Telemundo anchors José Díaz-Balart and Felicidad Aveleyra were in for a shock as they revealed the results of an online poll that asked viewers’ take on who won the presidential debate.
Watch below as the anchors deliver counternarrative news:
JOSE DIAZ-BALART: We want to show the results of the poll that Telemundo's been running on social media.
FELICIDAD AVELEYRA: But, in fairness, take note- this is an opinion poll.
DIAZ-BALART: It's not a scientific poll. This is based on participation from our Twitter users.
AVELEYRA: And according to them, José…
DIAZ-BALART: Who's the winner? There it is.
AVELEYRA: Trump won the debate, by 66% versus 34% who opine that Joe Biden won.
The initial result announced on air was 66%, but the final result grew to 69%.
These results come as a shock to a Spanish-language media that is vested in both a Biden win and Trump loss, and in a debate result that reflected those desired outcomes. Despite years of biased coverage in news media and an obvious anti-Trump bent in Spanish-language media, a significant number of Telemundo’s viewers viewed Trump as a clear winner.
But there’s one more shock: An Instagram poll designed to clean up last night’s final result showed Biden to be the winner of the debate by identical margins (69-31), but also found Telemundo viewers in agreement with President Trump’s decision to appoint Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court (62-38!).
In the coming days Spanish-language media will have to deal with uncomfortable issues that have been suppressed from their viewers but brought out in the debate: such as, for example, the dealings of one Hunter Biden. We see, yet again, that viewers of Spanish-language media are in open revolt against the media that claim to serve them.