Geraldo Rivera finally apologized for his Trayvon Martin "hoodie" comment in what has got to be the lamest apology ever to come from someone older than 6. "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 wrote in an email to Politico. Got that? He's basically saying, look, I'm totally right and just sorry you're too sensitive to hear it. The "prominent black conservative" would be Thomas Sowell in the National Review.
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At least Rush Limbaugh, who was obviously not sorry in the least for what he said about Sandra Fluke, managed to get a sentence of apology out of his mouth without qualifying his words when he said, "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices." Rivera's "apology" isn't even an apology, but another chance for him to make his same point. In an earlier semi-apology statement on his radio show, Rivera also failed to go all the way, saying, "[M]y own family and friends believe [that] I have obscured or diverted attention from the principal fact, which is that an unarmed 17-year old was shot dead by a man who was never seriously investigated by local police. And if that is true, I apologize."
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What's the point in offering an apology if it's not even one? Geraldo might as well keep pressing his point that hoodies make people scary enough to shoot. At least that got him some headlines and reminded us how cool he looks in a hoodie.
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