‘70 is the new 50:’ Geraldo Rivera tweets sideways topless selfie; World groans

Holy crap, indeed.

Late Saturday night, Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera somehow got it into his brain that posting a half-naked, sideways selfie was a good idea. Twitter users everywhere gasped.

In horror.

And reached for the eye bleach.



Move over, Amanda Bynes!

Geraldo Rivera and Mr. Burns, separated at birth?

If Rivera was trying to distract people from his weekend’s earlier blunders, he succeeded.

Fox News colleague Greg Gutfeld chimed in on SeniorCitizenSelfieGate:

Make it stop. Make it stop.

#GeraldoSelfie has broken the Internets.


This may be the first time in Twitchy history that we wished Twitchy wasn’t forever.

Well, it could have been worse.

  • al hunt

    that’s one way to cure obesity
    (so much for breakfast)

  • Kenneth James Abbott

    Aaaaah, my eyes…..!

  • Jarhead83

    Projectile vomiting…Linda Blair’s got nothing on me.

  • RblDiver

    70 is the new 50? Isn’t that liberal math?

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      Baby Boomer math.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

    To give him his due, he’s in great shape for 70… but he’s still a horse’s ass.

    • grais

      Repulsive nonetheless.
      I dare say, his family will be as embarrassed as they are ‘pissed’.

    • el guapo

      This confirms yet again the Law of the Horse Show:
      There will always be more horse’s a$$es than there are actual horses.

  • John

    Seriously dude, act your age.

    • Rabid


    • Rabid

      So at what age are we (in your opinion)supposed to act like old farts?

      • WhoMeToo


      • John

        Self respecting adults. Do it for the children.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    I’d be inclined to show him some respect. Heck, that’s pretty jacked for 70. But then there is the matter of the towel, and it’s lack of height. And I realize, the rocker, he has fallen off his.

    • Rabid

      I don’t like the guy,but I gotta give him credit.

      • grayjohn

        No you don’t.

  • Rabid

    So does that make me 30 again???

  • trixiewoobeans

    There’s no fool like an old fool. Take note, Weiner!

  • Conrad2010

    Abercrombie & Fitch! Look out!

  • http://www.houstontps.org somethingfishie


    • Mark81150

      I see what ya did there..

      now that damn song is stuck in my head.;…

      oh…. the humanity..

    • Orwellian_Dilemma

      For getting that song stuck in my head, may “Sneaky Snake” insinuate itself into your brain until late into the evening!

    • grayjohn


    • http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php MNHawk

      But it was too late…she was already re-tweeting Geraldo’s self pic of little Geraldo standing at attention.

      • screamingmad

        Oh goody, I don’t know those songs? Saved by ignorance.

        • http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php MNHawk

          Then I suppose an effort along the lines of…

          Hello, everybody, this is your Fox News reporter with all the news that’s fair and balanced, on the scene in the Fox News Green Room. There seems to have been some disturbance here. Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened?

          Ya, I seen it. I was standing over by the coffee machine, waiting for my cue to come out on the set, when there he was, standin’ over there by the full length mirror, teasing himself with a towel…

          Would be wasted on you? 😉

    • Finrod Felagund

      +1 for the Ray Stevens _The Streak_ reference.

  • PatriotRG

    His fitness seems inversely proportional to the stupid libtard comments he makes and his age is equivalent to his iq

  • Kat Marks Mackenzie

    Well the new Anthony Weiner. I think it is time that Fox gets rid of Geraldo and put a new replacement in. Yucck.

  • thetreyman

    he might as well have put #redeye in that tweet.

  • WT Kole

    That lighting! After 70 all selfie’s need to be done with 20w bulbs- or even better, candlelight! I hate to admit this but for freakin’ 70, not that bad.

  • FFlintstone

    Nancy Pelosi is so turned on right now.

    • Witheld


    • 3seven77

      I wonder when we’ll see Pelosi’s next-to-naked selfie?

      • Emily B

        Oh, that’s not even something to joke about. ((shudder))

        • bluewaternavy

          There isn’t enough brain bleach to EVER get rid of an image she’d present.

      • nonyabus

        Twitter will blow itself up when that happens!…. I HOPE!

      • bluewaternavy

        No. Not. Ever.

  • LinTaylor

    Amazed I’m the first to post this:


  • Milodactyl™

    My god! What the hell happened at that rally….

    • WhoMeToo


  • CarlottaVonFun

    When did Elton John grow a mustache?

