The big media has distinguished themselves with their lazy, biased coverage of President Obama. So it's nice to see a media outlet that asks tough questions and informs its viewers. Univision, take a bow.
President Obama entered the Univision studio last Thursday for a televised candidate's appearance thinking it would be a cakewalk. After all, Latinos in the U.S. overwhelmingly voted for him in the last election, and he has no reason from the polls to believe he wouldn't still command their allegiance.
And yet, the interviewers on Spanish-language Univision, Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, did their job with admirable professionalism and aggressiveness. If only the rest of the media did such a good job.
Interviewing the president on his record, the Univision journalists did what their English-language media fellows have steadfastly refused to do: Ask Obama tough questions about such things as immigration policy and the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, two things of high importance to Univision viewers.
"I think up to 100 Mexicans might have died (in Operation Fast and Furious) and also American agent Brian Terry," Ramos said. "There's a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation, but shouldn't the attorney general, Eric Holder, ... have known about that and if he didn't, should you fire him?"
Obama's response was pure boilerplate, telling Ramos that Holder "has my complete confidence"
Ramos' co-host Maria Elena Salinas wasn't happy, following up with the kind of question our Washington press corps can't be bothered to ask: "Why don't we have ... an independent investigation that is not done by the Justice Department?"
Obama's evasive answer: The investigation was "honest" and this had all become a "political distraction."
Ramos also hammered home Obama's broken promises on immigration reform.
"You promised that (reform), and a promise is a promise," Ramos told Obama. "And with all due respect, you didn't keep that promise."
Obama's response was incoherent, talking about "separation of powers" and other irrelevant issues.
Univision asked tough questions and demanded answers. That's exactly the opposite of America's big media. Their left-wing bias has become all too apparent. Indeed, a new Gallup Poll shows Americans now distrust the mainstream media.
One might first ask why anyone should pay any attention to some clown who needs to use copycat aliases on a message board? How valid is anything that you have to say if you must resort to trying to fool people into thinking you’re someone else? Do you honestly believe that anyone takes such juvenile behavior seriously?
“Their left-wing bias has become all too apparent. Indeed, a new Gallup Poll shows Americans now distrust the mainstream media.” – fake Ricky with the “L” not 1.
No, the poll doesn’t say any such thing. The poll discusses media – not “Main Stream Media” – There is no such thing, other than in the cluttered minds of folks unconcerned with factual information.
“Republicans continue to express the least trust in the media, while Democrats express the most.
Percent who express a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media:
Democrats = 58%
Republicans = 26%
Well, no sh#t Sherlock! I wouldn’t trust them too much either if all I watched was Fox, Limbaugh, or Glen Beck.
“Republicans continue to express the least trust in the media, while Democrats express the most."
And you have to wonder why? It is not Fox News that won't print anything real about Obama. It is not Fox News that will not ask pointed questions of Obama, Harry, or Nancy, it is only the network media that refuses to do. Why are the media asking for 'detailed' economic recovery plans from Romney when they don't ask the same question of Obama? We are the American media not asking hard questions about who knew what and when about Fast and Furious or Arab Spring or Libya?
Why do they always just assume that the Democrats are telling the truth, the full truth, not just selected portions but just the opposite with anyone else? Why do they not care more about the truth, the full truth than ratings?
Of course you will not answer these questions, first because you can’t, second because it wouldn’t fit with your political philosophy and political naivety. Nice to hear another side, although you’re side is always the same old list of Democratic talking points. You must watch a ton of TV to have such a wide understanding of what Fox and the rest of the media really do.
You’re a sound bite baby.
Yes, this was the closet thing to a real interview for Obama. So glad they didn't ask who is more talented Beyonce, or Jay Zee? I guess with 100 of their countrymen dead, they had to at least try to get Eric Holder fired. Heck, Eric could care less. Eric, only cares about Eric.
Sentiment: Strong Sell