CNN’s Racist Gift Basket for María Celeste Arrarás

by Datechguy | February 26th, 2016

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CNN's Racist Gift Basket for María Celeste Arrarás

G Reilly: How would you like it I had the maid over there bring your ass a piñata, that stuff was full of with candy and nachos and chimichangas and tacos, and bur­ri­tos and a blan­ket with a big ass bot­tle of Tequila. what would you say?

Gabriel Igle­sias: Thank You!

Gabriel Igle­sias Racist Gift Basket

One of the advan­tages of age is mem­ory and per­spec­tive and watch­ing yesterday’s CNN debate returned me to the days of my youth in the pre-​cable /​inter­net age when my fam­ily would gather around the TV set together to watch All in the Fam­ily. It brought to mind a par­tic­u­lar episode from 1973 Called “The Games Bunkers play”.

In the episode Über Lib­eral Mike (Meat­head) Stivic (Rob Reiner) invites the Loren­zos (Vin­cent Gar­de­nia, Betty Gar­rett), Lionel Jef­fer­son ( Mike Evans ) to join him and wife (Sally Struthers) and his mother in law Edith (Jean Sta­ple­ton) in a game called Group Ther­apy which is sup­posed to reveal things about them­selves. Archie (Car­roll O’Connor) passes. “I’ll tell you what I’ll do lit­tle girl I’ll give you my inter­pre­ta­tion of a guy going down to Kelsey’s for a cou­ple of beers.”

Alas for Mike the things he finds out about him­self are that for all his bleed­ing heart lib­er­al­ism and self pro­fessed tol­er­ance he’s locked into his own prej­u­dices. At one point Lionel (whose fam­ily is the black foil for Archie Bunker) draws a card say­ing “Choose a mem­ber of the group now stand­ing back to back and push­ing each other them why it’s hard to be direct with them.” Mike jokes that Lionel will have to pass since Archie isn’t there and is shocked when Lionel says: “I choose you” and instantly notes that Mike isn’t push­ing and asks if he’d push harder if he was white and the exchange esca­lates video here :
 

Lionel: Yeah man just once I’d like for you to talk to me like I’m Lionel Jef­fer­son and not a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the whole black race.

Mike: Oh C’mon Lionel I don’t do that.

Lionel: Sure man what’s the first thing you say when­ever I see you, some­thing about the “black” prob­lem right?

Mike: C’mon Lionel, What do you want me to talk about the weather?

Lionel: Some­times yeah black peo­ple have weather too. We get rained on and everything.

And THAT brings us to the CNN debate and Tele­mu­ndo reporter María Celeste Arrarás.

For a reporter the chance to appear in a highly rated national debate is a God­send and I’m sure Ms. Arrasas was delighted for the chance to ques­tion the can­di­dates. There are a vast array of issues that are crit­i­cal in Amer­ica. Jobs, the war against ISIS, Oba­macare, Frack­ing and the Cli­mate Change debate, the Revolts going on col­lege cam­pus, Polic­ing, Twitter’s attacks on con­ser­v­a­tives, Food Prices, Hous­ing prices, the Zika virus, the VA that are of vast impor­tance to the view­ers of Telemundo.

How­ever given the chance to address all of these issues Ms. Arrarás con­fined her ques­tions to Immi­gra­tion, Latino per­cep­tions of the can­di­dates and the Puerto Rico Debt cri­sis (which in fair­ness is a seri­ous national issue that’s been largely ignored). It’s as if CNN and Tele­mu­ndo came in with pre­con­ceived impres­sions of what a latino jour­nal­ist was sup­posed to be and she hap­pily went along.

At least South Park openly calls their black char­ac­ter “Token”.

It’s also worth not­ing the debate illus­trated the dif­fer­ence between Latino lib­er­als and con­ser­v­a­tive, in that while Ms. Arrarás was glad to say “Thank you for the racist gift bas­ket” à la the famous (and hilar­i­ous) Gabriel Igle­sias skit, the Latino GOP can­di­dates on stage were hav­ing none of it. Nei­ther Cruz

You know, I would note that a lot of folks in the media have a def­i­n­i­tion of His­pan­ics that you can only be his­panic if you’re lib­eral. That makes sense in the media, but I gotta tell you, one of the things I was most proud of when I ran for Sen­ate here in Texas, I earned 40 per­cent of the his­panic vote here in Texas. At the same time, Mitt Rom­ney was get­ting clob­bered with 27 per­cent of the his­panic vote nation­wide. And, the rea­son is, as you know, you look at the value sin the his­panic com­mu­nity. The val­ues in our com­mu­nity are faith, fam­ily, patriotism.

