RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement calling for all Presidential candidates to skip the Univision/Washington Post (WaPo)-sponsored forum.
Univision continues its silence regarding comments Alberto Ciurana, their president of programming and content, made comparing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to Dylann Roof, the racist who murdered nine Americans in Charleston, South Carolina. Univision has not disciplined Ciurana and no one at Univision has personally apologized to Trump and his family.
MRC President Brent Bozell reacts:
“I am calling on all candidates of both parties to skip the Univision/WaPo forum. Participation in a forum sponsored by an outlet that allows one of its brass to compare a candidate to a mass murderer is unacceptable. Univision should not be allowed to question the background and records of presidential candidates when one of their own is brazenly assassinating the character of one of the candidates with no apparent consequence.
“My call for all candidates to ignore the Univision/WaPo forum does not absolve Univision of its responsibility to hold its employees accountable for reprehensible misconduct. Furthermore, Univision and Ciurana must personally apologize to Mr. Trump and his family if they hope to repair any of the damage caused to their brand.”