Alas, given her ethnic heritage and profession Maria Conchita Alonso is also branded as a “Hollywood Latina.” This media branding, as everyone knows, implies a very rigid code of conduct, thought and speech. And endorsing a Tea Party political candidate grotesquely violates all the implied vows of her profession.
“What was she thinking?” many might ask. The video-ad for Donnelly was meant as “outreach” to California “Latinos” but backfired hideously. (Duuuuuuhhhh!)
Oh, I know, I know. We keep hearing and reading that “in polls” and among “Hispanics” or “Latinos” the “illegal immigration issue” is almost trivial. But in real life it doesn’t seem to work that way. The ugliest threats and insults against Ms. Alonso all referred to her immigration stance, especially her use of the term “illegal” for those who are in the U.S. illegally. Ms. Alonso seems to actually endorse the laws of the nation she swore allegiance to upon becoming a citizen, if you can imagine such a heresy!
“Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate Indians.” (Che Guevara, while in Mexico, May 1956.)
(“Latino outreach” has always been Fontova’s forte.)