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Mark Steyn en una entrevista con Fox News.

Before the imminent government shutdown due to disagreements among legislators, the author, and political commentator Mark Steyn said that it’s the Democrat’s fault for advocating on behalf of the undocumented immigrants.

Electing a new president won't solve Mexico's problems, writer Diego Osorno says

 05/26/2017 - 03:12
Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

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Candidato republicano al Congreso acusado de agresión el día de los comicios

 05/25/2017 - 10:58
Fuente: Stevens Institute of Technology

Un candidato republicano a la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU, Greg Gianforte, fue acusado hoy, el día de la elección, de una falta por agresiones por golpear este miércoles a un periodista del The Guardian que le había preguntado por la ley sanitaria que impulsan sus colegas en el Congreso.

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[OP-ED]: The elite media -- self-absorbed but not self-aware

 05/12/2017 - 09:17
Now that Trump is president, you can turn to just about any channel -- absent Fox News -- and hear reporters and anchors accusing Trump or other administration officials of outright lying or pursuing policies that will hurt people -- or, in the case of the GOP health care bill, actually kill them. 

Riddle me this: How can the so-called elite media be so self-absorbed and still have so little self-awareness? 

Today’s journalists too often make themselves the story. If a reporter gets arrested at a protest, he’ll be on the Sunday shows doing what he is not supposed to be doing: expressing his opinion.

[OP-ED]: Los medios de elite, ensimismados pero sin conocerse a sí mismos

 05/12/2017 - 08:47
Ahora que Trump es presidente, uno puede prender casi cualquier canal—menos Fox News—para escuchar a reporteros y locutores que acusan a Trump o a otros funcionarios del gobierno directamente de mentir o de perseguir políticas que perjudicarán a las personas—o, en el caso de la ley de asistencia médica del Partido Republicano, que en realidad las matará. 

 Aclárenme lo siguiente: ¿Cómo pueden, los así llamados medios de elite, estar tan ensimismados y al mismo tiempo conocerse tan poco a sí mismos? 

Los periodistas de hoy a menudo se convierten en la noticia. Si arrestan a un reportero en una manifestación, ese individuo se presenta después en los programas del domingo haciendo lo que no debe hacer: expresando su opinión.

[OP-ED]: The Sacking of Bill O’Reilly Reveals Ignored Corporate Prejudice

 04/28/2017 - 14:55
The termination of that talk show host known for his blunt talk (and his bigotry) followed a mass exodus of over fifty major advertisers from the evening time slot occupied by “The O’Reilly Factor” program. Photo: (Bill O'Reilly / Facebook)

Although the decision by FOX News to sack its ratings superstar Bill O’Reilly in the wake of revelations that FOX paid $13-million to settle multiple sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly sparked cheers in some circles, circumstances surrounding O’Reilly’s ouster do not merit a champagne celebration.

[OP-ED]: Halperin tiene razón: cuando los reporteros se convierten en ‘combatientes’ dejan de ser periodistas

 04/03/2017 - 08:38
Muchos periodistas están en el ruedo protegiendo la marca de sus empleadores y enfrentándose a Trump. Eso significa que son combatientes y que han dejado de ser periodistas. EFE

Nunca pensé que diría esto, pero Mark Halperin tiene razón.

En mayo de 2015, escribí una columna en que criticaba a Halperin por una serie de preguntas que formuló a Ted Cruz y que yo consideré racistas.

[OP-ED]: Why Trump loves to hate the media

 02/23/2017 - 09:02
The Washington Post’s fact checkers -- Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee -- found 15 examples of falsehoods or dubious claims. If people don’t believe the press, findings like these will matter less, if at all. EFE

There was a brief moment after Donald Trump’s election when it was conceivable to ask whether he would strive to be a “uniter” or a “divider.” The moment passed quickly as Trump made it clear that he does not intend to abandon the style of politics -- insulting and divisive -- that got him elected. His declaration last week that the news media are “the enemy of the American people” is but the latest reminder.

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