It's the Hoodie

15
JUL
2013
OneSharpeGuy's picture

Geraldo Rivera, who suggested in March of 2012 that Trayvon Martin was Partially responsible for his own death for wearing a hoodie, and then several days later apologized profusely saying

by putting responsibility on what kids wear instead of how people react to them I have obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager,

and that he was offering a "sincere and heartfelt apology” to anyone he may have offended in his

crusade to warn minority families of the danger to their young sons inherent in gangsta style clothing; like hoodies.

Wait, that's not an apology, but I'm pretty sure he's taking it back anyway, because this weekend, he doubled down on the hoodie paradigm, implying now that those six women on the jury would have shot Trayvon, because, again, he was wearing a hoodie.

How can anyone take you seriously Geraldo.  First of all, the Wacky Races called;  Dick Dasterdly wants his mustache back.  But unlike The Doofus, Steve Doosey and the rest of the Fox and Friends clown car occupants, you used to be a lawyer, and you were at one time a pretty good, albeit obnoxious journalist.  How dare you stoop so low as to fan the flames of racial injustice.  Further, Mr. Rivera, you're obviously performing for the stupid, for everyone else can surely see that your "he was wearing a hoodie" defense is just the souped up ultra-right-wing-dog-whistle-hate-speech version of "She was asking far it."  True, blaming the victim would seem to be in; the prosecution spent the entire trial blaming the victim; Fox News and the entirety of right wing radio has spent the last year blaming the victim, but don't you realize, the furhter you move to the right and away from sanity, the less credible you become.  If you have not done so already, soon and very soon, you will paint yourself into an intellectual corner that you can no longer climb out of. Wait. What am I saying, you're on Fox News; intellectual is already out of the question.  My bad.