Longtime Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera, the Fox News host whose many liberal opinions often infuriate fans, just announced that his appearances on FNC’s evening panel program, The Five, have been “canceled” for a week.
He said so in a Thursday tweet, writing, “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.”
And, true to form, Geraldo took a leftist stance on Twitter on Thursday as well, clutching his pearls over January 6th and writing, “Proud Boys convicted of seditious conspiracy, facing serious jail time. Others-convicted of lesser charges-facing around 4 years behind bars. They’re responsible for their actions. But isn’t real question who all were guilty of inciting and unleashing their anti-Constitutional violence?”
In any case, Rivera not appearing on “The Five” for the next week is a continuation of his absence from it, as he has not appeared on the show since April 21. That was Tucker Carlson’s last day at the network.
Geraldo, who serves as one of the leftist voices of the program, infuriated last week by attacking Tucker in a tweet after he was booted by Fox News, writing, “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.”
Greg Gutfeld, a co-host on “The Five,” responded by saying, “You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people.”
You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people. https://t.co/20LOwVzXwS
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 26, 2023
Geraldo and Gutfeld recently sparred over President Biden’s EV plans, as we reported on The American Tribune, writing:
Biden announced a plan that would supposedly cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks by more than a third by 2030. The main focus of the plan is to increase the production of and favor electric vehicles, which are currently not affordable for most ordinary Americans. Beyond that, they’re all but useless for road trips because they take forever to charge and have limited range.
In any case, the proposal sparked a furious debate between two Fox News personalities: Geraldo Riviera and Greg Gutfeld. It began with Geraldo saying he was thinking about getting an EV Bentley, saying, “I was gonna buy an EV Bentley. They offered me a $7,500 rebate. I said, I don’t need the $7,500.”
Gutfeld then kicked the fight off by mocking Geraldo for his elitism and being out of touch, saying, “Thank God you connect with our audience,”
Rivera, continuing, said, “But you see what is happening in terms of the private sector. It is changing at a pace more rapid than we ever anticipated. Here’s one thing. Electric-powered vehicles have 60% efficiency in terms of the conversion of energy to the wheels turning. Gas-powered is 17% to 21%. Electric vehicles are three times more energy efficient in terms of making your car go than gas-powered.”
Dana Perino got in a jab at EVs too, saying, “This is great for child laborers in Congo, who get buried alive trying to mine these minerals for everybody who wants these electric cars.”
When Geraldo asked what was wrong and why Gutfled was saying that he was trying to control himself, Gutfeld responded by snapping at Geraldo, saying, “Because you said ‘EV Bentley,’” he replied. “And you just explained why people like you find it so easy to sermonize about electric vehicles, because you can afford it.”
Geraldo then tried to put Gutfeld on the defensive, snapping back “Are you attacking me?” Gutfeld wasn’t perturbed, responding by saying, “Yes, I am attacking you!”
Continuing, he then pointed out what he characterized as the absurdity of promoting expensive vehicles at a time when people are struggling financially, saying, “Who has to pay for the charging stations? Our Audience! Who has to pay for the transition from gas to electric stoves? Our audience! You have to bear the brunt of your beliefs, and you don’t because you can afford an EV Bentley!”
Rivera then tried to fight back, saying, “Who has to pay for the cancer they get from the gas-powered cars?” Gutfeld, continuing to push back, said, “Oh God, you don’t even have the science to back that up. You have to bear the brunt of your beliefs, and you don’t because you can afford an EV Bentley. You’re telling our audience to suck on it!”
Geraldo then again tried to put Gutfeld on the defensive, asking him what kind of car he drives, to which Gutfeld responded by saying, “A $45,000 car, yes. Yeah, I know. It’s no Bentley. I’m sorry, Geraldo.”
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