On Friday, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos revealed that his daughter is working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“As journalists the most important thing we have is our credibility and integrity. We maintain that, in part, through transparency with our audience, our colleagues and our critics,” Ramos wrote. “That is why I am disclosing that my daughter, Paola, has accepted a position working with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.”
He added that, “as a father, I am very proud that she has decided to actively participate in our democratic process. I hope that more young people get involved, regardless of political parties or ideological preferences. Our democracy and our future depend on that.”
“I completely support and respect Paola’s decision,” Ramos continued. “In our family we have always cherished tolerance, dialogue and active participation in what you believe.”
The pro-amnesty anchor also claimed that, “like many reporters who have parents, siblings or other family members that are active in politics, this will not change how I approach my duty as a journalist,” and “I will continue to report with complete independence and ask the tough questions, the same way I have done for the last 30 years,”
Ramos has asked Hillary Clinton tougher questions than arguably any other media figure–he bluntly asked her about her wealth and grilled her on immigration issues in past interviews.
But as Breitbart News recently observed, Ramos, whose network Latino voters rely on to get information about 2016 candidates, has gone a bit soft on Hillary and her campaign since Clinton swerved to the left on amnesty. In a recent interview with Clinton’s political director, Ramos lobbed softballs and did bring up any of the Clinton Foundation scandals.
Ramos, unlike other mainstream media reporters who hide their biases, makes it clear that amnesty is one of his most important issues, and he recently told a group of Harvard students that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty programs would be safe if Hillary Clinton, who has vowed “to go even further” than Obama on executive amnesty, is in the White House.
Ramos’s Univision network has also come under fire for its close ties to the Clintons and their family’s scandal-ridden Clinton Foundation. Univision’s part-owner, Haim Saban, for instance, has vowed to spend “whatever it takes” to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House and hosts Hollywood fundraisers for her. Univision also paid Bill Clinton last month to appear at its upfront event and speak to advertisers.