Because only in the liberal media can Don Imus be condemned for calling a bunch of Black girls "ho's", while Matt Lauer gets away with calling a Alberto Gonzales, son of a Mexican-American, a "pinata":
In a comment that’s bound to outrage Hispanic Americans, NBC’s Matt Lauer referred to outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as a “piñata.”
On Tuesday morning’s “Today” show, Lauer spoke with Democratic pundit James Carville about Gonzales and “the venom in Washington right now,” and said:
“When it comes right down to it, strange dynamic, an only-in Washington story. There are a lot of Democrats who just victimized and villainized Alberto Gonzales over these last eight months, but when it comes right down to it this morning, are not all that happy he’s gone, because in some ways, they’ve lost a piñata, haven’t they?”
A piñata is a brightly-coloured paper container filled with sweets and/or toys. It is generally suspended on a rope from a tree branch or ceiling and is commonly used during Mexican celebrations. A person then swings at the pinata in an attempt to break it open and release the gifts.