The nation’s Spanish-speaking media have taken the censorious mission of the newly created Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) to heart. So much so, that instead of revealing the true nature of Biden´s own Ministry of Truth and the ‘Scary Poppins’ at its helm, they managed to pass it off to their audiences, in the words of Telemundo anchor Julio Vaqueiro, as a “disinformation board against coyotes and human traffickers”, created for the sole purpose of telling migrants ‘the truth’ about Title 42.
Of course, the poetic license fits the networks’ laser-focus on immigration, so crucial for their long-term survival, as we can see in these two reports from Telemundo and Univision on the DGB:
JULIO VAQUEIRO: Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced the creation of a disinformation board against coyotes and human traffickers trying to incite more people to come to the United States by telling them that the border is open.
JORGE RAMOS: Alejandro Mayorkas defended today in Congress the new board created by the Department of Homeland Security to combat disinformation. Republican lawmakers expressed fear that it would be used against conservatives.
As is now customary at the Latino networks when reporting news that is damaging to the Biden administration, ambivalence drives the rhetoric. For example, take note of how neither Telemundo nor Univision mention who will head the DGB, or the controversy surrounding some of her public statements, which is how the DGB became known to the public in the first place. Instead, they structured their reports to showcase Mayorkas is in charge.
Of course, inserting Nina Jancowicz into the picture would distract from their pro-open borders storyline, so ubiquitous to Univision and Telemundo. Which is why to date, the disinformation czar’s psychotic tweets and videos have been kept out of the Hispanic networks, where the audiences can positively relate to the lunacy of her proposals, including that of allowing certain elites to edit other people's tweets and social media posts to “add context.”
A vast majority of Latino (and other) immigrants have first-hand knowledge of living under oppressive and censorious government regimes; that is precisely what they are running away from, and why they risk their own lives to find a future in the land of the free – the United States.
Diverting the whole issue as one of “protecting innocent immigrants from untruths” does these networks’ audiences a grave disservice by omitting the DGB’s censorious intent. The DGB is much more than that and viewers deserve THE TRUTH. What we say or how we communicate it is none of the government’s business, and it is not their role to decide what the truth is.