Colbert Knocks Geraldo Rivera For Fearmongering Over Wearing Hoodies

After a week-long vacation, Stephen Colbert opened his show with a segment on the Trayvon Martin shooting, and as usual, Colbert was right on the mark with his criticisms. He went after Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt

After a week-long vacation, Stephen Colbert opened his show with a segment on the Trayvon Martin shooting, and as usual, Colbert was right on the mark with his criticisms. He went after Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich for their extremely cynical responses to President Obama, who gave what any rational human being would consider a measured and thoughtful response when asked about the Martin shooting, saving the harshest critique for Newt Gingrich.

GINGRICH: Is the president suggesting that it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because he wouldn't look like him? That's just nonsense.

COLBERT: Yes, it's nonsense. And Newt knows nonsense. May I remind you, he's still running for president.

Colbert followed up with his "Word" segment, where he took Geraldo Rivera apart for blaming the hoodie Martin was dressed in for the shooting.

COLBERT: Yes. It was the hoodie's fault. A hooded sweatshirt can make an innocent teen look like a criminal. Just like a suit and glasses can make Geraldo Rivera look like a journalist.

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