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Every story is supposed to have two sides. But when it came to reporting the impeachment findings of the House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee vs. the Democrats’s report, the nation’s Spanish-speaking news networks tipped the balance in favor of the Democrats, by a margin of nearly 2 to 1.
Telemundo, Univision, CNN en Español and Estrella TV, accorded almost twice as much time to the Democrats’ report as they did to the House Republican report, during their main news programs on Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd, respectively.
Monday´s - Coverage - Republican - Report - Half
Monday´s coverage of the Republican report totaled 7 and a half minutes (from a total of two and a half hours between the four newscasts), emphasizing the liberal points of view. In addition, not one network led with the story. On Tuesday, however, all four Spanish-language networks led with the Democrat report, and spent close to 13 minutes driving the liberal perspective to their viewers.
Take a look at this compilation from three Spanish-language networks:
Coverage - Time - Reports - Favorable - Democrat
Not only was the coverage time allotted to both reports favorable to the Democrat report, but even in those newscasts about the Republican version, the Hispanic media favored the former.
In order to further bolster the Schiff report, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos used the word “argue” to describe the Democrat proposition, but used “alleges” for the Republican report. This served to frame the Democrats’ report as factual, while framing the Republican report as a mere allegation.
Telemundo - José - Díaz-Balart - Evidence - Trump
Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart went all-out, saying that there was evidence against Trump. Meanwhile, Estrella TV correspondent Armando Guzman, with his usual flair, inserted a heavy dose of cynicism to his “analysis”, even going so far as to inject Trump’s tax return battle with New York State into his subjective report regarding Trump’s “possible impeachment trial”.
The transcripts of the above mentioned reports are below, click "expand"...
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