Democrats are forever snarking about how Republicans aren’t able to make inroads in reaching Hispanic voters in the country.
Media messages like this one – sent by a staffer from Entravision in response to a Republican National Committee news release – might help explain why that is.
Check out this response I got to a press release. So much for “providing access to all points of view” pic.twitter.com/zVcW4Nqo0k
— Ali Pardo (@alipardo) April 4, 2014
This is no small thing. Entravision, based in Santa Monica, Calif., controls 48 radio and 53 televisions stations mainly in the South and West, including swing states Florida and Colorado.
When the staff of a media company with a large Hispanic audience in competitive states feels free to closes the door to communication with the Republican Party on the grounds that “I am a Democrat and do not need to read your viewpoints,” it’s no wonder Hispanic voters might feel like Republicans aren’t talking to them.
The incident comes in the same week that a report by the Media Research Center documented rampant bias in favor of Democrats by Spanish-language media giants Univision and Telemundo.
“Conservative viewpoints are continuously being dismissed by Spanish language news and this is a real cause for concern because Hispanic audiences are being denied the information they need to make informed decisions,” Ali Pardo, the Republican National Committee spokeswoman who received the rebuff, told the Daily Caller.
Pardo, a former aide to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., hit the nail on the head. “Diversity of thought” is the only kind of diversity that matters, and it’s the kind that Democrats understand the least.
That kind of ignorance in the Entravision email is to be expected in places like university campuses – which gave up even the pretense of freedom of thought decades ago – but newsrooms at least used to pay lip service to the idea that viewers and readers are best served by coverage that’s fair and balanced.
In the Age of Obama, it gets ever clearer that the news media is overwhelmingly — unquestioningly on the side of the party in power in the White House.
The only way to get that to change is to change the party in power. That alone won’t do it, but it’s a start.
Si, se puede!
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