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"Can we get some music to go along with that? Some Mexican music, maybe?"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Oct 23, 2013.

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  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Fireable offense?

  2. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Every Hispanic person in the world is from either Mexico or Puerto Rico. [/mymom]

    Seriously, I'm all for firing every "political pundit" on teevee.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Fireable offense that he confused two Hispanic ethnicities?

    I think it's bad journalism because it's a fact gotten wrong. But Cruz being from Texas, it's an easy assumption to make.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It would seem by the ratings that the viewers are in the process of firing CNBC as a network.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Would it have been any better if he had said, "Maybe some Cuban music?"
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Why would it be appropriate to ask for ethnic music to be played while he's on screen?

    Or, maybe we should just play some Jay-Z under the President every time he's on camera.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Is Jay-Z Kenyan?
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Can't believe you're defending this to any degree.
  9. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    for god sakes, when talking about Ted Cruz you should always play CANADIAN music. Get some Gordon Lightfoot up in here.
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I think it was dumb to request "Mexican music."

    I think it was understandable to think Ted Cruz is Mexican, not Cuban.

    I don't think the Jay-Z comparison floats.
  11. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    It was ethnically insensitive and showed a lack of knowledge.
    Some will roll their eyes, but had the legislator been black and a Fox on-air personality had asked for some "tribal music" to be played, the calls for a firing, boycotts, demonstrations and public shaming would have been long and loud.
  12. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Why not?
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