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Associated Press•January 27, 2019
NBC News’ Tom Brokaw blasted for comments on Hispanics, apology

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation “offended some members of that proud culture.”
The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the day during a discussion of the proposed border wall.
On the show, Brokaw said that many Republicans fear the rise of a new constituency in American politics “who will come here and all be Democrats.
“Also, I hear, when I push people a little harder, (people who say) ‘well, I don’t know whether I want brown grandbabies,'” he said. “I mean, that’s also a part of it. It’s the intermarriage that is going on and the cultures that are conflicting with each other.”
The 78-year-old journalist said he’s been saying for a long time that Hispanics need to work harder at assimilation.
“They ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English, and that they feel comfortable in the communities,” he said. “And that’s going to take outreach on both sides, frankly.”
Brokaw received some immediate pushback from another panelist on the political talk show, Yamiche Alcindor of PBS. “I grew up in Miami, where people speak Spanish, but their kids speak English,” she said. “And the idea that we think Americans can only speak English, as if Spanish and other languages wasn’t always a part of America, is, in some ways, troubling.”
The web site Latino Rebels and its founder, Julio Ricardo Varela, pointed out online that a 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that nearly two-thirds of Latinos in the United States were born in the U.S. Hispanics make up 18 percent of the nation’s population.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists also tweeted that it voiced its concerns about Brokaw’s “inaccurate commentary” to NBC.
Pew also found, in a 2016 survey of young Latino adults, that 41 percent say that English is their dominant language, 40 percent say they are bilingual and 19 percent speak Spanish primarily.
Brokaw’s comments are both xenophobic and factually incorrect, Varela said.
“We as a community are creating the new America right before your very eyes, Mr. Brokaw,” the Latino Rebels web site said. “Sorry if it doesn’t fit your perceptions of what America should be like. That future is bilingual, bicultural, at times in English, other times in Spanish. Our community is defining this future. Not you.”
NBC News had no comment Sunday on Brokaw, who has served in something of an emeritus role at the network since stepping down as lead anchor in 2004.
On Twitter, Brokaw said that he’s worked hard to knock down false stereotypes and pointed out that all sides need to work harder at finding common ground. He said he believes in “dialogue not division.

OK, so a well seasoned newsman cannot convey his personal feelings without a producer and teleprompter which indicates to me that he is similar to TOTUS who when left on his own just blathers out more nonsense except TOTUS never apologizes.MA


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Tom Embury-Dennis
,The Independent•January 28, 2019
Donald Trump has launched a furious attack on two Fox News reporters over their coverage of his border wall negotiations, and accidentally involved a random teenage girl in the ensuing furore.
In a tweet, the US president criticised chief White House correspondent John Roberts and and another person he wrongly believed was Washington-based journalist Gillian Turner over their “understanding” of the issue.
But instead of naming Ms Turner in his tweet, he included the Twitter handle of a teenager from California named Jillian Turner.
“Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @JillianTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!” Mr Trump tweeted.
“Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?” he added, referring to a poll published earlier this month showing 50 per cent of Hispanics approved of his job performance.

The president later deleted the tweet and reposted it with the correct Twitter handle, @GillianHTurner, but not before Jillian Turner was caught up in the thousands of responses routinely generated by any of Mr Trump’s tweets.
Ms Turner said she was “kinda pissed” over the president’s mistake.
It is unclear what coverage by Mr Roberts and Ms Turner the president was referring to, though both appeared on Fox News Sunday over the weekend.
Fox News has been contacted for comment.

Mr Trump’s outburst comes just days after he caved in to increasing pressure to reopen the government without securing $5.7bn (£4.3bn) in funding for his proposed “steel slats” border wall across the US-Mexico border.
He agreed on Friday to sign a spending bill keeping federal agencies open for three weeks while negotiations between Republicans and Democrats continue over border security.
But he threatened another government shutdown if talks fail to deliver on his wall demands, and suggested he may use emergency presidential powers to bypass Congress completely.

To all TOTUS supporters who are OK with whatever he says and does, just remember that this is how WWII began with a little known little man was aided and abetted by a avid trickster and wordsmith with a knack for creating buzzwords to infuriate and gain the trust of the public which eventually concluded in the death of millions of Europeans and the massive army that left a country devastated and with few young men to rebuild it. In modern times we only have to look at Syria, Venezuela, parts of Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq. Always in the wings are the Chinese and Russia waiting for an opening which TOTUS is apparently making available through ineptitude and ego.

“TRUMP READY FOR SECOND SHUTDOWN President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won’t give him money for his border wall, according to Mick Mulvaney. The acting chief of staff told CBS Trump didn’t want another shutdown, but was “willing to do whatever it takes to secure the border.” Mulvaney refused to directly answer a question about whether government-contracted employees would be reimbursed for wages they missed during the 35-day shutdown.
By Emily Goodin, U.Ss. Political Reporter For
Published: 10:57 EST, 27 January 2019 | Updated: 17:22 EST, 27 January 2019

” TOTUS and his minions are still pushing the lies surrounding his reason for immigration practices, “the wall push” and many of his dubious if not outright illegal actions through executive orders with the big bold signatures  and small group photo ops. The manufactured border crisis plays well with his base who apparently actually believe his total package of fabrications. The statements made by TOTUS regarding “conversations” with border patrol members who have “stated” that the “wall” is necessary are patently false! The “fake” narratives continued from the top to bottom of his administration would ( if they were bricks) create a wall! These Goebbelsesque  narratives have been the basis of his administration from day one and his base has drank it  like the “Jim Jones Kool aid”. His Ultra Conservative backers are ragging him because he “caved” on the Shutdown not because it caused harm but because they want it “their way” and none of them seem to have any sympathy for even their supporters who have suffered under this immoral action. 2020 is replace TOTUS and his administration year.


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