NBC Gushes Over Left-Wing Actresses Trying to Boost Dem Turnout

During the 9:00 a.m. ET hour of NBC’s Today show on Thursday, correspondent Stephanie Gosk teed up a fawning interview she conducted with five Latina celebrities campaigning for Democrats and urging liberal voters to head to polls during Tuesday’s midterm elections. The reporter hailed the effort by the Hollywood “powerhouses” as they blasted President Trump.

“Powerhouses on screen, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana, Gina Rodriguez, and Rosario Dawson. These five marquee names have joined together to use their voices to get people to vote,” Gosk declares. Longoria claimed: “We’re not here as celebrities. We know we have a platform, we know we have a voice, but we are here as Americans.”

 

 

Ferrera, known for her left-wing activism, chimed in: “This is about we need to get back to, what is our identity? Defining who are we as Americans? What are we going to allow in our government?”

Gosk touted the strategy of the celebrities hitting the campaign trail in Florida: “The actresses were in Florida, Sunday, as part of Latinas en Marcha, a rally to get Latino voters to the polls. Especially here in Florida, with it’s key House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races, and a large Hispanic community.”

“Is there a different feeling in this midterm election? Is there more emotion? Are you seeing it?,” the reporter eagerly wondered. Saldana replied: “I’ve never witnessed such a passionate midterm election before.”

Gosk followed up: “How important is the woman’s vote? And have you seen that energy among women that is different than what we’ve seen, perhaps, in the past?” Rodriguez argued: “I mean, I think the five of us sitting here is showing the difference. That women need to and feel the desire to come together and use our power as a sisterhood to start talking about issues that affect us greatly.”

Acknowledging their staunch support for liberal politicians and causes, Gosk noted: “These Latina stars have all been involved politically over the years, many campaigning directly for Democrats.” A soundbite followed of Ferrera launching to into a rant against the President:

In the last three years, since Donald Trump announced his presidency, our families have been under attack. And so, it’s much harder to keep your head in the sand when it’s daily, when it’s hourly, when your families and your children, and your communities are being painted out to be non-Americans, when we are. We are all Americans, first and foremost, and that’s why we’re here.    

Gosk didn’t bother to ask a single challenging question of the famous Democratic activists. Instead, she wrapped up the softball exchange by flattering them: “So just so that we’re clear, you’re all running in 2020, right?” Rodriguez joked that all of them were backing Ferrera’s candidacy: “No, we’re all campaigning for America to run.”

After the taped report, Gosk gushed over how “terrific” the stars were and “really fun to talk to” about the election. She hoped that their involvement in the campaign would be “an interesting case study in this election on whether or not there’s been this kind of shift in the Latino vote.” She lamented: “Miami has been traditionally in the past kind of this mixed vote, where you have lots of social conservatives in the Latino vote, people who vote on Cuba policy.”

It’s segments like this that demonstrate how openly the liberal media are rooting for Democrats on Election Day.

Here is a full transcript of the November 5 report:

9:04 AM ET

STEPHANIE GOSK: On Sunday, I actually made my way down to Florida for an interview for this great piece we did. We sat down with five Latina stars who are part of a group called Latinas en Marcha, and they were in Miami pushing their cause, trying to get the vote out. Fascinating women. Take a look.

Powerhouses on screen, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana, Gina Rodriguez, and Rosario Dawson. These five marquee names have joined together to use their voices to get people to vote.

EVA LONGORIA: We’re not here as celebrities. We know we have a platform, we know we have a voice, but we are here as Americans.

AMERICA FERRERA: This is about we need to get back to, what is our identity? Defining who are we as Americans? What are we going to allow in our government?

GOSK: Twenty-nine million Latinos are eligible to vote, and they want every vote to count.

ZOE SALDANA: When you go to the polls, bring your family.

GOSK: The actresses were in Florida, Sunday, as part of Latinas en Marcha, a rally to get Latino voters to the polls. Especially here in Florida, with it’s key House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races, and a large Hispanic community.

ROSARIO DAWSON: This is about our future. I know there’s a lot of people who are voiceless, and I’m going to help sure that they have –  make sure that they have voice.

GOSK: Is there a different feeling in this midterm election? Is there more emotion? Are you seeing it?

SALDANA: I’ve never witnessed such a passionate midterm election before. Here’s how you can make a difference, by voting!

GOSK: How important is the woman’s vote? And have you seen that energy among women that is different than what we’ve seen, perhaps, in the past?

RODRIGUEZ: I mean, I think the five of us sitting here is showing the difference. That women need to and feel the desire to come together and use our power as a sisterhood to start talking about issues that affect us greatly.

GOSK: These Latina stars have all been involved politically over the years, many campaigning directly for Democrats.

FERRERA: In the last three years, since Donald Trump announced his presidency, our families have been under attack. And so, it’s much harder to keep your head in the sand when it’s daily, when it’s hourly, when your families and your children, and your communities are being painted out to be non-Americans, when we are. We are all Americans, first and foremost, and that’s why we’re here.    

CROWD CHEERING: Si se puede! Si se puede!

GOSK: These women hope the Latino community uses their vote to amplify their voice.

LONGORIA: I think the bipartisan message is vote. I mean, that’s – everybody should exercise their civic duty.

FERRERA We’re a democracy. And for a democracy to work, we have to enfranchise our people to show up and be a part of that democracy.

GODK: So just so that we’re clear, you’re all running in 2020, right? [Laughter]

RODRIGUEZ: No, we’re all campaigning for America to run. [Laughter]  

CRAIG MELVIN: That’s a good answer, that’s a good answer.  

GOSK: Yeah, they were terrific. It was really fun to talk to them. And it’s interesting, too, that they’re in Miami. Because that’s an interesting case study in this election on whether or not there’s been this kind of shift in the Latino vote. Miami has been traditionally in the past kind of this mixed vote, where you have lots of social conservatives in the Latino vote, people who vote on Cuba policy. It will be interesting to see how it goes. And getting out the vote, of course, is gonna matter the most.

MELVIN: Well, one thing’s for sure, if early voting is any ind indication, this is going to be a midterm election for the record books. Our data showing right now that early voting, absentee voting, largest percentage that we’ve seen ever. And it’s – but it’s also probably an indication that what’s been happening over the last few years is going to manifest itself at the polls.  

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