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Don’t Blame Mexico For Ted Cruz, Blame Canada

Mexico really does get blamed for everything.

Ebola? It’s flooding into the U.S. from our southern border. Terrorism? Apparently ISIS, Al Qaeda and even the Houthi militants are streaming over from down Mexico way by the hundreds as I type this.

Illegal drugs, guns, and undocumented aliens? Check, check and check.

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz? Yeah, they’re pinning that on Mexico too but, we here at the most important Latino-themed podcast in the history of Internet radio want to clear this up once and for all.

Hurl your vitriol up North for a change. Blame Canada!

And while the blame game heats up about Ted Cruz,  it’s become obvious to both me and Mike that the perception people have of us and our show is we’re too aggressive and pushy.

Some in the Latino/a blogosphere feel we’re troublemakers, refuse to play by the established rules, and are just too darned uncivilized for their refined tastes.

To those folks we say—you are absolutely right on the money! Guilty as charged on ALL counts.

We will not play by the rules when shows like The Real can insult the entire Latino community with impunity and barely elicit a peep from Latino media outlets.

Even the National Association of Hispanic Journalists chose to party in Miami at a marketing convention rather than join our efforts against The Real and Fox TV. Ironically, it was at their insistence that we took action.

Luckily MALDEF and many of our online friends stepped up where NAHJ wouldn’t and continue to apply pressure behind the scenes.

Oh, and before we forget, it appears the entertainment industry trade site Deadline Hollywood believes there are too many brown folk on our TV and movie screens.

…and no, we aren’t kidding you.

Robles & Rosado: Aggressive and Pushy…But Only Because We Like You

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RR 24: Apologies Are Not Nearly Enough

Longtime listeners know we catch a lot of heat for some of the things we say on the show and post on the blog.

In an effort to be proactive, and in the interest of saving our time and yours, we offer this generic blanket statement to all Latin@s who feel an apology is more than acceptable when we’re insulted by Cinco de Mayo minstrel shows on cable network news shows or the subject of blatantly bigoted DJ banter on big city radio stations.

Apologies To All The Latinos and Latinas We Have Offended…Or Are Just About To

On behalf of the increasingly popular Internet radio show Robles & Rosado, I would like to personally apologize for any foul language, painfully honest observations that cause offense, or controversial statements that elicit outraged responses from the thin-skinned and/or the guilty parties involved.

We accept full responsibility and I assure you we are not taking any steps at all to prevent it from happening again. In fact, we guarantee you that you will most likely find fault with many more things we say on this and any of our future episodes

Thank you, mi gente, for always accepting any and all half-assed, insincere apologies that are thrown your way.

As has been noted by many others, apologies are so commonplace today that they have no real effectiveness. The time for the “ay benditos” are over.


Speaking of apologies, the folks at ABC News should be working on some mea culpas for their handling of Rosie Perez’s status on the daytime talk show The View.  Accusations of racism and sexism are being leveled at the network but we’re not completely convinced that’s what’s at play here.

If current poll numbers hold true, presidential aspirant Senator Ted Cruz needn’t worry about filling out any change of address forms with the Post Office. His numbers are abysmal across the board but he still seems to be shying away from actively courting the Latin@ vote.

That’s okay, Mike and I will fill the Hispandering void!  We are considering a run for President and Vice-President.

Just as soon as we decide who goes for the top job…