Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center has been in an ongoing war against Univision anchor Jorge Ramos -- including trying to get him fired -- for committing the offense of offering critical coverage of Donald Trump. Ramos was just given a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, which is making the MRC even more angry at him.
Jorge Bonilla unloaded in an April 27 MRC post:
To be clear, Ramos is being honored for going to Iowa and stage-managing his ejection from a Donald Trump press conference, doing all sorts of media about the cataclysmic effects of his stage-managed ejection, and then taking a stridently anti-Trump stance going forward which, subsequently, built a permission structure for the rest of the Acela media to retreat into its bubble and also take a side during the election. This, explicitly, is the basis for Ramos' acclaim throughout elite establishment media and academia...and it's not just USC Annenberg [which gives out the Cronkite awards].
As we've noted, the MRC has never substantiated its claim that Ramos engaged in a publicity stunt, nor would it similarly characterize as a stunt a attempt by conservative reporter Neil Munro to grandstand during a press conference by President Obama.
Bonilla insisted that the award to Ramos honors "ugly, racialist political activism," adding, "That such behavior would be honored as journalism is a telling indication of the profound disconnect that exists between the industry and the American people (Hispanics, too), as well as an indictment of our nation's elite media."
The award to Ramos also warranted an official MRC press release. MRC chief Brent Bozell ranted: "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."
The guy who perpetuated the lie that he wrote his own syndicated column is attacking someone else as an "impostor"? How rich.
MRC Latino director Ken Oliver-Mendez huffed:
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.
So Oliver-Mendez is going to citet stolen emails leaked by the Russians to benefit the MRC's preferred candidate to bash Ramos? Whatever. Oliver-Mendez then echoed his boss:
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.