In the run-up to November 8, Univision chief news anchor Jorge Ramos is doubling down on his apocalyptic crusade against the election of Donald Trump.
“He’s the candidate of hate and exclusion,” Ramos thundered against Trump, in an interview with Spanish news agency EFE. As Ramos sees it, the 2016 U.S. presidential election comes down to “choosing between a tolerant country comprised of minorities or a racist country comprised of a white majority.”
Ramos continues to justify his opposition to Trump as owing to what he understands as his journalistic obligation to “confront racism.” In the world according to Jorge Ramos, the immigration laws of the United States and support for their enforcement are apparently enough to constitute “racism”, “xenophobia”, “hate” and the “anti-immigrant” label, to boot.
Ramos’ refusal to allow for the possibility of other, non-racist interpretations of Trump’s positions on border security and immigration has held throughout the entire 2016 presidential campaign and has only served to confirm his bias.
In the same interview, Ramos adds that journalists also have an obligation to confront “corruption” and “public lies.” “In those cases, we can’t be neutral. We have to take sides,” he says.
However, Ramos has not lived up to this standard, as he has failed to show comparable indignation about the evidence of “corruption” and “public lies” of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who his daughter Paola currently serves as Deputy Director of Hispanic Media.
Perhaps this is to be expected, precisely because of Ramos’ clear ties to the Clinton campaign and the very real conflict of interest those ties created, and that continue to take a severe toll on Ramos’ credibility. For the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, one thing is clear, Jorge Ramos took a stand: for highly selective political activism, not credible journalism.
Below are the opening paragraphs of the referenced article, as published by Fox News Latino.
Jorge Ramos: U.S. election will be "referendum" on Trump
LOS ANGELES – Jorge Ramos, one of the most influential Latino journalists in the United States, said in an interview with EFE that the Nov. 8 presidential election constitutes a "referendum" on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, whose rhetoric, he said, has increased "racism and discrimination" in the country.
"These elections are going to determine the new U.S. direction," the Mexican-American journalist said.
"That direction currently is very clear: in 2044, whites will be a minority and this country will be more and more multiethnic, multicultural, multiracial and multilingual," the Univision news anchor said, adding that Trump "is the candidate of the resistance, who wants to prevent that from happening."
"He's the candidate of hate and exclusion. Never in modern U.S. history have we had such a clear dilemma: choosing between a tolerant country comprised of minorities or a racist country comprised of a white majority," he said.