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MRC Latino: Univision, Telemundo Ignoring Good News Reflects ‘Disconnect’ with Hispanic Public

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 12, 2018 | 10:20 AM EDT

MRC Latino Director Ken Oliver-Mendez (Screenshot)

By ignoring news like record-low Hispanic unemployment and rising support for President Donald Trump’s policies, liberal Hispanic media in the U.S. are showing just how disconnected they are from the average Hispanic citizen, MRC Latino Director Ken Oliver-Mendez told Fox Business Wednesday.

“It really illustrates the disconnect between the average Hispanic voter in the country and perhaps the average Hispanic viewer of Univision or Telemundo and what they're getting,” Oliver-Mendez said, commenting on the media’s bias by omission.

Asked about a new poll showing that 62 percent of Hispanics say they’re better off now than they were two years ago, Mendez said that, even if Univision and Telemundo won’t report the news, the average Hispanic citizen can see it reflected in their own experiences:

“That wasn't news on Univision or Telemundo. But, the fact is this comes on the heels of the Harvard Harris poll, which had the support among Hispanic voters for President Trump's handling of the economy and stimulating jobs now at 57 percent. So the numbers keep going up and up. The support for the policies very high.

“It really illustrates the disconnect between the average Hispanic voter in the country and perhaps the average Hispanic viewer of Univision or Telemundo and what they're getting.

“Because the average Hispanic voter is seeing results, is seeing jobs. You know, it's news for them when hundreds of thousands of Hispanics are getting jobs in the milestone month of June, which hit all-time low of record Hispanic unemployment.”

MRC Latino, like CNSNews.com, is a division of the Media Research Center (MRC).


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