Geraldo Rivera Comes Clean: ‘That Program Has Done Well since I’ve Left, They Made the Right Decision’

Geraldo Rivera has come clean about leaving Fox News by admitting that his former show is better off without him.

Rivera weighed in on his firing from “The Five” during an appearance on the latest episode of “The Interview.”

He spoke about his decision to leave Fox News over the firing before trashing Tucker Carlson and complaining about his former network nemesis Greg Gutfeld.

Geraldo said:

“I should have left a long time ago. But for various reasons, not the least of which was my own insecurity about where I would end up, I stuck around and I stayed too long at the dance.”

Rivera said he was suspended multiple times for clashes with Fox star Greg Gutfeld.

“They always took his side,” he said.

“I could sense that I was hanging by a thread.”

He said of Fox News dumping him, “They made a very pragmatic decision, a business decision.

“And it looks in retrospect that they made the right decision.

“Was I satisfied with how Fox handled the tensions? No.

“The other cast members were perceived to be far more significant to the overall thrust of the program than I was.

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“And so I became a kind of collateral damage.

“If you look at how well that program has done since I’ve left, if anything, ratings are back up.

“So I can’t say that they’ve made the wrong decision.

“I was nauseous over Tucker Carlson’s premise that January 6 was an inside job.

“I was shocked and outraged.

“It was pathetic, really pathetic.

“He really got way too big for his britches.

“The worst thing about what he did was the ruthless pragmatism that he displayed.

“I’m going to do this because that’s what the audience wants. In other words, it wasn’t the malevolent media leading the audience. It was the audience leading the malevolent media.

“What he did was unforgivable.

“He made a mockery of the tenets of journalism.”


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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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