The host of “The Five” on Fox News has responded to speculations that he may no longer appear on the popular program. According to the rumors, the network intends to implement numerous adjustments to its programming and lineup.
Wednesday, liberal talk show host Geraldo Rivera posted a photo of himself consuming a Bloody Mary while on vacation in Rhode Island.
“Enjoying a bloody at 41’North Marina in Newport Rhode Island, gorgeous windy day. Heading from here down east to Buzzard’s Bay then west to Shinnecock LI,” he tweeted.
After someone commented, “No more The Five,” Geraldo responded by saying: “See you Next Tuesday and Wednesday on The Five.”
See you Next Tuesday and Wednesday on The Five https://t.co/v3dTqIYfqk
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 17, 2023
Geraldo’s absence from “The Five” for the remainder of the week follows his absence from the program last week.
A few weeks ago, Rivera took to Twitter to notify his followers that his scheduled Thursday and Friday appearances on the show had been canceled.
“My appearances today and tomorrow on The Five have been canceled. I’m sure there’s a good reason. Never fear, I’ll be back week after next. Stay safe and happy. Thanks,” Rivera tweeted, adding that he would be returning to the show soon.
Fox News has been plagued by uncertainty since Tucker Carlson’s precipitous departure in late April.
There is no indication that Rivera’s absences indicate that he will be fired or removed from the show, but the timing has undoubtedly raised questions, and he himself seemed to imply that something was amiss.
My appearances today and tomorrow on The Five have been canceled. I’m sure there’s a good reason. Never fear, I’ll be back week after next. Stay safe and happy. Thanks 🙏
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 4, 2023
Although it may not be related to his canceled appearances, Rivera’s comments about Tucker Carlson drew criticism in recent weeks.
Popular Last week, Fox News presenter Greg Gutfeld defended Tucker Carlson on Twitter and during an episode of “The Five.”
Gutfeld took to Twitter to respond to his colleague Rivera’s vitriolic remarks about Carlson following his departure.
Rivera tweeted: “I don’t wish ill on anybody, but there is no doubt – as I said at the time-Tucker Carlson’s perverse January 6 conspiracy theory was ‘bullsh*t.’ Having lost the election President Trump incited an insurrection that sought to undermine our Constitutional process.”
In response, Gutfeld retaliated against Rivera for attacking Carlson, which gave the impression that he was defending his former colleague.
“You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people,” Gutfeld tweeted.
You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people. https://t.co/20LOwVzXwS
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 26, 2023
During a segment last week on “The Five,” Gutfeld joked that Carlson would run for president, and several moderators remained silent.
This week, Fox News has been the subject of numerous speculations regarding its primetime lineup.
Wednesday night, the network was compelled to issue a statement clarifying that host Laura Ingraham has not been dismissed, contrary to social media rumors.
“Reports based on various tweets by left-wing activists are wildly inaccurate – Laura Ingraham, the top-rated woman in cable news, is now and will continue to be a prominent host and integral part of the Fox News lineup,” Fox News said in a statement, via Mediaite.
Following Tucker Carlson’s departure from the network, news aggregator Matt Drudge revealed that Fox News will undergo a major shakeup, which sparked speculations about Laura Ingraham.
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