Latino Victory is brief, apparently, for Latino Victory At All Prices, as evidenced by the disgusting advert with which the group has chosen to enter the hotly-contested 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election. Extra troubling nonetheless is the truth that each main home Spanish-language tv networks have up to now ignored each the advert and its blowback of their nationwide night newscasts.
This is how The Washington Publish described the advert (video on the hyperlink):
As Virginia’s heated gubernatorial election attracts close to, a Democratic group on Monday launched an advert that includes a pickup truck flying a Accomplice flag and sporting a bumper sticker for Republican Ed Gillespie chasing a bunch of minority kids.
The minute-long spot from the Latino Victory Fund ends with the youngsters waking up from a nightmare and adults watching footage on tv of torch-bearing white nationalists marching in Charlottesville
“Is that this what Donald Trump and Ed Gillespie imply by the American Dream?” the narrator says.
The business, which the Latino Victory Fund says is airing by Election Day on Spanish-language stations within the Richmond and Washington markets, is the most recent in a bitter battle on the airwaves.
My first response to this advert was to marvel aloud whether or not the Ford Motor Firm had granted Latino Victory permission to depict its F-250 Tremendous Responsibility because the official automobile of murderous accomplice flag-waving white supremacists (I hope not, and make mine a diesel Lariat).
This shortly gave solution to disgust at the concept a political group whose sole objective is to divide Hispanics towards everybody else diminished a complete election (in addition to the American Dream) to a selection between those that need to commit vehicular murder towards brown youngsters and people who don’t.
It’s past shameful that not one of the Spanish-language community newscasts appeared capable of finding the time to cowl this terrible advert – which aired in Spanish in each the Washington, D.C. and Richmond markets. Such silence is a transparent occasion of complicit bias by omission. Do the networks have a vested curiosity in permitting this advert to proceed with out examination? It seems so. Within the Washington, D.C. market, the advert aired throughout a business break of Telemundo’s nationwide night newscast, which works to precise complicity.
Relating to Univision, it goes deeper. You see, Entravision- the most important nationwide group of Univision affiliate stations- is a company donor to Latino Victory. It stays to be seen whether or not Entravision’s donor will repay for Latino Victory in Virginia.
Latino Victory plumbs a brand new low with their vile advert, and Telemundo and Univision are complicit of their silence. Their viewers deserve higher.