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My latest for NBC Latino

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Little did I know that a simple Facebook message from my friend Bob Quasius of Cafe con Leche Republicans would cause the head of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) to issue an apology for how NAHJ handled a very embarrassing and unprofessional situation.

Yet that is exactly what happened when GOP strategist Hector Barajas expressed his raw displeasure on Twitter after showing up to NAHJ’s conference in Anaheim this past weekend to be part of a Latino voter panel. NAHJ had invited him, but when Barajas showed up to the panel, he was no longer on the panel. The reason, according to Barajas, was that California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, a Democrat, had specifically asked that Barajas not be part of the panel.

From what I understand, Pérez and Barajas are not political friends, and there is a history of animosity.

That news led to a…

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VOTE TONIGHT: Fernando Varela and FORTE in America's Got Talent Semifinals

Let’s do this, people. Tonight. Tuesday, August 27. America’s Got Talent on NBC. Just click on the photo after 10:55 pm EST.

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My latest for NBC Latino

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It is getting all too common.

The profile of a famous personality tweets. The profile regrets the tweet. The profile panics, deletes the tweet, and thinks all is well.

Not knowing that pretty much everything posted on the Internet can be captured, people with screen grab apps snap a photo of the tweet and within hours, you have a news story.

The list is never-ending: Justin Bieber. Ricky Gervais. Oprah. Eva Longoria. And of course, that Weiner guy running for mayor of New York.

This week, Dr. Phil got into Twitter trouble when his official Twitter profile tweeted the following: “If a girl is drunk, is it okay to have sex with her. Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused.”

The online response, as expected, was insane. By Wednesday, Dr. Phil had to issue a statement. A petition was created for a more public apology. There was outrage. There was…

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