  • Adam Johnson

    So it wasn’t just me. He WAS babbling incoherently the other night analyzing the Zimmerman verdict. I mean this with all sincerity, the man needs to be checked out. Don’t agree with him on a lot of things, but he seems like a decent guy.

    • DLinz

      Half-heimers has set in.

  • Marty Luther

    I know how this happened: He’s wearing his rose-colored glasses.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      You noticed! xD

  • http://musterion.typepad.com/blog/ Joe Dokes

    John Stossel is likely in even better shape for his age but you will never see him do something as demented as this. Rivera has never been a class act.

  • Joel A. Edge

    Apparently 70 is the new 13.

    • Doc Farmer

      Naw, then he’d be showing off his new crop of pubes…

  • Mark81150

    He’s still his only biggest fan..

    That much self adoration isn’t healthy for a 19 year old.. but at 70… a wee bit of class demands he not be such an ass.

    • mapache

      biggest and only

  • mapache

    This is the guy who wanted to be named Senator by governor Christie? Well Geraldo has now qualified for candidacy in New York..

    • Tom Chipp

      Well, now the esteemed Jerry Rivers has bona fides to run for any office in NY, CT or MA and possibly NJ.

  • Rob Stevely

    Looks like someone put Stan Lee’s head on Micheal Jackson’s corpse.

  • justlittlolme

    Give poor Whorado a break, people!
    He’d just gotten BOO’ed at a thugs-for-Trayvon rally, so he had to do something to prop up his old (and apparently wrinkled) self esteem!

  • John LaRosa

    Disturbing? Yes. But let’s all give thanks that Helen Thomas never owned a smart phone.

    • Maxx

      Actually, it appears as though she did and her selfie above is proof.

      Oh wait, that’s not Helen Thomas?

    • World B. Free

      Thread winner, right there.

    • DLinz

      Wasn’t Helen in that Jim Henson move “Dark Crystal” too? I dunno….maybe it’s the nose.

  • Snowbird1234

    Innapropriate. What will Fox do?

  • Arnold Townsend

    Jerry must want to be mayor of some damn city bad — he’s copying the campaign tactics of Weiner and No 9. Would somebody have mercy and either shoot us or give this wacko a mayorship before he tweets again?

  • radjahshelduck

    Many years ago, Geraldo wrote an autobiography. I never read it and since I can afford regular toilet paper for use there was no need to purchase it for that purpose either, but I do recall reading a review of the tome. The reviewer wrote that to hear Geraldo tell it, when he was at ABC every single woman there wanted to sleep with him. Given Geraldo’s ego, it’s not hard to imagine that is what he actually believed.

    • grais

      As I recall, celebrities were all over him, too.
      Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand…you get the picture.

      • AmericanMom

        Yehcht – the very thought of that threesome, or twosome is pathetic at best. it seems he once bragged about all the celebs he bagged.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    So nobody else noticed the rose-colored glasses, eh? Geraldo’s life story: “Looking through my Rose-coloured glasses.”

    • Magnifico

      Probably hiding bloodshot eyes

  • Magnifico

    The next logical step is a cage match between Geraldo and Weiner.

    • Doc Farmer

      Hopefully two enter, neither leave…

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  • waterytart

    Sitting here wanting to scratch out my mind’s eye.

    Worse yet, the old bod isn’t as bad as the St Bernard’s head that’s sitting on top of it.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Wearing shades, no less.

  • TocksNedlog

    Talk about something that needed a NOT SAFE FOR WORK! warning.
    This was definitely NOT safe for work!
    or home
    or car
    or public consumption

  • AmericanMom

    A copy of Geraldo’s selfie on a fridge is diet inducing and egotistic to the same extreme as Obama believes his speeches and his relationship to Trayvon to be.

  • TocksNedlog

    ¡La salchicha arrugada!

  • Thomas

    If this will not get Roger Ailes to fire this liberal maggot I will stop watching Fox News even when Geraldo is not on. What next a selfie of Bob Beckel?

  • capisce

    @michaelmoore: “that could have been me 35 years ago”

  • Medicinewoman2

    I showed this picture to my 2 teenage sons, told them this is the stupid sh it you do when you are affected with liberalism….totally wipes out decency & common sense.

  • BoscoBolt

    And he wonders why his marriages always fail … This might be the final straw for Mrs. #5.

  • OldmanRick

    Wow, there has to be a way to file a lawsuit against Gerald for cruel and unusual punishment to the eyes and brain.

  • Conservagrl

    I have to admit that Geraldo looks awesome.

    • grais

      Yes, if ‘awesome’ = ‘deranged’.

