Lean Forward! MSNBC Cancels Black Woman’s Show, Replaces With Racist White Guy Who Insulted Latinos!
MSNBC has always suffered with low ratings, so it’s no surprise when they cancelled Ronan Farrow’s show and Joy Reid’s program in the afternoon. It might seem a little racially insensitive though, because they replaced Joy, a black woman, with a white guy, Thomas Roberts. But he’s not just any white guy! He had to apologize for insulting Latinos and especially Mexicans with a stupid segment “celebrating” Cinco de Mayo!
Here’s the offending segment:
It’s important to note that it took a few days for them to apologize but the Mexy-furor was just too much.
From Fox News Latino:
Well that didn’t sit so well with National Association of Hispanic Journalists president, Hugo Balta, who issued a statement Tuesday morning saying, “This is simply the worst example I have seen of a discriminatory stereotypical portrayal of any community by any media. The fact that this was done by a news organization is abominable.”
.@ThomasARoberts and @NBCLOU apologized for the #CincoDeMayo debacle… but @MSNBC said they'd be "disciplined," was that a lie? #latism
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) May 7, 2014
There was no “discipline,” in fact he’s been rewarded with his own show! Imagine if he had been a Fox News host!
I want to say too that I wasn’t terribly offended, as an American of Mexican descent, by the segment, because that’s how many Mexicans represent the holiday. But it’s very hypocritical of the liberal pendejos at MSNBC to hit conservatives for supposed racial insensitivity when they do this kind of stuff.
I must point out that Roberts IS openly gay, so they’re fulfilling their quotas there. I doubt that’s much consolation for Joy!