Looks like someone veered too far off the MSM script. During a segment about border security and immigration on Meet The Press, NBC’s Nightly News Anchor, Tom Brokaw, found himself in hot water when he voiced his opinion about Hispanics.
He felt that they should do as all migrants have done in the past and work to assimilate to American culture.
“I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should work harder at assimilation. That’s one of the things I’ve been saying for a long time. You know, 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. And that’s going to take outreach on both sides, frankly.”
A co-panelist immediately responded.
“An idea that Americans can only speak English as if Spanish and other languages was not always part of America is someways troubling.”
He must have forgotten himself as that is not part of the leftist agenda about diversity and safe spaces. He quickly found himself in hot water as the left attacked him for his opinion.
“.@tombrokaw, for a celebrated @NBCNews journalist who spent years chronicling American society you seem stunningly ignorant of the Hispanic community in this country. Unfortunate to see xenophobia pass for elevated political commentary @MeetThePress”
So he did what most public figures do when they say something that the MSM doesn’t agree with, he apologized on Twitter.
“I feel terrible a part of my comments on Hispanics offended some members of that proud culture.”
“My twitter acct failed me at the worst time. I am sorry, truly sorry, my comments were offensive to many. the great enduring American tradition of diversity is to be celebrated and cherished. yamiche, thank u for your comments. let’s go forward together.”
Watch the clip below.
But of course, that was not enough as he was berated for his apologies.
“Traslation: I’m truly sorry I said that out loud, I usually keep my bigotry inside my head. Your response tells me I’ve revealed too much and I’m sorry it offended you. I wish I could say it and you wouldn’t be offended, so I wouldn’t have to hide that part of me.”
Looks like he learned his lesson about trying to give an honest opinion on a MSM broadcast. One of the comments he received was about how America is a melting pot. That’s true different cultures have always brought something to the table. Brokaw was simply asking that everyone speak at least English, the national language as all migrants before have been asked to do.