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Trump Campaign: Univision Is a 'Leftist Propaganda Machine'

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 July 2020 06:49 PM

The Trump campaign took aim at Univision in an email Wednesday, calling it a "leftist propaganda machine and a mouthpiece of the Democratic Party."

"Univision is not a news network; it is a leftist propaganda machine and a mouthpiece of the Democrat Party," the Trump campaign press release concluded, emphasizing a favorite topic of the president, extreme media bias. "We will treat them accordingly."

The release said the U.S.-based company is lobbying for "special privileges to become a 100% foreign-owned television network."

"All Americans should be outraged by the shadiness at Univision, a U.S.-based company currently lobbying for special privileges to become a 100% foreign-owned television network," the release began. "It is bad enough that Univision has joined the Radical Left's attack on our national monuments, now it is actively pushing Marxist propaganda that is used by the communist regime in Cuba to indoctrinate students.

"To make matters worse, Univision is shamelessly lying about it."

Among its complaints, the campaign accused Univision of mischaracterizing  and bashing Trump's Independence Day wekeend event at Mount Rushmore, its ignoring news of monuments to Hispanic heroes being desecrated as part of a larger spate of statue vandalism, and its shielding of viewers from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's abortion views, Fox News reported.

Then there's the network's promotion of Marxist ideology. 

The campaign claimed the Univision's recent "promotion of Marxist propaganda" was purported to be a "forum" that "occurred during Hispanic Heritage Month."

"That is a direct quote from a Univision spokesperson to El Nuevo Herald and it is a lie," the campaign stated. "Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September to October. According to Univision's own website, their pro-Marxism panel was two weeks ago. Univision is currently promoting not just one, but two anti-American Marxist books on its social media platform.

"Univision's promotion of Marxism is disgraceful, disgusting, and unacceptable," the campaign added.

The campaign has long been at odds with Univision's coverage of the president and his administration.

"For years, Univision has distorted basic facts and hid the truth about the Democrat Party's radicalism from its viewers because it knows it will alienate Hispanic voters," the campaign statement read. "They think they can get away with their left-wing political activism posing as journalism because they are a Spanish-language network and believe no one will notice their dishonesty.

"But there are many proud Hispanic conservatives who support President Trump who are here to tell Univision — clearly and firmly — that their days of lying, deceptive reporting, corruption, and manipulating our community are over."

For its part, Univision brushed off the campaign's allegations of bias.

“Univision News has covered the electoral campaign and President Donald Trump with honesty and rigorous journalism. We have invited him repeatedly to talk with our viewers about his political platform and public policies,” a Univision spokesperson told Fox News.

The spokesperson went on to say: “In June we featured an unedited pre-taped message President Trump sent to us for our special ‘Destino 2020: Votar es Poder.’ However, the latest message from his campaign intends to confuse and disinform.” 

“The president has an open invitation for an interview with our journalists," Fox quoted the Univision rep as saying. "We will continue to meet our commitment and duty of informing the Hispanic community about his policies and his electoral campaign by embracing the truth and the facts.”

Fox said the White House had not yet responded to a request for comment on whether the president intends to take Univision up on the invitation to appear.

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Calling it a "leftist propaganda machine and a mouthpiece of the Democratic Party," the Trump campaign took aim at Univision in an email Wednesday.
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Wednesday, 08 July 2020 06:49 PM
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