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AP mocked for report saying Beto O'Rourke spoke at rally 'in his native Spanish'

AP mocked for report saying Beto O'Rourke spoke at rally 'in his native Spanish'

Postby smix » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:39 pm

AP mocked for report saying Beto O'Rourke spoke at rally 'in his native Spanish'
The Hill

URL: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4367 ... ve-spanish
Category: Politics
Published: April 1, 2019

Description: The Associated Press has faced some mocking on social media after a report over the weekend originally said that former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) spoke "in his native Spanish" during a rally.

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"O'Rourke also spoke at length in his native Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers," the original AP report from Saturday read. The 2020 presidential hopeful, whose full name is Robert Francis O'Rourke, is fourth-generation Irish-American. The report comes after O'Rourke officially launched his campaign in the border town of El Paso in a speech that focused heavily on immigration. The AP coverage solicited a number of responses across social media mocking it for calling Spanish O'Rourke's native language.

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The AP has since removed the word "native" in its online report to read, "O’Rourke also spoke at length in Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers." O’Rourke, 46, ran a strong campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last fall, but ultimately lost in the deep-red state by 2.6 points. The race launched O'Rourke into the national conversation, however, with speculation of a presidential run beginning immediately after his loss.

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He has joined a Democratic field full of political heavyweights, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
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Associated Press Describes Beto O’Rourke Speaking in ‘His Native Spanish’

Postby smix » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Associated Press Describes Beto O’Rourke Speaking in ‘His Native Spanish’
Daily Beast

URL: https://www.thedailybeast.com/beto-orou ... ve-spanish
Category: Politics
Published: April 1, 2019

Description: The Associated Press appears to have fallen for the myth that Beto O’Rourke is Hispanic, reporting that he spoke to a Texas crowd over the weekend in “his native Spanish.” O’Rourke—real name Robert Francis O’Rourke—officially kicked off his presidential campaign Sunday with a rally in hometown El Paso.

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The AP report from the rally describes a crowd “that waved small American flags and black-and-white signs reading ‘Viva Beto’ while often interrupting their candidate to chant his first name. O’Rourke also spoke at length in his native Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers.” O’Rourke has been accused of cultural appropriation for giving the impression that he has some form of Hispanic ethnicity. Donald Trump once ridiculed him as an “Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic.” The report has since been amended to remove the claim that Spanish is his native language.
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