In what's come to be known as "chickens**tgate," here's one of the latest entries, from Fox News' Geraldo Rivera:
If Israeli PM Netanyahu does not stop West Bank settlement expansion then WH critic is right, he is chickensh*t.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) October 30, 2014
"If Israeli PM Netanyahu does not stop West Bank settlement expansion then WH critic is right, he is chickensh*t," Rivera tweeted Thursday.
The White House has been deeply critical of Israel's continuing plans to build homes in east Jerusalem.
While the White House called the "chickens**t" remark about the Israeli prime minister from an unnamed top Obama administration official "counterproductive" and Secretary of State John Kerry said it was "disgraceful" and "damaging," the U.S. has not offered a formal apology.
Rivera had a sharp encounter with fellow Fox hosts after he criticized Israel during its offensive in Gaza over the summer, telling Andrea Tantaros she “should be ashamed” of herself for questioning him, a “dyed-in-the-wool Zionist.”