Spanish Nets Covering Puerto Rico Crisis Spotlight Leftist Politicians

NewsBusters | 7/26/2019 | Staff
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Never wasting a chance to grant prime-time exposure to their leftist darlings – in this case socialist politicians from Puerto Rico– three of the nation ́s Spanish-language news networks each featured one of these leftist role models during their coverage of the government crisis in Puerto Rico. The 11-day chaos in the U.S. territory ended on July 24th, with the resignation of Democrat governor Ricardo Rosselló.

The trio of left-fist saluting politicians included former congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D), now a resident of the island, who was interviewed by the Univision news team. Telemundo featured San Juan mayor and national co-chair for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign Carmen Yulín Cruz.

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Both Cruz and Gutiérrez were vocal supporters of Oscar López Rivera, a convicted terrorist pardoned by Obama. Estrella TV spotlighted Rafaél Bernabé, gubernatorial candidate for the socialist Working People's Party of Puerto Rico in 2012 and 2016, who garnered 0.3% of the votes in the island’s 2016 general elections.

While the on-air statements of the three amigos were remarkably subdued – they all left politics out their answers calling instead for the governor's impeachment - they happened to be the only well-known personalities interviewed by all three networks; other opinions were expressed by demonstrators and unidentified residents of the island.

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Gutiérrez, of Puerto Rican descent, served as U.S. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district from 1993 to 2019, and is a supporter of both Puerto Rican independence and open-borders immigration policy.

Cruz, of course, made a national name for herself by criticizing President Trump...
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