10 Anti-ICE Protesters Get Telemundo Airtime, 164k Latino Jobs Do Not

A rag-tag bunch of 10 protesters calling for the abolition of ICE received feature-coverage treatment on Telemundo, the same network which did not consider the 164,000 Hispanics entering the labor force in June and record-low Hispanic unemployment sufficiently newsworthy to even be mentioned.

Instead, Telemundo preferred to dote on Marco Amaral, the former Occupy Cal organizer who calls U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “a terrorist organization” and who is now leading half a dozen or so people on a hunger strike to protest the federal agency, along with a laundry list of other extreme leftist demands.

 

 

PAULINA SODI, NEWS ANCHOR, TELEMUNDO: A group of immigrant activists yesterday began a hunger strike in San Diego, California to peacefully ask for the immediate abolition of ICE, the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The protesters say ICE is being used to terrorize immigrant communities and carry out the Trump administration’s immoral policies of zero tolerance, as they said in their own words. They have also called on state and local government officials to publicly proclaim their support for the abolition of ICE.

MARCO AMARAL, LEADER, HUNGER STRIKE: We are on a hunger strike today and we do not know how many days we are going to last, but we promise that we will be here as long as our souls allow us to be here.

The report featured no critical questions, much less voices who are opposed to the anti-law enforcement protest and who support the legitimate role of ICE in upholding law and order. The coverage illustrates just how beholden the Spanish-language sister television network of NBC is to doing PR for the leftist political agenda, no matter how small the event may be.

This, from the same network that could not spare a second to include in its morning or evening national newscasts the historic record-low of Hispanic unemployment in the United States.

Below is the transcript of the entire above-referenced report, as aired on the July 11, 2018 edition of the Telemundo morning show Un Nuevo Día:

PAULINA SODI, NEWS ANCHOR, TELEMUNDO: A group of immigrant activists yesterday began a hunger strike in San Diego, California to peacefully ask for the immediate abolition of ICE, the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The protesters say ICE is being used to terrorize immigrant communities and carry out the Trump administration’s immoral policies of zero tolerance, as they said in their own words. They have also called on state and local government officials to publicly proclaim their support for the abolition of ICE.

MARCO AMARAL, LEADER, HUNGER STRIKE: We are on a hunger strike today and we do not know how many days we are going to last, but we promise that we will be here as long as our souls allow us to be here. We want the reunification of each of the families. More than 3,000 children are separated from their families today.

PAULINA SODI: They say they have tried to make their voices heard in other ways, whether through rallies or writing letters to the administration, but that they have not achieved results and that is why they now started a hunger strike.


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