  • lainer51

    Just hurled my Fruit Loops!

  • Shelli Craig

    He had to turn it sideways so that towel didn’t fall off..

  • lisalake

    Whose surprised at this? Anything for attention.

  • Ron Morisseau

    Cher must have an “erection” seeing this

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    I could pile on to all the Geraldo hate, but until I get in anywhere near as good of shape….

  • http://perilloux.net/ John S. Perilloux

    This should be grounds for Fox to send him to CNN with Anderson Cooper or to MSNBC with Rachel Maddow.

  • Caniac Steve Henderson

    hell only Bob Beckle from the “five’ would be worst than this “Anthony Wiener’ wanabe

  • 845er

    Dementia setting in or just bad judgement?

  • Leslie Davis

    Geraldo Rivera Sucks!!!! I Hope Fox News Fires his Dumbass!!! I Praise the guy that thru the chair that broke his nose!!!! That was sooo Funny!!! This is what happens when You give a Retard a Camera!!! This is why I Hate him… Geraldo was doin a story of a bombing, But… they had disarmed it… becus… it had messed up an it didn’t go off..well… they found it.. As he was talking about the Bomb on TV.. he was telling the people that made it… “why didn’t they just do this with a battery to set it off” instead of doing this…. an so on… an so on… I wanted to Hit him myself… I hope He Gets Fired… He deserves It!!!

  • Grace656

    What is with old men thinking their bodies are all that? Less is definitely more for the likes of Rivera and Weiner.

  • Bryn Watkins

    And his current wife (fifth for those of you who are counting) is 38. Hypocrite.

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  • Abu Nudnik

    A profoundly foolish exhibition. That a 70 year old man should indulge in poor impulse control is a very bad example for a country all but destroyed by it. He’s blind, like one of my organs, a Cycloptic eye searching indiscriminately for…. anything it wants. The end of a civilization must look something like this.

  • Vatican Lokey

    I don’t know why everyone is so upset. Geraldo is obviously in better shape than most 30 year olds, much less most men his own age. Seems to me like there’s more than a little jealousy out there. Go Geraldo, you look fantastic!

    • LegalizeShemp

      Thanks Elton !

      • Vatican Lokey

        I’ll take that, proudly. Elton’s done a great deal of good in this world. Far more than most.

    • happyscrapper

      You must be as creepy as he is. This is not done in civil society, but apparently, you never learned how to live with normal people who respect each other enough to not act disgusting in public.

      • Vatican Lokey

        Impressive, “happyscrapper”. From one innocuous comment you’ve judged me to be an immoral misogynist sans respect for anyone. How very civil of you. With your remarkable powers of moral deduction, I expect you are either an evangelist or a politician. What a clever, clever thing you are.

  • Spencer Phillips

    I have been thinking streaking was due for a comeback! Looks like Geraldo is trying to do just that!

  • Katie510

    All I can say is “Weiner”!!!!!! Get it!!!!!??? Who cares??? Why would anyone who possesses “common sense” do something this stupid at age 70……???? How many years does it take to stop making bad choices??? C’mon Geraldo……really???!!! really???!!!!

  • Marvin Nelson

    OMG, I need to scrub my brain! That image seems to be burned into my retina. Damn that long term memory!

  • D-dubs

    Twitchy Team, for the love of everything good and holy, PLEASE take this section down immediately……I almost left the site when I saw this. Then I saw the rant by Nick Searcy and decided to stay! Go Nick!


    Is this not the epitome of the frigging problem with social media? Good God, man, not even your wife needs that image, let alone the world!

  • JonInVa

    I used to think the “End Times” would be filled with pestilence, war and natural disasters. But it seems I was wrong after seeing this picture. My kingdom for a plague of locusts.

  • JonInVa

    How come it’s never the Kimberly Guilfoyles or Megan Kellys doing near-naked selfies?

    • Doc Farmer

      Uh, because they have self respect?

      • happyscrapper

        Self respect! Those are the words I was trying to find! That is what is lacking today…self respect. That is the parent’s role to teach and obviously Jerry Rivers did not have good parenting.

  • LegalizeShemp

    I think he means “70 is the new 90”. Uggh, the horrors of AIDS ravages another victim.

