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Geraldo Threatens to Quit If FOX News Hires Lou Dobbs
TV Newser ^ | Dec. 21, 2009 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 12/21/2009 11:58:45 AM PST by Beaten Valve

Over the weekend, the Daily News reported that Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has told Fox News founder and chairman Roger Ailes he'll quit if Ailes hires Lou Dobbs.

Rivera tells Rush & Molloy, "I never threatened to quit," adding, "The last time I checked, no one here was talking to the a-—." A rep for Ailes concurs, telling the paper he isn't looking to add Dobbs to either FNC or FBN.

And all this reminded us about a situation a few years ago just after Rivera signed a reported 6-year $36m contract with NBC. In August, 1998 Newsweek reported on a riff between Rivera and then NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw. Rivera complained in a TV Guide interview that promos for his CNBC show "Rivera Live" didn't air during "Nightly" because Brokaw banned them. He also seemed to be gunning for Brokaw's job, telling TV Guide he was, "in the running for the center chair at the desk of the wise men."

A day after the quotes leaked, Rivera issued this statement: "Tom Brokaw is a great newsman who does a terrific job and the rivalry between us is grossly overstated." He also explained that his ambition to be "the news anchor for the next millennium" did not extend beyond his role as a CNBC host.

Rivera left NBC after the 9/11 attacks going to work for Fox News as a war correspondent.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2for1; cnn; dopeydems; foxnews; geraldorivera; loudobbs
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This is one threat that I hope Geraldo carries out.

I'm sick of him...

1 posted on 12/21/2009 11:58:46 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

A win-win


2 posted on 12/21/2009 11:59:32 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Beaten Valve

Oh, PLEASE let Fox hire Lou Dobbs . . .


3 posted on 12/21/2009 12:00:00 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Tiger isn't out of the woods yet--not by a long shot.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Buh-bye!


4 posted on 12/21/2009 12:00:12 PM PST by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: Beaten Valve
BUH BYE WHOREraldo.
5 posted on 12/21/2009 12:00:38 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Beaten Valve
Talk about a Win-Win situation for Fox.
6 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:09 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Demand Constitutionality)
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To: Beaten Valve

Where is the issue, let Capone shill for illegals on another channel.

F Jerry.


7 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:11 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Geraldo. Your gig at Fox is limited. (You need Fox more than they need you.)


8 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:15 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Beaten Valve

Oh, quit Geraldo. Please.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:36 PM PST by hoe_cake (A member of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: pissant

Perfect response. Brevity is the soul of wit.


10 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:36 PM PST by americanophile (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Yes!!!! Get Lou! Get Lou!

Get rid of Rummaldo! Get rid of Rummaldo! Please no more Al Capone’s vaults!


11 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:39 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Beaten Valve

See ya jerk...oh..and take Shep with ya!


12 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:43 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Don’t let the door hitya....Whoraldo


13 posted on 12/21/2009 12:01:43 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Beaten Valve
Dear Mr. Jerry Rivers, Buh-bye. Loser.
14 posted on 12/21/2009 12:02:07 PM PST by JPG (Al Gore, the several million degree man.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Well, now there’s some good news.


15 posted on 12/21/2009 12:02:21 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Beaten Valve

Man...that would be fantastic. I’m sick of Geraldo and his shameless self-promotion. He’s a sanctimonious windbag who has no respect for the laws of this country.


16 posted on 12/21/2009 12:02:28 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Beaten Valve

We should be so lucky.

Bye, bye!!


17 posted on 12/21/2009 12:02:29 PM PST by New Yawk Minute
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To: Beaten Valve

Two birds with one stone !


18 posted on 12/21/2009 12:03:28 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Beaten Valve

And the downside would be ?


19 posted on 12/21/2009 12:04:15 PM PST by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: Beaten Valve
"Threatens"... or offers?
20 posted on 12/21/2009 12:04:15 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Beaten Valve

Thanks Geraldo, be sure to pick up your lovely parting gift on the way out.


21 posted on 12/21/2009 12:04:35 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Beaten Valve

Bye Geraldo!

Hey, that horrid Lamont Hill has wormed is way back to Fox. I thought they gave him the boot?

He’s worse than Geraldo.

Both of them cause my remote to change channels.


22 posted on 12/21/2009 12:05:20 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Take back the GOP-RNC. Apply RINO-B-GONE as needed.)
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To: libh8er

Good another liberal bites the dust HOPEFULLY, cannot stand him, he supports every bone headed thing Obummer does! Dobbs would be much better than Geraldo anyday. I hated when Geraldo came back on Fox.


