Media’s First Order of Business: Learn How to Spell Sotomayor

Needless to say: my favorite part about American media’s coverage of Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the Supreme Court is that very few people seem to get her name right. I mean: not even the L.A. Times, hailing from a city that is, like, 105% Hispanic.

Sotomayer? Sotomoyer? Sotamayor? Sotameyer? The possibilities seem endless (just like Chávez’ anniversary radio show)

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The following story is from the Kansas City Star, which we cannot forgive, especially now that Latinos are starting to take over the place.


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3 Responses to Media’s First Order of Business: Learn How to Spell Sotomayor

  1. Davis says:

    at least the right pronunciation seems to be coming around

  2. ellconejo says:

    KC star is a McClatchy owned paper which means it turned off the computer to proof read copy. Because it would save a dime.

    And I think if you look harder its 4 Kansas counties that have Hipanic/Latino Majority.

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