The exchange between anchor Félix de Bedout and U.S. Senator Robert Menéndez on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, aired on a recent episode of Unvision's public affairs show Al Punto, is emblematic of what must change at Univision’s news division if there is to be an honest effort to engage U.S. Hispanics from all walks of life.

Ha caído el arquitecto.

La sacudida en Univision continúa y le llegó la hora al Director Ejecutivo de Contenido Isaac Lee, convirtiéndose así en la próxima salida de alto perfil en el gigante mediático asediado.

Fresh off off her stunning Democratic congressional primary victory over entrenched incombent Joe Crowley (NY-14), Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez appeared on Univision's Sunday public affairs show, Al Punto- an interview as predictable for its fawning as for the candidate's struggle to articulate preferred policy outcomes.

The architect has fallen.

The shakeup at Univision continues apace, and Chief Content Officer Isaac Lee becomes the most recent high-level departure at the beleaguered media giant.

Univision’s purchase of the remnants of the Gawker group was, predictably, the chronicle of a disaster foretold. Media reports now suggest that this disaster has, in fact, arrived for the nation’s largest domestic Spanish-language network.

Media Research Center Latino Director Ken Oliver-Mendez appeared on Fox Business, Wednesday, to discuss Univision ignoring record low unemployment amongst Hispanics. After Cavuto guest host Charles Payne explained that 62 percent of Hispanics feel better off now, Oliver-Mendez replied: “That wasn't news on Univision or Telemundo.” 

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.

All too often, top U.S. Spanish-language television anchors and reporters are prone to injecting their own liberal opinions into their reporting. A prime example took place in recent days during the Mexican presidential campaign, when Univision correspondent Jaime García reported on how the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s new President may change relations between that country and the United States.

Con frecuencia hemos dicho que la inmigración es el corazón de la agenda pública de Univisión, pero la cadena también se ha dado a la tarea de promulgar otras políticas de corte liberal. Tal y como queda claro en la cobertura de la cadena sobre el fallo del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos en el caso NIFLA v. Becerra, el aborto ocupa el puntero de esa lista.

La cadena Univisión no puede dejar de proclamar su resolución predilecta al estatus territorial de Puerto Rico de casi 120 años- ni siquiera cuando reporta sobre la radicación de un proyecto de ley que enmendaría esta anomalía histórica y convertiría a Puerto Rico en el Estado 51 de la Unión.

Una edición reciente del Noticiero Univisión expone la hipocresía de políticas de identidad latina. Resulta que hay nacionalismos que sí son aceptables.

A recent Univision newscast exposes the hypocrisies inherent to Latino identity politics. It turns out that some nationalism is acceptable, after all.