By Jorge Bonilla | May 31, 2016 | 7:33 PM EDT

De vez en cuando, nos llega una noticia la cual ilustra lo absurdo de los sesgos institucionales en Noticias Univisión. El ejemplo más reciente nos llega desde Wisconsin- y la cobertura que la cadena le brindó a la controversia en torno a la política de "Inglés Solamente" implementado por una heladería en Milwaukee.

By Edgard Portela | May 31, 2016 | 5:44 PM EDT

Los espectadores de los noticieros de ABC, CBS o NBC podrían ser perdonados si piensan que no está pasando nada de interés periodístico en Venezuela, donde una oposición envalentonada en las últimas semanas está trabajando para sacar del poder al presidente socialista Nicolás Maduro por medio de un referendo revocatorio. El país está pasando por una crisis humana devastadora, en la que los alimentos son escasos, las medicinas y otros suministros están disminuyendo rápidamente, y la sociedad toda está cayendo en el caos. Sin embargo, las tres grandes cadenas de televisión tradicionales ABC, CBS y NBC todavía no han incluido ni una palabra sobre esta crisis en sus noticieros.

By Jorge Bonilla | May 31, 2016 | 5:15 PM EDT

From time to time, a story rolls around which will clearly illustrate the absurdities of the institutional biases at Univision News. The latest instance of such a story is the network's coverage of the controversy surrounding a Wisconsin frozen custard establishment's decision to implement an "English-Only" ordering policy.

By Jorge Bonilla | May 31, 2016 | 11:36 AM EDT

Tras una semana controvertida, la presentadora del Noticiero Univisión María Elna Salinas ha decidido expresarse en torno a la controversia suscitada tras su discurso ante los graduandos del recinto de Fullerton de la Universidad Estatal de California. Lamentablemente, su columna de opinión al respecto deja mucho que desear y levanta interrogantes nuevas en lugar de cerrar las que ya existían.

By Edgard Portela | May 29, 2016 | 3:02 PM EDT

La cobertura de las presentaciones por vídeo de Hillary Clinton y Donald Trump en la reunión de la Conferencia Nacional de Líderes Hispanos Cristianos (NHCLC) del 2016 en la cadena de televisión en español Número 1 de Estados Unidos fue notable por la ausencia de una explicación de cómo responden los dos aspirantes presidenciales a las prioridades de la organización.

By Tom Johnson | May 28, 2016 | 10:45 PM EDT

Brian Beutler expects that Donald Trump’s campaign will attempt to “hoodwink first-time voters or people who weren’t paying close attention…into believing known lies” about Hillary Clinton that first surfaced more than two decades ago. As for whether journalists will “debunk” Trump’s “whoppers,” Beutler’s not so sure.

“Unless a critical mass of media figures agrees to treat the things Trump exhumes from the fever swamps of the 1990s with the appropriate contempt, Trump will enjoy the benefit of the doubt most major-party nominees expect,” wrote Beutler in a Friday article. Beutler speculated that as Republicans unify behind Trump, reporters might be less inclined to criticize the presumptive nominee for his outrageous statements and more inclined to present him as a “partisan mirror image” of Clinton.

By Jorge Bonilla | May 27, 2016 | 4:42 PM EDT

After nearly a week's worth of controversy, Univision anchor María Elena Salinas has seen fit to address the pushback to portions of her commencement speech at Cal State Fullerton. Unfortunately, Salinas' opinion column leaves much to be desired, and raises new concerns instead of resolving old ones.

By Edgard Portela | May 26, 2016 | 9:10 AM EDT

The Democrats’ socialist candidate for President of the United States, Bernie Sanders, was seriously tripped up this week in an interview with Univision’s León Krauze. When asked to explain the failure of socialist governments in Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil, Sanders completely clammed up, saying he has an opinion on the subject, but was unwilling to share it, as he is “focused on my campaign.”

By Jorge Bonilla | and By Daniel Garza | May 25, 2016 | 3:18 PM EDT

As further proof that the nation’s leading Hispanic media are really a subset of the establishment media - as opposed to something independent of it - the Washington Post has decided to once again dedicate prime ink to the showcasing of Univision’s much-ballyhooed voter registration drive.

By Jorge Bonilla | and By Daniel Garza | May 25, 2016 | 3:18 PM EDT

Como prueba adicional de que los medios principales de la prensa hispana no son sino una burbuja dentro de la burbuja mediática de Washington, el diario The Washington Post se ha dado a la tarea de volverle a dedicar tinta a la promoción de la muy sonada campaña de inscripción electoral de Univisión.

By Edgard Portela | May 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT

Viewers of ABC, CBS or NBC morning shows and evening news programs could be forgiven for thinking nothing newsworthy is going on in Venezuela, where an emboldened opposition in recent weeks has been working to remove incumbent socialist President Nicolás Maduro through a recall referendum. The country is currently going through a devastating humanitarian crisis, in which food is scarce, medicine and other supplies are dwindling rapidly, and the populace is sliding into chaos. Yet, the traditional big three broadcast networks have yet to air a single word about this ongoing crisis.

By Edgard Portela | May 24, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT

Coverage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s video messages to the 2016 meeting of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) on the nation’s top Spanish-language network was remarkable for totally failing to point out how the two candidates align with the organization’s stated policy priorities.