Univision invites Obama and Romney to debate
Jorge Ramos went on the air to register the network’s disagreement with the selection of presidential debate moderators.
Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos on Wednesday expressed the network’s disappointment that no Latino journalists were chosen to moderate one of the three presidential debates this October and invited President Obama and Mitt Romney to a separate debate.
During the network’s nightly newscast, Ramos referenced a letter submitted to the Commission on Presidential Debates by Univision CEO Randy Falco that lodged a formal complaint and called for the commission to back a forum in which the candidates could address Latino voters, sponsored by Univision. The request was rejected by the commission later Wednesday.
“Univision network expressed its disagreement with the way moderators were chosen for the presidential debates, as no Latino or African-American journalists will be participating,” Ramos said on air (in Spanish).
“The commission answered and said they would not sponsor another debate, therefore Univision network invited President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney to participate in a forum to talk directly to Hispanic voters,” continued Ramos. “Hispanics as a voting group are the fastest growing in the country and it is estimated that 12 million Latinos will vote in the November presidential election.”
Ramos urged Twitter users to share their thoughts on the situation with the hashtag #DebateUnivision
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