Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, last seen expressing shock that any Hispanics at all would support President Donald Trump, has been named by ABC News as one of the moderators of the upcoming third Democratic primary debate. Ramos, who is on record saying that “neutrality is not an option” when it comes to covering Trump, will join George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, and Linsey Davis in the September event.
In an excellent op-ed on ABC News’s choice in The Hill, opinion contributor Joe Concha drew some much-needed awareness to Ramos’s problems with objectivity:
As you’re likely aware, Ramos is not impartial. He’s an opinion-maker, particularly on immigration — and an activist. This 2015 Washington Post feature says it all in the headline, “Jorge Ramos: Part journalist, part activist, and now full-on Trump combatant.”
In 2016, Ramos wrote an essay in Time that notes, “It doesn’t matter who you are — a journalist, a politician or a voter — we’ll all be judged by how we responded to Donald Trump. Like it or not, this election is a plebiscite on the most divisive, polarizing and disrupting figure in American politics in decades. And neutrality is not an option.”
Or just take Ramos’ word for it in his 2018 book “Stranger.”
“I’m completely convinced that on certain issues you have to take a stand. You can’t remain neutral. … I’m an immigrant and immigrants are under attack. I cannot remain silent,” he wrote.
Ramos is completely unfit for any role in which he is masquerading as a journalist and not a pundit/activist. His advocacy for open borders is anti-democratic and un-American. The media is frantic about Trump questioning the “loyalty” of American Jews who vote for Democrats, but we really would question the national loyalties of Ramos. He seems much more interested in the plight of illegal immigrants than he is about anything actually of concern to American citizens.
Alas, this is a recurring problem with the debates. NBC kicked things off with the absurd decision to put rabid Russia-conspiracy-babbling Rachel Maddow on their moderator panel, and CNN followed suit by inviting Trump antagonist Don Lemon to join their motley crew of questioners. Apparently ABC News was afraid that if they left the debate in the hands of actual journalists, the Mad Mob of Twitter would come out to get them.
Well, here’s a newsflash for ABC: You will NEVER get the respect of Leftist Twitter. You will only lose the respect of everyone else. And hiring Jorge Ramos is a pretty quick way to do it.