MRC Latino’s Ken Oliver-Mendez: Univision Ignores Record-Low Hispanic Unemployment

NewsBusters | 7/11/2018 | Staff
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Media Research Center Latino Director Ken Oliver-Mendez appeared on Fox Business, Wednesday, to discuss Univision ignoring record low unemployment amongst Hispanics. After Cavuto guest host Charles Payne explained that 62 percent of Hispanics feel better off economically now, Oliver-Mendez replied: “That wasn't news on Univision or Telemundo.”

He added that this “really illustrates the disconnect between the average Hispanic voter in the country and perhaps the average Hispanic viewer of Univision and Telemundo and what they're getting.”

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The MRC Latino Director concluded: “Because the average Hispanic voter is seeing results, is seeing jobs. It's news for them when hundreds of thousands of Hispanics are getting jobs in the milestone month of June, which hit all-time low of record Hispanic unemployment.”

For more on this blackout of coverage by Univision and Telemundo, go here.


A partial transcript is below:

CHARLES PAYNE: President Trump's approval rating continues to rise among Hispanics. In fact, a new Emerson college survey showing 62 percent of Hispanic voters feel they are better off financially than two years ago. This as Hispanic unemployment hit a new all-time record low. To former Minority Business Development Agency Deputy Director under Trump Chris Garcia and Director of Media Research Center Latino, Ken Oliver Mendez.


PAYNE: Ken, having said that, were you shocked at this Emerson poll? It came out of left field. I mean, 62 percent? The average in the country is 42 percent. But 62 percent of Hispanics in this poll said they feel better off now than they did two years ago. .

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KEN OLIVER-MENDEZ: Yeah, of course, Charles, that wasn't news on Univision or Telemundo. But the fact is this comes on the heels of the Harvard Harris poll, which had the support among Hispanic voters for President Trump's handling of the economy and stimulating jobs now...
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