Last week MSNBC aired a segment for Cinco de Mayo showing an anchor in a sombrero drinking tequila.
Could you even imagine if FOX News would have pulled this stunt?
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Today MSNBC apologized for the stunt.
The network’s “Way Too Early” drew fire for the way it “celebrated” the Mexican holiday on Monday, as HuffPost described:
MSNBC tried its hand at cultural commentary on Monday with a Cinco de Mayo segment featuring a stereotypical portrayal of a stumbling Mexican by a reporter pretending to guzzle tequila straight from the bottle.
As a visual reading “Mexican Heritage Celebration” appeared on screen, Way Too Early host Thomas Roberts explained the historical background of the holiday. As he spoke, a sombrero-clad Louis Burgdorf wandered around the newsroom shaking a maraca.