Univision’s report on the Kansas ballot initiative regarding abortion simultaneously managed to disinform viewers, promote a pro-abortion agenda, and undermine our democratic institutions. Hispanics are losing trust in corporate media, so it is no surprise that they continue to do so.
Watch as Univision’s midday newscast needs no more than 30 seconds to make a hash of such things as basic facts and history:
CAROLINA SARASSA UNIVISION : Kansas is a very conservative state that voted to defend the right of women to have abortions. This is the Supreme Court’s first defeat, one month after it abolished the nationwide right to abortion. Kansas rejects an initiative on the ballot that would have permitted Republicans to control the state legislature and impose restrictions or ban abortions without exceptions.
After condemning Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion in Dobbs for sending abortion back to the states as an attack on democracy, the media (Univision included) take a triumphalist tone at Kansas’ choice on abortion. Which is it, then?
But beyond that bit of dissonance, it is important to remember that this is Univision’s midday newscast, which is its own special circle of brain-rot Dantesque hell. We almost sympathize with Carolina Sarassa as she is forced to read the garbage Daniel Morcate, chief newsroom editor of Univision’s midday newscast. Almost.
How, exactly, is the Kansas referendum a “setback for the Supreme Court” when the referendum is Dobbs’s What was the intended outcome? Kansas: Is Justice Alito on Kansas’s ballot?
Furthermore, no explanation is given with regard to the confusing ballot language, which was essentially a double negative and could’ve easily led a number of pro-lifers to believe that they were voting to ban abortion. Perhaps it was too much too much of an ask for a 30-second story framed to push a “conservatives love abortion” line.
Univision continues its support for abortion and misrepresents Kansas’ referendum results to viewers. No wonder then that only 31% of Hispanics trust media.
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