There was a time when Geraldo Rivera had something to say.

There was a time when he mattered.

But today when Geraldo Rivera speaks, no one listens.

At least not if you aren’t a daily devotee of Fox and Fiends. And even then, anything that comes out of the former tabloid talk show host’s mouth is barely distinguishable from the talking-point feedback that normally bounces around the hollow and soulless skulls of the right-wing echo chamber.

That has changed. Now, Rivera is suddenly relevant again. And it’s all because Geraldo fucked up. He proclaimed that “the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin‘s death as much as George Zimmerman was.” Chances are it’s not a career ending gaffe, but it could be.

Now, Rivera did acknowledge that he felt that Martin was innocent in these matters and that Geraldo himself forbids his own son from wearing a hoodie out in public. After all, Rivera reasons far too many criminals wear hoodies.

Of course, Rivera failed to say that a lot more people wear hoodies than stick-up happy hoods.

Like say New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Or Bono.

Or E.T.

Or even that slimy bastard Geraldo Rivera.


In other Trayvon Martin related news, the College of Charleston is hosting three-day event starting tomorrow to honor the slain teen.

One month after Martin’s killing, students at the College of Charleston have organized a three-day event starting today and ending with a rally on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Stern Center courtyard (68 George St.). Attendees are encouraged to wear black clothes or hoodies on Thursday, and the event will at 7:30 p.m. with a march to River’s Green behind Addlestone Library.

Here’s the official press release:

The three-day event symbolizes the three days Trayvon was held in the morgue as a John Doe.

Rally planners are urging that students wear black and observe a moment of silence 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Thursday’s rally will give us a chance to peacefully mourn and to speak out on issues of justice and equality arising from the Trayvon Martin incident,” Daise commented.

The student group is partnering with the Charleston Chapter of the NAACP, the Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the Future for a Working Democracy group in the three-day events. “This is an opportunity for the campus and the Charleston communities to unite in remembrance of Trayvon and in protest of the stand-your-ground law in Sanford which might have contributed to his death,” Upson said.

Thursday’s events are open to the public. For more information on the events or how you can help, please call 843-608-0442.

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