Geraldo Rivera Places Blame Of Trayvon Martin Death On Hoody

    March 23, 2012

Here’s a quick breakdown of Geraldo Rivera’s Trayvon Martin segment on the show Fox & Friends:

0:01 – 0:18 – Talking about how George Zimmerman, the person responsible for gunning down Trayvon Martin should be investigated to the full extent of the law.

0:19 – 2:55 – Goes on an asinine diatribe about how black & latino people shouldn’t wear hoodies, and how white people cross the street when someone of a darker color is walking towards them.

Watch it in full below.

No, you aren’t watching a throwback clip from a news show taking place during the 50’s, 60’s, or even 70’s. It took place in 2012 … this morning. Rivera’s mustache is too big & grey for this to take place in the past.

It’s rare that I’m left speechless by anything said on mainstream news/infotainment, but this left my jaw on the floor. I’m still scrambling to pick it up. As I was just getting it back into place, I saw Rivera backed up his segment with a tweet, which is just as worse if not more so than anything said on the show…

His hoodie killed Trayvon Martin as surely as George Zimmerman.(image) 15 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I’ll leave it to all of you to decide which is worse, the tweet or the video. With something so ridiculous and insensitive being said, Twitter fired back…

Ridiculous. Nice stereotype. “@HuffingtonPost: Geraldo Rivera’s jaw-dropping comments about Trayvon Martin tragedy 1 minute ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

“Lincoln’s love of the theater killed him as surely as John Wilkes Booth.” — Geraldo Rivera(image) 2 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Geraldo Rivera’s lack of credibility to comment on anything relevant really took a hit today.(image) 1 minute ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

“I found a hoodie in Al Capone’s vault!” – Geraldo Rivera(image) 19 minutes ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

here’s how we wrap this all up. Parents, don’t let your kids grow up to be Geraldo Rivera.(image) 45 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Geraldo, I will burn all of my hoodies. How silly of me to think that I have the right to wear the clothes I want. 9 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

#Geraldo Rivera is a dumbass. Teens wear hoodies everyday, you can’t make excuses for someone being racist.(image) 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

As an avid hoody wearer, I’ve only been given hassle a couple of times when I forget to put my hood down when entering a bank. Which makes sense, considering I was in a bank. I guess it doesn’t matter though since I’m white as Miracle Whip, which according to Rivera’s formula makes it ok for me to wear one.