Geraldo Rivera got into it with well-known author and columnist Dan Savage Thursday after Savage ripped Fox News over its silence in response to Bristol Palin’s pregnancy.
“If Bristol Palin’s last name was “Obama” the whole Hee Haw gang at Fox News would spend half of every day for the next nine months telling us that Bristol Obama has terrible parents,” Savage wrote.
“Maybe Michelle should be less concerned with what your kids are eating and more concerned with what her kids are doing!”–and the other half of the day pretending to fret over the terrible example that Bristol Obama was setting for other African American women and girls. But unplanned pregnancies and kids in fatherless homes and two different children by two different fathers? IOIYAR.”
Rivera wasn’t having it.
@Mediaite fxck you jerk off. Fox news doesn’t have a reaction to anyone’s pregnancy
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) June 26, 2015
Savage responded, seemingly amused at Rivera’s spelling skills.
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) June 26, 2015
Palin announced her second pregnancy Thursday, asking for no lectures or sympathy.
“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you,” she wrote.
But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.