I direct your attention directly to Univision Noticias’ comment on last night’s Marco Rubio thread. (H/T @Yiddishemom) Translated into English, the comment reads:
Beyond ideology, Rubio is a mediocre politician and contradictory (sic) to the values he claims to represent. Jeb Bush is more latino and talented than him. For example
Please spare me the stale cheese about how this was some unnamed, twentysomething soon-to-be-unemployed social media coordinator out of Miami or whatever. The comment is a crystal-clear reflection of the openly declared and professed sentiments within the newsroom. None of us who covered Univision’s despicable “Plata o Plomo“ campaign against Rubio are surprised about any of this, other than the fact that it got out into the open like this.
In an effort to preserve a steady influx of core viewers, Univision has gone all-in on immigration, and has declared open war on anyone who opposes a 1986-style amnesty for the 11 million or so undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. I get that as a business decision, but the beauty of the marketplace is that decisions have consequences. Perhaps Jorge Ramos will keep that in mind next time he wants to whine about not getting a presidential debate all to himself.
I leave you with what I said back during Rubiogate, which bears repeating today and often:
There are those who make a handsome living by selling the twisted notion of submission to progressivism as proof of Hispanic authenticity (counter, in many cases, to traditional Hispanic values), and will do anything to keep that gravy train flowing. Some of these identity merchants (the true sell-outs, if we are to really going to have this conversation) work in grievance organizations, some work in mainstream newsrooms, and others ply their trade on Capitol Hill. They see Rubio as a threat, as proof positive that someone of Hispanic descent can win elected office without having to kiss La Raza’s ring.
The immigration grievance lobby, the institutional Left, and their media enablers shudder at the notion that a conservative Hispanic could rise to power without submitting to their ideology or otherwise owing them anything. They are even more afraid of the example that this could set for Hispanic children, and of what this means to the long-term prospects of institutional Hispanic media here in the U.S.
This existential fear is the main driver behind efforts to smear Rubio as “inauthentic” or not sufficiently Hispanic. It is the fear of irrelevance, and of Oblivion.
UPDATE: Univision Noticias scrubs the slam against Marco Rubio.
The comment in question formerly occupied the place between these other two. Scrub, scrub away, Univision! The internet and screengrabs are forever. Your disgusting bias is preserved in bulletproof lucite for the whole world to see. Cobardes.