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Univision’s news division took the controversy that has engulfed the Florida gubernatorial race and predictably...for lack of a better term...they monkeyed it up.



Los recientes recortes presupuestarios en Univisión parecen haber surtido su efecto. Como resultado, el semanario político Al Punto se ha visto obligado a reciclar una entrevista de hace siete semanas con el actor Benicio Del Toro, con el fin de propagar una narrativa antitrumpista.



Recortes presupuestarios recientes parecen haber surtido su efecto en Univision. Como resultado, el semanario político Al Punto se ha visto obligado a reciclar una entrevista de hace siete semanas con el actor Benicio Del Toro, con el fin de propagar una narrativa antitrumpista.



Recent budget cuts appear to have begun to take their toll on Univision. As a result, Sunday public affairs show Al Punto has been reduced to recycling a seven-week old interview featuring actor Benicio Del Toro in furtherance of a Trump-bashing narrative.



A tan solo tres meses de las elecciones de medio término, los comentaristas de los programas matutinos de Telemundo se fueron sobre la borda con llamados al voto anti-Trump.



La detención de un individuo con arrestros previos por conducir bajo la influencia no suele ser controversial, excepto para Telemundo, que entre todos los casos DUI que se dan en la nación, se enfocó en uno para presentar al infractor reincidente como ´víctima´ del ICE.



With the mid-term elections less than three months away, Telemundo’s morning show hosts aren’t waiting to begin their openly anti-Trump get-out-the-vote drive. The electoral activism kicked off as the hosts engaged in a round of severe criticism of the Trump administration for having earlier this summer separated adults and minors who unlawfully entered the United States.



The arrest of a repeat DUI offender is usually not controversial, except on Telemundo. Of all cases, Telemundo recently picked just such an offender to portray instead as the ‘victim’ of ruthless ICE officers who dared arrest Carlos Urrutia following his appearance in court for his third DUI offense, in which he crashed his car into a 20-year-old woman, causing her a traumatic brain injury.



La mayoría de los medios nacionales e internacionales muestran un grado asombroso de percepción selectiva al cubrir los comentarios y acciones del papa Francisco. El último ejemplo es la cobertura abrumadoramente celebrada referente a la decisión del sumo pontífice de revisar el catecismo católico para expresar su oposición general a la pena de muerte.



Most national and international media display an astounding degree of selective perception when covering remarks and actions by Pope Francis. The latest example is the overwhelmingly celebratory coverage of the Pope’s decision to revise the Catholic catechism to express across-the-board opposition to the death penalty.



Tras la elección presidencial de 2016, el presentador de Noticias Univisión Jorge Ramos buscó refugio en Japón, y escribió una columna en la cual mostró a la Tierra del Sol Naciente como un ejemplo cultural a seguir. Pero en 2018, algo allí le espantó, lo cual provocó otra columna pero esta vez de sermoneo.



After the 2016 presidential election, Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos sought respite in Japan, and wrote a column depicting the Land of the Rising Sun as a cultural exemplar. In 2018, however, he found horror- which yielded another preachy column.



Tal parece que a Telemundo se le hace difícil resistir la tentación de promocionar como noticias verídicas, videos que se vuelven virales en las redes sociales aun cuando estos carecen de veracidad alguna.



Telemundo lately cannot seem to resist the temptation to present as news to its television audience viral social media videos, even when the videos in question do not stand up to the most minimum scrutiny as legitimate news. The latest case involves the decision of the Spanish-language sister network of NBC to feature on its national morning show a viral Facebook video of a Border Patrol agent routinely and politely asking Greyhound bus passengers for their legal status documentation, as permitted by law, within 100 miles of the U.S. border.



Como nuevo ejemplo del flaco (e irresponsable) servicio que Telemundo le hace con demasiado frecuencia a sus televidentes, la cadena hermana de habla hispana de la NBC desplegó el titular "Trump contra minorías" durante su informe sobre el más reciente cambio de política pública del gobierno de Trump en materia de acción afirmativa.



In yet another disservice to its viewers, Telemundo, the Spanish-language sister television network of NBC, chose to blast the headline “Trump Against Minorities” when reporting on the Trump administration’s revocation of Obama-era guidelines on affirmative action.



All too often, top U.S. Spanish-language television anchors and reporters are prone to injecting their own liberal opinions into their reporting. A prime example took place in recent days during the Mexican presidential campaign, when Univision correspondent Jaime García reported on how the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s new President may change relations between that country and the United States.



The new Republican-led, bipartisan Puerto Rico statehood admission bill was basically ignored on all the top U.S. English and Spanish-language television networks, except for...wait for it...CNN en Español.



Una edición reciente del Noticiero Univisión expone la hipocresía de políticas de identidad latina. Resulta que hay nacionalismos que sí son aceptables.



A recent Univision newscast exposes the hypocrisies inherent to Latino identity politics. It turns out that some nationalism is acceptable, after all.