Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a warning after it emerged that a George Soros-funded group is buying up local Hispanic media outlets.
Latino Media Network (LMN), an organization funded by leftist billionaire Soros, is targeting Hispanic Americans ahead of the critical midterms.
DeSantis’s campaign urged the public to turn to two Miami radio stations, WAQI-AM and WQBA-AM, which are not controlled by the new group.
As Slay News previously reported, LMN is buying 18 major Spanish-language radio stations owned by the TelevisaUnivision network including a leading conservative station Miami’s Radio Mambí.
The new media company is headed by Stephanie Valencia, a Latino outreach director for former President Barack Obama.
LMN raised $80 million from “leading Latino investors” and an investment group, Lakestar Finance, associated with major Dem donor George Soros. Other LMN investors are Hollywood actress Eva Longoria and radio entrepreneur Tom Castro.
The group is buying AM and FM stations located in 10 of the country’s largest Latino markets, including Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, and Las Vegas.
Valencia said: “Latinos are constantly trying to navigate the ocean of information.
“In some cases that is disinformation, in some cases that is very one-sided communication.
“In the Latino community radio still plays such an important part, and in places like Florida, it obviously plays a critically important part.
“From some of the research we’ve seen, upwards of 70% of Latinos are getting their news and information about politics and elections from places like YouTube” and that Latinos “are looking for trusted voices.
“There are elements of Radio Mambí that are really important to preserve. It has been an important part of the community and experience in Miami.
“But we do believe in balanced journalism.
“As Latinos drive population growth in the United States and with minority media on the decline, now is the time to be investing in more resources to create content for Latinos by Latinos,” Valencia said.
Enter Gov. DeSantis, who issues a warning to the people of Florida in a Spanish language ad.
Here is the English translation of his new ad:
The Left is taking control of our local media.
Billionaire George Soros, known for financing extreme leftist causes, is now financing the purchase of Hispanic radio stations right here in Miami. Soros teamed up with Biden supporters to buy this station from TelevisaUnivision.
They are coming with their ideological agenda. Soros and his minions know what this community represents in the fight against socialism in America. This community will not get confused.
Under Governor Ron DeSantis’s leadership, Florida is standing against the corporate media and leftist disinformation.
Visit MiamiRadioLibre.com to learn more about this leftist disinformation and for future alerts.
WARNING! THE LEFT IS TAKING CONTROL OF OUR LOCAL MEDIA.
Remember, visit MiamiRadioLibre.com for more information.
This is big news.
“Univision is selling many of its Spanish-language radio stations — including Miami’s ultraconservative Radio Mambi — to a group led by Democrats.”
Stations are located in 10 of biggest Latino markets including: Miami, NY, LA, Chicago.https://t.co/ImiC1K9tK5
— Sabrina Rodríguez (@sabrod123) June 3, 2022