MRC’s Bozell: Journalists Should Not Award Ramos – They Should Censure The Imposter

Eric Scheiner | April 28, 2017
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Jorge Ramos is set to be recognized Friday by the National Press Club with the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award, but the Media Research Center says Ramos is more of a political activist than an actual journalist.

The Univision and Fusion anchor “wins for advancing the conversation about what divides us as a country," according to a press release on the award

“Jorge Ramos has openly proclaimed the need for ‘journalists’ to go after President Trump and fight the President’s political agenda, and for that he gets an award from the ‘objective’ press. And journalists wonder why poll after poll has their credibility in the toilet,” Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell said.

“This man doesn’t deserve a prize for political journalism, but for political activism, as one of the worst of the worst. Instead of meeting at the National Press Club to celebrate him, journalists should be meeting to censure him, for being an impostor.”

Ken Oliver-Mendez, Director of MRC Latino says, "The last thing Jorge Ramos should be receiving is an award for excellence in political journalism. Especially when Ramos has already admitted that he got so much wrong in his political coverage during 2016. Ramos delivered the indictment himself when he said during a speech at Harvard last month that “as journalists, we’re supposed to report reality as it is, but we were not seeing reality.”

Ramos was not seeing reality because, as MRC Latino repeatedly exposed throughout the election and the Wikileaks email dumps of their communications also confirmed, he and his network, from the highest levels on down, were hell-bent on manipulating their viewers in favor of the Democrats, colluding with the Clinton campaign and constantly demonizing Donald Trump.

The record shows Jorge Ramos did nothing in his 2016 political coverage but a historic disservice to the audience to whom he was supposed to provide unaligned and undistorted news. The good news is that more viewers than ever see entirely through him, and the proof came on Election Day, when millions of Hispanics throughout the country roundly rejected his anti-Trump agenda and helped elect Donald Trump to the White House.”

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