When “María Fernanda from Univision” took the mic on Tuesday night time and requested Vice President Kamala Harris a flattering query to cap off her journey to Mexico, it appeared like Univision’s sycophantic day had taken a flip for the more severe. However the reality may be far worse than what it appears.
Watch as “Maria Fernanda from Univision” requested what appeared like a query completely according to Univision’s editorial line, “I voted for you” apart:
SYMONE SANDERS: Our subsequent query will come from Maria Fernanda. At Univision.
MARIA FERNANDA: Thanks, Madame Vice President. For me, it is an honor as a result of I truly acquired to vote for the primary time as a nationalized(sic) citizen. I voted for you. So —
VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS: Thanks.
MARIA FERNANDA: — my query is, what would you say to those girls — these moms and likewise girls of coloration on either side of the border, farmers, lots of them who I see day by day. As a message of hope, but in addition, what’s going to you do for them within the subsequent coming years?
HARRIS: That is a fantastic query. And thanks.
Slam dunk story. “Univision reporter fawns throughout Kamala Harris” virtually writes itself, particularly after the sooner “Mexican cousin” story.
However because the video started to make the rounds on Twitter, we heard straight from Univision’s President of Information, Daniel Coronell:
That is as crystal clear a press release of disavowal as there will be.
Univision prime-time anchor Ilia Calderón additionally made an identical assertion, tweeting:
Additional complicating the problem is the truth that Univision Mexico Metropolis correspondent Jésica Zermeño (pictured beneath) was on web site on the Harris press convention (who retweeted Coronell’s assertion).
Given all these components, we’re confronted with one in every of solely two potential eventualities that are, by levels of exponential magnitude, far worse than the unique “Univision reporter fangirls over Kamala, says ‘I voted for you’” story:
- Coronell’s assertion is true, by which case we’re speaking a couple of MAJOR safety breach and vetting failure from the Secret Service, Mexican state safety, and the White Home press workforce (led by former CNN political commentator Symone Sanders)
- Coronell is mendacity, by which case (as my colleague Curtis Houck identified) Univision has a significant journalistic scandal on their arms.
It is a growing story with a number of angles, and we are going to maintain you posted as they unfold.