Just When You Think It Cannot Get Any More Outrageous Fox News Comes Along
This Forum has refrained from additional commentary on the tragedy of the shooting of
teenager Trayvon Martin, in large part because other media is covering the story so well. But Think Progress has unearthed something that while it needs no commentary does need further exposure. It is Geraldo Rivera commenting on the event. Florida
This morning on Fox and Frends, Fox contributor Geraldo Rivera remarked, “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman (his killer).” While he agreed that Zimmerman “should be prosecuted,” Rivera also blamed Trayvon’s parents for letting him go outside wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Media Matters flagged the exchange:
Yes, you are reading that correctly, wearing a hoodie is as much responsible for the death of this young man as is the person who shot and killed him.
Is there any level that Fox News will not sink to? Apparently not.
Update: Mr. Rivera’s oldest son has gone public with the comment that he is ashamed of his father. Maybe there is some hope for the Geraldo Rivera family after all, but don’t expect the son to get on Fox News anytime soon.