MEDIA OUTLET HAS OPENLY SUPPORTED CLINTON, DEMONIZED TRUMP
by Sharon Rondeau
The email was sent by “firstname.lastname@example.org” to an apparent blind-copied list of recipients, one of whom included Podesta.
The email details a Foundation program titled “Too Small to Fail” intended to encourage the development of speech and language skills in young children. Cindy McCain, wife of former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John McCain, is named as an advisory member of the program, as is former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
In the fifth paragraph of, the press release, the sender states that the “Two Small to Fail” program specifically sought to serve African-American children in collaboration with “Essence” Magazine, a publication tailored to African-Americans. “This builds on our strategy, which began in February with the launch of our Univision partnership, to form national media partnerships to help reach targeted audiences. You can read about the launch event HERE<http://www.essence.com/2014/07/03/essence-and-clinton-foundation-announce-new-education-partnership>,” the press release explains.
According to The Washington Post on October 10, Univision Chairman Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl have donated $10 million to a political action committee supportive of Hillary Clinton. Haim Saban, an Israeli-born billionaire, reportedly “asked last year to speak to top campaign officials, shortly after Donald Trump had described Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers in his presidential announcement speech” in an attempt to encourage a strong response from the Clinton campaign.
The Post reported, citing WikiLeaks’ emails containing the revelation, that Clinton top aide Huma Abedin had spoken with Haim Saban on the issue, obtaining his input as to the views of his Univision “colleagues.” Podesta also communicated Saban’s suggestions to the campaign to counter Trump’s stance that some illegal aliens from Mexico are violent criminals.
Cheryl Saban is a board member of the Clinton Foundation.
On October 20, The Washington Times reported:
The WikiLeaks dump of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s emails has revealed the broad extent of behind-the-scenes collaboration with Haim Saban, the Hollywood billionaire who controls Univision, the country’s largest Spanish-language TV network.
Mr. Saban is not just one of the top moneymen behind Hillary Clinton’s run, the Univision chairman of the board is also a trusted adviser, message strategist and operative for her presidential campaign, the emails confirm.
The frequent email exchanges reveal that Mr. Saban, who is Israeli-American and not Hispanic, was at the forefront of the push inside Camp Clinton to pound Republican candidate Donald Trump for his stance against illegal immigration and comments about Mexican criminals — a message echoed in Univision news coverage.
On February 24, 2014, long before Clinton officially announced her presidential candidacy, USA Today headlined an article with, “Does Hillary-Univision deal cross a line?”
The article begins:
Imagine if a major television network entered into a partnership with a presidential nominee, and promoted that candidate across their media platforms. Just think of the outrage and charges of bias that would ricochet through the press.
Or maybe not.
Univision, the country’s top Spanish-language network, has entered into a multiyear deal with Hillary Clinton to promote the health, education and well-being of young children. As part of an early childhood development campaign that she began last year, Clinton has signed on with Univision to promote “Pequeños y Valiosos” (Young and Valuable), a program to encourage Hispanic parents to develop their children’s language skills. Among other goals, the program wants to help close what is known as a “word gap,” the vocabulary differential between low-income children and their classmates. Clinton and Univision officials kicked off the program at an event in at a Head Start program in East Harlem.
Although in its 34-year history, USA Today had never endorsed a presidential candidate, this year it declared Donald Trump “unfit for the presidency” while stopping short of endorsing Clinton.
According to Breitbart on October 13, Haim Saban’s support of Clinton’s campaign has influenced the channel’s coverage by consistently presenting Trump in a negative light.
Following the emailed press release are two mainstream media articles about the activities of the Clinton Foundation, including a report of Bill Clinton’s July 2014 trip to India to raise awareness about “women’s rights.”
The program, “No Ceilings,” was described by Fortune Magazine as a “women’s rights data collection and awareness initiative.” Writer Sarah Robbins reported that the initiative was “very much a Clinton family affair and was one of three projects that the former U.S. Secretary of State brought to the foundation last year, after the end of her term.”
Over several decades, Bill Clinton has been accused of sexual assault, unwanted sexual advances and harassment. A young man named Danney Williams has claimed that Bill Clinton is his father and has publicly requested Clinton to undergo a DNA test to confirm or deny the allegation.
FBI documents from a 2001 investigation involving the Clinton Foundation were released last week, while a more recent probe reportedly remains active, with the involvement of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, after more than a year.
The New York Post reports that the Foundation is “a slush fund” which “took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.”