Hispanic media group: FCC needs to investigate Fox News, conservative radio for bias

Posted by: ST on September 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Chilling. Via The Washington Examiner:

Latino groups Wednesday blamed a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics on harmful stereotypes portrayed on TV and in conservative media and are asking the administration to probe Fox News and talk radio, two media cited by the groups as the worst perpetrators.

“We want the government to investigate this,” said Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. “Unless we start this dialogue, these assaults will go on,” he said, citing a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics.

Also charging Fox News and talk radio with portraying Hispanics poorly, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said the administration should provide “protection from the stimuli that is being promoted out there that is causing the correlation between violence, stereotyping and the increasing racism in this country against Latinos.” [Huh? –ST]

News industry insiders, however, noted that Fox has a sister division, Fox Latino, which was recently lauded by NPR. Fox also has several Hispanic hosts. Fox had no comment.

Nogales said his group has been measuring media bias against Latinos since 2008 and now he feels it’s time for the government to step in. To back up his claim and provide the Federal Communications Commission with ammo to use against news outlets, Nogales commissioned polling from Latino Decisions to test American views of Hispanics.

Think the “National Hispanic Media Coalition” compiles this so-called “information” on alleged “anti-Hispanic bias” simply because they want to inform the public of what they believe is happening? Nope.  They do it because they want to take people with whom they disagree off the air using the government as an instrument of censorship. See here if you have any doubts about that.

Regardless of whether or not NHMC’s “polling” is remotely accurate, remember this: There are types of speech I don’t like.  There are types of speech with which I disagree. Sometimes strongly on both counts.  But the best way to counter those types of speech we don’t like or disagree with, and/or find highly offensive is with more speech, and – if necessary – utilize the power of the consumer by either turning the channel or station, or taking your business elsewhere.    It’s just that simple.

And yes, I’m ok with having the FCC in place, too – but as soon as it starts kicking radio or TV shows off the air because of the so-called “bias” (especially alleged political bias) of the people on the shows, then I’ll push back hard. And so should you.

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10 Responses to “Hispanic media group: FCC needs to investigate Fox News, conservative radio for bias”


  1. maria says:

    We latinos are better than this, leave it to the negritos. nothing happened here move on. Horale!

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    If Obhammud would stop lying about border security and “Fast and Furious” and other border-related issues Fox and other responsible media outlets would have no reason to pursue such stories with such frequency.

  3. DaveinMinnesota says:

    I agree that Fox has grown very biased…against conservatism. Cut the cable and haven’t watched those weenies in months.

  4. BBHunter says:

    – OT, but timely…..

    – Here’s the Reuters live feed TV link ftom outside thr American Embassy in Cairo.

    – The feed is up and down, but it was on most of the night. The police seemed content to keep scattering the protesters using gas granades, letting fires burn.

    – As morning broke things quieted down. At least so far.

  5. Sefton says:

    What’s the Spanish word for fascism?

  6. H Hazell says:

    Most folk that I know are disgusted with illegal immigration (regardless of ethnicity) and those who support and enable it. And we support legal immigration (regardless of ethnicity). The only one’s stirring the pot and creating the flimsy charge of bias are those promoting the outlaw as divine victim and that they are somehow exclusively Latino.

  7. Carlos says:

    A suggestion (only partially tongue-in-cheek):

    Make immigration rules equal to whatever country the immigrant is coming from. If Mexican, the immigrant would be subject to the same rules as Mexico applies to immigrants to their country; if Honduran, to their policies; if Cambodian, to theirs; and so on.

    As I understand it, under such rules a Mexican sneaking into our country could be shot on sight as soon as his/her body touched American soil, at least technically. At the very least they could be thrown in starvation prisons and made to do (deathly) hard labor, as Mexico does.

    Of course, that would require a Commander-in-Chief that thought this country was worth preserving and worth reserving for those who respect our laws, something we haven’t had for more than a couple of decades.

    And a final note about the Latinos who howl the loudest: Back when the Mexican/American War was fought, Mexico lost, the United States won, Mexico agreed to give up all claims to certain lands, so get over it fer cryin’ out loud! Heck, not even the southerners here in the states are still crying “The South shall rise again!”, and if they can get over it, you people sure as heck can.

  8. Sefton says:

    Back when the Mexican/American War was fought, Mexico lost, the United States won, Mexico agreed to give up all claims to certain lands

    Not only that, even after we won we PAID for the land – $18 million – AND forgave all debts owed to the U.S.

  9. Carlos says:

    Yeah, Sefton, but who are we to stand in the way of revisionist history and the claims of those who have suffered so much because we picked that fight against such peaceful and humanity-loving folks?

    I’m thoroughly convinced one of the reasons terrorists are swarming to Mexico to sneak into the United States is because they know they can be baby-rapers there with impunity, which fits so well in their “religious” beliefs.

    Yeah, like that’s the kind of neighbor I want living across the street!

  10. Jim McDonald says:

    ¿No hablan el inglés?

    Listen for yourself, and learn Vato!