As the presidential election draws closer, the nation’s liberal Hispanic nets are scrambling to shoot any and all propagandistic weapons in order to rid themselves of Donald Trump. At Univision, this meant turning the COVID pandemic into a Latino problem, and portraying Latinos as eternal victims.
Watch as midday anchor Carolina Sarassa opens the segment about a multimedia report on Hispanics and coronavirus, making the absurd claim that “we (Latinos) were the first to get sick, to die and to be out of a job.”
CAROLINA SARASSA: To be Hispanic in the time of COVID-19 has had serious consequences. We were the first to get sick, to die and to be out of a job. Now, a Florida neighborhood shows how the virus severely hit a community marked by poverty. We now connect live with journalist Ana Elena Azpurúa to tell us more about what Hispanics face in the midst of this pandemic. Go ahead, tell us.
Not only is the claim baseless, but it comes across as yet another attempt to validate the segregation of Latinos as a Pan-Ethnic group living in the United States, and not as Americans.
According to the journalist interviewed by anchor Carolina Sarassa, the idea behind the study that features a Latino community in Florida, “was to show the double blow that Hispanics have suffered”, “and they have also been particularly affected by the economic crisis, unemployment and business lockdowns as well.” Sorry to break the bubble, but while Latinos have in fact, been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic for a number of reasons, every other ethnicity not only in the United States, but worldwide, has suffered from the effect of COVID-19 in their health, income and wellbeing. COVID does not discriminate.
Furthermore, the multimedia project at hand, called Scars from the Coronavirus, is the product of a collaboration between Univision and known radical left activist organizations: The Center for American Progress, The Economic Policy Institute and The COVID Tracking Project, this latter one launched from uber-leftist The Atlantic. In addition, the data used from the Census is from 2014-2018, before the coronavirus even hit the United States. Once again, Univision feeds radical left propaganda to their viewers under the guise of news.
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Press on Expand to read the complete transcript of the segment mentioned above as it aired on Noticiero Univisión Edición Digital, Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Noticiero Univisión Digial
October 1, 2020
10/1/2020 12:11 PM Eastern
CAROLINA SARASSA: On to other topics. To be Hispanic in COVID-19 times has had serious consequences. We were the first to get sick, to die and to be out of a job. Now, a Florida neighborhood shows how the virus severely hit a poverty-marked community. We are now connecting live with journalist Ana Elena Azpurúa to tell us more about what Hispanics face in the midst of this pandemic. Go ahead, tell us.
ANA ELENA AZPURA: Yes, good afternoon. Thank you very much for the opportunity to tell you about this multimedia project. Our idea was to show the double blow that Hispanics have suffered, because they are the ones that we present through our data analysis and we also show graphs of how they have been affected with a very, very high rate of contagion. And they have also been particularly affected by the economic crisis, unemployment and business lockdowns as well. We see that many of these Hispanics work in greatly affected industries such as the hospitality industry, leisure. So, this has had very strong consequences for them and through the stories of this [...] of the Allapattah neighborhood, when Florida was the epicenter of the pandemic in July, this was a neighborhood that had many cases of coronavirus, so we wanted to just have the opportunity and show to you the stories so that there is evidence of the situation that these families and entrepreneurs are living in this area.
SARASSA: Thank you, Ana, for being here.
AZPUR: We invite you to visit us at Univision dot com
SARASSA: Sure. And there are so many people who are interested in seeing this special. You can see, Scars of the pandemic, by scanning the QR currently shown here on your screen.