Cuando cubrimos la entrevista más receinte del congresista Luis Gutiérrez en Al Punto, planteamos que el legislador radical de Chicago estaba haciendo el papel de director de noticias cuando comprometió las cámaras de Univision a estar presentes en las marchas del primero de mayo. Resulta que Gutiérrez estaba ejerciendo también de organizador de restaurantes, y aparentemente dio información equivocada.
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.
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?
When MSNBC contributor and Daily Beast foreign editor Christopher Dickey appears to fill in MSNBC viewers on European politics, it's generally not long before his contempt for conservatives is made obvious. On Saturday's MSNBC Live, Dickey tagged right-wing French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen as a "crypto-fascist" and recalled that the French public believe President Donald Trump is "nuts." By contrast, Dickey fawned over "progressive" candidate Emmanuel Macron as an "Obama-like" "moderate" who was "thoughtful" enough not to "try to capitalize" on the most recent terrorist attack in Paris.
When we covered Rep. Luis Gutiérrez' most recent interview on Univision's Al Punto, we suggested that the radical Chicago congressman was playing news director when he affirmed that Univision's cameras would definitely be present at the May Day marches. It turns out that Gutierrez was also playing restaurant scheduler, apparently giving out some false information in the process:
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.
Apparently, and quite unlike during the Obama administration, there are people sitting in establishment press newsrooms monitoring every move the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement agency makes, ready to pounce any time it thinks the agency might have made a mistake in detaining or deporting someone. Just before 5 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday afternoon, USA Today thought it had hit the jackpot, blasting out an email claiming that the "First Protected DREAMer" had been "deported under President Trump." The Daily Caller has reported that USA Today is wrong.
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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.
More strange new respect for the faithful on display in Monday’s New York Times, which suddenly gets religion when it is helpful to the political left (gay marriage and abortion opponents still reliably receive the Darth Vader treatment). The front of the National section featured reporter Fernanda Santos in Yuma, Arizona on a collection of Latino ministers “Preaching Gospel of Salvation for the Colorado River.” The text box: “Pastors pack sermons with tips to save a struggling waterway.” The new devil? Climate change.
Univision's need to inject the specter of Donald Trump into every immigration story is getting out of hand, as we see from a recent report from a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico, that has closed its doors to Central American immigrants. But did Trump really have anything to do with this, or was something else at play?
Former George W. Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer gave a great interview to The Hill’s Joe Concha posted Sunday in which he slammed the liberal media for their bias “particularly on social issues” and proving daily how they’re too disconnected from their audiences. On media bias itself, Fleischer said “there’s no question about it” as the media have “an inherent bias toward conflict.”