I guess the question is: How surprised should we be?
We actually should be, considering it’s coming from Fox News Latino, out of all sections of Fox News. Colorlines brought attention to the abysmal headline above the news that actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are having their child in Los Angeles. One hot child at that, but an anchor baby? Are the folks at Fox News Latino actually aware of the ridiculously offensive meaning of that term?
One would think yes, considering Colorlines found some background info on managing editor Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush’s sentiments about Fox News Latino when it launched just this October:
“We’re aiming at Latinos whose first language is English, who inform themselves in English, who are deeply American, but share some of the cultural sensibilities of their parents or grandparents.”
Apparently not. A Hispanic Republican group is also calling for an apology and for the headline to be taken down, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. Contact Fox News here or here and let them know that if they’re really in sharing “cultural sensibilities” on Fox News Latino, they’ll remove this senseless and derogatory headline.