Political Ploy or Censorship?

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    Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the United States, has decided not to run TV ads from a political group that urged Latinos to sit out next month’s Congressional elections.

    The network had been pressured by Latino groups, who threatened to boycott Univision if it aired ads by “Latinos for Reform,” a small, partisan-linked organization. The ads, which were supposed to begin airing today in Nevada, called on Latinos to boycott Congressional races in November because of Congress’ failure to pass an immigration reform bill.

    Univision, which has editorial discretion to not run issue ads, released a statement saying it would not run any spots from Latinos for Reform related to voting.

    “Univision prides itself on promoting civic engagement and our extensive national campaigns encourage Hispanics to vote,” an Univision spokesperson said.

    The ads had come under fire by some Hispanic groups who called it a Republican ploy to depress the Latino vote. In past elections, Hispanic voters in Nevada have tended to vote more heavily for Democrats than Republicans.

    “They are trying to take away our privileged right to vote through scare tactics and fear mongering,” said Francisco Romero, president of Hispanics in Politics, a Las Vegas-based group. “We are just beside ourselves.”

    Political Ploy or Censorship? - Fox News Latino
     

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