Hispanic conservatives defend Univision amid backlash over Trump interview

A group of Hispanic conservative leaders sent out a letter to Univision revealing assistance for its current interview with previous president Donald Trump, which has actually gathered growing criticism over its journalistic requirements by a big and prominent Spanish-language network ahead of next year’s governmental election.

The Nov. 7 interview likewise touched off a call to boycott the network and triggered the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, all of whose members are Democrats, to prepare a letter asking for a conference with the network to discuss its journalism. That relocation is now drawing its own reaction from conservatives.

” If sent out, this letter would make up a direct attack on a complimentary and independent press and a kind of electoral disturbance,” the conservatives composed in the letter dated Monday, a copy of which was supplied to The Washington Post. “Members of Congress have no right to concern or difficulty which political prospects you talk to or how you interview them.”

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Alfonso Aguilar, director of Hispanic Engagement at the American Concepts Task and the primary drafter of the letter, informed The Post his objective is to send out a message that Univision “should not be prevented in offering equivalent access to conservative and Republican voices.” Aguilar asserted that Univision’s press reporters aired what he identified as prejudiced reports for several years however the Hispanic Congressional Caucus was quiet due to the fact that they “were siding with Democrats.”

Others who signed the letter consist of Mike González, a senior fellow at the Heritage Structure; Catalina Stubbe, director of Hispanic outreach for Mothers for Liberty; and Mercedes Schlapp, a senior fellow at the CPAC Structure.

” The folks at Univision will acknowledge our names,” Aguilar informed The Post, stating he and the others on the letter have actually appeared on air routinely there for several years.

Agents for Univision did not instantly react to e-mails looking for remark.

The argument over Univision’s handling of the Trump interview comes simply as some early public ballot reveals President Biden having a hard time to keep his typically high levels of assistance from Black and Hispanic citizens.

The interview likewise marked a remarkable turnabout after Trump’s long history of stress with the network. In 2015, Trump ejected Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from a press conference. Later on Univision revoked an agreement with Trump’s business to air the Miss Universe contest, resulting in a suit that was settled out of court in 2016. In 2020, Trump called Univision “a leftist propaganda maker and a mouth piece of the Democrat Celebration.”

The modification in Trump’s relationship with Univision comes not long after a modification in the network’s ownership. In 2021 Univision combined with the Mexican media business Grupo Televisa, which has actually long cultivated a close relationship with Mexican politicians.

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Previously this month, the network landed an interview with the previous president and tape-recorded it in his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida. The interview was organized with the aid of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and participated in by a trio of senior executives at Univision’s moms and dad business. When inquired about Hispanic citizens, Trump stated in the interview, “All you need to do is take a look at the owners of Univision. They boggle the mind entrepreneurial individuals, and they like me.”

Prior to that interview, the network revealed a brand-new policy of avoiding opposition marketing throughout single-candidate interviews and canceled a reserving with a Biden spokesperson to react to the Trump interview on a later news broadcast.

Univision’s interview with Trump alarmed Democrats and some reporters inside the network. An anchor at Univision in Miami, León Krauze, suddenly separated from the network less than a week after the interview aired; neither he nor the network stated why.

Comic John Leguizamo published a message to his 1 million fans on Instagram, “I am asking all my bros and sis who are stars, artists, political leaders, activists to not go on Univision.” Univision, he stated, “has actually ended up being MAGAvision,” describing Trump’s project motto, Make America Great Again.

Michael Scherer added to this report.

Source: The Washington Post.


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