23 posted on 12/21/2009 12:06:13 PM PST by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Promises, promises.


24 posted on 12/21/2009 12:06:40 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Beaten Valve

You’ll be doing Fox a favor.......don’t let the door it your sorry a$$ on the way out.


25 posted on 12/21/2009 12:07:07 PM PST by cblue55
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To: Andyman

Adios Gerry!


26 posted on 12/21/2009 12:07:52 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Beaten Valve

So long Gerry Rivers, don’t let the door smack you in the a$$. Best argument I’ve heard for hiring Lou.


27 posted on 12/21/2009 12:07:58 PM PST by YankeeReb (There's no such thing as Free Health care OR a JOBLESS RECOVERY)
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To: Beaten Valve
A twofer!!!
28 posted on 12/21/2009 12:08:03 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Andyman

No, for our old friend “Jerry”, it’s “adios”....


29 posted on 12/21/2009 12:09:14 PM PST by MHT
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To: Beaten Valve
EXCELLENT!

FoxNews, when does Lou start?

30 posted on 12/21/2009 12:09:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Merry Christmas to all... and to all a good night! (remember the reason for the season))
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To: Beaten Valve

Rivera is just another guy in his sixties who desperately want to look and act like a guy in his thirties hip and cool and all the rest. I am really sick of his shtick. So please Fox, hire Lou Dobbs!

And also please please trade Sheppard Smith’s time slot with Glenn Beck’s. Who watches Smith anyways?


31 posted on 12/21/2009 12:09:34 PM PST by Welcome2thejungle
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To: Beaten Valve

What a glorious day that would be.


32 posted on 12/21/2009 12:10:02 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Beaten Valve

So?

Is it just me or does Fox News on the weekend suck?


33 posted on 12/21/2009 12:10:08 PM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: Beaten Valve

so there is a down side?

Lou Dobbs gets on my nerves, too.


34 posted on 12/21/2009 12:10:29 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Beaten Valve
He says that like it's a bad thing.
35 posted on 12/21/2009 12:11:01 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Beaten Valve

PLEASE WHOREaldo quit..it would be the one bright spot in this disgusting weekend. Please do it


36 posted on 12/21/2009 12:11:08 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beaten Valve

Latino threatens to quit if fox hires a white guy!


37 posted on 12/21/2009 12:11:37 PM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: Carry_Okie

I’d settle for them caning Geraldo.

As you intimate, the twofer makes it just that much more sweet.


38 posted on 12/21/2009 12:11:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Merry Christmas to all... and to all a good night! (remember the reason for the season))
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To: Beaten Valve

Note to Roger Ailes: When the former Jerry Rivers comes on, I switch from Fox to the AnimalPlanet.


39 posted on 12/21/2009 12:12:20 PM PST by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m not one of Dobbs’ viewers, but...

Don’t let the door bhit you on the butt, Geraldo. Heck, quit whether they hire him or not, and they can give Stossel your time slot.


40 posted on 12/21/2009 12:12:53 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: Beaten Valve

ill donate to dobbs salary to get that loser off the air


41 posted on 12/21/2009 12:14:01 PM PST by remaxagnt (`)
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To: Beaten Valve

I really hate Geraldo. Him calling Lou Dobbs an “a-hole” just makes me hate him a little bit more.


42 posted on 12/21/2009 12:14:43 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Beaten Valve

If he quits then maybe he can buy a leaf blower and join the Hispanic Brotherhood...


43 posted on 12/21/2009 12:14:44 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Don’t let the Chair hit ya on the way out!

Mary Christmas


44 posted on 12/21/2009 12:15:00 PM PST by bray (Palin can see the White House from her Porch)
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To: Beaten Valve
Win-win.

Bill: I got these two pigs for Hillary and Chelsea.

SS guy: Good trade, sir.

45 posted on 12/21/2009 12:15:12 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Beaten Valve

Can we start a petition to get Gerry fired?


46 posted on 12/21/2009 12:15:19 PM PST by nomad
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To: Beaten Valve

Earth to Geraldo...SEEYA!


47 posted on 12/21/2009 12:15:31 PM PST by SueRae
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To: Beaten Valve

Buh Bye Geraldo. Hello Lou :-).


48 posted on 12/21/2009 12:16:43 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Buh-bye, Gerald.

Go whine on telemunda.


49 posted on 12/21/2009 12:17:42 PM PST by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Good.

This will give Whoraldo more time to go digging through worthless vaults or practice getting hit in the face with a chair.


50 posted on 12/21/2009 12:17:50 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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