It baffles me that people actually watch, and Fox News still airs, a show by Geraldo Rivera. And I’m sure you know by now that he said a startlingly idiotic thing when he said that Trayvon Martin died because he was wearing a hoodie. Well now he’s offered one of the most blatant notpologies ever:
“I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very practical and potentially life-saving campaign urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies,’” Rivera said in an email to POLITICO Tuesday, citing a piece in the National Review penned by Thomas Sowell.
Rivera said that “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.”
Well of course. What could be more “heartfelt” than apologizing to “anyone offended” by his absolutely accurate statement, which he still stands behind and thinks is important to restate? Funny, I’ve been on college campuses and seen half the white kids on campus wearing hoodies; I’ve never heard anyone suggest that they’re dressing in “gangsta style clothing.”
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