You know, we’ve got the high­est rate of mil­i­tary enlist­ment among His­pan­ics in any demo­graphic in this coun­try. And, when I cam­paigned, and I cam­paigned the same here in Hous­ton or Dal­las as I did in the Rio Grande Val­ley, defend­ing con­ser­v­a­tive prin­ci­ples, defend­ing judeo– Chris­t­ian prin­ci­pals, telling my father’s story. Telling my Dad’s story of com­ing to Amer­ica with $100 dol­lars in his under­wear, not speak­ing Eng­lish, wash­ing dishes, hav­ing hopes and dreams for the Amer­i­can dream. And, the truth is the Obama-​Clinton econ­omy has done enor­mous dam­age to the his­panic com­mu­nity. It is not work­ing in the his­panic com­mu­nity, and I…fighting so that every­one who is strug­gling in the his­panic com­mu­nity and beyond will have a fair and even shake at the Amer­i­can dream.

Nor Rubio

the sec­ond point I would make is that we have to move past this idea that some­how the his­panic com­mu­nity only cares about immi­gra­tion. Yes, it’s an impor­tant issue because we know and love peo­ple that have been impacted by it. But, I’m going to tell you that the most pow­er­ful sen­ti­ment in the his­panic com­mu­nity, as it is in every immi­grant com­mu­nity, is the burn­ing desire to leave your chil­dren bet­ter off than your­self and, you can only do that through free enter­prise. That’s what we stand for, not social­ism like Bernie Sanders, and increas­ingly Hillary Clinton.

If Ms. Arrarás wants to play the Token Latina from a telen­ov­ela that the Lib­eral MSM expects that’s up to her. Per­haps they can get her a tight fit­ting low cut dress for the next debate and occa­sion­ally cut away to a ripped Latino man giv­ing her a soul­ful look for effect, as she asks her questions.

But let me say from my expe­ri­ence this is not reflec­tive of the lati­nos I know. In my last job I worked with Lati­nos from mul­ti­ple coun­tries and when we were all laid off together last week I can guar­an­tee you the last thing on any of their minds was if Don­ald Trump or any­one else was going to build a fence at the south­ern border.

Update: Fausta informs me I’ve dropped an “S” from the end of our Tele­mu­ndo reporter, actu­ally spelled Arrarás, corrected.

Update 2: Pow­er­line asks: What is Tele­mu­ndo run­ning for?

Even under the slack stan­dards and biased prac­tices of the left-​liberal main­stream media, it should be unac­cept­able for jour­nal­ists ask­ing ques­tions at a debate to stake out a sub­stan­tive posi­tion and then ask the can­di­dates whether they “get it.” The job of jour­nal­ists in this con­text (and oth­ers) is to ask for the can­di­dates’ posi­tion, not (in effect) to instruct them and the audi­ence that they are clue­less if they don’t agree with the posi­tion the jour­nal­ist hap­pens to take.

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G Reilly: How would you like it I had the maid over there bring your ass a pinata, that stuff was full of with candy and nachos and chimichangas and tacos, and burritos and a blanket with a big ass bottle of Tequila. what would you say?

Gabriel Iglesias: Thank You!

Gabriel Iglesias Racist Gift Basket

 

One of the advantages of age is memory and perspective and watching yesterday’s CNN debate returned me to the days of my youth in the pre-cable / internet age when my family would gather around the TV set together to watch All in the Family.  It brought to mind a particular episode from 1973 Called “The Games Bunkers play“.

In the episode  Uber Liberal Mike (Meathead) Stivic (Rob Reiner) invites the Lorenzos (Vincent Gardenia, Betty Garrett), Lionel Jefferson ( Mike Evans ) to join him and wife (Sally Struthers) and his mother in law Edith (Jean Stapleton) in a game called Group Therapy which is supposed to reveal things about themselves. Archie (Carroll O’Connor) passes. “I’ll tell you what I’ll do little girl I’ll give you my interpretation of a guy going down to Kelsey’s for a couple of beers.”

Alas for Mike the things he finds out about himself are that for all his bleeding heart liberalism and self professed tolerance he’s locked into his own prejudices.  At one point Lionel (whose family is the black foil for Archie Bunker) draws a card saying “Choose a member of the group now standing back to back and pushing each other them why it’s hard to be direct with them.”  Mike jokes that Lionel will have to pass since Archie isn’t there and is shocked when Lionel says:  “I choose you” and instantly notes that Mike isn’t pushing and asks if he’d push harder if he was white and the exchange escalates video here :
 

Lionel:  Yeah man just once I’d like for you to talk to me like I’m Lionel Jefferson and not a representative of the whole black race.

