In the upside down world of American journalism, Jorge Ramos has now received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. The circumstances for which Ramos is being honored suggests that the award is more accurately bestowed for political theater and activism than for political journalism. And that is truly unfortunate.
La cancelación del programa semanal (y cambio subsecuente del rol del veterano presentador de noticias) en la cadena Fusion nos dice mucho más sobre el giro que ha dado la cadena que sobre el periodista controversial. Y eso no debe de sorprender a nadie.
The cancellation of Jorge Ramos' signature show (and subsequent repurposing of the veteran anchor's role) on Fusion tells us much more about the direction network has taken than it does about the controversial anchor. And no one should be surprised.
Una vez más, Telemundo confla la inmigración legal con la ilegal, y se presta para tachar de "antiinmigrante" a cualquiera que se atreva a defender el cumplimiento de las leyes migratorias de este país. Esta vez, la cadena lo hizo con Bill O'Reilly a su salida de la cadena Fox News.
Si existe otra explicación para lo que fue un intercambio asombroso entre los presentadores al cierre de Noticiero Univision esta pasada semana, entonces quisiera oírlo. El 17 de abril, los televidentes presenciaron un diálogo entre Jorge Ramos y María Elena Salinas tan fundamentalmente carente de reconocimiento propio que no puede haber otra respuesta racional sino que se debe a una presunción institucional estupidez de los televidentes de Univision.
New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd is on a roll. Last week she criticized the paper’s op-ed page for its whitewash of an op-ed about a Palestinian hunger strike to protest supposedly arbitrary arrests by Israel. The paper failed to mention why contributor Marwan Barghouti was in prison: He was convicted of five counts of murder and membership in a terrorist organization. Her latest weekly column for the Sunday Review weighed how effectively the paper had burst its “hermetic bubble” in the first 100 days of the Trump administration: “New Voices, but Will They Be Heard?”
La necesidad de Univision de convertir a Donald Trump en el villano de toda noticia migratoria se está saliendo de control, como vemos en este reporte reciente desde un pueblo en el estado de Oaxaca, México, que ha cerrado sus puertas a los inmigrantes centroamericanos. Pero, ¿realmente tuvo Trumo algo que ver en esto, o habría algún otro factor en juego?
Once again Telemundo conflates legal immigration with illegal immigration, and levels the seemingly all-purpose 'anti-immigrant' smear at anyone who dares advocate for the enforcement of federal immigration laws. This time, the network did so by kicking Bill O'Reilly on his way out of Fox News.
New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters hinted on Thursday's Morning Joe that Fox News's Sean Hannity be fired next after the network showed anchor Bill O'Reilly the door, Wednesday, in response to sexual harassment allegations. He lectured, "I think you have to look at somebody like Sean Hannity and question whether or not his -- almost propaganda-like attitude and programs every night is going to be acceptable in the minds of the family, which is clearly trying to shift the network."
During the first few months of the Trump presidency, anti-Semitic incidents grabbed headlines, with hundreds of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and Jewish cemeteries vandalized in Philadelphia and other places. Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League were targeted. While these hate crimes are alarming and tragic, the ADL should not be immune from criticism as it is persistently in the media in light of its left-wing slant. The use of the ADL in the media is no different than the attributions to leftist groups like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The absence of criticism of the ADL in media outlets is outrageous.
Raise your hand if you thought that Univision, of all outlets, would defy politically correct media convention and be the most factually accurate when it came to covering the utterances made by the shooter upon his arrest in Fresno, California. Shockingly, this is exactly what happened.
If there is another explanation for what was a stunning exchange between the anchors at the close of Noticiero Univision earlier this week, I'd like to hear it. On April 17, viewers saw an exchange between Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas so fundamentally devoid of situational self-awareness that there is no other rational takeaway than an institutional assumption of staggering viewer stupidity.