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One of the little-remarked upon aspects of America’s giant Spanish-language TV network Univision is that its bosses never seem to be terribly Hispanic. From the LA Times

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision to name Vincent Sadusky as CEO

By MEG JAMES MAY 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Univision Communications is poised to name industry veteran Vincent Sadusky as its chief executive, in the latest sign of turmoil at the Spanish-language broadcasting company.

Vincent Sadusky is a graduate of that bastion of Mexican-American culture, Penn State. (Sadusky is no relation, I presume, to Linebacker U’s linebacker coach Jerry Sandusky.)

… It comes less than three months after the TV company announced that its longtime chief, Randy Falco, would retire by year’s end — even though the company had just extended Falco’s employment contract to 2020. …

Univision has been reeling in recent months. In April it eliminated more than 150 positions that cut deep within its troubled digital arm, Fusion Media Group.

Once the dominant Spanish-language media giant, Univision has struggled to remain relevant among Spanish-speaking audiences and it has faced growing competition from Telemundo.

Univision has long counted on new immigrants from Mexico to replenish its audience, but immigration has slowed considerably during the last six years. Now, a majority of Latinos are born in the U.S. and are fluent in English, making them less reliant on Spanish-language TV and radio stations for their news and entertainment. …

Univision is owned by a consortium of private equity owners and Los Angeles billionaire Haim Saban who bought the Spanish-language media company in 2007 for more than $13 billion — a leveraged buyout at the top of the market that left the company drowning in debt. …

In January, 2016, Univision acquired the Onion satirical site, an unusual fit for a company that prides itself as a news authority. About six months later it spent $135 million to buy Gawker Media brands, and promptly shut down the flagship Gawker website because of legal liabilities. It operated Gawker’s other sites, including Deadspin, Gizmodo and Jezebel — but advertising did not materialize.

Special events, such as a well-publicized concert at the U.S.-Mexico border, fizzled.

 
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  1. Tom-in-VA says:

    Well. Here’s how I feel about that:

  2. Wilkey says:

    “Univision is owned by a consortium of private equity owners and Los Angeles billionaire Haim Saban who bought the Spanish-language media company in 2007 for more than $13 billion”

    2007 was like Peak Latino – just before the crash, when a million or two illegals opted to head home and the birthrate of the rest tanked.

    Gizmodo seems to have gotten slightly less political in the last year or so, though I’m not sure whether that’s because its non-stop leftist rants were bad for business or because there’s less to rant about.

    • Replies: @David
  3. … acquired the Onion satirical site, an unusual fit for a company that prides itself as a news authority

    Really? These days I get confused. Am I reading The Onion or The Guardian?

  4. bomag says:

    Univision has long counted on new immigrants from Mexico to replenish its audience…

    I would think that the corporate smart guys know that this kind of looting can’t go on forever.

  5. Anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    How do The Onion staffers get away with tweets like the following when The Onion is owned by Saban’s Univision? (“Only” 40% though)

    • Replies: @VanSpeyk
    , @Lot
    , @Lot
  6. (Sadusky is no relation, I presume, to Linebacker U’s linebacker coach Jerry Sandusky.)

    Sandusky is a Wyandot (Huron) name, and Jerry is most decidedly not of that stock. His grandfather changed it from the Polish Sandiecki, where the c is pronounced ts.

    “Sandusky” means “icy water”. Too bad the water in those Penn State showers wasn’t icier as well.

    As for Señor Sadusky, he looks like the love spawn of a female matador and Justin Trudeau. How NAFTAer can you get?

    And that expression? Pure “game show host”.

  7. Jack D says:

    The other aspect to this is that the Latino masses are overwhelmingly Mestizo (in a broad sense of mixed race – in Latin America there are many fine gradations of what you call various racial mixes – they have as many words for this as Eskimos have words for different types of snow) but the onscreen talent is mostly from the light skinned (often 100% European) elite.

