A revered commander, a military hero, a religious, loving man of the people. That's how the nation ́s Spanish-speaking liberal media is portraying Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani who as you’ll recall was killed last week under the orders of President Donald Trump: an act that, in the words of a Univision reporter, “has infuriated” Iranians.
See for yourself how the Iranian government´s talking points have successfully made their way into the living rooms of Latinos across the United States, courtesy of Univision, Telemundo and CNN en Español:
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN: The death of Iran's most revered and feared commander, Qasem Soleimani, constitutes a huge void in the Iranian war machine.
ILLIA CALDERÓN, UNIVISION: Iran launched several missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops initiating their sworn revenge on Washington for killing its military hero.
JANET RODRIGUEZ, UNIVISION: In Tehran, the threat to the United States continues. We will respond proportionately, said his foreign minister, who assures that the Iranians are infuriated by President Trump's threats.
CATALINA GOMEZ, UNIVISION: The love that most of the population has for Qasem Soleimani is quite great especially in this city where he is considered almost a hero… as a person that people considered to be of the people. He was a person who was always at religious ceremonies, hugging the martyrs' family, who was willing to receive the people who came to talk to him.
This was but a few examples of the extreme bias that has characterized reporting of the current situation between the United States and Iran, where little camera time- if any- is given to officials from the government as opposed to Mohammad Javad Zariz, foreign minister of Iran.
Forget the U.S. troops killed and maimed by the late general, forget the safety of our nation, forget the lack of rights for women, gays, or anyone who has an opinion other than that of the regime. At the nation’s Latino nets, the only thing that matters is spreading their hatred for the duly elected President of the United States.