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.

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Univision broke from its afternoon coronavirus newscast and delivered on a longstanding policy item: opposition to the Second Amendment and to the private ownership of firearms. But in their coronavirus-themed rant against gun ownership, they also revealed something about themselves.

Our nation’s leading Spanish-language networks are not exempt from being susceptible to Chinese propaganda, as Telemundo has recently displayed. Read the full post and watch the embedded video as Telemundo’s news programming pushed three separate instances of Communist Chinese propaganda.

If polling is correct, then socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is on his way to a resounding defeat in Florida’s Democratic presidential primary. But that won’t stop the nation’s leading Spanish-language network from boosting Sanders to the bitter end.

Joe Biden’s rise from the ash heap to Democratic frontrunner, while remarkable unto itself, is also remarkable for the manner in which it exposed the nation’s domestic Spanish-language media’s agenda-driven journalism. The networks built a narrative which centered around making Bernie Sanders a “Latino” candidate with which to flex power and influence.

Univision’s coverage of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s dangerous tirade against TWO sitting Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States showcases simultaneous biases by omission and by commission- and abortion is the point of intersection.

La última edición de Al Punto, el programa dominical de asuntos políticos de Univisión, presentó un segmento donde la primera pregunta del principal defensor del "socialismo democrático" de la cadena fue sobre el controvertido apoyo del senador Bernie Sanders a las "brigadas de alfabetización" de la dictadura de Castro.

The latest edition of Univision’s Sunday political affairs show, Al Punto, featured a segment wherein the network’s chief apologist for “democratic socialism” asked his first question regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders’ controversial support for the Castro dictatorship’s “Literacy Brigades”.

Senator Bernie Sanders’ rise to Democratic primary frontrunner, fueled by significant Latino support en route to a smashing victory in the Nevada caucuses, prompts an examination of the role that the nation’s leading Spanish-language networks have had therein. 

Univision covered its own acquisition on its “Edicion Digital (Digital Edition)” noon newscast, following earlier reports that the beleaguered network had finally come to terms with a potential buyer. 

Was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s inability to identify Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador a limited Latino-interest issue or a moment that warranted broader coverage as a campaign-defining “deer-in-the-headlights” gaffe? The liberal media, hamstrung by soft bigotry and blinded by double standards.

CNN En Español recently gave a master class in selective outrage, as displayed by their coverage of presidential pardons. One recent pardon was covered factually and neutrally. The other required an explainer and was bookended with an editorial crack at the issuing president. It’s not hard to guess which president drew bias and which did not.

Univision anchor and hot-take machine Enrique Acevedo is facing self-inflicted backlash over his dismissal of Florida Hispanics’ refusal to embrace Bernie Sanders as a result of being “manipulated.” It all started when The View contributor and CNN analyst Ana Navarro weighed in on the potential damage that a Sanders candidacy would inflict on the remainder of the Florida ballot, which is to say that she is not at all down with the Sandernista Revolution. Acevedo then decided to jump in with an unfortunate quote-tweet of his own: 

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos's interview with Vice President Joe Biden, broadcast on Facebook Watch ahead of the Nevada caucuses, was neither lengthy nor wide-ranging. However, the interview demonstrated that border enforcement of any kind is a non-starter with Univision’s senior anchor.

La edición más reciente de Al Punto, el semanario político de la cadena Univisión, presentó un segmento con hispanos pro-Trump. Para el presentador Jorge Ramos, fue mucho abarcar y poco apretar.

Univision’s weekly political affairs show Al Punto has become a safe space for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates- a place where they can expect host Jorge Ramos to deviate from his “contrapoder” (opposed to power) gimmick so long as they pander on immigration and other issues.

MRC Latino analizó todos los informes presentados en los noticieros vespertinos de Univisión y Telemundo durante el mes de enero de 2020, y descubrió que la inmigración reinó a pesar del juicio político en curso en el Senado.

MRC Latino analyzed every story on Univision and Telemundo evening weeknight newscasts for the month of January, 2020, and found that immigration continued to reign supreme despite the ongoing Senate impeachment trial.

When compared with a recent opinion column, Univision’s coverage of the impeachment finale featured a revelation that all but confirms Jorge Ramos to be a partisan actor masquerading as an advocacy journalist.

Univision may have finally figured out a way around the inconvenient fact that Bill Clinton was the first sitting president to deliver a State of the Union Address while in an impeachment trial: By saying, “well, at least he apologized.” 

The most recent edition of Univision political affairs show Al Punto featured a segment with Pro-Trump Hispanics. However, Ramos may have bit off a bit more than he was expecting to chew.