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Sat May 6, 2017, 04:09 AM

Why is the OC Register So Triggered by Mexicans Who Hit Donald Trump Pinatas?

Yesterday, Orange County Register reporter Jessica Kwong took a break from her usual job as stenographer for SanTana's powers-that-be to offer a dispatch from a May Day protest in the city's Sasscer Park. It was fine enough, save for her paper's continued obsession with Mexicans and the supposed holocaust they inflict on Donald Trump piñatas.

Their anti-piñata bias was evident from the lead sentence, where Kwong said the rally was peaceful except for the "destruction of piñatas of Donald Trump and a Santa Ana councilman {Jose Solorio} some dubbed 'Latino Trump.'” Later in the story, she wrote that "the most violent part of the demonstration" happened when "adults... allowed children to beat {the piñatas} with sticks." Kwong must've thought she hadn't communicated her anti-piñata bias strong enough, so she then wrote that some random guy "told activists he disagreed with the action," then quoted the ninny, who said “If all these people got together and focused on policy and not hitting piñatas and sending the wrong message, they could actually do something productive.”

Ahem. Both Kwong and the "Santa Ana native" she quoted must not know any Mexicans. Because anyone who understands piñata culture knows that the Register's language to describe the Trump piñata phenomenon is ahistorical, xenophobic, and just plain pendejo. I can't believe I'm about to do this to a reporter whose job is to cover SanTana—the most-Latino big city in America—but here we go...

Jessica? A piñata is a children's game in Latin America that consists something stuffed with candy that kiddies summarily try to break to get to all the goodies. It's been the highlight of children's birthday parties for hundreds of years. The word is derived from the Italian pignatta, where the custom originated, but the game is now most associated with Mexicans. The original piñatas were just simple clay pots (a pignatta is such a vessel), but consumer society being consumer society, most piñatas nowadays feature a children's cartoon character—the most popular ones for the past couple of years have been Pikachu, Minions, Elsa from Frozen...and Donald Trump.

Read more: http://www.ocweekly.com/news/why-is-the-oc-register-so-triggered-by-mexicans-hitting-donald-trump-pinatas-8083130

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TexasTowelie May 2017 OP
riversedge May 2017 #1
nocalflea May 2017 #2
TexasTowelie May 2017 #3
nocalflea May 2017 #5
aeromanKC May 2017 #4
Gothmog May 2017 #6
ailsagirl May 2017 #11
n2doc May 2017 #7
mercuryblues May 2017 #8
angstlessk May 2017 #9
mercuryblues May 2017 #10

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:39 AM

1. ha ha. I hope they continue to get under the reporters skin.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:50 AM

2. Surprise! Surprise! Trump is good for something after all.

Love this one TexasTowelie !

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Response to nocalflea (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:22 AM

3. Sometimes the real gemstones are found by reading the local media.

This seemed like a great one to share.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:20 AM

5. Thank you for relieving me from the task of having to scour local media from all over the US of A..

I will henceforth never mock your discerning eye. (That's a promise ... I think.)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:55 AM

4. I would have been PISSED!!!

If I was next in line. (regarding the pinata video in the link)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:54 AM

6. Pinatas are supposed to be hit with sticks

There is nothing wrong with this

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Sat May 13, 2017, 10:18 PM

11. I was going to say...

piñatas are meant to be fiercely swatted



THWACK!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:58 AM

7. I think If I saw a Trump Piata I would be like this guy



Outta my way, kids!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:43 AM

8. I have to wonder if

If Jessica Kwong and Roxana Kopetman were as offended over Obama piñatas?

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #8)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:52 PM

9. Or the Obama & Hillary targets that people actually shot bullets at?

Talk about your violence!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:02 PM

10. or the Gabby Giffords

target shooting fundraiser.

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