Even though the Miami Herald has become infamous for its failed war on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, they do take time out from bashing DeSantis on occasion to write cheap shot editorials trashing Republican voters – especially those in the Hispanic community who dare to differ from their Democrat counterparts on political matters.
Case in point, an editorial the paper ran last month suggesting that Hispanic Republicans were “easily manipulated” into believing claims about their being irregularities in the 2020 presidential election, claims the Herald came down harshly on Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Maria Elvira Salazar for making. Here’s some of what they wrote:
That commitment to the truth is no longer part of the job description of Miami-Dade Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Maria Elvira Salazar. Both spread false information about the election results during appearances on Spanish talk radio in January.
Did Salazar and Diaz-Balart just fail to do their due diligence and truly believe what they said? That’s possible, given that many Republicans still believe Trump won the elections.
Are they lying in order to secure the votes of their easily manipulated target audience?
Diaz-Balart responded accordingly to the hit piece, but instead of giving him a full page of his own in which to dispute their claims, the Miami Herald resorted to publishing his response in the crowded “letters to the editor” section, the contributions to which aren’t always published to their online “letters to the editor” page. Also, presumably Diaz-Balart wrote to them not long after they published their editorial, but it was only just this week that the Congressman’s response made it into the paper for some reason.
It’s not available for viewing at their website just yet, but Newsbusters published it at theirs. Diaz-Balart did not mince words, defending his fellow Hispanic conservatives while also explaining his position on Pennsylvania’s election results:
The Board’s statement that Hispanics listening to Spanish-language radio are an “easily manipulated target audience” is patronizing. South Florida Hispanics are informed and passionate about politics. Hispanics in South Florida know better than most the ruinous consequences of socialism and communism in our hemisphere. We are not “easily manipulated.”
Regarding the election, I maintain that actions in Pennsylvania were in clear violation of the United States Constitution, and several constitutional scholars agree.
Constitutional provisions in Article 1 and Article 2 are clear that only state legislatures (and not governors, secretaries of state, state courts or any other state institution or officials) have the sole authority to regulate federal elections. Yet, in Pennsylvania, the secretary of State and the state’s judiciary changed election regulations in the days leading up to the election. For example, the state Supreme Court extended the election date, removed the Green Party’s presidential candidate from the ballot, permitted drop boxes and decided that ballots could not be discarded if the signature on the ballot did not match the signature in the registration database.
While the 2020 presidential election will be hotly debated until the end of time, would should not be up for debate here is that minority voters including Hispanic voters do indeed have minds of their own and are allowed to have diverse opinions when it comes to politics.
Truth be known, if the Miami Herald really wanted to talk about “easily manipulated” voters, they’d talk about the millions of Democrats who believe the 2016 election was “stolen” from Hillary Clinton due to Donald Trump allegedly colluding with the Russians, which in reality never happened.
Those same Democrats were fed lie after lie, day by day for four years not just by prominent Democrat movers and shakers like Clinton herself but also members of the mainstream media including the Miami Herald, which has never run across an anti-Republican story they didn’t want to run – even if in the process they had to use thoroughly discredited grifters in order to make their case.
Perhaps the Miami Herald’s real issue here is not so much that conservative Hispanic voters are “easily manipulated” but instead that they are not easily manipulated by liberal rags like the Miami Herald into thinking they’re traitors to their people?