On this morning's "Fox and Friends" morning show, Geraldo Rivera made his weekly appearance. First on the docket was the ongoing Casey Anthony trial, the mother accused of murdering her young daughter, Caylee, in Florida in 2008. While discussing the latest developments in the case, Geraldo had this to say:
"I think the prosecution, Clayton, has done an excellent job in what I call the slutification process. They have really portrayed Casey Anthony, effectively I think, as someone who is heartless, selfish, narcissistic, self-involved; absolutely not behaving ... ."
That Geraldo would use the term is interesting considering the big controversy this week centered around Ed Schultz using the term "slut" to describe Laura Ingraham. But, it is important to point out that this does seem to be what the prosecution is trying to do. They want to portray Anthony as a care-free woman with no morals, who was so self-absorbed she was willing to kill her daughter and party it up afterwards.
That Geraldo would use the descriptor this week seems more like the unfortunate result of concurrent news stories dominating the news cycle rather than anything gaffe-worthy or malicious.