As the blackface/KKK scandal consumed Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the party was calling for him to resign and to let “rising star” Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor, take over. But the young Democrat had his own problem in the form of a new sexual assault allegation. Despite the Monday accusations being seen by some as serious and credible, that evening’s ABC World News Tonight ignored them while hawking Fairfax’s ascension. And NBC downplayed the allegations by adopting Fairfax’s terms.
The annual March for Life and Women’s March have become back-to-back events for two large, sharply clashing constituencies. By covering the Women’s March 17 times more than the March for Life, the top two national Spanish-language television newscasts in the United States reveal their clear preference for publicizing the agenda of one march, but not the other.
Several days after the poll’s initial release and following repeated Twitter prodding on the subject by the President himself, the nation’s top two Spanish-language television networks finally got around to reporting on the big jump in job approval for Trump among Hispanics.
Once again showing systemic anti-Trump bias, the principal national evening newscasts of the six leading Spanish-language television networks in the United States all pointedly declined to report on President Donald Trump’s soaring job approval ratings among Hispanic-Americans.
So, when is a crisis a crisis? From what viewers see on Telemundo, NBC’s sister network for the U.S. Hispanic market, it all depends on who says so: if the cry comes from liberal media allies and activists, it’s “I told you so.” But should the word ‘crisis’ come from the mouth of President Trump, it’s “no way, José.”
As MRC Latino has documented since its inception in 2014, some of the worst liberal bias in television news coverage of American politics airs on Telemundo and Univision. However, as MRC Latino has also pointed out over the years, both networks have also consistently stood out in covering chaotic developments in Venezuela, where the government of dictator Nicolás Maduro is now teetering on the brink of collapse.
En otra evidente señal de que simplemente no toleran más logros positivos de Trump en la economía, los principales noticiarios nocturnos nacionales en Univisión, Telemundo y CNN en Español, dejaron fuera de sus reportes la tercer baja alcanzada bajo el gobierno de Trump en el desempleo hispano, que cayó a 4,4% en diciembre de 2018.
In yet another telltale sign that they just can’t take any more Trump era “winning” on the economy, the principal national evening news programs of Univision, Telemundo and CNN en Español all neglected to inform their viewers that Hispanic-American unemployment hit its third record low achieved under the Trump administration, falling to 4.4% in December, 2018.
Chicagoland Congressman Luis Gutiérrez has been a regular staple of Spanish-language TV news shows for three decades, but that era is about to come to a close as his retirement approaches. As the Spanish-language newscasts scramble to find their next congressional bombthrower, we at MRC Latino want to give Gutiérrez a proper send-off.
Una señal segura del Síndrome de Locura por Trump sale a la luz cuando los medios de comunicación no pueden dejar pasar una expresión ingeniosa y humorística del presidente sin criticarle o darle un giro negativo.
Another sure-fire sign of Trump Derangement Syndrome is when media outlets cannot even let a clever, humorous expression by the President go by without somehow finding a way to badmouth it or cast it in a negative light.
As if it was the most important news of all, Telemundo dedicated three slots of a recent edition of its national evening news - adding up to nine minutes - to promote an exclusive half-hour interview with Emma Coronel, the wife of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, the leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who is currently on trial in a New York federal court.