Latino media outlets are standing up to Trump

From Dallas Morning News:

Latino media outlets are standing up to Trump

The adversarial relationship between Donald Trump and the Spanish-language media, which has simmered since he announced his presidential candidacy in June, boiled over this week at a news conference.

That’s when the Republican ejected Jorge Ramos, the main news anchor at Univision and Fusion, when he tried to ask a question without being called on.

Ramos was eventually allowed to return. But for the Spanish-language press, which has grown in size and influence in politics, the tense exchange was a highly public flexing of muscle against a candidate who many outlets no longer pretend to cover objectively: They are offended by Trump’s words and tactics — including dismissing some Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and criminals — and they are showing it.

Some, including Ramos, said their networks have covered Trump more aggressively than their mainstream counterparts, which until recently, at least, largely dismissed Trump as a summer amusement — less a serious candidate than a ratings bonanza in the form of a bombastic reality television star. (After the dust-up with Ramos on Tuesday night, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists issued a statement condemning Trump.)

Ramos, who earlier this month delivered a searing indictment of Trump, calling him, “the loudest voice of intolerance, hatred and division in the United States,” attributed the difference in approach to how directly the issue of immigration affects Latino Americans.