Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos is at his most candid and revealing when discussing U.S. politics with overseas press. His recent interview with El País Semanal, Spain’s equivalent to The New York Times Magazine, is no exception.
Ramos sat down with El País for a broad interview which, in addition to some of his usual tropes (such as the demonization of Hispanic conservatives), closes out by reaffirming his singular devotion to the cult of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
RODRIGUEZ MANTILLA: Do you hope to see a Latino president?
RAMOS: Of course! Not just to see one, but I hope I’m able to cover one as a journalist. There are more Latinos than African-Americans. They’ve already had one. The next giant step would be to see a Latina in the White House.
RODRIGUEZ MANTILLA: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, once she’s old enough to run, after turning 35?
RAMOS: She’s part of the generation that my 31-year-old daughter Paola belongs to.
RODRIGUEZ MANTILLA: How do you define them?
RAMOS: Direct, fearless. They tell it like it is. They don’t wait. They show themselves to be very impatient. They handle cell phones and social media like no one else, and will quickly seize control from those who hold it now. So much so that I hope they’re in even more of a hurry.
Ramos’ open support of an AOC bid for the White House should come as a shock to no one, given his pillow-soft coverage of AOC, of her brand of “democratic socialism”, and of her signature Green New Deal. As is often the case with Ramos' opinions (which his peers in the left-media regard both as gospel and as entirely representative of the Hispanic community), they are built upon the shallowest of premises. To wit: whereas African-Americans already got a president, whereas it's Latinos' turn (thankfully he didn't say Latinx), and whereas it must be a Millenial due to their mad social media skillz, therefore AOC '24. The substance of Ramos' arguments in favor of handing the White House over to a radical Marxist thus boil down to racialism and ageism.
Now imagine, for a split second, the outrage and high dudgeon were a Fox News opinion to say that African-Americans already got to have a president. In any context. The advertiser boycott and “Fire X” campaigns would launch that very evening. CNN would convene a braying mob for a town hall, and the left would find some way to tie it all back to Donald Trump.
One wishes that Ramos’ naked racialist Jacobinism and open simping for AOC ‘24 were merely embarrassing, and not also extremely dangerous given today’s political climate. But Ramos quite openly and transparently is who he is. Univision’s continued indulgence of their senior news anchor’s extreme opinions, in print and otherwise, is further proof that the network is little more than a radical advocacy PAC with a broadcast license, engaged in raw partisan politics under cover of its news division.
Click here to read Media Research Center L. Brent Bozell III’s letter to the FCC, in strong opposition to a proposed rule change that would allow Univision to become 100% foreign-owned.