Geraldo Rivera, who wormed his way into the media coverage of Trayvon Martin by saying that the hoodie was ultimately responsible for his death, is back it. In the wake of the release of the 7-11 video surveillance, he claims that he was right in his initial statement: Trayvon was “dressed in thug wear,” reports the Huffington Post.
“I think what’s far more significant is what Trayvon Martin looked like on that night, Bill,” he said to FOX News host Bill O’Reilly. “Aside from the fact that he’s dressed in that thug wear — look at the size of him, he’s not a little kid.
“If this young man was a stranger to George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin looks just like the people who had been burglarizing and victimizing that neighborhood for the last six months,” Rivera continued.
Even O’Reilly, who often shows flashes of fairness, even if only to later claim that he’s, in fact, “fair and balanced,” said that Zimmerman was “profiling” Trayvon.
It was not “profiling,” but assumptions made “based on a reasonable comparison.”
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