UPDATE: Sorry Univision, Telemundo Gets Exclusive Obama Interview Following Syria Snub
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UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 9 PM: Now the network itself has chimed in. Earlier today Univision’s Jorge Ramos posted some displeased tweets over not being one of the anchors interviewing Barack Obama about possible military action in Syria. Calling the lack of an interview “disappointing,” Univision has expanded on that view with the statement below.
What happens in Syria is important to Univision News’ audience. As the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. the decisions that are made by our government on issues like this one have a direct impact in their lives and their future. The U.S. Hispanic community has the right to be well informed and receive all the news and information they need from the news source they trust the most. It’s disappointing to see the lack of interest to reach our audience on this important issue.
PREVIOUSLY, 12:44 PM: One network anchor is pretty peeved today about not talking to President Barack Obama about Syria. “Pres. Obama gives 6 interviews today. None of those to Univision. Why? Hispanics also care about Syria. Same mistake as presidential debates,” tweeted Univision’s Jorge Ramos today. “150,000+ Latinos are serving in the U.S. military. But none of the 6 interviews given today by Obama include Univision,” he added in a follow-up tweet. Obama is sitting down with anchors from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel and PBS this afternoon to talk about the possibility of military action against Syria over claims that the Assad government recently used chemical weapons against its own people. Despite, big viewership and big demo draws, neither Univision not the NBCU-owned Telemundo are speaking with the President.