Univision took on the position of anti-DeSantis propagandist in a shady report in regards to the implementation of Florida’s HB 1467, which offers directives for books and supplies allowed within the state’s public college libraries and was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in March 2022.
The 30-second information flash was aired on February 1, and delivered by anchor Borja Voces of the community’s noon information version. Along with leaving out which supplies can be banned, Voces relied on a staged video depicting empty college library bookshelves that made it seem to be the kids in Florida will now be disadvantaged of any and all academic supplies of their college libraries.
“I can report that a number of Florida faculties set to work as a way to adjust to a brand new regulation handed by that state’s governor, Ron DeSantis,” Voces stated on-camera, promptly reducing to a video filmed on the library of the Mandarin Center College in Jacksonville: “The regulation requires college library staff to detect books deemed inappropriate for youngsters in a classroom. In actual fact, academics could also be sanctioned for having books which are inappropriate. What do you assume?”
The disinformation propaganda in opposition to DeSantis started together with his enactment of different legal guidelines that empower mother and father within the training of their kids: First was the Parental Rights in Schooling Act, which was maliciously rebranded as ‘Do not Say Homosexual’. Then got here the controversy over CRT and “Queer Research” within the AP African-American research course. Now, Univision underscores that “academics could also be sanctioned for having books which are inappropriate. What do you assume?”
We predict, Mr. Voces, that the viewers of Univision needs to be knowledgeable that the supplies banned from media facilities/libraries embrace:
- Instruction on sexual orientation or gender identification in grades kindergarten by means of three.
- Discrimination in such a method that “a person, by advantage of his or her race, shade, intercourse, or nationwide origin is inherently racist or oppressive, whether or not consciously or unconsciously.
We additionally assume that by displaying empty bookshelves, Univision could have inadvertently implied that the entire books on the referenced library fell into one (or all) of the above talked about classes; thus, they needed to be eliminated to ensure that the college “to adjust to a brand new regulation handed by that state’s governor, Ron DeSantis”. Why else would they be empty?
As an alternative of disseminating instructor union propaganda, what if Univision informed Latino audiences, significantly the mother and father of college age kids in Florida, that the referenced laws, “goals to protect the rights of oldsters to make choices about what supplies their kids are uncovered to at school?”. And that “In Florida, our mother and father have each proper to be concerned of their baby’s training,” within the phrases of DeSantis.
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