Univision Head Criticizes Debate Commission for Choosing No Hispanic Moderators
The president and CEO of Univision sent an email to the Commission on Presidential Debates today expressing his disappointment with them for not selecting any Hispanic debate moderators.
NBC’s Lester Holt, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, and Fox News’ Chris Wallace were chosen to moderate the presidential debates.
The moderator of the vice presidential debate will be CBS’ Elaine Quijano. Univision head Randy Falco praised the commission for choosing her, but still told the commission it “seems insufficient when taking into account past presidential cycles, future demographic trends and the important role Latinos play in the economic and social fabric of this great nation.”
He said that the candidates need to do more to address the needs of Hispanic Americans:
We ask again for you to reconsider leaving a Spanish-language moderator out of the presidential debate panels. As always, we stand ready to create additional venues where the Committee and the candidates can focus on Latinos. The Hispanic community will play a pivotal role in electing the next President and in all federal elections for the foreseeable future. We look forward to working with the Commission to address what we believe to be a troubling trend – the lack of the Hispanic perspective – and hope we can forge a new path forward.
Univision’s own Jorge Ramos had expressed interest in moderating
You can read the full letter here, via Deadline.
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