NBC calls Tom Brokaw’s assimilation comments ‘inaccurate and inappropriate.
Brokaw tweeted Sunday that he regrets the comment he made on “Meet the Press” Sunday.”I feel terrible a part of my comments on Hispanics offended some members of that proud culture,” he said at the beginning of a series of tweets.
“You know, they ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English, and that they feel comfortable in the communities,” he said during Sunday’s segment. “And that’s going to take outreach on both sides [Republican and Democrat], frankly.”
“Also,” he said, “I hear when I push people a little harder is, ‘I don’t know whether I want brown grandbabies.’ That’s also a part of it.”
(CLICK)His talk of racial animus on the right spurred objections from Republicans like Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, whose mother is Mexican-American.”With all due respect @Tombrokaw,” Bush tweeted on Monday, “I am one of those ‘little brown ones’ and can assure you that my grandparents conveyed to me that they loved and were proud of me before they passed.”
Bottom line here, Tom Brokaw had a DAN RATHER/CONNIE CHUNG MOMENT.