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Geraldo Rivera tweets seminude selfie and claims '70 is the new 50'

Geraldo Rivera sent out a tweet early Sunday

Geraldo Rivera sent out a tweet early Sunday with this picture, saying "70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)." He deleted the tweet hours later. (July 21, 2013) (Credit: Twitter)

Journalists are often warned to act responsibly when using social media, and Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera seemed very much aware of that lesson when he took down a questionable tweet that went up early Sunday. 

Rivera tweeted "70 is the new 50" along with a seminude selfie, writing in parentheses, "Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age..." (Rivera was referring to his fifth wife, Erica Michelle Levy, and his five children from various spouses.)

The post was gone by around 5:30 p.m.

When journalists are told to be careful about what they share online, it is because of their affiliations with various publications and networks. How is a nude photo going to be received along with his tweets about national news, like the Trayvon Martin case? 

Rivera's tweet is certainly a 180 from his others. On Sunday he warned himself, via Twitter, "Note to self: no tweeting after 1 am." 

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