Univison, Telemundo Skew Liberal


The two main U.S. Spanish-language nightly news programs on Univision and Telemundo skew liberal on domestic issues, according to a new Media Research Center study.

Politico reports that the two programs focused most heavily on Obamacare, immigration reform, and immigration law enforcement.

The Media Research Center study found that between November and February, 45 percent of the stories on the two programs tilted liberal, 49 percent were neutral, and just 6 percent were conservative.

The study also found that Democratic surrogates and liberal-leaning groups were featured on both networks more frequently than Republicans or conservative groups, but the group also faulted conservatives for not reaching out more to Latino media. […]

MRC Latino took particular issue with both Univision and Telemundo’s participation in encouraging Obamacare signups, especially a joint a town hall the networks held last month featuring President Barack Obama. […]

The study found that Univision and Telemundo featured liberal advocates of Obamacare in 116 stories versus the law’s conservative opponents in 24 stories.

On immigration issues, Democratic politicians and spokespersons affiliated with left-leaning organizations appeared twice as often as Republicans and conservatives.

The study found that both Univision and Telemundo were much more balanced on international issues.

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