Skip to comments.PenÚlope Cruz Controversy Reveals Duplicity in Immigration Debate
Posted on 12/20/2010 2:36:39 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
Providing us with another convenient excuse to share an image of the radiant Penélope Cruz, some readers responded with indignation to last week's post regarding the actress and her unborn child. The source of their angst was a position taken in defense of the term "anchor baby." A conservative Hispanic group, Somos Republicans, took a hard stance against FOX News Latino for using the term in reference to Cruz's unborn child, equating it to epithets like "wetback."
The counter-argument was simple. An epithet's only purpose is to demean. The term "anchor baby" references a relevant concept in our political discourse, the birthing of children in the United States for the purpose of benefiting from their citizenship. It is therefore not an epithet, and likely opposed by amnesty advocates not because it demeans, but because it effectively conveys an idea damaging to their position. The call for FOX News Latino to apologize is thus an example of political correctness, an attempt to stifle debate by dictating which ideas may be expressed.
Whether any individual or group finds a term offensive is beside the point. Arguments are won and lost on their merits, not emotional reactions. The information provided by our readers in support of Somos Republicans only bolsters the claim that they are leveraging political correctness in lieu of a substantive argument.
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Who cares? I will say this. Bring on more Penelope Cruz pictures.
Please, restrain your baser instincts and refrain from posting crass photos.
Crass is in the eye of the beholder. One who finds any pictures crass should simply refrain from looking at them, rather then attempt to censor others who do not find them so.
I say that since she greatly benefits the gene pool that she gets a pass.
Penelope is of Spaniard stock I believe. Very different from the people crossing the border down here in Texas. Apples to oranges difference. Geesh so is she a liberal too? Anyways, keep those pics coming. :-)
She is really cute until she speaks.
Penelope is Salma Hayek’s Mini-me.
NO, I will not click on the blog.
YES, I will check on the thread in FR to see the pics!
Penelope and her husband both are white Castilians with Spanish citizenship and EU passports.
What the mestizos are latching onto, I have no idea here.
Isn’t she a home-wrecking putosa? Who cares what she says?!?
She is not guilty.
Penelope Cruz deserves the same leniency we have to give to Willie Nelson. Not guilty due to cultural icon and in her case hottiness.
“Penelope is of Spaniard”
Yeth. She’s from Thpain.
True, though. Whatever that movie she was in with the 4 daughters was a great, funny romp. In several respects, actually.
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