asked if the individual was Judge Jeanine Pirro, Rivera responded that he had discovered and idolized her.

    Rivera stated that he could “never forgive” Carlson for his coverage of January 6, during which he speculated that there were federal agent provocateurs in the crowd.

    Carlson stated on Brand’s podcast last week that he interviewed Steven Sund, who was chief of the Capitol Police on the day of the riot, but that Sund was dismissed before the interview aired.

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    Carlson also praised former President Donald Trump’s stance on Ukraine, noting that he seems to be the only major political figure in Washington right now that is against the war and wants to stop it. CONTINUE READING…

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