Newscaster wins free Mexican food for life after shutting down viewer angry over Spanish use
KFOR Weather Woman Emily Sutton got props from a local Mexican restaurant that was so smitten with her responses to an angry viewer that they offered her free food and margaritas for life.
If you spend enough time on social media, you quickly learn everybody has got an opinion on everything. And most people aren’t afraid to voice said opinions, even if they aren’t very good.
Of course one could argue there’s no such thing as a “good” opinion or a “right” or “wrong” one. I’d argue that if you’ve got an opinion on something, it should be based on some type of evidence or logic. Perfect example: if you’re trying to tell me that Ross from Friends isn’t a psychopath, then you clearly haven’t seen this video or heard the show without a laugh track.
And if you need an even clearer example of a bad opinion, I offer up Richard Weathers for consideration. He got on local reporter Emily Sutton’s case after seeing she delivered a weather broadcast that employed the use of a Spanish translator.
Let’s entertain the notion for a bit that multiculturalism and not having a unified national language is a bad idea. Even if that were the case, Richard’s opinion in this light would still be considered “bad.”
That’s because the news Emily was reporting on was a severe weather emergency that could’ve resulted in people being severely injured or killed.
So there are two possible reasons why Richard offered up this opinion:
A.) He didn’t consider the fact that many people living in or visiting America don’t speak English and would still need to understand important news that could save their lives.
B.) He thinks that not speaking “American” while living in the U.S. is a crime that should be punishable by death.
You could see how both of these opinions are generally considered “bad”, right?
Emily saw his message and decided to school Richard, all while also pointing out that his obsession with the “American” language isn’t one he imposes on himself.
In a two-part response, she carefully explains the reason the sole purpose of having a bilingual broadcast was to save lives. In the second part, she highlights Richard’s inability to grasp that there is no language called “American” and suggests the become a bit more culturally aware.
Then she absolutely roasts him with a wonderful observation: just because his name is Richard, doesn’t mean he has to act like a common nickname for Richard.
Her response quickly went viral, as everyone was loving the shellacking she gave Richard. This included restaurant and bar San Marcos No. 4, who loved her takedown of the discriminatory Facebook troll so much that they offered her free Mexican Food and margaritas for life.
And they stressed that they were being 100 percent serious about the offer too. How serious? We’re talking the “100” emoji serious. Yeah.
A number of people pointed out how ridiculous Richard’s original comments were, saying how ironic it was that Richard valued the English language but showcased such a poor command of it.
Others mentioned their own hometown news stations serve the diverse communities that they live in.
Mostly though, people just couldn’t get over the fact that Richard was so grammatically deficient.
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