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Si, we need to repeat this!
Fox News is being totally Two-Faced to our Latino Community.
Here's why it's easy to state this:
Fox News says they want our Latino audience! In 2010, they opened a Latino website called www.latino.foxnews.com. In addition, they're preparing to launch MundoFox, a brand new TV channel for Latinos in August.
However, Fox News (specifically Fox Nation) and Fox website (Foxnews.com) talk negatively, all day long, about Latinos and immigrants.
If you haven't watched Fox News, check them out and easily notice their racist headlines, discussions and hateful rhetoric. (we've posted below 3 sources about this). In addition, there's never positive news about Obama; isn't the news supposed to be impartial?
If this isn't being hypocritical, and two-faced, then we don't know what is.
About Mundo Fox
Fox recently announced that they are launching a new Spanish language broadcast television network, MundoFox. The network will feature both entertainment and news programming, but their initial press release states that they “will not have any association with Fox News Channel.” It also quotes the Senior VP of news, Jorge Mettey, describing the type of viewer they intend to attract in a particularly derogatory light:
“We are not focusing on the regular normal issues that newscasts in Spanish focus on, like immigration and that stuff. It is not our focus. We are talking to a different Latino. We are not talking to victims. We are talking to successful people eager to improve their lives.”
Apparently Mettey regards “regular normal” Latinos as victims who are uninterested in improving their lives, and he doesn’t want any of “them” watching his network. MundoFox is getting off to a great start by insulting a fair portion of their potential audience. This aggressive posturing is actually typical of the way Fox has launched all of their networks. When announcing Fox News as being “fair and balanced” they were implying that the other networks were not merely competitors, but that they were untrustworthy. When they launched the Fox Business Network they bragged that “a Fox channel would be ‘more business-friendly’ than CNBC.” Although it doesn’t really make much sense for a network that is supposed to be reporting objectively, for the benefit of people making investment decisions, to declare that they intend for their coverage to be friendly.
About Fox News:
Fox News has exploited their audience to favor Republican (GOP) candidates and sway perceptions of health care, economics, and the environment. Amongst the most prominent of the issues that Fox has sought to distort is immigration. Their reporting is relentless in falsely portraying immigrants as shiftless lawbreakers who steal jobs from American citizens and drain the nation of scarce public resources.
Fox viewers are accustomed to stories about “illegals” swarming across the border to take up residency in the U.S. and sponge off of our prosperity. They are vilified as criminals and blamed for everything from disease to the recession. There is hardly a mention of immigrants on Fox that isn’t associated with drunkenness, joblessness, or drug cartels.
Do they actually think Latinos won't notice this hypocrisy or two-facedness in Fox News. Please tell us if you have noticed this or agree. Gracias!
1. Latino leaders blast Fox for hypocrisy:
2. Boycott Fox: