Hispanic TV's Star Newscaster

Friday, July 04, 2014

Transcript

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has been dubbed "Star newscaster of Hispanic TV." In addition to his role as news anchor on the Spanish-language network, Ramos now hosts "America with Jorge Ramos", an English-language program on the recently launched Fusion network. Brooke speaks with Ramos about how his new job is exposing him to a wider media audience.

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Guests:

Jorge Ramos

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [3]

Bob

I was listening to his so called interview with House Speaker John Boehner and wondered how rude interruptions and a diatribe could be considered an "interview". Shouldn't an interview contain dialogue?

Jul. 08 2014 03:43 PM
RichardM from Adelaide South Australia

The story was great, but the music at the end was unstoppable! Please what was the music sting at the end of the Jorge Ramos story?

I am happy for journalists to take a position and *state what that position is*. Journalism always takes a position, by working for an audience via selection of story and story angle. It is frustrating for the audience to be painfully aware of this, and yet to suffer through journalism's insistence that it is "unbiased". Take a damn position! Speak it! No mames!

Jul. 05 2014 08:50 PM
Tom Roche

Brooke asked Jorge Ramos about the influence that Univision's chairman, Haim Saban, might have on Ramos' coverage of the Clintons. (Saban is famously close to them: see, e.g., this New Yorker profile[1].) Which raises a question that she could have asked (but didn't) and to which (IMHO) OTM should devote some attention:

Saban is an Israeli-born, dual-citizenship billionaire passionately dedicated to promoting a pro-Zionist, anti-Palestinian agenda in the US through think-tank spending, political spending, and controlling media[1]. (Can you say, "Powell memo"[2] ?-) Saban owns (through SCG) Univision, seeks to own the NY Times and the LA Times--in the latter case, to "turn [it] from a pro-Palestinian paper [sic] into a balanced paper"[1]--and founded the Brookings Saban Center. What might be the influence of such a figure on US media and politics, WRT, say, Middle-Eastern coverage and policy? Sound like a great question for OTM? Not so far[3], and I'm not holding my breath: the probability that WNYC broadcasts about a Jewish Zionist billionaire openly dedicated to manipulating US politics and media could be less than zero :-(

But, wait, you ask: what about "Citizen Adelson"[4]? Close but not quite: the story there was a Jewish Zionist billionaire manipulating *Israeli* press and politics, which I'm guessing is just about as far as WNYC is willing to go. Go ahead, OTM--prove me wrong!

[1]: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/05/10/100510fa_fact_bruck?currentPage=all
[2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powell_memo
[3]: http://www.onthemedia.org/search/?q=Saban
[4]: http://www.onthemedia.org/story/234375-citizen-adelson/

Jul. 04 2014 09:59 PM

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