Friday, March 23, 2012

Geraldo Rivera, Semi-Officially U of A's Most Embarrasing Alumnus?

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Surely the next step is to bring in the kid's pants and socks as accomplices, right?

From Rivera's Twitter:

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followed by this gem:

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Ignoring his felonious abuse of grammar, a part of me would rather believe that these comments are all part of a meticulously planned career arc that started immediately after the Capone vault stunt. I start to think that, at this point, he's a few short steps from finishing his transition out of legitimate journalism and into absurdist performance art. I realize that all he needs now is an Andy Kaufman-esque feud with Jerry "The King" Lawler, and he can call it a career.

Then he tweets "Its sad that I have to be the one reminding minority parents of the risk that comes with being a kid of color in America—channel the rage," and I realize that he's too much of a damned fool to be that clever.

But seriously, kudos to him for not only finding a way to make himself relevant, but for spinning the discussion away from race and violence and into cotton outerwear. It takes some real work to make your own son ashamed of you.

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