Univision: Hispanics Care about Syria,Too


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Where’s Jorge or Maria? Univision Anchors Say They Were Snubbed

The anchors of the major U.S. English-language networks gather at the White House for presidential interviews. Univision wanted one of its anchors, Jorge Ramos or Maria Elena Salinas, to get an invite, too. President Barack Obama brought in anchors for the major English-language networks to make his pitch to bomb Syria yesterday, but the White House declined the Doral-based Univision’s request to have its own presidential sit-down, a network spokesman said. Jorge Ramos, Univision’s co-anchor, posted a tweet slamming the White House for ignoring the network that dominates Spanish-language news.
Ramos tweeted in English and Spanish, “Pres. Obama gives 6 interviews today. None of those to Univision. Why? Hispanics also care about Syria. Same mistake as presidential debates.”
He was referring to Univision’s failure to snag a presidential debate during the 2012 race. The network hosted Obama and Mitt Romney in separate Spanish-language town halls at the University of Miami.
At the UM event, Ramos famously knocked Obama for not fulfilling a campaign pledge to change immigration laws, telling the president in English: “You didn’t keep that promise.”
On Monday, he also tweeted: “150,000+ Latinos are serving in the U.S. military. But none of the 6 interviews given today by Obama include Univision #LessonsNOTlearned.”
The White House invited anchors from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN and PBS to interview Obama on Monday. None had as big of an audience as Univision did this summer in the key adult demographic. Univision’s Spanish-language audience is big enough that it beat all networks to hold the No. 1 rating in August for adult viewers in the United States under the age of 50.
Politico, a media and politics website closely read in Washington, and Deadline Hollywood both noted the snub Monday. In a statement, the network said: “The U.S. Hispanic community has the right to be well informed and receive all the news and information they need from the news source they trust the most. It is disappointing to see the lack of interest to reach our audience on this important issue.”

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