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Network Gives Hillary Clinton Direct Access to Hispanic Americans

Posted By Israel Ortega On February 24, 2014 @ 3:46 pm In Culture,Featured,Front Page | Comments Disabled

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Is the largest Spanish-language network boosting a likely candidate two years removed from the 2016 presidential election? It’s certainly looking that way, and the media are turning a blind eye.

According to reports, possible presidential aspirant and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is entering into a partnership with Univision—the largest Spanish-language news network in America, reaching nearly [2] every U.S. Hispanic television household—to promote a childhood development initiative.

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It is hard to dismiss this as coincidental, given the increasing clout of the Hispanic electorate (every month, 50,000 Hispanics [4] turn 18) and news that there are Univision executives partial to a Hillary Clinton presidency. Progressive commentator Raul Reyes, a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, reports [5]:

Consider that one of the owners of Univision, Haim Saban, is a major Clinton donor and backer who told the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth that, “Seeing her in the White House is a big dream of mine.”

If that’s not the definition of media bias, I’m not sure what is.

Reyes does well to shine a spotlight on this largely unreported story, noting that this deal would likely draw a lot more outrage and scrutiny if this was being done by one of the other major mainstream media networks. He reminds us: “Remember that just last year, CNN had planned a documentary and NBC a mini-series docudrama featuring Hillary Clinton. But after widespread criticism, both networks cancelled their plans.”

And at a time when press freedom is under attack worldwide and the U.S. is tumbling [6] in the latest global press freedom index, it’s especially important to hold our media outlets accountable when they are providing an outlet to a possible presidential aspirant to connect with the fastest-growing and youngest demographic in the United States for a multi-year partnership.

Reyes has it right: “The mainstream press should wake up to a story that lies in plain view: The Univision/Clinton ties deserve careful, thorough scrutiny.”

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[2] nearly: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/04/hillary-clinton-partners-with-univision-for-early-childhood-development/

[3]  >>> Check Out: Tony Stark, Come Home: Hollywood Seeks Tax Breaks to Lure More Movies: http://blog.heritage.org Tony Stark, Come Home: Hollywood Seeks Tax Breaks to Lure More Movies

[4] 50,000 Hispanics: http://www.hispanicvoters2012.com/

[5] reports: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/02/23/raul-reyes-univision-hillary-clinton/5616437/

[6] tumbling: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/11/us-tumbles-in-global-press-freedom-index/?page=all

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