Geraldo Rivera Apologizes For His “Very Practical and Potentially Life-Saving” Hoodie Comments, So, Not Really

03/27/2012 1:55 PM |

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It looks like Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera has finally made an attempt to salvage his public image after his Trayvon Martin hoodie commentary set off a chain reaction of hooded protests in New York and across the country. Politico has posted excerpts of an e-mail they received from Rivera, which sort of resembles the apology it says it contains, if by “apology” Rivera meant “reaffirmation of that stupid shit I said earlier.”

“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.

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 “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.” [Politico]

Ah yes, the old “I apologize for that thing that I’m actually not sorry about at all in my crusade to save minority families” line. Stay classy, Rivera. Stay classy.

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