Jorge Ramos, one of Univsion’s top anchormen, publicly chastised his network for not doing enough to provide access to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In an opinion piece published on Time.com on June 3, 2016, Ramos criticizes Univision for providing people with a one-sided view of the presidential campaign.
Ramos points out that Univision has not made a serious effort to hold Trump accountable for his decisions to denigrate Mexicans, or to confront him on many of the controversial statements he has made. Ramos also argues that Univision should challenge and fact-check all candidates, regardless of party, so that its viewers can make an informed decision in November.
“There is a growing sentiment at Univision (and other television networks) of a de facto censorship and self-censorship,” Ramos writes. “There’s a growing fear of upsetting someone powerful or losing access. But journalism shouldn’t be afraid: it should be bold.”
In response to Ramos’s criticism, Univision issued a statement saying that it “maintain[s] an open, ongoing dialogue with them [candidates] to ensure that their message is accessible and informative to our audiences” and that it provides “diverse and nuanced coverage” for the presidential race.