Geraldo Rivera’s attempts to defend his former Fox News boss Roger Ailes didn’t go as planned for the mustachioed journalist. Minutes after Ailes resigned from his post as Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel — amid a sexual harassment suit from Gretchen Carlson — Rivera fired off a tweet that backed his boss and questioned the whole situation.
The tweet at first glance may seem ambiguous, but the timing coincided with Ailes’ firing, and Geraldo is anything but shy about expressing his opinion. Just days earlier, Rivera sent out another tweet defending Ailes.
So it is pretty clear he was being anything but ambiguous. It’s not uncommon for employees to defend their boss, as a number of other Fox News correspondents have come to Ailes’ defense. But the way Rivera worded his tweet didn’t sit well with too many people, and the internet was just not having any of it: