Jorge Bonilla

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Director, MRC Latino


Jorge Bonilla joins the Media Research Center as Director of MRC Latino, after serving for five years as a contributing analyst. Jorge is a former talk show host, has proudly served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, served as a professional court interpreter, and is a former Republican candidate for Congress. However, the titles Jorge most cherishes are husband and father. Jorge, his wife Maggie and their two sons live in Central Florida.

Latest from Jorge Bonilla

In a textbook case of bias by omission, Univision’s coverage of last night’s LGBTQ forum skipped a key quote from candidate Beto O’Rourke.

 



In advance of oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court, Univision’s open advocacy of DACA serves to remind us all that the network is little more than an immigration lobby with a broadcast license. Check out the full post to see UNews’s anchor Andrea Linares tees up her interview of a DACA advocate:



Univision’s Sunday political affairs show Al Punto finally got around to covering Bernie Sanders’ forced absence from the campaign trail due to illness, with one glaring flaw. Watch below as Al Punto anchor and Univision’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Juan Rivera discuss Sen. Sanders’ heart attack, and unambiguously declare Bernie’s fitness to return to the campaign trail:  



The nation’s leading Spanish-language network newscasts offered differing versions of the latest jobs report: one positive, the other negative. One network covers the jobs report fairly and objectively. The other, blinded by its anti-Trump animus, tells only half the story and finds a way to spin the report negatively.



In this week’s edition of Real America with Jorge Ramos on Facebook Watch, Univision’s senior anchor elevates illegal immigration with the the nation’s historic civil rights struggles- thus attempting to establish a legal right to illegal immigration. 



Univision’s coverage of an abusive Tennessee mother featured a stunning departure from the corporate line due to its powerful and unequivocal pro-life message, proof positive that miracles can come from anywhere. Watch below as the hosts at Univision’s afternoon news program Primer Impacto are so outraged by the story that feel compelled to speak out:



Telemundo aired its much-ballyhooed documentary by Spanish journalist Jordi Évola, titled “Pardon the Interruption, Mr. Trump”, which is supposed to break new ground for Telemundo. Unfortunately, Telemundo breaks nothing new and now finds itself occupying well-trodden ground. 



Univision’s Sunday political affairs show Al Punto has officially joined the media’s hectoring of its viewers on matters of climate change, albeit, this time, on an issue that is of particular sensitivity within the Hispanic community.



Univision’s coverage of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House was, sad to say, par for the course. Not even Hispanic Heritage Month is safe from Univision’s constant evocation of racial grievance and demonization of Hispanic conservatives.



Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ obsessive moral lecturing always comes in pairs. It is no different, this time, with his insistence on making the non-binary non-word ‘Latinx’ into a thing. There is, usually and in no particular order, a video segment (whether on Univision’s Sunday political affairs show Al Punto or on his Facebook Watch platform) and an opinion column- which continues to be a rarity in that no other national news anchor, to our knowledge, has an opinion column.



Telemundo continues to embarrass itself with its over-the-top climate advocacy, and with its fawning coverage of activist Greta Thunberg’s visit to the United Nations earlier this week. Check out the full poset as anchor José Díaz-Balart takes a full minute to introduce a report on the goings-on at the U.N., and on the streets of Washington, D.C., where activists disrupted traffic. 



Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ recent opinion column, titled “Why I’m Not Quitting Twitter” was written, in part, as an explainer into his continued presence on social media. However, it also provides a fascinating insight as to how he views debate, and gives us a window into his biases.



Texas State Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa appeared on Univision’s Sunday political affairs show Al Punto and responded to host Jorge Ramos’ cheerleading over Beto O’Rourke’s proposed gun grab with a cold dose of reality. Watch below as Hinojosa tells Ramos, in so many words, that Beto’s dog don’t hunt:



In addition to grading individual candidate performances, media often reverts to its favorite topic: the media. But many in the media have misread, and subsequently misinterpreted Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ performance in last night’s ABC-Univision Democratic presidential debates.



A recent report on the extension of a DNA testing pilot program proves Univision’s biases when it comes to immigration.



Once again Entravision, the nation’s largest Univision affiliate group, is going to bat for Planned Parenthood; this time, over the abortion behemoth’s decision to forego federal funding rather than comply with changes made by the Trump Administration to Title X. 



If a recent episode of Real America is any indication, then the purpose of the partnership between Facebook and Univision appears to be little more than to allow host Jorge Ramos to indulge the fringiest left-wing policies under the guise of journalism



Telemundo continues its aggressive push for gun control, this time by putting out a story that suggests the National Rifle Association is under duress because of calls for increased gun control as a result of horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.



With the horrific shooting in El Paso,Texas as his backdrop, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos renews an all-too-familiar call for action on gun control.



Univision aired its special, titled “Hispanics in the Crosshairs”, in the immediate aftermath of the horrendous shooting at El Paso, Texas. Unfortunately, the network squandered valuable time and goodwill by lending its platform to one of the most incendiary voices in any community, let alone the Hispanic community.