Conservative media pundits lashed out at the Univision/CNN Democratic Debate after debate moderators asked Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders questions in both English and Spanish.
Debate Questions Asked In English And Spanish
Washington Post: “The Immigration Debate Got A Human Face.” In a March 9 live blog on the Univision/Washington Post Democratic debate, The Washington Post reported:
Lucia, a Guatemalan immigrant to whom a roaming moderator had to translate, may have become the face of the undocumented immigration problem tonight.
In Spanish, Lucia asked the candidates what they would do to stop deportations -- her husband, who she called a “hard worker,” was deported three years ago, separating him from herself and her children.
“What can you do to stop the deportations?” Lucia asked the candidates in Spanish, with the moderator translating. [Washington Post, 3/9/16]
Right-Wing Pundits Lash Out At Univision/CNN Debate For Translating Questions
Ann Coulter: “I'm Watching A Presidential Debate In The United States Tonight, Being Conducted in Spanish. Adios, America!” :
I'm watching a presidential debate in the United States tonight, being conducted in Spanish. Adios, America!
-- Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 10, 2016
Washington Examiner's Gabby Morrongiello: “This Democratic Debate In Spanish Is Next Level Pandering” :
This Democratic debate in Spanish is next level pandering
-- Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) March 10, 2016
Todd Starnes: “English, Please. #CNN” :
English, please. #CNN
-- toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) March 10, 2016
Media Research Center's Dan Gainor: “We'll Continue Talking About Immigration After The Break Because That's All Hispanic Media Cares About Apparently” :
We'll continue talking about immigration after the break because that's all Hispanic media cares about apparently. #DemDebate
-- Dan Gainor (@dangainor) March 10, 2016
Fox's Monica Crowley: “This #DemDebate en espanol helps one @realDonaldTrump” :
-- Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) March 10, 2016