I know that Donald Trump supporters despise Jorge Ramos almost as much as Megyn Kelly. But they really shouldn’t.
If Trump supporters had watched tonight’s Democrat debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, they would have seen a Ramos that did not pull punches nor did the rest of the panel which consisted of Ramos’ Univision colleague Maria Elena Salinas as well as Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post.
While Bernie was challenged on his public support for both Fidel Castro and Daniel Ortega, Hillary was challenged on both the e-mail scandal and Benghazi in a way she hasn’t on any other network. In fact, the moment Ramos mentioned Benghazi the partisan crowd showered jeers upon him.
Yes, it’s true that Univision cannot be described as sympathetic to either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, they do generally ask tough questions of everyone. Ramos did not spare President Obama during the 2012 campaign.
I don’t expect Trump supporters to like Ramos. That’s fine. I just think they should acknowledge that Ramos and Univision look at everyone with a skeptical eye. That’s precisely what we should expect of the media. Nothing more and nothing less.