On an episode that probably should have been titled “Racist ignoramuses and the Fox News correspondents who love them,” Geraldo Rivera claimed that “the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
Blaming fashion choices for ignorance and violence is all the rage with those kids in the Republican party nowadays. If a woman gets raped, it’s because she joined the military and/or dressed too provocatively; if she gets pregnant, it’s because she forgot to wear her God-issued aspirin pill; and if a kid gets murdered for no reason, it’s because he had the audacity to wear something that covered his ears in the rain.
Rivera tweeted: “In the avalanche of criticism how interesting that most minority moms back me because they want their sons to live long and prosper.” Nanu, nanu.
They’re just backing you, Rivera, because they don’t want to end up on an episode of Geraldo with a bunch of skinheads and a broken nose.
Is it really any wonder that Fox News viewers are considerably less informed than people who don’t watch any news at all? Or that there seems to be a link between lack of intelligence and prejudice/social conservatism? I could make up news that would be more reliable than the nonsense they churn out on Fox.
At least we still have The Simpsons…