Azteca News reporter Inez Sainz protests ill treatment by football players, in their locker room. They made jokes when she entered.
[Tamron] HALL [of MSNBC]: What kind of jokes were they making? What were they saying?
SAINZ: Yeah. “Oh, she’s here! Look, I want to be Mexican,” and something like this. But I don’t feel bad in this moment because I say, “Okay, they are guys joking and that’s it.”
But she did not feel harassed until another female reporter told her she should feel harassed:
Tamron Hall says, “You didn’t feel harassed?” Because Ines Sainz says (doing impression), “No, I didn’t feel bad in this moment because, as I say, I was looking at the [QB] Mark [Sanchez] locker. I was looking for Mark and his locker room [sic], and these guys are just joking and that’s it,” and Tamron Hall said: Wait a minute! You’re not following the script here, babe. “You didn’t feel harassed?”
SAINZ: Noooo, I didn’t feel harassed — and then go and wait for Mark, and then, eh, a colleague of mine, a female reporter come with me and say, “I’m so sorry. It’s so disgustin’ that this things happen. It mustn’t happen,” and she’s very upset. I tried to calm her and say, “Let’s pretend nothing happened. I’m focusing on my job.”
HALL: There was ANOTHER female reporter –
SAINZ: Yes. I think they –
HALL: — who said that she was DISGUSTED by the way the players were talking to you?
SAINZ: Yes, because she is hearing what they are talking about. She’s closer for the — the — the players, and I was all in the locker so she’s the main witness of everything. [Italics added]
A case of being a “knife and fork short of a full place setting,” per veteran observer Rush Limbaugh. On the other hand, honest about it and getting Tamron Hall upset too.
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