Fox News may face further setbacks as one of its prominent figures, Geraldo Rivera, recently revealed his departure from ‘The Five.’ Taking to Twitter, Rivera announced that his final appearances on the show would be in the coming weeks. While opinions on Rivera may vary, this departure adds a touch of instability to Fox News, which recently bid farewell to ratings powerhouse Tucker Carlson, who has been independently releasing episodes on Twitter.
Rivera’s Twitter post read, “Morning, it’s official, I’m off @TheFive. My last scheduled show appearances are Thursday and Friday, June 29th and 30th. It’s been a great run, and I appreciate having had the opportunity. Being the odd man out isn’t always easy. For the time being, I’m still Correspondent at Large.”
A few weeks ago, during one of his recent appearances on Fox News, Rivera sparked controversy when discussing the ‘crisis’ in cities like New York. He suggested expedited work permits and bypassing bureaucratic hurdles as potential solutions. This proposal drew immediate backlash, with critics arguing that such handouts could incentivize further illegal immigration.
Throughout his time on ‘The Five,’ Rivera frequently clashed with the more conservative hosts, a role he seemingly embraced. His commentary attracted significant criticism from right-wing viewers of the show, as exemplified by some of the Twitter posts below.
Rivera’s announcement received a mix of reactions on Twitter. One user, ‘pc6tex9,’ referred to him as a “wind sock,” stating, “Being the Odd Man Out. That’s your path you chose. You flop back and forth more than a fish out of water. But always end up on the left. You are a wind sock, whichever way the wind blows in the benefit of your narrative, that’s the way you go. You won’t be missed!”