Here Are The Top Breitbart News Stories With Latino In The Headline
We decided to take a look at how Breitbart News, the notoriously alt-right news group for stories about Latinos. Let it be known, that what you’re about to see is the softer side of Breitbart, simply because they use the world “Latino” instead of “Hispanic-Latinos” (yes it is a thing here), “illegal”, “alien,” or “immigrant.”
This is how Breitbart views Latino citizens of the United States. You’ve been warned.
Breitbart: “Chicago Cardinal Says Allegations Against Pope ‘Because He Is a Latino’”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
There are so many things to unpack here but let me start with the alleged quote of Chicago Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that “Quite frankly, they also don’t like him because he is a Latino.” Breitbart’s follow up?
“Others were also quick to note that Pope Francis is actually not a Latino, but a white European born in Argentina.”
Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that they are “unsubstantiated allegations.”@ABC / Twitter
The Pope even called the letter “fake news.” America perceived Viganò’s hostility towards the Pope as stemming from becoming “too enmeshed in U.S. culture wars, particularly regarding same-sex marriage.”
Breitbart: “WaPo Slams ‘Vile, Despicable’ Latino Victory Fund Ad, Ralph Northam Campaign”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
This article further reaffirms Breitbart’s view of Latinos as “racist” against white people. The Latino Victory Fund released an ad that depicts VA’s Republican GOP gubernatorial candidate’s sticker on the back of a pickup truck running down immigrant children in the street. Then, the kids wake up from a terrible dream in their living room, watching a KKK run down counter-protestors.
Reality: That was an Op-Ed, but WaPo published this article: “New anti-Gillespie ad sparked by worries about Northam’s appeal to minorities”Latino Victory Fund
Meanwhile, The Washington Post chose to air all sides of the issue, including how Latino Victory Fund’s President outright said, “Gillespie brought this on with his relentless attacks on our community. This is a direct response.” Instead of the American dream, the ad was released as “The American Nightmare.”
Breitbart: “RNC Chairwoman McDaniel: Every Democrat Should Denounce Latino Victory Fund Ad”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
Breitbart quotes McDaniel that the ad “feeds the worst of our country in terms of hate and division, and fear.”
Reality: Gillespie Smeared Northam With Lies That He Supports the MS-13 GangUntitled. Digital Image. NY Mag. 4 December 2018.
Above is a screen shot from the first anti-immigrant ad that Gillespie ran. He claims that Northam’s approval of sanctuary cities in Virginia (fact check: there are none) have increased MS-13 gang activity (fact check: there is none). Gillespie lost the race.
Breitbart: “Biden Discusses ‘Latino Resistance to Trump’ with Hispanic Activists”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
Those “Hispanic Activists” are The Latino Victory Fund, and apparently, this fundraiser was headline worthy for its focus on the “Latino Resistance to Trump.”
Reality: The ad ran the day before, and after the attack, the ad was quickly removed.@KEEMSTAR / Twitter
Breitbart wants to credit The Latino Victory Fund’s advertisement with this: “[the commercial] aired after a terrorist ran over several people with a truck in New York while reportedly shouting ‘Allah Akbar.'”
Breitbart: “Government Gives San Diego State Professor $430,000 to Study Latino Grocery Store Purchases”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
Breitbart offered zero opinion on this but the way it was shared on social media by Breitbart consumers, is unsurprising given the caricature the platform paints of Latino-Americans. “You have got to be kidding me” tweets @matt_snorek.
Reality: In 2015, Latino Americans Were 1.2x more likely to be obese than non-Hispanics, according to government studies.@EslVukobratic / Twitter
The study, pioneered by Professor Iana Castro, will be using eye tracking technology to see what cues specific purchases. Castro is focusing on the parent-child factors that influence Latino’s shopping behavior. Clever. Mamis are forever trying to overfeed us what we want, so this makes for an obvious angle. The goal of the study is to reduce obesity in Latino-Americans.
Breitbart: “Polls: Many Latinos Want Tougher Border Security”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
Breitbart is trying to say, “A huge CBS poll of 6,466 registered voters in battleground states showed that 38 percent of Americans with Latino heritage do not think the Democrats’ pro-migration policies are ‘tough enough.’”
Reality: 52 percent of Latinos Expect Democratic Immigration Policy is “About Right”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
You can clearly see here that Breitbart is highlighting the minority polling statistic. Támbien, the “huge” poll only interviewed 527 Latinos. That’s 8 percent of the total number of people interviewed, under-representing Latinos.
Breitbart: “Jorge Ramos: ‘Very Sad’ Latino Trump Voters Turned Backs on Immigrants”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
Breitbart’s point? That Jorge Ramos “scornfully” assumed that Latinos have a single issue to rally around: immigration. That’s simply not true, and while the documented majority of us are against Trump’s immigration tacts (and Democratic), there are many more special interests that encompass the Latino vote.
Reality: Ramos sees Latinos as a complex group of individuals@DrMartyFox / Twitter
In an NPR interview, Ramos explicitly said, “At the end, three million Hispanics voted for Donald Trump. And that also says a lot. What it’s saying is that we are not monolithic. But also, I think there’s a divide within the Hispanic community, which is saying that some of the Latinos who came here as immigrants or the sons of immigrants have decided to turn their backs on the immigrants coming after them. And that’s—for me, that’s very, very sad.”
Breitbart: “Democratic Nightmare: Many Latinos Ignore Race Politics, Vote on Economy”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
Okay, this was a reach Breitbart. While they even admit that the majority of Latinos disapprove of Trump, they reach to claim, “The faster-than-average rise is due, in part, to the relatively large number of young Latinos who see rising income as they gain work experience in their 20 and 30s, and because of the reduced inflow of Hispanic unskilled illegal immigrants.”
Reality: The Pew Research Center confirms that a quarter of Hispanic voters turned out at midterms for the first time@US_Latino / Twitter
Yup. Of those who cast a midterm vote, 27 percent said they were voting in a midterm for the first time, which is compared to 18 percent of black voters and 12 percent of white voters. We turned out in a major way and we voted 62 percent Democratic. Not a nightmare at all for the Democratic Party, en realized.
Breitbart: “Video: Latino Refuses Service to American, Says Cannot Speak English”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
Okay, this did happen because this Taco Bell was in Hialeah. At one point, the employee said, “This is Hialeah,” in Spanish, because 93 percent of Hialeah is Latino. We don’t see what led up to the point that the employee refused service, just her calling the customer, “Mi vida, lo siento, hay nadie que puede hablar ingles.”
Reality: Breitbart found the needle in the haystack.Alexandria Montgomery / Facebook
Every other day we see videos of white people yelling at families in grocery stores for speaking Spanish or for simply wearing a Puerto Rican pride shirt. This woman was fired the next day after this video was released, which is proof that justice is more often served for the English-speakers than the Spanish-speakers.
Breitbart: “‘Silent Donation’: Corporate Emails Reveal Google Executives’ Efforts to Turn Out Latino Voters Who They Thought Would Vote for Clinton”Untitled. Screenshot. Breitbart News. 4 December 2018.
According to Breitbart, the email explicitly said, “We pushed tp [sic] get out the Latino vote with our features, our partners, and our voices. We kept our Google efforts non-partisan and followed our company’s protocols for the elections strategy.”
Reality: Google confirms the emails, and denies partisanship.@El_R_World / Twitter
A spokesperson told ABC News. “The employee’s email is an expression of her personal political views about the outcome of the 2016 election and those views do not reflect any official stance by the company. We have nearly 90,000 employees comprising a broad array of political affiliations. The email itself explicitly notes that she is speaking personally, and that Google’s efforts were non-partisan.”
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