The nation’s main domestic Spanish-language networks have largely refused to pre-empt their evening newscasts in order to carry the daily White House press briefings on the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. At best, viewers receive piecemeal information that is filtered through the network’s own biases. At worst, viewers are exposed to outright fake news.

Las cadenas noticiosas en español de la nación han encontrado la manera de superponer el punto principal de su agenda política en la cobertura del coronavirus: lamentando la exclusión de los inmigrantes ilegales en el recién aprobado paquete de ayuda económica.

The nation’s domestic Spanish-language networks have found a way to superimpose their most prominent public policy agenda item on their coronavirus coverage: by bemoaning the exclusion of illegal immigrants in the recently-passed economic aid package.

A la par con la caida del mercado bursátil debido al temor por el coronavirus de Wuhan, MRC Latino analizó la cobertura al tema de la economía en las cuatro cadenas noticiosas en español con mayor audiencia en Estados Unidos (Noticiero Univisión, Noticiero Telemundo, CNN en Español y Noticiero Estrella TV), desde el 25 de febrero hasta el 24 de marzo de 2020.

As the fear of the Wuhan Coronavirus drove the market downturn, MRC Latino analyzed the economic coverage for the four most viewed Spanish News networks in the US (Noticiero Univision, Noticiero Telemundo, CNN en Espanol, and Noticiero Estrella TV) from February 25 through March 24, 2020. 

Los programas matutinos en Telemundo y Univisión se encendieron hoy con reportes sobre el recién aprobado paquete de ayuda del coronavirus, oportunidad que aprovecharon para cabildear por, adivinen qué: la inmigración ilegal.

Our nation’s leading Spanish-language networks are not exempt from being susceptible to Chinese propaganda, as Telemundo has recently displayed. Read the full post and watch the embedded video as Telemundo’s news programming pushed three separate instances of Communist Chinese propaganda.

Not even a call for unity will stop Telemundo from putting a negative spin on anything related to the Trump administration. Telemundo White House Correspondent Cristina Londoño shredded the President's Oval Office address to the nation in a report for the network´s Un Nuevo Día morning kaffeeklatsch, wherein she insisted on describing it as “causing more confusion, more nervousness.”

The Hispanophone media´s penchant for hyperbole went on full display at Telemundo´s Al Rojo Vivo with Maria Celeste Arraras, who devoted the entire edition of the news magazine that aired on Wednesday, March 10, 2020 to countering President Trump's call for the use of sanity vs. panic, regarding the threat of the coronavirus spreading in the United States.

Joe Biden’s rise from the ash heap to Democratic frontrunner, while remarkable unto itself, is also remarkable for the manner in which it exposed the nation’s domestic Spanish-language media’s agenda-driven journalism. The networks built a narrative which centered around making Bernie Sanders a “Latino” candidate with which to flex power and influence.

In a viral moment from an auto plant in Detroit Tuesday, a raging Joe Biden lashed out and threatened to assault (slap) an autoworker who confronted him about his support for curtailing Second Amendment rights. The threat was omitted by all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and Univision, with CNNEE and Telemundo ignoring the incident altogether. But what NBC Nightly News did was particularly deceptive in that they completely cut around Biden’s threat of physical violence.

Durante el mes de febrero de 2020, MRC Latino analizó la cobertura de las primarias demócratas. El resultado de este análisis muestra que Bernie Sanders dominó la cobertura tanto en Univisión como en Telemundo, obteniendo casi el doble de tiempo en el aire que los otros candidatos demócratas.