Roland Martin Calls Out Geraldo For Making Al Sharpton ‘Racial Bogeyman’ In George Zimmerman Prosecution

Source: Tommy Christopher / Mediaite

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera‘sappearance on Fox and Friends Friday morninghas invited a blizzard of tweets from TV One host and former CNN contributor Roland Martin, who accused Rivera of ignoring the grassroots support for Trayvon Martin, in favor of playing the “media game” of turning leaders like Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jacksoninto “racial bogeymen.”

Geraldo became an early flashpoint in this story when he said, last year, that Trayvon Martin’s hoodie was as responsible for the teen’s death as anything else. He later apologized for the remark, but in today’s Fox appearance, Rivera said that the “ladies of the jury… if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did.”

He also described the 5’11″, 158 lb teenager as a “6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger.”

But it was his comments about the state’s prosecution of George Zimmerman that incensed Roland Martin. Rivera told the Fox friends that he thought the murder prosecution of George Zimmerman was the product of “racial politics,” and that Rev. Sharpton’s “agitation” was the catalyst behind the murder two charge.

Martin responded with a Twitter barrage:




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