Geraldo Rivera signed on to Fox News permanently last week, and during his final appearance on the network, he He praised the effects of affirmative action He was on his career days after the Supreme Court struck down his college admissions policy.
Appearing during a ceremonial farewell on Friday’s “Fox and Friends,” in which his colleagues at the conservative news network wore fake mustaches with balloons in the background, Rivera remarked that he was “a product of affirmative action” when one of his co-hosts asked him to consider how his career would affect him. Spread the news to the Hispanic community.
“Thank you for the opportunity, because affirmative action has just been voted on by the Supreme Court of the United States and is a very controversial decision that will affect many people of color,” Rivera said. “I have been a product of affirmative action for more than half a century.”
“When the Ford Foundation and the Columbia School of Journalism got together to merge the local news teams in New York, there were no black reporters, no Hispanic reporters, no women, and it was shocking,” Rivera continued. And it was late 1968, 69. So I got picked. I was doing news about a group of Puerto Rican activists, the Young Lords who had taken over some buildings in Spanish Harlem. I was their lawyer and negotiator. And I made a lot of news as their spokesperson. In their name. And so I found out that way, and they put me through the Columbia program, and the rest is history.”
The Fox News anchor’s latest on-air appearance — which was confirmed to be his last by a Fox News representative, who said the network had reached a “friendly conclusion with Geraldo” — also celebrated Rivera’s wide-ranging career, and it appears to be off the hook. Good note though, Rivera’s passing back and forth.
Rivera announce His exit from The Five over a week ago was due to “rising tension beyond editorial disagreements”, though he said at the time that he would remain “as a freelance reporter”. But on Thursday, Rivera let fans know on social media He resigned from Fox News After being fired from “The Five”.
“So it doesn’t look like I’m going to be in ‘The Five’ — I mean I’m not going to be in ‘The Five’,” Rivera said in a video. to publish Thursday. “I got fired from The Five and as a result left Fox. So, I’ll have more to say about that on ‘Fox and Friends’ tomorrow morning.”
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