  • praymorenow1

    Weiner, Congressman Lee, Justin Bieber, Amanda Bynes, Obama, please stop it. Selfies are stupid…..enough. NO ONE needs to see this….other than your wife & people you are at the pool with. Ugh………………Selfies are stupid….repeat…..
    No, 70 is not the new 50. It’s just 70. Be grateful you are alive, healthy & wealthy enough to do what you love to do, & enjoy your family & life, & PLEASE do not send these pics out again.
    It was only a little less annoying than the Obama ManBoob photos we were supposed to swoon over….. skinny, hairless men who like how they look A LOT makes me queasy.
    Selfies (well assisted selfies) of newborns or cute babies or puppies are OK….otherwise, stop it.
    Grow up, stop it, and don’t spend so much time admiring yourself…………..in the mirror in a towel….after a few cocktails………..stop it.
    Will someone tell Justin Bieber to PULL HIS PANTS, you look stupid JB…..why are you always in a selfie w/ a bunch of guys who are older & bigger than you, w/ your pants pulled down and your underwear showing…so TMZ’s Harvey Levin can praise your 14 yr. old abs…oh wait, you’re 18….whatever…PULL UP YOUR PANTS.

  • USPatriot

    How many cocktails did it take to do something this dumb?
    Vegas has the line at 10. I’m taking the over.

  • Doc Farmer

    It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel nauseated…

  • CombatDiver

    No Mr. Rivera, 70 is the same 70.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Apparently, breakfast is the new Happy Hour for Geraldo.

  • DrSamHerman

    Well, now I have something new to use with my catatonic schizophrenia patients. One look at old Jerry Rivers naked from the waist up and they will run screaming from the room and never want to sleep again for fear of seeing that in nightmares.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Concerning nude sideways selfies, less Geraldo, more Laurie Dhue please !

    • World B. Free

      Yes! One of the hottest FOX News babes evah!
      Whatever happened to her anyway?

      • my2centshere

        She’s hosting some shows on TheBlaze.com for Glenn Beck called On The Record.

  • muckraker

    Geraldo you gotta breathe or that adult diaper of yours is gonna be around your ankles!

  • Ben

    He needs to find Al Capone’s vault again, put that picture in there and forget about both forever.

  • JR48

    No one should ever tweet a picture of themselves in a towel. He’s lost his mind.

    • mickeyco

      Are you telling me he used to have one?

  • grayjohn

    Stupid is the new Smart. Jesus Rivera, grown ups don’t subject innocent people to that kind of geriporn.

  • Dave Turson

    C’mon, can we really expect less from a guy who once had “fat from his ass implanted into his forehead”?

    • Pam Oswald

      Well, that explains a LOT!

  • mickeyco

    As a woman between 50 & 70, gotta tell you, 70 is most certainly NOT the new 50. Trust me on this.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Same here. And I’ll add that in this case, 70 might not even be the new–or old–70.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Harry Reems is back from the grave !!!!!

  • Junie3

    Favorite response:

    Rachel @esqcapades

    . @GeraldoRivera is just inches away from securing the endorsement of the *Towel is too damn low* party.

  • Red Fred

    I doubt if Erica will be pissed. She will probably speak to Geraldo’s physician inquiring about tests to see if he has blockage to his brain.

  • missyree68

    What is wrong with you Geraldo ? ? ? ?

  • rambler

    Smart phones exposing the amount of stupid in the culture.

    • happyscrapper

      You’ve got that right, rambler! And it couldn’t happen to a sleezier guy! Seriously, liberals really are stuck on stupid, aren’t they?

  • Kimberly Bear

    Oh brother people, calm down. He isn’t making racist comments or bashing gays or all the many other offensive things he could be doing. He isn’t showing his penis. Grow up already and focus on the important stuff.

  • boats48

    Does this mean Fox will finally get rid of him?

    • Twoiron

      From your lips to God’s ears, boatsy!

  • AtomicMountain

    Heads up, ladies… looks like there’s a new, creepy old guy on Match.com.

  • Grunt

    Anyone with that bad of judgment has no business on the radio or television giving advise.

  • Dane Gunderson

    I don’t often do selfies… but when I do… I do it with the sun glasses on indoors.

  • SmallishBees

    FINALLY, Geraldo has discovered what was in Al Capone’s vault.

  • orleansbelle

    Good gawd!!! Somebody please take all his cameras away.

  • toreilly

    Helen Thomas with a larger mustache…

  • Al Waishard

    Check the property records, see if this guy owns a house in Cleveland.

  • el_polacko

    what’s the big deal ? he’s in pretty good shape…too bad about the face though….and for the love of all that is holy, will grown men please stop shaving off their pubes ?!? why would you want to feminize and infantalize yourself that way ? real men have hair.

  • Shane Falco

    Prerequisite for that run for office in NJ that he was contemplating?

