Geraldo Rivera is the gift that keeps on giving — stupor-inducing commentary on a national platform.
During a segment of “Fox and Friends,” Rivera waded into the issue of a top aide to Secretary Janet Napolitano taking leave amid charges of sexual harassment and anti-male discrimination.
“I have a question, is this subtext of the Department of Homeland Security scandal — that there is some kind of lesbian cabal, that it’s a same-sex takeover of the big agencies?” Geraldo offered, as the hosts looked at each other and laughed nervously.
“What do you think?” the hosts asked him.
“I don’t know, it seems like everyone is talking around it,” Geraldo said, as he picked up steam. “Is that really what people are saying? That men are disadvantaged because women and specifically lesbians are ruling the roost there?”
“I don’t know about that last part,” said lone female host, Gretchen Carlson.
“I mean it just seems like everyone is dancing around and kind of making these inferences,” Geraldo added.
At that point, Rivera found an ally in co-host Brian Kilmeade.
“We don’t know for sure, but it’s easy to come to that conclusion that there’s some different type of glass ceiling separating the Homeland Security Department in this case,” he said.
Interestingly, Rivera began the top of the segment by remarking that he hadn’t been with the “Fox and Friends” crew all summer. Geraldo previously struck the match that ignited a firestorm after controversial comments about the Trayvon Martin tragic shooting.
“I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters, particularly, to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera said. “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
His hoodie killed Trayvon Martin as surely as George Zimmerman.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) March 23, 2012
Rivera concluded that series of comments by saying, “Unless it’s raining out or you’re at a track meet – leave the hoodie at home.”
Of course, according to Zimmerman’s 911 call, it was raining when Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
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