On Monday, the news of a Muslim girl being killing in northern Virginian went viral as speculation swirled that she was the victim of a hate crime. According to police, the tragic incident was the result of road rage by Darwin Martinez Torrez, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador. That night, both CBS and NBC ignored the story, while ABC hid Torrez’s legal status. It took NBC until Wednesday night to mention the murder, and even then they censored his legal status while pushing the idea that it was a hate crime.
On Sunday afternoon, the body of Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Virginia, was discovered by police after going missing earlier that morning. The story went viral Monday with accusations that she was targeted because of her religion. According to authorities, that was not the motive of her attacker, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, road rage was. In addition, they believe him to be an illegal immigrant. Only ABC reported the story Monday evening, but they failed to mention his legal status.
Univision’s coverage of the fallout of the Puerto Rican status referendum, which saw statehood garner a whopping 97% of the vote, is what one would expect it to be. This means that supporters of statehood for America's largest territory would be foolish to ever expect a fair shake from the network.
MRC Latino's relentless oversight of Univision's fawning coverage of convicted FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera, of the network's undisclosed sponsorship of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, and of the fallout over the Parade's reckless decision to honor Lopez as its first-ever "National Freedom Hero" led to some pretty wild conspiracy theories in response, pushed primarily by stunned supporters of Lopez. Join us as we set the record straight.
Por fin Univision cedió a la presión, uniéndose a Goya, JetBlue, AT&T, la cerveza Corona, los Yankees de Nueva York, Coca-Cola, el New York Daily News al retirar su auspicio corporativo del Desfile Puertorriqueño de Nueva York. Pero, Univision al fin, no pueden darle la cara a sus televidentes para decirles la verdad sobre su retiro del desfile.
Univision finally caved under pressure, joining Goya Foods, JetBlue, AT&T, Corona beer, the New York Yankees, and Coca-Cola in withdrawing their corporate sponsorship from the embattled National Puerto Rican Day Parade. But Univision being Univision, they can't even bring themselves to tell their viewers the truth about its parade pullout.
The wheels continue to come off of this year’s edition of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. Major sponsors continue to flee the Parade after its catastrophic decision to bestow upon convicted FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera its first-ever “National Freedom Hero” designation right before marching him down Fifth Avenue. As leaders such as City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito seek cover from the Oscar blowback, it is important that we take a few minutes to separate fact from fiction, in order to better understand why this is happening.
Univision’s continuously one-sided coverage of convicted domestic terrorist Oscar López Rivera, its corporate sponsorship of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, its omissions of some of López Rivera’s most incendiary post-release statements and its use of contract talent in furtherance of pushing López Rivera’s side of the story can only lead reasonable observers to one conclusion: that our Nation’s largest Spanish-language media conglomerate is also a fully supportive member of Team Oscar - and thus, a willful co-sponsor of terrorism.
As Venezuelan ruler Nicolas Maduro struggled against violent protests against him, the U.S. based company General Motors had its means of production seized by the socialist regime Thursday. “General Motors tonight saying it's been forced to suspend its operation in Venezuela after the government there confiscated its factory,” announced ABC Anchor David Muir during World News Tonight, “GM forced to lay off 2700 workers, but vowing to fight this tonight.” Sadly, CBS was the only network not to report the theft.
Appearing as a guest on Monday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof lamented that the media "truly wronged" Jimmy Carter and were "profoundly unfair" to him while he was President, due to "snobbishness" by the media. He also seemed happy to report that Hillary Clinton's personality has improved since her electoral loss, as the liberal columnist also recalled that she implicated "misogyny" in her loss when he met recently with the former Democratic candidate.
Univision's news division is particularly adept at covering stories that could be of interest to its national audience, while at the same time burying any element of the story that could be damaging to the network's narrative arc or business interests. The most recent example of that bias by omission comes via Univision's coverage of MS-13's murder spree in Long Island, New York.
On Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360, host Cooper got guest Jorge Ramos of Univision to admit that it is a "good thing" that illegal immigration has dropped 40 percent since President Donald Trump took office. But, after complaining that Trump's policies are "xenophobic," and that the President wants to "make American white again," Ramos ended up repeating the misinformation circulating on the left that illegal immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than the population in general in spite of studies showing the opposite.