Rivera posted the news to Facebook, where he claimed officials at Cumulus Media “do not intend to honor the handshake deal I made with the ousted company chief John Dickey, an agreement to extend my current contract for a year.”
“The decision to renege on our deal on the eve of Thanksgiving is especially upsetting coming in the wake of my emotionally charged and highly rated coverage of the Paris massacre and frantic efforts by authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Rivera continued, according to WND.
While this news might be particularly upsetting for Geraldo, it probably won’t bring much sadness to the conservatives who have watched him slam their beliefs over the years. From ripping the NRA to seeming to sympathize with terrorists, Geraldo has continuously made himself look like a hypocrite for most of his career — a career that should’ve ended long before now.
Geraldo believes he was wronged, however, and intends to pursue legal action, according to his Facebook post. Because of WABC’s “unforgivable disrespect I will fight them and they will end up costing their battered company far more in damages than they expect to save in my salary,” he said.
Chad Lopez, market manager for Cumulus, told Radio Ink, “We offered Geraldo a new renewal commensurate with the value of his show, which he regretfully chose not to accept. We wish him the best.”
Geraldo has been all about Geraldo for most of his career and it’s surprising that he’s managed to keep that career in broadcasting for as long as he has. Maybe it’s time to retire.
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