CNN en Español
Como observamos en una ocasión anterior, Univisión hizo el ridículo durante su cobertura horrendamente viciada de las "monerías" que dieron inicio a la batalla por la gobernación de Florida- pero CNN En Español dio clínica de cómo hacer un buen trabajo. Contrario a sus colegas angloparlantes, CNN En Español todavía se dedica a divulgar noticias fácticas.
Whereas, as we recently noted, Univision embarrassed itself with its horrendously biased coverage of the “monkey it up” flap that kicked off the election of Florida’s next governor, CNN En Español showed how it’s done. Unlike its English-language namesake, CNN’s Spanish-language network is still in the business of hard news.
Stocks set records, consumer confidence shot up, and economic growth estimates were revised up.
These three good economic news stories happened back to back to back on Aug. 27-29. Meanwhile, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News ignored all three on those nights.
A pesar de que el presentador de CNN en Español, Juan Carlos López, afirmó que la prohibición de la terapia de conversión en Inglaterra era un tema controvertido, la audiencia de Directo USA tuvo un único punto de vista al respecto, el del Dr. Elmer Huerta, un hematólogo con sede en Washington, DC, quien elogió la decisión del país de no permitir que las personas reciban la terapia.
Despite CNN en Español anchor Juan Carlos López's acknowledgement that the banning of conversion therapy in England was a controversial issue, viewers of Directo USA were subjected to only one point of view on the issue, that of Dr. Elmer Huerta, a hematologist based in Washington, D.C., who hailed that country’s decision to disallow individuals from receiving the therapy.
The Trump administration’s winning record on Hispanic unemployment finally received a long overdue nod of recognition from top national Spanish-language media outlets Univision and CNN en Español. As unemployment among the nation’s largest minority group fell for the second consecutive, record-setting month, both Univision and CNN en Español trumpeted the news in their principal national evening news programs.
On the morning of July 6, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that Hispanic unemployment in the United States had reached its lowest level, 4.6%, in the 45 years since the agency first started keeping records on the statistic, back in 1973. One would think such a historic achievement would be news that night on the nation’s leading Spanish-language television news programs, but that was not the case.
The new Republican-led, bipartisan Puerto Rico statehood admission bill was basically ignored on all the top U.S. English and Spanish-language television networks, except for...wait for it...CNN en Español.
President Trump has observed that the media spend “as little time as possible” discussing positive economic news. The judgement of America’s “News Analyst in Chief” also certainly applies to the national Spanish-language media - a media segment that had special reason to inform their audiences of the latest unemployment numbers, as unemployment among Hispanics has now fallen to a record low of 4.7%.
Univision recording artist Residente, host of a current series on Fusion, usually has no problem speaking his mind about current events or about the causes and individuals that he supports. However, his recent refusal to criticize the Venezuelan government's human rights record, or even call it a dictatorship, was an exercise in deflection and evasion.