Geraldo's Selfie Continues to Haunt Him, Gets Him Fired From Panel Gig

Geraldo Rivera's mustachioed, leathery, regret-and-pipe-tobacco scented seminude selfie has cost the newsman a speaking gig at Duquesne University.

A spokesperson for the Pittsburgh school said the 70-year-old's photo — which he tweeted out with the caption, "70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)" — was "inappropriate and not in line with the school's values as a Catholic university." Rivera is calling the cancellation "pretentious censorship."

Rivera was supposed to moderate a panel to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. New York Magazine points out that Rivera did actually have a pretty significant role in reporting the assassination — he was the first in the United States to broadcast the Zapruder film, one of the most clear, complete videos of the shooting.

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