Latino backlash grows over Trump’s friendly Univision interview - WaPo
Why would a major Hispanic television station pander to Trump who called Mexicans 'rapists and criminals'? Separated families? Opposes DACA and vowed to end Birthright Citizenship?
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Backlash against Univision
"The nation’s largest Spanish-language media company, Univision, faced growing backlash for its handling of a recent interview with former president Donald Trump, as major Latino advocacy groups delivered a letter of protest to the network’s executives.
Actor and comedian John Leguizamo posted a video on Instagram on Thursday night calling for a boycott of the network until it stopped its rejection of Biden ads, some of which were canceled just before the Trump interview aired. “I am asking all my brothers and sisters who are actors, artists, politicians, activists to not go on Univision,” he said in a message in English and Spanish.
The network, which has said it has also requested an interview with President Biden, announced a new policy of preventing opposition advertising during single-candidate interviews shortly before the Trump interview aired. The network also canceled a booking with a Biden spokeswoman to respond to the interview on a subsequent news broadcast." Washington Post
Kidnapping the soul of Univision
Semafor first reported the presence of three executives at the Nov. 7 interview:
- Wade Davis, TelevisaUnivision CEO
- Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, TelevisaUnivision Mexico co-CEO
- Bernardo Gomez Martinez, TelevisaUnivision Mexico co-CEO
“The new ownership is essentially co-opting and kidnapping the soul and mission of what Univision has been up to now, and they are serving it up on a silver platter to Donald Trump,” said Maria Cardona, a political consultant and member of the Democratic National Committee.
Kushner - Gomez connection
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
TakeAway: Hold Univision accountable for responsible news coverage and to stop political pandering.
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