God knows what he’s going to ask Ben Carson.
Bloomberg News managing editor and MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin ignited an Internet firestorm in conservative circles with an interview of Sen. Ted Cruz that was so clearly based on ethnic stereotypes it could have been Onion parody.
It just didn’t have the Onion’s intelligence, class or taste. And conservatives didn’t let it go. Not by a long shot.
The insanity of the interview, posing to a Cuban-American candidate for the presidency questions like “What’s your favorite dish?” and “Do you like Cuban music or do you have a favorite Cuban singer?” was unbelievable.
But perhaps the worst part was when he asked Cruz to welcome Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders to the presidential campaign in “Espanol.”
Imagine if anyone asked President Obama to welcome John McCain to the race in Ebonics, or asked him what his favorite soul food dish was?
That person’s career would have been over.
The Twitterverse erupted with vitriol over the racist interview.
You don't have to be a fan of Ted Cruz to be appalled at Mark Halperin's shameful "interview" style: http://t.co/v3IRiQpI7x
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) May 10, 2015
#HalperinQuestions: Mark Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo. http://t.co/I0UY9huJX8
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) May 10, 2015
How often do you yell "YOO got a lot splaining to doo" at your wife, @TedCruz? Are you REALLY Cuban?! – @MarkHalperin http://t.co/pzqLttepi8
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) May 10, 2015
The fact is the MSM condones .@MarkHalperin condescending interviews to the 2016 GOP candidates; he wants to destroy them. #Hack
— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) May 10, 2015
@SooperMexican @tedcruz @MarkHalperin That might have been one of the most ignorant, classless interviews I've ever seen. Halperin is a dolt
— Mary Contrary (@conservateach) May 10, 2015
What Mark Halperin did is racism. Textbook racism. Not bias. Not a double standard. He humiliated a minority using his race. Racism. Period.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) May 10, 2015
@EF517_V2 What blends of tobacco make up the best selling Cuban cigar? Can you roll one now? #halperinquestions @MarkHalperin @SenTedCruz
— Republicanvet (@Republicanvet91) May 10, 2015
What would helpless Latino voters do without white liberals like @MarkHalperin to vet the Hispanic authenticity of candidates for them? smh
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) May 10, 2015
"Tell me Dr. Carson, which is your favorite, fried chicken, watermelon or malt liquor?" #halperinquestions
— Steven Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) May 10, 2015
Jeb, did you marry your wife so you would have someone to pick your fruit and clean your house? #Halperinquestions
— David (@DR8801) May 10, 2015
#halperinquestions Senator Warren would you welcome Mr. Cruz to the race in smoke signals for us? #tcot #tiot #tlot
— Jim (@BoogymanWF) May 10, 2015
Governor Jindal – you say, you are of Indian descent … dot or feather? #HalperinQuestions
— Texbarb (@texbarb) May 10, 2015
"Finally, Mrs. Clinton, if I could quickly just 'check under the hood,' so to speak, to verify your womanhood…" #HalperinQuestions
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 10, 2015
"I kept waiting for @MarkHalperin to ask @SenTedCruz to play the conga drums like Desi Arnaz" http://t.co/xypmNCga3v pic.twitter.com/icdpHB8JAk
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) May 10, 2015
Screaming Matthews unglued again: Racist hate groups must love Ted Cruz.
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