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(Deadspin)   ESPN simulcasts the ESPN Deportes Spanish-language feed of the WBC. Racist twitter shiatstorm ensues   (deadspin.com) divider line 14
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2013-03-11 08:28:34 AM  
3 votes:
Is it just me or are the tweets we are supposed to be reading missing?
2013-03-11 03:08:29 PM  
2 votes:

The Downfall: Why do they keep saying "Mexican?" Are they that dumb or just that horribly racist? It's clearly a game a between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. They can't understand why a game between those two teams might be in Spanish? And seriously, calling Spanish "Mexican" bothers me more than their use of "spic."


I would be confused why the main flagship ESPN channel was broadcasting in Spanish as opposed to putting the broadcast on ESPN Desportes. It is a little disingenuous to act like a channel broadcasting in Spanish, that traditionally broadcasts in English, would be expected behavior.

Please note, I am in no way defending the tweets listed in the link, just saying that ESPN broadcasting in Spanish is not something I would ever expect.
2013-03-11 01:17:28 PM  
2 votes:
Why do they keep saying "Mexican?" Are they that dumb or just that horribly racist? It's clearly a game a between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. They can't understand why a game between those two teams might be in Spanish? And seriously, calling Spanish "Mexican" bothers me more than their use of "spic."
2013-03-11 10:48:50 AM  
2 votes:

Orgasmatron138: bhcompy: It's not racist.  Spanish-speaking isn't a race. Hell, Latino isn't a race.

Just because the racist people aren't smart enough to properly identify the people they're hating doesn't make it not racist.


Actually, it would.  You know, silly definitions and stuff.
2013-03-11 06:31:40 PM  
1 votes:

mikaloyd: meanmutton: bhcompy: Orgasmatron138: bhcompy: It's not racist.  Spanish-speaking isn't a race. Hell, Latino isn't a race.

Just because the racist people aren't smart enough to properly identify the people they're hating doesn't make it not racist.

Actually, it would.  You know, silly definitions and stuff.

"Ethnocentrist" is the word, actually.  Or, you can just go with the good, old fashioned, catch-all of "bigoted".

Racism is the new porn. People cant define it but they know it when the see it and want the perpetrators to suffer.


WAAAAAAAAH! White males can't say any stupid shiat they want without getting called out on it any more! WAAAAAAAAAH!
2013-03-11 04:01:18 PM  
1 votes:

LOGINGOESHERE: I decided to check one of the other five million ESPN channels Verizon provides and found the English broadcast. Voila, problem solved.

However, I think that it should have been broadcast on the Spanish language channel, not regular ESPNHD. Doesn't make any sense


The game wasn't on ESPN in English. It was on MLB Network. That is why ESPN had to broadcast the Spanish feed, because they did not have the English rights.
2013-03-11 02:36:00 PM  
1 votes:

The Downfall: Why do they keep saying "Mexican?" Are they that dumb or just that horribly racist? It's clearly a game a between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. They can't understand why a game between those two teams might be in Spanish? And seriously, calling Spanish "Mexican" bothers me more than their use of "spic."


I'm particularly a fan of the guy who follows up calling Spanish "Mexican" by butchering some German.
2013-03-11 12:28:05 PM  
1 votes:
This is America. Why is ESPN broadcasting the world baseball classic in Mexican? Show it in English! - Jacob Keller (@JKeller_FSU) March 10, 2013

Hmmm, I don't know. Why don't these people learn 'Murcan like the rest of the "world"?
2013-03-11 11:59:06 AM  
1 votes:

bhcompy: Orgasmatron138: bhcompy: It's not racist.  Spanish-speaking isn't a race. Hell, Latino isn't a race.

Just because the racist people aren't smart enough to properly identify the people they're hating doesn't make it not racist.

Actually, it would.  You know, silly definitions and stuff.


"Ethnocentrist" is the word, actually.  Or, you can just go with the good, old fashioned, catch-all of "bigoted".
2013-03-11 10:48:21 AM  
1 votes:
I love when light-skinned Hispanics, who earn, on average, significantly more than their darker peers and enjoy the benefits of affirmative action programs in the US designed expressly to remedy the oppression that they themselves benefited from, whine about racism.

/Chilean
//Look white as hell
2013-03-11 09:58:30 AM  
1 votes:

bhcompy: It's not racist.  Spanish-speaking isn't a race. Hell, Latino isn't a race.


Just because the racist people aren't smart enough to properly identify the people they're hating doesn't make it not racist.
2013-03-11 08:48:02 AM  
1 votes:
Deadspin has been wallowing in its mediocrity since they removed the commenter application firewall.  You originally had to contact Leitch or Sussman and provide some modicum of breaking news or inside information to get approved to comment.  Go back and look at the comment sections from 2006-07; they're absolutely hilarious...

...Oh, wait.  It looks like those comments are gone forever.

Welp, time to reminisce on the Wayback Machine.
2013-03-11 08:36:18 AM  
1 votes:

Stimied in a Rut: Is it just me or are the tweets we are supposed to be reading missing?


Yeah THIS.  I'm all for greenlit stories about stuff like this, but there's nothing there to see or get all pissed off about.  Just a screencap of ESPN showing the game.  WTF?
2013-03-11 08:31:51 AM  
1 votes:
Apparently quite a bit more overlap between the Xbox Live set and WBC viewership than I would have anticipated.
 
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