In March 2012, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera felt the brunt of faux outrage from the left for declaring, “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
On Friday, after hearing the prosecution’s final arguments in the Zimmerman murder trial, Rivera expressed a small level of vindication after reviewing the fact that Martin’s clothing played a much larger role in any “profiling” Zimmerman may have done.
I was right about the hoodie, wasn’t I? I hate to brag, but I got criticized by every pundit in America when I said that Trayvon Martin would be alive today but for the fact that he was wearing thug wear. He was wearing the hoodie. Turns out now that we look at George Zimmerman’s interviews with the police. He didn’t profile Trayvon Martin because he was black, he profiled him because he was wearing a hoodie.”
“The headline is: Zimmerman is not a racist. Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he wasn’t wearing thug wear, if he wasn’t wearing that hoodie.
This morning, I spoke with Rivera on “Mornings on the Mall” on WMAL in Washington DC and asked him about the hoodie non-controversy and whether the Dept. of Justice might bring up civil rights charges against him.
Listen to the interview here: