Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

'America With Jorge Ramos' Crosses the Political Divide

Others may recall that Spanish-language TV station Univision co-hosts Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos provided one of the only challenging interviews with Obama on Fast & Furious and other controversial topics in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election. Now Jorge Ramos has his own show, "America With Jorge Ramos," on the new Disney/Univision-owned TV channel Fusion, and hard-hitting interviews regardless of political party, coverage of Latin-American news you won't see elsewhere, and, most importantly, a cross-section of political opinion are its strengths.

The latter is on display in this interview with anti-illegal immigration activists Roy Beck, Mark Krikorian, and D.A King, none of whom I can recall seeing on Fox News Channel--forget MSNBC, CNN, and company--with any regularity.

Even though Fusion comes across as a channel for "hip young liberals" and Ramos's show leans in that direction, particularly on immigration issues (there's many a sob story about "undocumented immigrants" and he seems to be for amnesty), I have to give them points for providing a platform for political opponents instead of the usual demonization from afar.

Cross-posted from Facebook.