Accuracy in Media

Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos is apparently still smarting from being escorted out of a Trump press event last year. He called on journalists to ignore ethical standards and take a stand against the GOP presidential nominee in a column for Time on Tuesday:

“Trump has forced journalists to revisit rules of objectivity and fairness. Just providing both points of view is not enough in the current presidential campaign. If a candidate is making racist and sexist remarks, we cannot hide in the principle of neutrality. That’s a false equivalence.

Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite were right; sometimes you have to take a stand. They did it against the dangerous persecutions of Senator Joe McCarthy and in denouncing the pernicious official spin during the worst years of the Vietnam War.”

Objectivity, fairness, neutrality? The media were in the tank for Obama in 2008 and 2012, and while there is evidence that they are less than thrilled with Clinton’s candidacy, they are firmly in her camp this year.

Ramos sums up his anti-Trump case thusly:

“Judgment day is coming. Will you have peace of mind come November 9th?”

And by the way, Ramos’ daughter Paolo has a “working position” within the Clinton campaign, so we know how objective he is.

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