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What If Fox News Instead of MSNBC Had Pulled This Cinco de Mayo Stunt?
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/05/2014 4:46:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

¡Ay caramba! Imagine the cries of offensive ethnic stereotyping or worse if Fox News had observed Cinco de Mayo by having one of its yanqui persons of pallor staggering across the set in a sombrero while chugging from a pint bottle of tequila?

But it happened on MSNBC, so the PC police probably won't make a peep about it. At the today's transition from Way Too Early to Morning Joe, there was producer Louis Burgdorf with his Halloween-store sombrero and pint bottle. Way Too Early host Thomas Roberts encouraged Burgdorf "to drink the whole thing and eat the worm," meaning either it was mezcal not tequila or Roberts just doesn't know his south-of-the-border booze.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cincodemayo; fail; lamestreammedia; louisburgdorg; msnbc; politicalcorrectness; tequila

1 posted on 05/05/2014 4:46:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

¡Ay caramba! Double-standard Cinco de Mayo ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 4:47:34 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nobody watches MSNBC. Those who do don’t care.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If anybody watched PMSNBC, it would be a big deal, I suppose.

As it is, nobody noticed.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 4:49:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

More people heard about that stunt on Free Republic than saw it live.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 4:53:49 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Cinco de Mayo is a phony “Hispanic” holiday institutionalized by the liberal media. It isn’t observed in Mexico.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 4:54:17 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'm guessing this isn't an uncommon sight at that network. Gotta get through the day somehow.
7 posted on 05/05/2014 4:55:08 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" -- Phillipians 4:13)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t know why people make such a big deal about stinky tamales every May 5th.

Oh wait, never mind.....


8 posted on 05/05/2014 4:58:46 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: txrefugee

I find the holiday quite appropriate, and celebrate each year as an opportunity to collect out-of-date expired jars from the fridg of the white stuff, and shoving it all down the sink.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 5:00:39 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Roberts probably meant something else by “eat the worm”.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 5:13:27 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

In other words, nobody saw it?

It’s not racism if they do it ?


11 posted on 05/05/2014 5:16:28 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: silent_jonny

Stink of the Mayonnaise Day??


12 posted on 05/05/2014 5:17:10 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Tennessee Nana; GeronL; Lazamataz
Bah! That was nothing, they should have had Jose Cuervo playing in the Song Rotation!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySdRUWYJhsk

Well its Sunday morning

And the sun is shining in my

Eye that is open

And my head is spinning

Was the life of the party

I can't stop grinning

I had too much tequllia last night

Jose Cuervo

You are a friend of mine

I like to drink you with

A little salt and lime

Did I kiss all the cowboys

Did I shoot out the lights

Did I dance on the bar

Did I start any fights

Now wait a minute

Things don't look to familiar

Who is the cowboy whos sleeping beside me

Well he's awful cute

But how'd I get his shirt on

I had too much tequllia last night

Jose Cuervo

You are a friend of mine

I like to drink you with

A little salt and lime

Did I kiss all the cowboys

Did I shoot out the lights

Did I dance on the bar

Did I start any fights

All those little shooters

How I love to drink them down

Come on bartender lets have another round

Well the music is playing

And my spirits are high

Tomorrow might be painful

But tonight we're going to fly

Jose Cuervo

You are a friend of mine

I like to drink you with

A little salt and lime

Everytime we get together

I sure have a good time

You're my friend, you're the best

Mi amigo(Tequllia)

Jose Cuervo

You are a friend of mine

I like to drink you with

A little salt and lime

Did I kiss all the cowboys

Did I shoot out the lights

Did I dance on the bar

Did I start any fights

Jose Cuervo

You are a friend of mine

13 posted on 05/05/2014 5:19:02 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: txrefugee

The “liberal” left will celebrate any tradition other than American Judeo-Christian Western Cultural traditions.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 5:19:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: txrefugee
"Cinco de Mayo is a phony 'Hispanic' holiday institutionalized by the liberal media. It isn’t observed in Mexico."

FWIW, I learned that it is both truly an American and Mexican holiday, arising from an unlikely victory in 1862 against France in Puebla during the American Civil War.

Cinco de Mayo

Could you share a source to support it being a "phony 'Hispanic' holiday institutionalized by the liberal media"?

15 posted on 05/05/2014 5:19:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs
FWIW, I learned that it is both truly an American and Mexican holiday, arising from an unlikely victory in 1862 by Mexico against France in Puebla during the American Civil War (while the American Civil War was occurring).

