It was Geraldo’s last time on Fox News Channel on Friday, after he quit the network for good when told that he had been fired from “The Five.” So, what did he do, other than explain that he quit? He used the opportunity to get one more woke talking point in.
Speaking about the court’s recent decision to enforce the 14th Amendment and make racial preferences illegal, Geraldo claimed that he was a product of affirmative action when the Ford Foundation started pushing for the integration of journalism teams.
Making that poing, he first said, “[I] thank you for the opportunity because affirmative action has just been voted down by the Supreme Court of the United States in a very controversial decision that will impact many people of color.”
Then, continuing, he got to how affirmative action impacted his journalism career, along with how the extremely woke Ford Foundation was involved in that process. He said: “I was a product of affirmative action over a half a century ago … When the Ford Foundation and Columbia Journalism School got together to integrate the local news teams in New York, there were no black reporters, no Hispanic reporters, no women.”
That wasn’t all. Explaining what happened as the integration push began and how he went from being a diversity lawyer for a group of activists that took over buildings to an affirmative action journalist, Geraldo then said, “And it was shocking. And that was as late as 1968, 69. So I was selected. I was making news representing a group of Puerto Rican activists, the Young Lords, who had taken over some buildings up in the Spanish Harlem. And I was their lawyer and their negotiator. And I made a lot of news as their spokesperson. And so I got discovered that way, and they drafted me through the Columbia program, and the rest is history.”
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Geraldo appears to have left Fox News because of both a growing feud with Gutfeld, who he has called a “punk,” and growing differences and tensions with Fos News Channel’s editorial policy. Speaking on that, he said, “There has been a growing tension that goes beyond editorial differences and personal annoyances and gripes. It’s not worth it to me.”
Rivera also is strongly opposed to former president Donald Trump, with whom he was a friend until the competing claims and drawn out fighting of the 2020 election and its aftermath. Speaking about Trump after that point, Gerlado said, “under no circumstances do I think Donald Trump should be president of the United States again and that’s an important message I am committed to bringing to the American people between now and November 2024.”
Geraldo had originally planned on staying at FNC until his contract ran out in 2025, but instead quit after being told that he was off of The Five. It is still unclear what, if anything, he will do now that he has been fired from FNC.
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