Univision News Slams Climate Heretic Mike Pence

In what is a recurring theme, Univision once again saves its most insanely biased analyses for its digital platform. This time the network comically welcomes Mike Pence to the Republican ticket, confirming every Establishment Media stereotype in the process.

I am fascinated by the fact that Univision's very first dive on Pence is NOT on immigration -its bread and butter issue- or abortion, or his handling of Indiana's RFRA law, but on climate change- an issue that is a top priority to only 2% of Hispanics...per Univision's own poll! In essence, this choice proves a broader point we've made over the past year, about Univision's "Agenda Latina", which extends far beyond immigration. 

Everything you need to know about how Univision is going to cover Mike Pence can be found in the article's title: "Trump elige como su vicepresidente a creacionista que niega el cambio climático" (Trump selects a creationist who denies climate change as his VP). Say hello to Mike Pence, Univision readers:

Pence is an evangelical Christian and self-identifies as a defender of creationism, a philosophical doctrine that defends (the assertion) that living beings have come forth from an act of creation and are not the result of an evolutionary process.

On several occasions, Pence has stated that climate science is "very confusing", seeking to disqualify it. Additionally, last year he sought to block the Clean Energy Plan proposed by President Barack Obama and rejected the assistance offered by 22 scientists who wrote and availed themselves to him and offered to join him in the fight against the challenges Indiana faces due to climate change, where he is the governor.

The main takeaway appears to be that Univision's first reaction to Pence is to label him a climate heretic. It isn't so much that Pence professes a religious faith ("evangelical Christian") with its own doctrinal touchpoints ("creationism"), but that Pence doesn't submit to Univision's own religious beliefs. And as with any inquisition, heretics must be tried and burned.

Screeds like these are what routinely emerge from a news organization where the boss believes in covering ideological opponents as if they were Nazis. Given this network's track record, it is highly unlikely that Univision's first look would have been any different with any other vice presidential selection, or any other republican nominee.

 

Below is an English translation of the full text of the article:

Republican candidate Donald Trump has said on several occasions that he is not a believer in climate change and that that is "a prank from China in order to affect the economy of the United States".

And although global consensus reprimands (him by saying) that it's not about faith but rather scientific evidence, the Republican continues minimizing (both) the matter and the magnitude of the threat that it represents.

Additionaly, this Friday he added another like him to the ballot an announced mogul (?) Mike Pence as his candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States.

Pence is an evangelical Christian and self-identifies as a defender of creationism, a philosophical doctrine that defends (the assertion) that living beings have come forth from an act of creation and are not the result of an evolutionary process.

On several occasions, Pence has stated that climate science is "very confusing", seeking to disqualify it. Additionally, last year he sought to block the Clean Energy Plan proposed by President Barack Obama and rejected the assistance offered by 22 scientists who wrote and availed themselves to him and offered to join him in the fight against the challenges Indiana faces due to climate change, where he is the governor.

In 2008, 82 of 92 counties in Indiana were declared disaster zones due to winter climate, heavy storms and flooding. Some 17,000 families suffered damages in their homes. Losses surpassed $1.9 billion dollars, including crop losses exceeding $300 million, and over $325 million in public infrastructure damage.

"I don't know whether this (climate change) is a problem that is solved with today's science...only that we've been talking about global warming for the last few years, but we haven't seen a great deal of warming in recent times. I remember that in the '70s we talked about the coming ice age", said Pence, who also supported a bill that weakened his state's energy efficiency program. 

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