re­porter checked facts on boom­ing Latino pop­u­la­tion

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO&STATE - By W. Gardner selby

Set­ting up a ques­tion to San An­to­nio Mayor Julián Cas­tro, CNN re­porter John King men­tioned the chang­ing pop­u­la­tion of Texas.

“Some­time in the next decade, there will be more Lati­nos in the state of Texas than there are An­g­los,” King said on the July 13 edi­tion of “John King, USA.” “That will hap­pen some­time in the next five to eight to 10 years.”

So cable news re­porters are now de­mog­ra­phers? Meryl Co­nant, se­nior pub­li­cist for CNN Washington, told us King based his pre­dic­tion on in­for­ma­tion from a San An­to­nio Ex­press-News ar­ti­cle and the San An­to­nio-based Texas State Data Cen­ter, home to the state de­mog­ra­pher, Lloyd Pot­ter.

Pot­ter told us the data cen­ter’s pop­u­la­tion

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