Kathleen Krumhansl

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MRC Latino News Analyst


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

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Broadway musical star Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to inject abject, over-the-top partisan politics into his post-Hurricane María relief efforts for Puerto Rico, and the liberal media just keep lapping it up, failing to challenge or call him out on any of his demonstrably false, hyper-partisan statements.



El presidente Trump observó que los medios dedican “el menor tiempo posible” a discutir noticias económicas positivas. El juicio del “analista de noticias en jefe” estadounidense también aplica a los medios nacionales hispanoparlantes – un segmento que uno supone tendría particular interés en informar a sus audiencias las últimas cifras sobre el desempleo, ya que el desempleo entre hispanos cayó a 4.7 por ciento, el nivel más bajo documentado.



President Trump has observed that the media spend “as little time as possible” discussing positive economic news. The judgement of America’s “News Analyst in Chief” also certainly applies to the national Spanish-language media - a media segment that had special reason to inform their audiences of the latest unemployment numbers, as unemployment among Hispanics has now fallen to a record low of 4.7%.



Imagínese cómo fue presenciar un intenso bombardeo aéreo durante la era de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Se trata de una metáfora apropiada para ilustrar el trato al que varias de las cadenas noticiosas hispanoparlantes de la nación someten a sus televidentes mediante su cobertura de prácticamente cualquier cosa relacionada al presidente Trump: una historia sesgada tras otra, destinada a estallar con toda su fuerza mediante contenido que carece certeza, imparcialidad y muchas veces, hasta sentido común. ¿Verdaderamente piensan que las audiencias son tan incautas o que todos comparten la misma agenda de odio de los liberales?
 



Imagine what it felt like to be on the ground during a World War II era bombing raid. Well, that is an apt metaphor for what several of the country’s Spanish-language television networks submit their viewers to in their coverage of practically everything related to President Trump: one story after another fully loaded with bias, exploding with content that lacks accuracy, fairness and often, even common sense. Do they truly believe their viewers are that gullible or all share the same liberal hate agenda?