Veteran journalist Geraldo Rivera has taken aim at former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. In a sharp-toned rant, Rivera condemned Carlson, accusing him of “making a mockery of the tenets of journalism.”
Rivera’s remarks began with a strong statement, “You know, it was pathetic, really pathetic.” He continued by claiming that Carlson had become overly confident in his position, suggesting he had gotten “way too big for his britches.”
However, Rivera’s core grievance seemed to center on Carlson’s approach to journalism. The senior correspondent lamented, “The worst thing about what he did was the ruthless pragmatism that he displayed.”
Rivera painted a picture of a news industry turned on its head, with the media no longer guiding the audience but rather the audience leading the media down a potentially harmful path.
Geraldo Rivera verbally assaults @TuckerCarlson calling him 'pathetic' 'malevolent' and 'unforgivable' — Claims he has 'NO beef' with Tucker
"He made a mockery of the tenants of journalism."
He's not bitter… pic.twitter.com/3G0woBbgbB
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 15, 2023
“In other words, it wasn’t the malevolent media leading the audience, it was the audience leading the malevolent media,” Rivera asserted. He concluded expressing his belief that “what [Tucker] did was unforgivable.”
— Ginny Mobley (@MobleyGinny) August 15, 2023
Who cares? Why are YOU giving this clown exposure? Do something worthwhile, this ain't it!
— Mike (@NCSecession) August 15, 2023
— Janet Beckman (@JanetBeckman19) August 15, 2023
(There's a reason Geraldo was fired from fox….)
— Michele Morris (@rocco0604morris) August 15, 2023
Geraldo is the pathetic one who makes a mockery of journalism!
— Dianne Gausby (@GausbyDianne) August 15, 2023