(Small clarification).

16 posted on 05/05/2014 5:22:14 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Today is May Fifth, US National MEXICAN GO HOME DAY!


17 posted on 05/05/2014 5:24:51 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
French Military Victories: http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/france.html
18 posted on 05/05/2014 5:26:10 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Promoted by Corona Beer!


19 posted on 05/05/2014 5:31:11 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“ju got to know that main....”....


20 posted on 05/05/2014 5:33:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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21 posted on 05/05/2014 5:35:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GeronL

The Sinko de Mayo story usually gets posted each year on this day. It is a cute, funny story.

http://nj1015.com/the-true-story-of-sinko-de-mayo-according-to-big-joe-henry/


22 posted on 05/05/2014 5:39:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Little known origin of the Cinco de Mayo

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivering Vera Cruz, Mexico , which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York . This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico . But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York . The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico , who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and
is known, of course, as... Sinko De Mayo.

23 posted on 05/05/2014 5:41:31 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Mexico does not really celebrate Stinko DeMayo.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: txrefugee

I don’t observe stinko de mayo. As a holiday it ranks right up there with quanset.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 5:48:06 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Savage is right, liberalism is a mental disorder. Liberalism chases the positional goods known as Political Correctness, from there they chastise everyone else for their failings while giving themselves a brain rush.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 5:52:38 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

In my direct experience, liberals are among the most bigoted people I have known.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 5:55:28 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Arrowhead1952

“I don’t know why people make such a big deal about stinky tamales every May 5th.”

You don’t like Hispanic girls? Oh wait, you said Tamales, not Females.

I read it too fast.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 6:01:57 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Say what you want about St. Patricks day, it is celebrated in Ireland as well. Unlike Cinco de Drinko in old mehico...

CC

P.S. I want equal time. On St. Patricks day MSLSD needs to put a red headed guy wearing a kelly green bowler hat on whilst drinking from a bottle of Jamesons whiskey. It's only fair.

29 posted on 05/05/2014 6:20:40 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Way Too Early host Thomas Roberts encouraged Burgdorf "to drink the whole thing and eat the worm," meaning either it was mezcal not tequila or Roberts just doesn't know his south-of-the-border booze.

Liberals are not the longest crayons in the box..................

30 posted on 05/05/2014 6:28:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: ohioman
Celebrations all over America...


31 posted on 05/05/2014 6:32:47 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: txrefugee

A holiday for beating the French.

What’s the big deal about that? Who doesn’t beat the French?


32 posted on 05/05/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ohioman
the NEW CInco Tradition


33 posted on 05/05/2014 6:46:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Arrowhead1952
I don’t know why people make such a big deal about stinky tamales every May 5th.

After some business at my office Mrs. JimRed and I stopped at Chipotle for lunch. Burrito bowls, very good. Not for Cinco, though, just convenient and tasty!

34 posted on 05/05/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I learned that it is both truly an American and Mexican holiday, arising from an unlikely victory in 1862 against France in Puebla during the American Civil War.....One of the greatest battles that gave the Legion Detrangiers (?) it’s formidable reputation. Fought to the last man, no exceptions. Killed a Lot of MeJicans


35 posted on 05/05/2014 11:38:15 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

36 posted on 05/05/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Just wondering...
Has the official authentic story of the name of the holiday been posted yet today?
37 posted on 05/05/2014 12:12:23 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Wow.


38 posted on 05/05/2014 12:15:51 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Tupelo
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as... Sinko De Mayo.

The only part you left out of the official story is that...

Since communications was very primitive back then, Mexico did not learn the ghastly news until May 5, a few weeks after the actual sinking of the Titanic.

Hence...

39 posted on 05/05/2014 12:18:42 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Safetgiver
Alas, no.
Definitely not a Mexican holiday!
40 posted on 05/05/2014 12:20:49 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

I made a mistake, if I remember correctly. The Etrangers made a pact that they could keep their weapons and be escorted out of the area, safely. The wetback Col. said “Let the devils go.” We all laugh about the French, but do not disparage the Legion. I met many in Viet Nam and heard of their history. A few guys I sort of knew, joined the Legion after Democrats let the SV down. I joined up with DeBeers and a couple of other outfits, because I didn’t want to enlist in ANYTHING for six more years.


41 posted on 05/05/2014 12:32:16 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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