A veteran Fox News host of the popular show “The Five” is perplexed after being informed that he will not appear on the show for the remainder of the week.
Geraldo Rivera, a liberal talk show host, took to Twitter to notify his followers that his scheduled appearances on Thursday and Friday 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.
Last week, Fox News abruptly fired its most popular host, Tucker Carlson, leaving the network in a state of limbo. There are no indications that Rivera will be fired or removed from the show, but the timing has undoubtedly raised questions.
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.
Dana Perino took a sip of her beverage, Jason Chaffetz laughed, and Jeanine Pirro promptly transitioned to a new segment on a different subject.
No one seemed interested in discussing Carlson or the explosive news, which suggests that on-air presenters may have been instructed not to discuss the situation.
However, Gutfeld had no qualms about mentioning Carlson and appeared defiant.
The conversation at the table began when they discussed the re-election prospects of President Joe Biden. Chaffetz predicted that despite Biden’s probable decision to announce his candidacy for re-election, he will ultimately not run. Biden did declare his candidacy for a second term early Tuesday morning.
“I think she actually might be a candidate,” Chaffetz said. “I don’t think Joe Biden – even though he may announce tomorrow – I don’t think by the time he gets to the end of the year he’s actually going to run.”
As the end of the segment neared, Gutfeld joked about Carlson by saying: “And then so in 2024, it’ll be Susan Rice versus Tucker Carlson.”
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