Sure, he’s always been known for being somewhat of a hothead, but lately, he seems downright unhinged. It makes you wonder if he’s suffering from something we don’t know about.
Whatever it is, it’s now impacting his career, as Geraldo just got the boot from the very popular show "The Five" on Fox News. Geraldo made it seem as if it was his decision to gallop off into the sunset, but apparently, that’s not what actually happened.
The real story is much juicier and, given Geraldo’s odd behavior, it makes perfect sense.
From Radar Online:
Geraldo Rivera alluded to the forces at play that cost him his gig on The Five — and now RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal what really went on behind the scenes.
The veteran Fox News anchor and correspondent was involved in a series of tense off-air clashes with Greg Gutfeld, with one network source describing the tension as “knockdown drag-out fights.”
“Geraldo and Greg do not get along,” said the insider. “That is obvious to anyone who watches The Five. But what people didn’t see on television is how often that tension spilled over to off-the-camera.
“There is no love lost between Geraldo and Greg, that is for certain.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Rivera surprised the world when he announced he would be leaving the top-rating Fox News program. He said he was remaining as Correspondent at Large “for now.”
“Geraldo was once the favorite of Fox — but he doesn’t have that role anymore,” added the source. “Greg is the new king of Fox News having dominated the late-night timeslot with his show Gutfeld!
“Being at the top of your game ensures you have network bosses eating out the palm of his hands! In this power struggle, Gutfeld won.”
Gerald has genuinely gone off track. He's always leaned left, but there was a time when he maintained some level of reasonableness, which, for a liberal, is quite an achievement. Not sure if it was Stage 5 TDS that sent him off the deep end, but he's been on a downward trajectory for a while now. I'm glad to see him and his brand of crazy get the boot, but truthfully, since I no longer tune into Fox News, it doesn't make much of a difference to me one way or the other.