Tom Brokaw has been around a long time and is definitely a member of the liberal media. I mean the guy works for NBC, so you’re likely not to even get an interview unless you demonstrate adherence to a number of liberal/Democratic positions.
That’s why Brokaw’s comments Sunday on “Meet The Press” were likely so shocking. Brokaw was discussing the changing demographics of America and Hispanics.
At one point, NBC’s senior news correspondent said Hispanics need to work harder at assimilating in America, make sure that all of their kids are learning to speak English and not be codified in their own communities.
Apparently, the GOP doesn't want brown grand-babies and the "intermarriage that's going on" and the "conflicting with cultures." Also, "the Hispanics should be working harder on assimilation."
WTF has happened to Tom Brokaw. pic.twitter.com/DEJXuj8ZK6
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) January 27, 2019
Naturally, people freaked out over Brokaw’s statements and he immediately began catching heat for that comment on Hispanics. He tweeted out an apology but that didn’t seem to do much in calming down people.
i feel terrible a part of my comments on Hispanics offended some members of that proud culture
— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) January 27, 2019
You misspelled, "I apologize for my ignorant and demeaning glib generalization."
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 27, 2019
You misspelled, "The statements I made were bigoted and deeply hurtful. I will take some time to reflect on the ways that white supremacist ideologies are nurtured and spread even by those who claim to reject them."
— bob (@huntthesnark) January 27, 2019
I've been a fan of yours for such a long time, I've always admired your grace and brilliance in your reporting. The narrative you were pushing this morning is not only degrading to the Hispanic community, but factually incorrect. I expected better from you–plain and simple.
— María (@mariadcastilloo) January 27, 2019
They offended me, and I am white Tom. Broaden your thinking a bit.
— Alex (@Shurao) January 27, 2019
Actually, it offended me too, and I’m not Hispanic. Even more offensive is this half-hearted,
— Marjorie Florestal (@MarjorieFlo) January 28, 2019
You don't feel terrible for saying them, you just feel terrible some people were offended? Got it, Tom.
— ResisterSister (@asweetgrace) January 27, 2019
The “assimilation “ argument is just an excuse to be xenophobic. Immigrants come here because they want their kids to have the best future possible. That means making sure their kids go to college or get a good job and obviously that means they have to speak English.
— Vivian Vacca (@ViviVacca) January 28, 2019