Er, What Exactly Is Geraldo Rivera Saying About Roger Ailes Here?
It’s no surprise that Gretchen Carlson‘s sexual harassment suit against Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes has given way to hordes of Fox Newsers coming out to defend their boss. But can anyone figure out what exactly Geraldo Rivera is saying here?
I've known him 40 years. He's about as flirty as the grizzly in #TheRevenant. I stand with Roger Ailes
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) July 13, 2016
Like, is he saying Roger Ailes is as friendly as a menacing grizzly bear? Or that he’s an angry guy?
Because, well, a bunch of people pointed out it’s not the best analogy:
.@GeraldoRivera Should the comparison be to something that *doesn't* look like it's raping Leonardo DiCaprio?
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) July 13, 2016
wait but didn't the grizzly https://t.co/sX83qr6QFi
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 13, 2016
This is a weird analogy. The bear forces itself on someone. https://t.co/rsnLpGAzK8
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) July 13, 2016
And that was only the tip of the iceberg:
@GeraldoRivera Maybe you're not his type.
— dorothy crenshaw (@dorocren) July 13, 2016
@GeraldoRivera delete your moustache
— Chelsea Torrance (@PCGoneRad) July 13, 2016
@GeraldoRivera does he make you wear short skirts on the air?
— AdamAnnapolis (@adamannapolis) July 13, 2016
— Charles Lewis III (@simonpatt) July 13, 2016
.@GeraldoRivera this just in: Roger Ailes doesn't want to bang an old mustachioed man, just younger blonde women.
— silver ball'r beats (@DJCPI) July 13, 2016
Now, remember, Matt Drudge went nuts with talking about “bear rape.”
Might wanna consider the choice of words there…
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