The Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Monday afternoon requested for a gathering with TelevisaUnivision CEO Wade Davis, elevating considerations concerning the firm’s “continued dedication to its mission and its viewers” and citing considerations about “stopping the unfold of mis- and disinformation in Latino communities.”
In keeping with the letter, a duplicate of which was shared with The Hollywood Reporter, the CHC is requesting a gathering with Davis to debate considerations that arose from the controversial Trump interview.
“The community prides itself on the belief the viewers locations of their journalists and years of honest and correct reporting,” the letter states. “Circumstances surrounding the interview with former President Trump have given the looks that the corporate has not upheld these requirements.”
The interview with Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism, with Democrats complaining that the tone and tenor of the interview had been too pleasant to Trump, and indignant that adverts that the Biden administration had bought to run in the course of the Trump interview had been canceled on the final minute.
A Univision anchor, Leon Krauze, who anchored Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna, exited the corporate final week, regardless of sources saying he had greater than a yr left on his contract, elevating questions as as to if it was associated to the interview.
And the actor and producer John Leguizamo late final week referred to as for a boycott of the Spanish-language TV community, dubbing it “Magavision.”
“I’m asking all my brothers and sisters who’re actors, artists, politicians, activists to not go on Univision,” he mentioned.
The interview was performed by the veteran journalist Enrique Acevedo, who anchors the Televisa newscast En punto, however who beforehand labored as a correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes, and moderated a 2016 presidential debate for Univision.
Trump praised the house owners of the corporate within the interview, telling Acevedo “the Latino vote is so unimaginable as a result of they’re unbelievable individuals. They’ve unimaginable expertise, unimaginable vitality, they usually’re very entrepreneurial. All you must do is take a look at the house owners of Univision. They’re unbelievable entrepreneurial individuals. They usually like me.”
TelevisaUnivision additionally co-hosted a Republican major debate in September, with its anchor Ilia Calderón serving as a moderator alongside hosts from Fox Enterprise Community.
The tone of the interview, and the resultant backlash, appears to have sparked the CHC to take motion.
“At a time when mis- and disinformation is rampant within the Latino neighborhood, it has by no means been extra necessary for our neighborhood to have trusted information sources,” the CHC letter says. “It’s crucial that you just meet with the CHC to reply our critical considerations about these current reviews and show that our Members, our constituents, and the American Latino neighborhood, can depend on Univision to supply correct, balanced, and truthful info.”