NBC report on border fence features Juan Jose Gutierrez
Tonight's NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams featured a report on the border fence bill being signed. For the thoughts of the Hispanic community, they turned to... Juan Jose Gutierrez. You know, the guy who organized a 1996 march that was led by the Mexican Army's band. In 1994, he took part in a protest - along with current CA Assembly speaker Fabian Nunez - that included a U.S. flag with just 13 stars. Nowadays, he's still organizing marches and he's linked to ANSWER.
The footage looked like it was shot in a studio, and it also looked like it was provided by an affiliate. Nonetheless, are NBC's NYC producers unable to use those search engine things?
There are at least two levels to this: the fact that JJG is a bit of a Hispanic "leader", and also the fact that NBC considers him to be a leader and presents him as such. In order to do something about the first, please do something about the second by contacting your local NBC affiliate and suggesting that they contact their HQ with some constructive criticism.