In response to comments that quickly drew widespread backlash, NBC has released a statement criticizing longtime anchor Tom Brokaw’s appearance on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning.
Brokaw said, among other things, that Hispanics in America “should work harder at assimilation” and learn to speak English. His remarks were interpreted by some critics to be racist.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 29, 2019
NBC described the comments as “inaccurate and inappropriate,” adding that it was “glad he apologized.”