Open mouth … insert foot … make apology … open mouth again … Geraldo Rivera knows the drill.
The gaffe-prone Fox News anchor made an on-air apology to the parents of Trayvon Martin, less than a week after claiming on-air that Martin’s hoodie was just as responsible for the teenager’s death as alleged killer George Zimmerman.
Many have protested Rivera’s comments—from LeBron James and the Miami Heat to Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush.
Martin’s parents have since accepted Rivera’s apology. An apology, however, isn’t likely to appease the growing movement calling for George Zimmerman’s arrest, stoked further last week when surveillance footage allegedly showed Zimmerman unharmed after the shooting that left Martin dead.
Thousands rallied in Martin’s hometown to protest over the weekend, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Alonzo Mourning, and Rev. Al Sharpton. They likely aren’t going anywhere soon—new analysis suggests screaming on a 911 call was not Zimmerman, casting further doubt into his story of being attacked before he shot the teenager.