En MRC Latino, encontramos áreas similares de oportunidad a la hora de senalar los sesgos particulares de nuestra prensa doméstica de habla hispana. Sin embargo, hay ocasiones en las cuales las cadenas le dan cobertura tan distinta al mismo suceso, que nos obliga a prestarle atención. Tal instancia fue la cobertura de los actos del Día de Recordación en Cinco Puntos en Los Angeles, los cuales cubrieron Univisión y Telemundo.
Here at MRC Latino, we often find similar areas of concern when pointing out the unique biases of our domestic Spanish-language news media. However, there are times when different networks will take such varied approaches to the same story so as to compel us to take notice. Memorial Day in Los Angeles was such an instance, as Univision and Telemundo both went out to cover the Memorial Day ceremonies at Cinco Puntos (Five Points).
As Jodi Miller alludes to in the video below, this week’s episode of NewsBusted marks the final edition in a great nine years providing NewsBusters readers a humorous take on the week’s top stories. Feel free to check out the NewsBusted page here for previous episodes and watch the video to see a special thank you message from Jodi herself.
When a news organization advances an agenda, everything is fair game. Univision News demonstrated as much during its shamefully politicized Memorial Day Weekend coverage.
On Tuesday's Legal View, CNN's Mark Preston asserted that Donald Trump's latest attack on the media was "an absolute mistake because he doesn't want to necessarily do that." Preston soon added that "Trump deciding to take on the media at this point because he doesn't feel like they are treating him well is actually not a very good strategy — to the point the question was asked to him...do you have a thick enough skin to run for president? And he deflected on that question himself."
I am here to write this column because of Harry Truman. My late Dad, a decided Taft-Goldwater- Reagan conservative who died several years ago a few weeks shy of 90, often enough impressed on me that my very existence, not to mention his own, was owed to the man from Missouri who, in August of 1945, was the still-new 33rd President of the United States. He was forever grateful to the Democrat Mr. Truman. Why?
MSNBC breaking news host and ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was allowed out on MSNBC’s airwaves early Friday afternoon to discuss President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima and in the course of that, Williams threw some shade in the direction of the U.S. military and then-President Harry Truman by complaining that “we’re the only nation to have used them in anger” against the horrifying Axis Powers member.
After nearly eight years in office, President Obama no longer cares if he seems to be trolling the rest of the country. He is. Now, he’s heading to Hiroshima (by way of Vietnam) to push his choom-fueled dorm-room vision of a nuclear-free world. His purpose is shallow and silly. His timing – Memorial Day Weekend – is egregious. And his media coverage is predictably fawning.
Late Monday afternoon a news story broke that left many furious, the head of the Veteran’s Administration was caught on video saying he doesn’t think the wait times for medical care matter. “Days to an appointment is really not what we should be measuring,” said Secretary Bob McDonald heartlessly, “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line...What's important is, what is your satisfaction with the experience?” And of the big three networks, NBC was the only one who did not give the story any time at all during their evening news broadcast.
On Monday morning, NBC’s Today and correspondent Ron Allen omitted any mention to viewers that Vietnam remains a authoritarian, communist regime as it welcomed President Barack Obama on the first stop of his week-long Asia tour.
Damon Linker, a self-described former “conservative intellectual” (he was an editor at First Things) believes that Hillary Clinton’s policy positions are “good enough” to earn the votes of current conservatives, given that a Donald Trump administration would pose a “national threat” and that most right-wing Hillary-hatred “lack[s] any rational connection to reality.”
Take Hillary’s scandals -- please, take them. “Every single accusation is trivial. Petty. Penny-ante,” Linker asserted in a Thursday column for The Week. “Yes, even the business about Clinton's private email server. And especially the septic tank full of hyped-up, conspiracy-laden nonsense that goes by the name of ‘Benghazi.’ (If well-meaning members of the conservative movement want to explore how the Republican electorate ended up hoodwinked by a transparent charlatan-demagogue like Donald Trump, they could do worse than reflecting on their own complicity in publicizing, or at least failing to defuse, this endless, cockamamie ‘scandal.’)”
Three offensive elements pervaded the Associated Press's Monday coverage of Hillary Clinton's statement that she will put her husband "in charge of revitalizing the economy." The first was how AP reporters Lisa Lerer and Catherin Lucey decided to resurrect the infamous "2-for-1 offer" then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton campaigned on in 1992 — an especially weak move, given its real-world results during the first two years of his presidency. The second was the reporters' implicit assumption that political beliefs are infinitely fungible if the old ones are getting in the way of a leftist's march towards victory. Finally, the AP pair engaged in blatant historical revisionism in glorifying the economy of the 1990s.