I’ve never considered Geraldo Rivera to be a particularly good journalist. But now he’s hit a new lows. And given the abysmally low level of the other garbage Geraldo has produced, that’s saying something.
So now he steps into the middle of the Travon Martin shooting controversy by actually saying, on “Fox and Friends,” “… I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin‘s death as much as George Zimmerman was.”
Not one to realize he’d said something incredibly insensitive, a bit later on the show he added, “Trayvon Martin, God bless him, an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hands. He didn’t deserve to die. But I bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way.”
Are you f-ing out of your mind, Geraldo? You’re going to blame a teenager’s wardrobe for getting him killed? I’ve got a hoodie. Yet somehow I think if I walked into a gated community in a ritzy neighborhood, the chances of my getting shot are pretty slim.
No, Geraldo, what’s really to blame for Trayvon’s death is stupid, bigots who carry guns.
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Read the LA Times article here: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-geraldo-rivera-hoodie-trayvon-martin-20120323,0,2656585.story