Geraldo Rivera – who blamed Trayvon Martin's hoodie for his death and then apologized for his comments after they ignited a firestorm – is once again suggesting that minorities wearing hoodies are fair game to be thought of as criminals. On Fox & Friends yesterday, Rivera said about the subject, “Sometimes stereotyping exists because it's based on reality. That's unfortunately the world we live in.”
Early in his Fox & Friends appearance, Rivera criticized FBI surveillance of Muslims by saying, "Isn’t that racial or ethnic or religious stereotyping right from the get-go?” And yet, later in the same discussion, he said he “totally support(s)” NYPD's Muslim surveillance operations in New York City. Rivera also spoke supportively of New York police stopping and frisking “minority kids on corners with hoodies on.”
“I wouldn't bring up hoodies,” co-host Steve Doocy drily suggested.
“I just have to be honest,” Rivera said, “Sometimes stereotyping exists because it's based on reality. That's unfortunately the world we live in.”
Doocy nodded along as Rivera spoke. “You think you'll be back to apologize for anything else?” Doocy joked.
Rivera laughed along.
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So, Jerry — I guess that means you won’t mind being stopped and asked for proof of citizenship the next time you’re in Arizona, right?
No, that’s the world Fox News lives in- big difference.