Let's see now, who can we blame today? Geraldo Rivera said this:
That's right, he said, “...I’ll bet you money that if he didn’t have that hoodie on that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way.”
He's blaming a hoodie, which of course, is saying that it's as much Trayvon Martin's fault for wearing one as it is George Zimmerman's for pulling the trigger, because Trayvon would automatically be "perceived as a menace" and was clearly asking to be shot... just as a woman wearing a short skirt or low cut top should be blamed for being raped because she was "asking for it."
Mark Zuckerberg better be looking over his shoulder right about now.
Next case: Newton Leroy Gingrich.
While he was in Louisiana, Gingrich said that President Obama is to blame for being perceived as Muslim. Yes indeedy, it's all the president's fault that ignorant bigots use religion to thinly veil their hatred of "blah" people.
Here's what Newt said when a reporter asked if he was concerned that so many people still believe President Obama is Muslim:
"It should bother the president. Why does the president behave the way that people would think that [he is a Muslim]?” Gingrich said. ”You have to ask why would they believe that? It's not because they're stupid. It's because they watch the kind of things I just described to you.”
The former House speaker had already told reporters at the Port Fourchon Operations Center he finds it “very bizarre that he is desperately concerned to apologize to Muslim religious fanatics” and is at war with the Catholic Church. [...]
Earlier this week in Lake Charles, LA, the Speaker passed on the opportunity to correct a man who told the crowd Obama is a Muslim even though later that day he told a reporter he does believe Obama to be Christian.
And recently he Gingrich referenced “Obama’s Muslim friends” on a radio program:
“First, look you need to understand the elite media is in the tank for Obama. They’re going to do anything that helps re-elect Obama. They’re totally committed to Obama. It is just astonishing to me how pro-Obama they are... You think you’re going to see two pages on Obama’s Muslim friends? Or two pages on the degree to which Obama’s persistently apologizing to Islam while attacking the Catholic Church? Do you see anybody in the elite media prepared to see say, ‘Gee, you know this is kind of odd that we really worry a lot about the Quran and nothing about the Bible?”
And people still ask why the racism and bigotry in this country is intensifying? Not only is it being fueled by comments like all of the above, but it became more overt once Sarah Palin encouraged hate speech on the 2008 campaign trail, which is not only documented in the movie "Game Change," but also by the Secret Service here.
This kid is obviously asking for it. So is this guy: