"Univision cancels spots that the Biden campaign had already purchased ..."
"... some journalists inside Univision, who think that the past week has demonstrated the heavy hand of their new corporate bosses. The Mexican media company Grupo Televisa, which has long fostered a close relationship with Mexican political leaders, merged with Univision in 2021." - Washington Post
"You’d think it would be impossible for Donald Trump to cozy up to Hispanic voters. He’s the candidate who announced his 2016 campaign by calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. He separated immigrant families, leaving parents to return to their countries of origin without their small children in many cases. Most recently, he’s been actively planning to create concentration camps for holding immigrants until they can be deported—with no regard for international law about the right to seek asylum." - Civil Discourse
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How billionaires slant media coverage
"Democrats had made a serious investment in ad buys to run during the Trump interview when it aired. But Univision canceled the spots the Biden campaign bought in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Univision rescinded the ads due to a previously unannounced policy against permitting opposition advertising during a candidate interview. Univision also canceled a scheduled interview with Biden’s Hispanic Media Director that was intended to respond to Trump’s interview." - Civil Discourse
"People familiar with the situation inside Univision described alarm and discomfort in the newsroom last week about corporate’s role setting up the Trump interview, the selection of the interviewer and the decision to shut out Biden’s response.
Kushner, who has been minimally involved with Trump’s current campaign, surprised some Trump advisers by helping to broker the Univision interview, according to people familiar with the process. Kushner has a long working relationship with one of the executives who went to Mar-a-Lago, Gomez, a political player in Mexico who, the Associated Press reported, hosted a 2019 dinner at his home in Mexico City with Kushner and Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador." - Washington Post
Billionaire media pushes billionaire friendly agendas
"The super-rich have long sought to buy newspapers to help push their agendas… “It’s another sign that the super-wealthy wish to control assets that give them an extra level of power. Whatever they may say, that’s the reason why they buy them, said Claire Enders"
"Zuckerberg’s social empire extends beyond Facebook to Instagram and WhatsApp... Facebook changed its name to Meta to reflect the Zuckerberg’s ambitions to dominate the “metaverse” – which he says is “the next frontier”. Zuckerberg, the world’s 12th richest person with a $78bn fortune, controls 58% of the voting rights of Meta shares, effectively giving him personal control of all three platforms. The platforms have been accused of influencing the news stories that users are exposed to, and blamed for helping the spread of misinformation, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic." - The Guardian
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