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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the largest organization of Hispanic journalists in the US, has severed ties with Fox News because of the network’s insistence on spreading misinformation about undocumented immigrants and Hispanics.
Hugo Balta, the organization’s president, announced in a letter on August 22 the decision to drop Fox News as a sponsor for the upcoming Excellence in Journalism (EIJ19) conference in San Antonio, Texas.
“Major news outlets have always held value in simply reporting the facts, without bias, in order for the public to then take those facts and form their own opinions and perspectives,” Balta wrote. “If the news is given to the public with an underlying opinion, it can influence the viewership to think in the same way.”
Balta said he came to the decision to cut ties with Fox News after radio host Todd Starnes made prejudiced comments toward…
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