Univision's Jorge Ramos. (AP)
In reaction to Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos’s blatant left-wing bias and his recent call for all journalists, politicians, and voters to work against Republican Donald Trump – “neutrality is not an option” – Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell III said if Ramos “has any sense left of professional integrity,” he should resign and “pursue his new passion as an anti-Trump, pro-Clinton political activist.”
On Thursday’s The Kelly File, Ramos “doubled down on his recent defense that journalists should ditch neutrality in their coverage of the 2016 presidential election contest,” said the MRC in a statement.
“Specifically, Ramos defended his anti-Trump statements from his platform as an anchor at Univision and Fusion, condemning Trump as an anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant racist,” said the MRC.
Those remarks by Ramos came on top of his recent column in Time magazine where he urged everyone to take a stand against Trump.
Ramos wrote in Time, “It doesn’t matter who you are -- a journalist, a politician or a voter -- we’ll all be judged by how we responded to Donald Trump. Like it or not, this election is a plebiscite on the most divisive, polarizing and disrupting figure in American politics in decades. And neutrality is not an option.”
In the MRC statement released today, L. Brent Bozell III said, “By deciding to openly take sides and urging all journalists to be as unethical as he is in his coverage of this year’s U.S. presidential election, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has rendered himself incapable of serving as a credible, impartial news anchor for Univision’s millions of viewers.”
“At the very least, Univision should remove Ramos from the network’s national evening news anchor chair, from now through Election Day,” said Bozell. “If Jorge Ramos has any sense left of professional integrity, he should tender his resignation and pursue his new passion, as an anti-Trump, pro-Clinton political activist.”
In addition, MRC Latino Director Ken Oliver-Mendez said, “Talking with Time magazine back in 2014, Jorge Ramos recognized that ‘with the political positions I have been taking lately, obviously I am running the risk of losing credibility.’”
“By deciding to openly take sides in this year’s U.S. presidential election, Jorge Ramos now needs to face the full consequences of losing whatever credibility he had left as a journalist,” said Oliver-Mendez. “He certainly no longer deserves to be seen by his viewers as an impartial, unaligned and credible source of news.”
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