There’s been quite a bit of buzz about Hispanic radio stations in Florida over the past year. In December, Politico’s Sam Stein reported that Democrats were alleging that a string of anti-Kamala Harris calls into Hispanic radio stations was an astroturf campaign. Politico reported at the time:
POLITICO did record and review segments of local programs independently via a radio station’s webcasts. In one, a male caller can be heard describing Harris as “inefficient” and “disappointing,” adding that the vice president “doesn’t do nothing at all.” The same caller jumped from one point to another before finally accusing the administration of poorly managing the economy. In recent days, a POLITICO reporter also heard callers on other Miami-based Spanish-language programs using similar phrases to describe Harris.
No way! Legal immigrants in Florida accusing Biden’s border czar of doing nothing at all?
Rep. Darren Soto made it known last fall that the FCC had to get involved in these right-wing disinformation campaigns:
.@FCC must address radicalization of Hispanic seniors by rightwing Miami radio. These lies are dangerous to democracy and clearly do not serve the “public interest”. Our seniors deserve better! https://t.co/qmz4Zy2MVK
— Rep. Darren Soto (@RepDarrenSoto) October 22, 2021
Today, Soto is declaring a MAJOR victory with the purchase of 18 Spanish-language stations:
We had MAJOR victory against right wing Spanish radio disinformation efforts this week.
Latino Media Network buys 18 major Spanish-language stations from TelevisaUnivision.
— Rep. Darren Soto (@RepDarrenSoto) June 6, 2022
You guys just dropped $60 million on 17 dying radio stations, many in solidly blue areas, and an AM Spanish station in Miami whose ratings have declined by 54% since 2008.
Good job, Darren! https://t.co/k8Z759aHaH
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) June 6, 2022
???this is like bragging about buying the clearance items at Walmart the day after the holiday is over. pic.twitter.com/OPjrvEXaM9
— The White Bunny (@fragrancegringo) June 6, 2022
You’re kidding yourself if you think the Dems are losing Hispanic because of “right wing disinformation.” You’re the party of “Latinx.” That’s why Hispanic are voting Republican and no Soros funded Radio station is going to change that, pendejo.
— Elise Stefanik Fan (@StefanikFan23) June 6, 2022
This will be Air America Redux.
Does anyone think that the conservative listeners of Radio Mambí are going to keep listening?
The idea that Hispanics are so stupid and gullible that they’re tricked into being conservatives is condescending and racist.#SocialismoEsMiseria
— E Pluribus Unum ?? (@Use_facts) June 6, 2022
And now they all stop listening to those stations congrats
— Hadrian’s Wal-Mart Greeter (@gocyclones7) June 6, 2022
How dare those dumb Hispanics be on the Right!? We’ll buy up all of their radio stations and pump them full of our good propaganda! Isn’t this what Castro did?
— Brand? (@WillyLumpLump__) June 6, 2022
The Dems figured out last election that Latinos are the majority and they need to up the pandering before the mid terms.
— LibertarianTea (@Teri0526) June 6, 2022
If they wanted to pander they’d be smart enough to stop calling them Latinx, but they aren’t
— Just me (@baking4fun) June 6, 2022
What a waste of Soros’ money. Dems have been losing Latinos favor because the radical left agenda is contrary to our traditions and culture, so it will keep happening no matter your efforts and the money you throw in propaganda.
La mentira nunca gana y nosotros somos más.
— Gaby ???? *Socialism is a SCAM* (@GabyZighelboim) June 6, 2022
He thinks he just bought voters.
— A pox on all your monkeys (@RealStarMan) June 6, 2022
Voters who are too dumb to know they’re listening to “right-wing disinformation.”
Christina Pushaw DROPS Democrat who wants to CENSOR Spanish-Language radio so Democrats can go back to taking Hispanic vote for GRANTED https://t.co/q5m0Eq8S5R
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 25, 2021