My latest for NBC Latino
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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