18 Hispanic radio stations across 10 different markets are set to be purchased by a group partially bankrolled by liberal billionaire George Soros, but conservatives are fighting back, calling it a move that “reeks of desperation” to control Latino voters who have been ditching the Democratic Party.
Soros’ latest move is a clear sign liberals “rightly fret about the incredible gains among Hispanics for the America First movement” that has caused many of them to ditch the Democratic Party, Steve Cortes believes, who was a member of former-President Trump campaign’s Hispanic Advisory Council.
“The radicalism of the Democrats today has effectively left formerly Dem-leaning Latinos as political orphans. Hispanics increasingly rally to the America First combination of cultural conservatism plus patriotic populist economics,” said Cortes.
The formation of the Latino Media Network was announced last week, which is a new network set to be made up of 18 Hispanic radio stations and was partially financed by Lakestar Finance, an investment group affiliated with Soros Fund Management. The deal is pending regulatory approval but is expected to close later this year, giving new management plenty of time to make changes ahead of the 2024 election, said report.
According to an interview conducted by Axios, Stephanie Valencia, a former White House staffer during the Obama administration, and Jess Morales Rocketto, a former Hillary for America and AFL-CIO employee, are heading the venture, and say their purchase across the multitude of media markets will give them “access to one-third of the Hispanic population” within the U.S.
The investment project comes as Democrats continue to worry about losing the party’s support from large numbers of Hispanic voters. The purchase of these stations by the Soros-funded Latino Media Network “reeks of desperation” ahead of the 2024 presidential election, Jorge Bonilla believes, who is a Media Research Center Latino director.
“The left, increasingly feeling entitled to Hispanics yet unable to persuade them, openly seeks to control their access to information. This is the true aim of the ‘Spanish-language disinformation’ campaign of the past few years. Censorship and control,” said Bonilla.
“A front group led by left-wing operatives & financed by Soros linked money is buying up Spanish language radio stations because they still don’t realize that the reason why they are bleeding Hispanic support isn’t ‘misinformation’ it’s their socialism,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted.
It is thought to be that among the topics that have made many Hispanic’s ditch Democrats are religious liberty, parental rights, abortion, belief in the free-market system and comprehensive immigration reform that favors migrants who enter the country legally.
The alarm about Hispanic voters jumping ship for years has been sounding by the mainstream media, and recent headlines include FiveThirtyEight’s “Why The GOP Might Not Turn Off Conservative Latino Voters” and “Have Latinos Really Moved Toward The Republican Party?,” Washington Post’s “Republican House Latinos mobilize to bolster ranks and influence” and CBS News’ “Hispanic voters’ support for GOP is increasing.”