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Geraldo gives ‘hoodie’ apology another try

In the video above, Geraldo Rivera takes another shot at regret over his ridiculous comments that a hoodie was as responsible for the death of Trayvon Martin as was George Zimmerman. He tried an apology last week, but it wasn’t much. This latest version is certainly more theatrical, as it takes place in an interview with Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. But check it out: It’s still what we might call contingent contrition. After an extensive and convincing preamble, Geraldo climaxes with this offering: “I am sorry if anything I said . . . added to your misery.” Hey, the guy was just “trying to save lives,” right?

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.
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