Telemundo and Univision combined to spend almost five minutes reporting on the findings of a new Pew Center study regarding the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States. Appropriate coverage, one might say, for the nation’s leading news purveyors to the aforementioned segment of the population that, according to both reports, hit the 60 million mark.
And yet, judging from the main source quoted by both Telemundo and Univision (Arturo Vargas, Director of NALEO, a left-leaning non-profit outfit fully immersed in the campaign to eliminate the citizenship question in the 2020 Census), the media splash amounted to nothing more than a public relations ploy designed to push the group´s agenda and bash Trump as “anti-immigrant”.
“We are 60 million, but what does that matter if we do not translate it into voice and participation?”, Vargas complains on camera. Univision correspondent Dulce Castellanos then added: “That's why pro-immigrant organizations continue to fight, so that in the upcoming census all persons are accounted for regardless of their immigration status.”
In February, Univision joined a lawsuit challenging the Commerce Department's decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. In so doing so, the “left-wing lobbying operation badly disguised as a ´news´ outlet”, as MRC´s Brent Bozell and Tim Graham recently denounced, leads the Hispanic media´s campaign against the citizenship question.
Telemundo News, for its part, partnered with over 50 national and local Hispanic organizations - all left-leaning including UnidosUS (formerly known as the National Council of La Raza), Hispanic Federation, NALEO Educational Fund, Voto Latino, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and National Hispanic Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) - to “inform, connect, engage and mobilize millions of Latinos across the country”.
In his report about the Pew Center Study, Telemundo correspondent Víctor Hugo Rodríguez, follows the stated mission to the tee by interjecting that “What concerns community leaders is that these reports demonstrate that the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States may be impacted in the 2020 Census if people do not allow themselves to be counted out of fear.”
Objectivity in journalism is a thing of the past at both of the nation's leading Spanish-language news networks. Now, all that matters at the news desks that so staunchly stand behind the new crop of socialist democratic candidates who proclaim power to the people, is one thing and one thing only: money.
Below are the transcripts of the above mentioned reports as they aired on Noticiero Univisión and Noticias Telemundo on July 9, 2019:
ARTURO VARGAS, DIRECTOR NALEO: We are 60 million, but what does that matter if we do not translate it in voice and participation?
DULCE CASTELLANOS, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: That's why pro-immigrant organizations continue to fight, so that in the upcoming census all persons are accounted for regardless of their immigration status.
ARTURO VARGAS, DIRECTOR NALEO: People are afraid of us.
VÍCTOR HUGO RODRÍGUEZ, CORRESPONDENT, TELEMUNDO: What worries us the most is that attacks on this segment of the population increase with (new) anti-immigrant laws.
VARGAS: The fact that there are many anti-immigrant groups is because we’re growing as population.
RODRÍGUEZ: What concerns community leaders is that these reports demonstrate that the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States may be impacted in the 2020 Census if people will not allow themselves to be counted out of fear. From Los Angeles, Víctor Hugo Rodríguez, Telemundo News.