Politically Correct Apology – Brokaw Sorry For Suggesting Assimilation
There I was, Sunday morning, minding my own business, watching Meet The Press and then, in the middle of a panel discussion on immigration-border wall- diversity, etc it happened. Right there, in front of my ears, former NBC Nightly News anchorman Tom I-should-know-better- Brokaw committed the unthinkable faux pas. He actually said something that made sense to someone like me. (like you?)
WOW, it didn't last long. Way to reverse field Brokaw! Seahawk's running back Chris Carson doesn't even have that kind of cutback capability
Another Brokaw brow-beater is Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas), whose twin brother Julián Castro is running for president.
“.@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,” he wrote on Twitter.
Tom Brokaw was right about language and its importance to a nation. (He's from the heartland and common sense South Dakota so he really should know better) But in my opinion, too many hours in New York City, Washington, D.C. and under the hot lights of network news has made him forget what the Pew Research Center reminded us all in a study of Global Attitudes & Trends.
The Pew study reports, "More than eight-in-ten Americans also think that it is very important (45%) or somewhat important (39%) to share U.S. customs and traditions to be truly American."
So for one brief Sunday moment, Tom Brokaw spoke his truth and was once again in touch with a measured majority of the American people. It didn't last long. He felt the heat, he quickly apologized, and he didn't just walk it back, he sprinted it back! And now he is back, back in the fold with the political left, back in the good graces of the journalistic elites. Whew, that was a close one.
Nice try Tom. Woonsocket, South Dakota was almost proud of you...but it didn't last long.