‘Say something in Spanish’: Mark Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo

Via Fausta’s Blog:

Identity politics: Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo


WARNING: The following is a rant.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and, if I had $5 for every liberal idiot who looks at me and says “You don’t look Puerto Rican”, etc., because I don’t fit the Liberal template of what a Lateeeno/Lateeena should be like, this blog wouldn’t need to carry ads.

Frankly, by now I expect to consistently encounter discrimination and bigotry from Liberals. It’s  in their mindset – identity politics is their lifeblood.

Ruben Navarrete describes one instance:
Ruben Navarrette: Halperin interview of Ted Cruz was painful

. . . Halperin made it personal, and the interview careened into a ditch. He told Cruz that people are curious about his “identity.” Then, the host asked a series of questions intended to establish his guest’s Hispanic bona fides. What kind of Cuban food did Cruz like to eat growing up? And what sort of Cuban music does Cruz listen to even now?

The interview starts at the 9:00 point in this video:

Halperin was likely expecting Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo singing Texas Pete,

Or perhaps Halperin was disappointed Ted didn’t invite him over for cortadito and pastelitos de guayaba. Halperin capped it all off by asking Cruz to “say something in Spanish.”

Cruz is much too polite, but I’m not. Here’s something in Spanish, Halperin,

Bésame el culo.

5 thoughts on “‘Say something in Spanish’: Mark Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo”

  1. WTF? Say something in Spanish? Gee, I wonder if he’d have asked Obama to say something in Indonesian or Swahili in 2008. You’d better believe he’d never ask comparable questions to a Dem “ethnic” candidate. This shit is like an SNL skit. Talk about condescension, not to mention bad faith. What a TOTAL asshole, and a disgrace to journalism (as it should be practiced, not as it is).

  2. Yeah. Here’s a list for Mr. Halperin. He should ask all of these U.S. senators to say something in Yiddish or Hebrew, and reveal whether they prefer gefilte fish or matzo balls.
    And then let’s wait for the media’s response!
    Michael Bennet (D-CO)
    Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
    Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
    Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    Al Franken (D-MN)
    Brian Schatz (D-HI)
    Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
    Charles Schumer (D-NY)
    Ron Wyden (D-OR)

  3. Alberto, you got it all wrong. It is wonderful fun to watch this video. I watched it from the seven and a half minute mark to the end and had such a good time.
    First the anchors look and sound like twelve year olds with no personality or intellect and their questions are so silly and empty, but there is Cruz just being himself, merely smart and articulate – thereby showing the anchors off to be the simpletons they are.
    Then the Cleese bit is hilarious. He is so wrong and shallow on all of his jokes. And now that the election turned out to be so fabulous, this interview should be shown repeatedly. It is a wonderful joy to watch the egg on the face of liberals as they give their ideas before an election and then look at the same remarks after after a great conservative win.
    I loved this video!

  4. Carlos, that’d be too easy now, with anti-Semitism fashionable among “progressives” (and liberal Jews would only object if a non-liberal reporter pulled that). I was talking about ethnic like Chicano, “Latino” (not Cuban, obviously), or even Middle Eastern/Muslim–not to mention black, which would be totally off-limits.

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