Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is a man on a mission. He repeatedly describes himself as a 'reporter' and a 'journalist,' but in fact Ramos is an activist with a radical agenda. That was made clear again this week when he interrupted a Donald Trump press conference to harangue the candidate about immigration policy.
A few facts: The self-proclaimed journalist recently said this on CNN: "Donald Trump is the loudest voice of intolerance, division, and hatred right now in America." Not to be outdone, his top boss at Univision sent out a photo comparing Donald Trump with mass murderer Dylann Roof.
More recently, Jorge Ramos just wrote an article about a scary place called "Trumpland," where authorities are busy "raiding homes, workplaces, and schools, violating the human rights of millions of men, women and children." Those rounded-up illegal immigrants, according to Ramos' fanciful account, are then "held in stadiums or other giant facilities while they wait to be put on buses or planes back to their countries of origin." Trumpland, Ramos concludes, would be "a twisted utopia of walls and hate." Wow!
By now, you probably know that Jorge Ramos, a U.S. citizen, is often described as the most influential broadcaster in Spanish-language television.
But did you know that his daughter Paola is a paid advisor to Hillary Clinton? Probably not. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, and Ramos has every right be proud of his progeny's prodigy.
But how about some disclosure, Jorge?
If Fox News anchor Bret Baier had a son or daughter working for the Trump campaign, don't you think he would make sure every viewer was aware of that potential conflict? Then again, Baier is a genuine anchor, not an activist.
We have been trying to get Jorge Ramos on The Factor for weeks, hoping to ask him about the scourge of criminal illegal aliens like the savage who allegedly murdered Kate Steinle in San Francisco. Ramos has been hiding under his escritorio, which is of course his right.
But he did go on Megyn Kelly's show this week to again boast about his journalistic chops and to defend his actions in the Trump presser and ridicule Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall, which he called a "waste of money."
The truth is that Jorge Ramos jumped the line at the Trump press conference. His goal was not just to ask a question, but to badger the candidate and get a ton of attention for himself. Mission accomplished!
Ramos is a full-fledge advocate for people, especially Mexicans, who enter the United States of America illegally. He wants amnesty for illegal aliens and actually doesn't seem to be very keen on the idea of a border between the USA and the country of his birth.
Again, that is his right, no question. But Jorge Ramos' stance on immigration is extreme, far to the left of even his daughter's employer or any other Democratic candidate.
Ramos says he simply wanted to ask Donald Trump a question the other night. Well, we have a few questions of our own.
Do you support Kate's Law? Do you believe in national borders? Should every illegal immigrant be granted immediate citizenship?
Whether or not you agree with Donald Trump on immigration or anything else, whether you adore or abhor the man, there's no doubt that he engages in the debate. The same cannot be said for Jorge Ramos.
So come on in and spend a segment or two in the No Spin Zone, Mr. Ramos. It will be painless, maybe even liberating. In the meantime, how about being open and honest about your positions and your potential conflicts of interest? In other words, just tell the truth. Or, as they say on Univision, "di la verdad."