Kathleen Krumhansl

Kathleen Krumhansl's picture
MRC Latino News Analyst


Kathleen Krumhansl Berríos is a journalist and advertising professional who champions fairness in all fields of communications. 

Latest from Kathleen Krumhansl

As COVID-19 continues to spread, so do the insidious comments by the likes of CNN En Español anchor Juan Carlos Lopez, who turned a report on the correct preventive measures to take against the virus into an opportunity to call U.S. Rep Matt Gaetz a clown for wearing a gas mask to work. 



Ya entró en vigor la nueva regla de carga pública que determinará si un extranjero es inadmisible para vivir en los Estados Unidos basándose en la probabilidad de que en un futuro este se convierta en una carga pública. Curiosamente, la cobertura de la regla en los medios de comunicación en español contó con un destacado asesoramiento de abogados de inmigración en una evidente muestra de publicidad gratuita.



The new Public Charge Rule, which may determine that an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on the alien’s likelihood of becoming a public charge at any time in the future, is now in effect. Interestingly, the coverage of the rule on Spanish-language news media prominently featured the advice of immigration attorneys in a clear display of free publicity.



Univision, now seemingly convinced that politicians were not persuasive enough to swing the Latino vote in their favor, resorted to searching for someone in Hollywood who could. Unfortunately for them, the only person available was Ben Affleck.



CBS contributor and former Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas once again displayed her penchant for portraying immigration as the top priority for the eternally discriminated (in her view) Latino voters in the United States, bolstering her claim with the results of a Univision and Latino Decisions poll. 



Now that the Oscars, the Grammys, and every other Hollywood celebrity ego-boosting award show (even Super Bowl Halftime), have become the platforms of choice for elite liberal entertainers to ram their personal opinions onto captive audiences, political content aimed at bashing Trump is increasingly flooding everything that hits the airwaves. The Spanish hit series Cable Girls, now in its fifth and final season on Netflix, is a perfect example.



Tras el bochornoso desempeño de Nancy Pelosi y compañía, los medios liberales, incluyendo los hispanoparlantes, decidieron enfocarse en el disidente republicano Mitt Romney, tratando al ex candidato presidencial del Partido Republicano como todo un héroe después de que rompiera con su partido al votar "culpable" en el artículo de impeachment de abuso de poder contra el presidente Donald Trump.



En su columna más reciente para The New York Times, el veterano presentador de Univisión, Jorge Ramos, lamenta que el presidente de México Andrés Manuel López Obrador (conocido como AMLO) haya convertido a México “en la policía migratoria del presidente estadounidense Donald Trump”.



In his most recent column for The New York Times, Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos laments that Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (also known as AMLO) has turned Mexico “into an extension of Mr. Trump’s immigration police beyond American territory.” 



With the shaming of Nancy Pelosi et. al, the liberal media, including Latino Nets, turned their attention to dissenting Republican Mitt Romney, giving the former GOP presidential nominee the hero's treatment after he broke party lines by voting “guilty” on the impeachment article of abuse of power against President Donald Trump.  



Viewers of Telemundo’s morning talk show Un Nuevo Día, woke up to a report that, instead of actually reporting the content of President Trump's State of the Union Address, focused on the very nasty words of first-term congresswoman Veronica Escobar, from Texas, who was assigned to deliver the Democrat rebuttal in Spanish. 



Telemundo News’ coverage of the Iowa Caucus remind us all of how critically important illegal immigration is for the network. Correspondent Vanessa Hauc chose to insert drama -as if any more were needed given the voting chaos- to emphasize the subject of immigration, one that has been completely absent from the Democrat primary campaign (didn´t they love undocumented immigrants?).



Si usted ha observado a la "Comadre del Impeachment" Sylvia García, (D-Texas), bien sea durante sus declaraciones ante el Congreso, o en sus rondas ante los medios en las telecadenas hispanas de la nación, es testigo del extremo al que llega para repetir de manera forzosa los puntos de conversación de los demócratas con respecto a toda la farsa del impeachment.



La cobertura de Telemundo del juicio político en el senado incluyó tanto un nuevo giro, como un posible regreso a viejas y malas mañas: señalar a los republicanos que lanzan críticas a los manifestantes liberales, y describir a cuatro revoltosos como si fueran "decenas de manifestantes".



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. 



Pregunta para Noticias Telemundo: ¿Dónde estaba la corresponsal Cristina Londoño durante el proceso de impeachment de los demócratas en diciembre pasado? Dado su aparente estado de shock ante los procedimientos de impeachment en el senado contra el presidente Donald Trump, parece que estaba en la babia cuando el asunto se dilucidó en la Cámara Baja.



Para el gran pesar de los medios noticiosos hispanos liberales, la violencia, la sangre y las muertes que predijeron ocurrirían en las manifestaciones celebradas en Richmond a favor de la Segunda Enmienda, nunca se llegaron a materializar. Tal parecía que fin del mundo se avecinaba mientras pronosticaban que los supremacistas blancos repetirían lo que sucedió en Charlotesville en 2017, efectivamente amalgamando el supremacismo blanco con el derecho constitucional a portar armas.



If you have spent any time at all listening to “Impeachment Comadre” Sylvia Garcia, (D-Texas), either during her depositions before Congress last week, or at her media rounds on the nation´s Hispanic networks, you will have witnessed the extent to which she forcibly rehashes the Democrats’ talking points regarding the whole impeachment charade. 



A medida que las cadenas de noticias en español de la nación intensifican sus esfuerzos por persuadir a sus televidentes a votar por los candidatos que están alineados con sus propios intereses comerciales, el más importante siendo afianzar una audiencia infalible, y con ello, la inversión publicitaria mediante fronteras abiertas, más se desdibuja la fina línea entre información y propaganda.



Telemundo ́s coverage of the Senate Impeachment Trial included both a new twist and a possible return to old, bad ways: singling out Republicans who call out liberal protesters for criticism, and portraying four, neatly arranged protesters as “dozens of protesters.”