Univision: “You got some ‘splainin’ to do!”
Am I the only one who finds the Hillary Clinton-Univision arrangement a bit strange? After all, isn't the lady a candidate for president and the other a news organization?
According to Marc Caputo of The Miami Herald, little has been said in the media about this very unusual union:
"The Spanish-language network, which broadcasts from Doral, has remarkably close ties with Clinton - from the way the media giant covers immigration to the financial backing of its top leader to a new initiative between the network and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Barely a peep from the press, though.
Last week, at an East Harlem event featuring Clinton, Univision touted a multi-year partnership with a foundation-led learning initiative for children 5 and younger. The success of the " Pequeños y Valiosos" (or "Young and Valuable") partnership will take time to measure.
But it began paying immediate dividends for Clinton.
Clinton's face is featured in five of seven slides on the Univision website promoting the partnership with the foundation's "Too Small to Fail" initiative. Taking no press questions at the event, Clinton was featured in the type of feel-good classroom setting that politicians on the campaign trail crave."
I guess that Univision wants us to believe that Hillary Clinton is not a political figure or a partisan on education issues. It would have made a lot more sense if Univision had "partnered" with high visibility athletes or movie stars.
I like that Univision wants to promote education learning initiatives for kids 5 and under but did they have to do it with a woman running for president? That's "a no-win" situation for a news organization!
Finally, the irony is that Hillary Clinton, and Democrats, oppose the kind of reforms or vouchers that would liberate many Hispanic parents from the public schools.