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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The nation’s Spanish-language networks never waste an opportunity to remind us that, no matter what else may be going on, immigration is the first and foremost issue- both in coverage and in importance to their business interests. The latest instance of these biases on display comes via the network’s coverage of the Supreme Court decision allowing the Trump Administration’s “public charge” policy to proceed. 



El silencio estratégico del presidente Donald Trump respecto a los terremotos en Puerto Rico, a la vez que aprueba miles de millones de dólares en ayudas más la declaración de desastre mayor para el territorio estadounidense, obliga a los medios liberales hacía un lugar incomodísimo...reconocer que siempre tuvo la razón.



President Donald Trump’s strategic silence on Puerto Rico’s earthquakes, while greenlighting billions of dollars in aid and a new major disaster declaration for the stricken U.S. territory, is forcing the liberal media into a most uncomfortable place...acknowledging that he was right all along.



A raíz de los terremotos que no han terminado de sacudir a Puerto Rico, algunos medios de la prensa liberal ya comenzaron a desempolvar la estrategia de incitación al agravio, desplegada inicialmente durante las postrimerías del Huracán María. 



Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos has joined the rest of the mainstream media’s collective Soleimani lunacy. His most recent edition of “Real America”, broadcast on Facebook Watch, is an exercise in bias-driven propaganda, driven by pure Trump animus and far from the “Real America” he claims to represent.



The first Sunday of 2020 offered no shortage of things to be discussed on the nation’s Sunday public affairs shows. However, Univision took the opportunity to show how committed it is to immigration advocacy, and how disconnected from the public it claims to serve.



As the 2010s wind down to a close, MRC Latino recounts the Worst of The Decade from our nation’s domestic Spanish-language media. In this installment we take a look back at some of the most blatantly biased coverage to emerge from the leading Spanish-language network.



Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sat down with Univision’s Enrique Acevedo as part of the run-up to the trial of President Donald Trump before the United States Senate. In addition to negotiating the rules of the trial in Public, Schumer was all too happy to pander to Hispanics’ respect for the Rule of Law.



Univision’s senior anchor Jorge Ramos is known for opposing most, if not all, enforcement of the U.S. southern border as part of part of the nation’s immigration policy. His most recent episode on Facebook Watch makes clear that enforcement of the northern border is off limits, too.



What was once anomalous bias by omission is now a familiar monthly ritual. The nation’s leading Spanish-language networks can’t seem to wrap their heads around the idea of having to report on the Trump administration’s jobs numbers within the Hispanic community, and if they do so, the report must end on some kind of sour note. The November report was no exception.



It is known that immigration advocacy is the cornerstone of Univision’s “Agenda Latina,” the first issue among many others for which the network advocates. Transgenderism is also one such issue, and the network is not above inserting its agenda into its coverage by any means necessary.



The nation’s leading Spanish-language news network continues to inject its opposition to President Donald Trump into every possible angle. The most recent instance of institutional bias is reflected in a report on a recent study by the American Heart Association.



CNN political commentator, The View contributor and erstwhile Republican “strategist” Ana Navarro is now fit to deem racial authenticity, based on recent tweets. It all started with a tweet reacting to a poll that showed a 34 percent approval rate among President Donald Trump with African-Americans.



Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is at it again, telling foreign media what he really thinks of his primary audience in the United States. As usual, his ire is directed at Hispanics who dare stray from orthodoxy and, for varying reasons, either stay away from Democrats or outright support Donald Trump.



Univision led off its Engligh-language newscast, UNews on Fusion, with a brief report on the shooting at Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma. However, the network left off a critical element of the story; one that happens to be most inconvenient to its agenda.



Telemundo recently aired an exclusive interview with former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, which inadvertently exposed the failure of the six-years-and-running effort to make Castro into a thing. The interview also revealed the role of our domestic Spanish-language media in that failure.



En su cobertura previo a la audiencia ante el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos respecto a la constitucionalidad del programa de Acción Diferida (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés), Univisión ocultó a sus televidentes, de manera intencional, una porción del tuit del presidente Donald Trump que expresaba su disposición a concretar un acuerdo con los demócratas. 



In its coverage of DACA arguments before the United States Supreme Court Univision, the nation’s leading Spanish-language network, willfully concealed a portion of President Trump’s tweet that expressed willingness to make a deal.



Trump Derangement Syndrome has long been a real thing at Univision, as exemplified by this report on the slashing of what now appears to be a cherished #Resistance icon: the Baby Trump balloon.



Towards the end of an otherwise friendly interview at Univision, DNC Chair Tom Perez was blindsided by a question for which he offered no real answer. Watch Perez scoff as Univision anchor Patricia Janiot, filling in for Jorge Ramos on Sunday political affairs show Al Punto, asks point-blank whether the Democrats can compete with the Trump Administration’s record on Hispanic employment: