The same network that depends on a continued uncontrolled stream of migrants has now granted celebrity status to a stalker and harasser that filmed herself confronting senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) at her seat on flight to D.C., regarding Sinema’s reluctance to support President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
While Univision made an effort to portray the confrontation as an opportune chance for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient Karina Ruiz, introducing her as an “activist” didn´t help. Neither did the fact that Ruiz´ entrapment was one of three performative acts held by pro-immigration activists against Senator Sinema in a 24-hour period. More telling, the airplane “selfie” was promptly shared to Twitter – not by Ruiz herself, but by the Arizona Dream Act Coalition.
Nothing would deter the team at Univision’s midday “Digital Edition” from celebrating the protester as a heroine. Just watch the praise given to a person who would otherwise be questioned by the airplane´s crew, or even arrested for harassing a passenger on an interstate flight:
BORJA VOCES, UNIVISION: The dreamers' struggle continues. And it can be seen it in this video: look. In recent hours, pro-immigrant activists confront Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema in mid-flight. The video starred activist and DREAMer Karina Ruiz.
No we go to Edwin Pitti, live from the nation´s capital, and in addition, meet Karina, the protagonist of this viral video.
EDWIN PITTI, UNIVISION: That's right Borja and Maity. Good afternoon. As you mention, the protagonist of this video is here with us. Karina, thank you for being with us. Welcome to the Digital Edition. Tell us about that video when you confronted Senator Sinema on that flight.
KARINA RUIZ, ACTIVIST: Yes. I saw that she was on my flight, and I said: this is my chance to be heard.
VOCES: Thank you very much Edwin, for your report, and also of course to Karina, for having granted us this interview.
Of note: Ms. Ruiz, casually called by her first name, Karina, by Univision´s anchor Borja Voces, worked as a volunteer helping elect Sinema. Now, however, after "being ignored" she has sent the senator a message over the Univision airwaves: you better vote to end the filibuster and give us citizenship, or else.
Makes one wonder if the Biden administration, and especially the DOJ, will label such threats, bullying and harassing as domestic terrorism.
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