â€œThe Board of Directors of The Latino Coalition today called on CNN to condemn the statements by Jack Cafferty during his appearance in CNNâ€™s The Situation Room on March 12th. During the show, Mr. Cafferty referred to the U.S. Attorney General as the â€œPresidentâ€™s Water boyâ€. CNN should follow the steps of CBS and MSNBC during the Imus scandal and fire Mr. Cafferty.
â€œThis kind of rhetoric from a journalist is simply unacceptable and racist,â€ said TLC President Robert G. Deposada. â€œWe cannot be hypocritical when it comes to racist statements in our national media. If the Attorney General was an African American, and Mr. Cafferty would have called him a water boy, the entire media establishment and civil rights organizations from across the country would be calling for Mr. Caffertyâ€™s firing.â€
â€œAttorney General Gonzales is a highly qualified and very accomplished professional. For anyone to call this highly respected Latino a water boy, is simply outrageous and shows enormous amounts of prejudice,â€ Deposada added.
Where are all the people who jumped on the Imus bashing? Isn’t this the same damn thing?