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Fox’s Outnumbered Hosts Explode at Geraldo for ‘Irresponsible’ Ferguson Comments

Geraldo Rivera wasted no time Tuesday afternoon lighting dynamite under an Outnumbered panel and setting the thing off. The fuse: his conviction that the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be racially tinged, much like the trial of George Zimmerman.

“I’ll tell you what will happen: they’ll have a trial, white jurors will see it one way and the black jurors another,” Rivera said. “The white jurors will look at that convenience store surveillance tape. They will see Michael Brown menacing that clerk. The white jurors will put themselves in the shoes of that clerk. They’ll say, of course the officer responded the way he did; he was menaced by a 6′ 4″, 300 pound kid 10 minutes fresh from a strong armed robbery. The white jurors will put themselves in the white officers’ place. The black jurors will see Michael Brown despite his flaws as the surrogate for every black youngster.”

Host Harris Faulkner called his comments “poor-sighted, shortsighted, and just not true.”

“This is more than a racial issue,” she said. “For you to pick off the low-hanging fruit is offensive and it insights more of it to go on. It’s irresponsible.”

“People see things through the most egregious issue we have domestically, which is race,” Rivera replied. “They will choose sides based on race. I see it clear as day and to accuse me of being simplistic defies the reality of American justice.”

“I didn’t sit here to be helpful,” Rivera said over further objections. “I sat here to be truthful. Let me tell you one other thing about these thirty-one people that were arrested [last night]. How many really want justice for Michael Brown? When you’re looting a liquor store, are you really looting the liquor store for the sneaker store for justice? That is because these people are opportunists.”

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

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