  • taosnow

    It had to be sideways , otherwise the towel would not have anything hang on and might have fallen off.

  • Thomas Darkvane

    OMFG, this is when the brain truly needs, alt, ctrl and delete buttons.

    • Markward


    • Markward


  • Thomas Darkvane

    OMFG, this is when the brain truly needs, alt, ctrl and delete buttons.

  • Markward

    Um, no. 70 is still the new 70.

  • Markward

    Um, no. 70 is still the new 70.

  • blueniner

    Did Geraldo get a body wax at the same place Marco Roooobio did?

  • KansasGirl

    I have one word for Rivers (whose parents obviously didn’t instill in him).

  • Spike Bement

    Not only did I just throw up in my mmouth, I can’t drive to Walgreen’s for Rolaids due to blindness……

  • _Dennis_

    He was texting a pic to Bill O’Reilly asking if he could borrow his loofah…

  • Richard Wayne

    Progression of the page loading:

    Twitchy, what are you doing (as just the title pops)?

    (as picture starts popping up)C’mon twitchy, you really aren’t using that as a front page.

    (as picture fully shows up) Twitchy, STOP IT!

  • Rena

    that was just disturbing…

  • SJBill

    He’s returning to Willowbrook, this time as a client.

  • Bella

    Doing this stuff with your smartphone is becoming a disease. 70 is 70 and 50 is 50…fact, now throw your phone into the toilet.

  • Rich

    After see that I need to get zapped by a Men in Black memory eraser.

  • RememberSekhmet

    goatraldose.cx…no wait, I won’t give him any ideas.

  • happyscrapper

    Are ALL liberals perverts? The comedy team of Rivers and Weiner! You just can’t make this stuff up! At least, we may now get rid of this egotistical creep from FOX. Please????

    • Drew Humberd

      Bahaha you think Geraldo is a liberal.

  • John Alvarado

    Well I guess it will help him for Mayor of New York City.

  • Brother bob

    What’s sad is he thinks he’s hot

  • CrashFroelich

    This is what a “journalist” feels compelled to do when contemplating the worthwhile accomplishments of his life.

  • radicallyalyssa

    This is BEYOND disturbing.

  • Bill Board

    A wannabe Weiner.

  • Bruce

    The tweet with the Mr. Burns pic next to Geraldo’s selfie was soooo apropos. Now, I can’t get “Happy Birthday, Mr. Smithers” out of my freaking head!!!!

  • Bruce

    In fact, there should be a poster made of Geraldo’s selfie with “Happy Birthday, Mr. Smithers” on the bottom (for those who have the intestinal fortitude, of course).

  • samazf

    Didn’t he say he wanted to run for office or something? Yeah, about that…..oh wait, I hear the song “My Balony has a first name…”

  • Oxbow

    please take this off the front page, sick of looking at it

  • Steve

    I think Twitchy needs to blur the image for the sake of the readers.

  • el guapo

    The Marines should have abandoned ole Jerry somewhere in Iraq.

  • james_from_cambridge

    Ugh! Sad that a 70 year old still needs his sexual ego massaged like he was a 15 year old girl. Still, Geraldo has finally done something worthwhile: he’s brought Americans of all different political persuasions together so we can all throw up as one! Good job Geraldo, you ignorant slut!

  • james_from_cambridge

    Ugh! Sad that a 70 year old still needs his ego massaged like he was a 15 year old girl. Still, Geraldo has finally done something worthwhile: he’s brought Americans of all different political persuasions together so we can all throw up as one!

  • NRPax

    Dear Twitchy,

    Please take this off the front page. My computer is now sobbing every time I load this site’s URL into Firefox.

  • bill_a_bob

    Helen Thomas would hit that!

  • bill_a_bob

    I can hardly wait for Beckel and Williams’ . . . yum!

  • Right Wired

    Thank God I was away all weekend.

  • right_on

    Narcissism, or ego? It doesn’t matter. For someone who pretends to be a voice of reason, it will be difficult to try and explain the reason or justification for doing a self-aggrandizing photo of yourself…

  • mickeyco

    I don’t see any comments reflecting outrage. All of the commenters are simply laughing at Geraldo, which is exactly what he wants.

  • happyscrapper

    Jerry Rivers made a fool of himself. It isn’t the first time and won’t be the last. I am not outraged. I am amused. But, if you don’t care what a liberal does in public, you must be a liberal. This is a career-ending blunder on his part. Or do you think that good taste and common decency are no longer necessary in a civil society?

  • Bruce

    Is that you, Geraldo?