May 7th, 2014
07:17 AM ET
6 months ago

MSNBC apologizes for 'ill-advised' Cinco de Mayo segment

(CNN) – The anchor of MSNBC's "Way Too Early" apologized Tuesday for "ill-advised" references to Mexicans and Cinco de Mayo.

Thomas Roberts, who hosts the show from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., told viewers via Twitter that a segment that featured a correspondent in a sombrero swilling tequila was not intended to demean Mexicans.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. tom l

    Good lord to people need to get a life. What on earth is so offensive? How do people let something like this actually bother them? It's a joke. Relax.

    May 7, 2014 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    At least MSNBC has the decency to apologize/suspend employees if they think they've done something offensive. I can't think of no other "news" network that does that. Can you think of one CNN?

    May 7, 2014 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    It looks like Pretty Boy Roberts is getting his wrist slapped. This sort of stuff makes you wonder about the mindset and the atmosphere that creates it.

    May 7, 2014 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    MSNBC demeans everyone.......especially the Democratic Party who they are propagandists for, by such outrageous behavior, that the FCC should just shut them DOWN!

    May 7, 2014 08:44 am at 8:44 am |