Ken Oliver

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Director of MRC Latino


A journalist by profession, throughout most of his career Ken Oliver has worked at the crossroads of media and politics. Ken is currently Director of MRC Latino, the Media Research Center’s Hispanic media arm, dedicated to championing honest journalism in U.S. Spanish-language media.

Most of Ken’s career has been divided between his native Washington, D.C. and his mother's homeland of Puerto Rico. In Washington, during the last year of the administration of President George W. Bush, Ken was White House Director of Specialty Media, where he managed White House media relations with all domestic ethnic and religious media outlets, including production of the Spanish version of the President’s weekly radio address.

Ken also previously served as a congressional press secretary, evening news producer at Radio Martí and news editor at the NBC Radio Network. In Puerto Rico, Ken headed the speechwriting team of former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño, served as the island’s Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and distinguished himself as an award-winning business journalist at Caribbean Business and the island’s leading daily newspaper, El Nuevo Día.

Ken holds a M.S. in Mass Communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. 

Latest from Ken Oliver

Telemundo, la cadena hermana de habla hispana de NBC, se opone tajantemente al anuncio del fiscal general de los Estados Unidos, Jeff Sessions, sobre los esfuerzos aunados de las autoridades policiales y judiciales federales para detener la ola de solicitudes de asilo ilegítimas que han inundado el sistema de inmigración de los Estados Unidos en años recientes.



United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that federal law enforcement and judicial authorities are now working in unison to stop the rash of illegitimate asylum claims that have plagued the U.S. immigration system in recent years is meeting with stiff opposition from Telemundo, the Spanish-language sister network of NBC.



Los medios liberales han llegado al punto que politizan hasta el juego inocente de un niño.



Now even innocent children’s play is politicized by the liberal media. Univision, the Spanish-language media giant that aspires to be a leader of the liberal media pack, illustrated the problem when it ginned up the “outrage” over little Prince George playing with a water pistol during a family outing to watch one of his Dad’s polo matches.



Ya es notoria la holgada victoria de las fuerzas proaborto que ocurrió en Irlanda el mes pasado.  Lo que es menos conocido es el papel activo que redes sociales como Facebook, Google y YouTube tomaron durante dicho proceso electoral, y su impacto en los resultados.



Las imposiciones de lo políticamente correcto y la supresión de la libertad de expresión sufrieron una derrota a manos de un estudiante de Liberty High School, en el estado de Oregón, y hasta Telemundo tomó nota.



En la desenfrenada pugna por presentar contenido dudoso y exagerado en las noticias, la cadena de habla hispana Estrella TV, con base en Los Ángeles, se lleva el premio al primer lugar.



The comfortable victory by pro-choice abortion forces in Ireland was widely reported last month. But what is less known is the active role social media networks such as Google, Facebook and YouTube played during the electoral process, and its impact on the results.

 



Un conocido restaurante de Las Vegas, Jamms Breakfast and Lunch Diner, se ha convertido en el blanco de la ira de Telemundo, debido a una nueva regla laboral que prohíbe a sus empleados hablar en español frente a clientes que no hablan el idioma.



Un conocido restaurante de Las Vegas, Jamms Breakfast and Lunch Diner, se ha convertido en el blanco de la ira de Telemundo, debido a una nueva regla laboral que prohíbe a sus empleados hablar en español frente a clientes que no hablan el idioma.



When it comes to baking in dubious, over-the-top editorial lines into the news, Los Angeles-based Spanish-language network Estrella TV consistently takes the cake. The latest example took place in an Estrella report on the political panorama for this November’s mid-term elections.



A well-known Las Vegas restaurant, Jamms Breakfast and Lunch Diner, is getting lambasted by Telemundo for a new work rule that simply prohibits its employees from speaking Spanish in front of customers who don’t speak Spanish.



Los medios liberales continúan celebrando los alegados comentarios que hiciera el papa Francisco a un chileno abusado por un sacerdote homosexual.



The forces of political correctness and suppression of free speech have been dealt a defeat at the hands of Liberty High School senior Addison Barnes, and even Telemundo took note.



The liberal media continue to have a field day with Pope Francis’s unconfirmed remarks to a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse. Following a visit with Pope Francis, Juan Carlos Cruz, a former Catholic seminarian and current Episcopalian who was abused in the 1980s, beginning at age 17, by a homosexual priest in Chile, revealed that the Pope told him “that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that and he loves you like that and it doesn't matter to me.



La amenaza contra la libertad de expresión, junto a la censura de los puntos de vista conservadores en la política pública por parte de las plataformas de medios sociales tales como Facebook, Twitter, Google y YouTube, constituyen un problema que trasciende las fronteras del idioma.



The problem of the suppression of free speech, which goes hand-in-hand with the censorship of widely-held conservative public policy viewpoints, by social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, knows no boundaries of language.



El último ejemplo de colusión y manipulación masiva de los principales medios para promover la cultura de la muerte se produjo en la presentación de Exit International, a principios de este mes, de la muerte del reconocido científico australiano David Goodall en Suiza.



The latest example of massive media collusion and manipulation to advance the culture of death came in Exit International’s staging, earlier this month, of the death of renowned Australian scientist David Goodall in Switzerland. In news coverage offered by major U.S. Spanish-language media outlets, for example, there was no semblance of fair or balanced reporting on the controversy surrounding the push for assisted suicide, and instead all the hallmarks of a carefully orchestrated campaign to favorably shape public opinion on the matter.



Kowtowing to the leftists who carry protest signs that demand “ICE Out of California”, Telemundo reporting of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests has reached a new low.