News Anchor Gets Hate For Pronouncing Words Correctly

An Arizona news anchor is under fire for pronouncing Spanish words correctly. Viewers objected to the way she rolls her Rs. They also did not like the way she pronounced the city of Mesa. Cenk Uygur, Hannah Cranston (Think Tank), Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show), and Brian Unger (NPR) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

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Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/04/us/latina-arizona-news-anchor-vanessa-ruiz-spanish-pronunciation.html?_r=1

“An Arizona news anchor defended her pronunciation of Spanish words during English broadcasts, saying she delivers them the way the language is intended to be spoken.

In a broadcast on Monday, Vanessa Ruiz, who works for 12 News here, waded into the running debate over the use of Spanish that has divided Americans in different ways for years, and has been percolating on the campaign trail.

Ms. Ruiz, who was raised in a bilingual household, said some viewers had questioned her way of pronouncing Spanish words. Sandra Kotzambasis, the station’s news director, said viewers were asking why Ms. Ruiz “rolled her Rs.”

In the broadcast, Ms. Ruiz said, “Some of you have noticed that I pronounce a couple of things maybe a little bit differently than what you are used to, and I get that, and maybe even tonight you saw a little bit of it.”

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