Mike:  Oh C’mon Lionel I don’t do that.

Lionel:  Sure man what’s the first thing you say whenever I see you, something about the “black” problem right?

Mike:  C’mon Lionel, What do you want me to talk about the weather?

Lionel:  Sometimes yeah black people have weather too.  We get rained on and everything.

And THAT brings us to the CNN debate and Telemundo reporter María Celeste Arrarás.

For a reporter the chance to appear in a highly rated national debate is a Godsend and I’m sure Ms. Arrasas was delighted for the chance to question the candidates.  There are a vast array of issues that are critical in America.  Jobs, the war against ISIS, Obamacare, Fracking and the Climate Change debate, the Revolts going on college campus, Policing, Twitter’s attacks on conservatives, Food Prices, Housing prices, the Zika virus, the VA that  are of vast importance to the viewers of Telemundo.

However given the chance to address all of these issues Ms. Arrarás confined her questions to Immigration, Latino perceptions of the candidates and the Puerto Rico Debt crisis (which in fairness is a serious national issue that’s been largely ignored).  It’s as if CNN and Telemundo came in with preconceived impressions of what a latino journalist was supposed to be and she happily went along.

At least South Park openly calls their black character “Token”.

It’s also worth noting the debate illustrated the difference between Latino liberals and conservative, in that while Ms. Arrarás was glad to say “Thank you for the racist gift basket” a la the famous (and hilarious) Gabriel Iglesias skit, the Latino GOP candidates on stage were having none of it.  Neither Cruz

You know, I would note that a lot of folks in the media have a definition of Hispanics that you can only be hispanic if you’re liberal. That makes sense in the media, but I gotta tell you, one of the things I was most proud of when I ran for Senate here in Texas, I earned 40 percent of the hispanic vote here in Texas.  At the same time, Mitt Romney was getting clobbered with 27 percent of the hispanic vote nationwide. And, the reason is, as you know, you look at the value sin the hispanic community. The values in our community are faith, family, patriotism.

You know, we’ve got the highest rate of military enlistment among Hispanics in any demographic in this country. And, when I campaigned, and I campaigned the same here in Houston or Dallas as I did in the Rio Grande Valley, defending conservative principles, defending judeo- Christian principals, telling my father’s story.  Telling my Dad’s story of coming to America with $100 dollars in his underwear, not speaking English, washing dishes, having hopes and dreams for the American dream. And, the truth is the Obama-Clinton economy has done enormous damage to the hispanic community. It is not working in the hispanic community, and I…fighting so that everyone who is struggling in the hispanic community and beyond will have a fair and even shake at the American dream.

Nor Rubio

the second point I would make is that we have to move past this idea that somehow the hispanic community only cares about immigration.  Yes, it’s an important issue because we know and love people that have been impacted by it. But, I’m going to tell you that the most powerful sentiment in the hispanic community, as it is in every immigrant community, is the burning desire to leave your children better off than yourself and, you can only do that through free enterprise. That’s what we stand for, not socialism like Bernie Sanders, and increasingly Hillary Clinton.

If Ms. Arrarás wants to play the Token Latina from a telenovela that the Liberal MSM expects that’s up to her.  Perhaps they can get her a tight fitting low cut dress for the next debate and occasionally cut away to a ripped Latino man giving her a soulful look for effect, as she asks her questions.

But let me say from my experience this is not reflective of the latinos I know. In my last job I worked with Latinos from multiple countries and when we were all laid off together last week I can guarantee you the last thing on any of their minds was if Donald Trump or anyone else was going to build a fence at the southern border.

Update: Fausta informs me I’ve dropped an “S” from the end of our Telemundo reporter, actually spelled Arrarás, corrected.

Update 2: Powerline asks: What is Telemundo running for?

Even under the slack standards and biased practices of the left-liberal mainstream media, it should be unacceptable for journalists asking questions at a debate to stake out a substantive position and then ask the candidates whether they “get it.” The job of journalists in this context (and others) is to ask for the candidates’ position, not (in effect) to instruct them and the audience that they are clueless if they don’t agree with the position the journalist happens to take.

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If however you have not & are both able and inclined I’d really appreciate it if you’d help us close that gap by hitting DaTipJar.




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