The Campaign For DA

3.30.2018

The Bridgeport Index Announces It Will Start Printing Some Stories in Spanish


And then all hell broke loose on Facebook on the holiest weekend of the year.

Mr. Bridwell, not only is it a wise business decision, it is a courageous decision in this day and time. I've never been prouder of my hometown paper. And, based upon the comments, I've never been sadder.

Edit: Proof. Everyone go buy an Index. Merchants, advertise to show your support.


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Freaking ridiculous. Grasping to hopefully sell more papers because the new majority is fast on their heels. This is American and the language is still English, if that makes more sense...lol

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. Soon we can be like the failed cultures that Spanish speakers fled. We can murder each other or flee to a successful western culture that no longer exist.

Anonymous said...

The paradise cafe will no longer serve tacos

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that all the comments on Facebook but one were written in ENGLISH! Obviously we still speak English here.

Anonymous said...

Another dumb idea of the left. And while we at it, lets start paying in pesos.

The new starting wage at Spot Cash is 10 pesos/hour.

Sound good?

Anonymous said...

Knowing a second, even a third language, is valuable in the 2018 world in which we live. While English is the lingua franca of communication in the United States and many other countries, being able to communicate in other tongues adds value and opens doors without lessening the Mother Tongue. Ask Wal-Mart how valuable Spanish speakers are as they spread their business across Mexico. Ask business folks how valuable employees conversant in French are in doing business with the Québecois. And those two additional languages are valuable without leaving North America. It is a big world out there and no Man is an Island.

DF John Donne

Harry Hamid said...

That is outrageous. How dare the paper attempt to market itself in a way that makes it more likely that a sizable portion of the population can and might read it?

I have a family member who gets mad about advertising in Spanish - billboards, for instance. If you're trying to sell something to someone, it sort of makes sense to me that you'd want them to be able to understand what you're offering, but apparently, it's outrageous.

I'm sure the other comments will help me understand why.

Anonymous said...

Borders, Language, Culture -- these are what keeps a society intact.

Anonymous said...

Obviously we still speak English here.
Then why in the hell do you want the news in Mexican ? Let’s try to get Mexico to start catering to US citizens see how that works out


Anonymous said...

I came from South America as a legal immigrant. Our family has never looked back, we learned to speak English and have successful in our education and career endeavors. We love this country, we left out own for a reason and share no joy when we see the people who refuse to learn English and the people who pander to them. USA! USA!

By the Barry, all these people are not racist, we (I guess I'm racist) are just tired of been forced to embrace this slow invasion.

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more! Curious, do you subscribe to your hometown paper?

Anonymous said...

How DARE they make a decision that may cause them to sell more papers and engage more members of the community!

Skeeter said...

They need to speak and read in ENGLISH, just like Jesus did!

DF Dr. Bob Jeffress

Anonymous said...

9:34

You may be surprised to learn that the United States of America has no official language and that the great state of Texas is 1 of 22 states that does not have an official language.

Anonymous said...

Just trying to keep the lights on.

DF Joe Pulitzer

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know people white people are going to start eating Mexican food!

DF Casa Torres

Anonymous said...

Build that wall!!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Texaco.

Anonymous said...

El índice de bridgeport ..... rocas

Anonymous said...

Don't mind at all, as long as the same story is in english. I don't want to miss anything as critical as Spelling Bee information.

Anonymous said...

Most of the people that have a problem with The Index publishing stories in Spanish a) don't buy The Index and b) have trouble reading and writing in English above a grade school level.

Anonymous said...

The root of all this is MONEY. Follow the MONEY trail. The Index wants/needs to sell papers. Papers have ads. MONEY. If you have a certain group of people that can be targeted as new readers, they buy the papers, see the ads and the Index wins along with the advertisers. MONEY. Not saying that all the new readers will automatically shop locally but some might that maybe didn't before. At the end of the day, it's Mr. Bridwell's business to do what he thinks is best for HIS business. It's a capitalist country of FREE ENTEPRISE that we live in. If it fails, then he fails. His MONEY, NOT yours!! If he's successful, he's a genius! His MONEY, NOT yours!!

Just An Observer

Anonymous said...

The owner of the Index can do whatever he pleases, like it or not. Don't buy a paper if you don't like it.