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“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 ‘bullshit,’” Rivera tweeted. “He added, “Having lost the election President Trump incited an insurrection that sought to undermine our Constitutional process.” The tweet drew a response from Greg Gutfeld, who is a permanent panelist on “The Five.” “You’re a class act Geraldo,” Gutfeld responded. “A real man of the people.”
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 “bullshit.”Having lost the election President Trump incited an insurrection that sought to undermine our Constitutional process. — Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) April 26, 2023
A week later, Rivera announced on Twitter that his scheduled appearances had been canceled. “I’m sure there’s a good reason,” he said.
You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people. https://t.co/20LOwVzXwS— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 26, 2023
Fast-forward to this week and Rivera posted a photo of him on vacation drinking a Bloody Mary in Rhode Island.
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
After someone commented, “No more The Five,” the host responded he would return. “See you Next Tuesday and Wednesday on The Five,” Rivera responded he will return next week as the show’s resident liberal.
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. pic.twitter.com/VQes63fCsZ— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 17, 2023
Rivera will return to the network following reports of a major shakeup in primetime. Sean Hannity will move into Carlson’s old time slot as the comparateively lower-rated “Fox News Tonight” will be dropped from the lineup. Meanwhile, Jesse Watters and Gutfeld will each reportedly move into the network’s prime-time lineup as well. It is not clear what will become of Laura Ingraham’s “The Ingraham Angle.” UPDATE, May 18, 2023: In an email to The Western Journal after this article’s publication, a Fox News representative said, “No decision has been made on a new primetime line-up and there are multiple scenarios under consideration. 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.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
See you Next Tuesday and Wednesday on The Five https://t.co/v3dTqIYfqk— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 17, 2023