Regardless of who you think “won” tonight’s debate, we all know who the real losers are. It’s the American public, which as always is being led down that dark alleyway of ignorance and despair by a terrifically venal and almost criminally stupid corporate news media.
Tonight its paid hacks are clucking about Trump’s use of the colorful old term “bad hombres.” High and mighty as they think they are, and always looking for some phony moral outrage to make them feel like worthy human beings, none of them — especially the younger ones — seem to know that this expression has nothing to do with Mexicans or Mexican name-calling.
It’s a Spanish word that entered the language mostly through cowboy movies and early 20th-century pulp western novels. If anything, it was the Mexican natives describing some of the gringos.