Jorge Ramos is the leading advocate for liberal activist journalism in U.S. Hispanic media. For over 30 years, Ramos has been pushing his liberal agenda – for amnesty, sanctuary cities, gun control and a host of other causes – from his news anchor chair at Univision, America’s leading Spanish-language television network. In 2013, Ramos expanded his platform to Fusion, Univision’s English-language sister network.
During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Ramos decided to openly take the side of Hillary Clinton and speak out publicly against Donald Trump. In a Time magazine column, he encouraged other journalists to do the same. He repeated this on The Kelly File on August 25, 2016.
In response to Ramos’ electioneering, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued a statement on August 26, calling on Univision to remove Ramos from the network’s nightly news anchor desk. Bozell also challenged Ramos to a debate, at a venue of Ramos’ choosing, about the proper role of journalists and the media in American society.
Jorge Ramos has rendered himself increasingly incapable of serving as a credible, impartial news anchor for Univision’s millions of viewers. During the 2016 U.S. presidential election and since, he has done a great disservice both to his viewers and the journalistic profession by continuing to present himself as anything other than a liberal political activist. In order for their news to have any credibility, Univision should remove Ramos from the network news anchor desk.