    Indios are genetically Asian and at one time maintained relatively advanced civilizations in Mexico and S. America so you have to wonder how did they get so dumb? I suspect that there was some sort of higher IQ Indio elite class that was wiped out by the Spanish (in the same way that Stalin took pains to eliminate the Polish elite) and what was left behind were the dumb peasants.

    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
  8. Jack D says:

    Foreign language media is always a one generation thing. The Jewish Daily Forward (printed in Yiddish) was once one of the largest circulation newspapers in NYC but the children of the Yiddish speaking immigrants switched to English. Unless you can keep the immigration pipeline open the business model is doomed.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  9. rexl says:

    Do the Spanish networks have to have a token ‘white person’ or a token ‘black person’? Are the commercials full of minorities, or majorities?

    • LOL: bomag
  10. David says:
    @Wilkey

    A bit more than a third of Texas’s current housing stock was built between 2002 and 2007. I find that pretty amazing.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  11. George says:

    Before Saben bought them Gawker and Onion were the closest thing to non mainstream mass market media. The Gawker bankruptcy, in particular, lets you know that if you don’t play ball you will be destroyed and your wealth will be confiscated.

    • LOL: snorlax
    • Replies: @CJ
  12. Univision is owned by a consortium of private equity owners and Los Angeles billionaire Haim Saban.

    More evidence for the file…

    This behavior is not unique to one clan, let us be clear. As long as you allow the profit motive to outrank your homeland and your people and your way of life, you will have Sabans — and Bushes and Kochs, who will ignore what is best for your country and its citizens.

    The only way to prevent this is to outlaw it, which probably will never happen as long as “conservatives” and Republicans worship what they think is a free market and continue to act like adolescents who have just read some Ayn Rand.

    Your country is an organ, your people are an organ, within a global body. You must preserve and protect integrity. You need real, functional walls between the different parts, and that includes finance, capital, trade, migration…

  13. roo_ster says:

    OT:

    PoundMeToo Aims High

    Morgan Freeman, that most Numinous of Negros, accused of unwanted advances and general lechery with subordinates. Say it ain’t so!

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/24/entertainment/morgan-freeman-accusations/index.html

    “She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said.

    In one incident, she said, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said — he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he’d try again. ”

    =============

    • Replies: @Barnard
    , @Buffalo Joe
  14. prosa123 says: • Website
    @Jack D

    There still are Yiddish publications serving the Hasidic communities. Of course the extreme cultural isolation of the Hasidim is the reason for the survival of Yiddish.

  15. Univision owns The Root, which is the premier source of blackety-black-black news and commentary.

    Univision video extolling the blackety-black-blackness of The Root here:

    https://corporate.univision.com/portfolio/properties/the-root/

    The Root was launched in 2008 by Henry Louis Gates, who maintained a façade of civility towards whites. That façade is no longer there. Now it’s all HATE WHITEY, with the theme of most articles being that whites are generally unpleasant, screwed up, and deserving of misfortune (unlike blacks, who are more pleasant and less screwed up than whites, even if your lying eyes tell you otherwise).

    Two weeks ago they had a Root article about how incompetent Univision management is:

    Univision Bosses Incompetent, Staffers Write

    https://journalisms.theroot.com/univision-bosses-incompetent-staffers-write-1825937068

    And just a few minutes ago, The Root put up an article denouncing race traitor Roland Fryer:

    Black Harvard Professor, Often Cited To Discredit Black Lives Matter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    https://www.theroot.com/black-harvard-professor-often-cited-to-discredit-black-1826292238

  16. Two billionaire Jews and a Lebanese Mexican have too much control over politics and the corporate propaganda apparatus in the United States.

    Shelly Adelson, Haim Saban and Carlos Slim have bought and paid for politicians and media power in the United States. Adelson, Saban and Slim are enemies of the American people. Adelson, Saban and Slim all push open borders mass legal immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    The Republican Party is completely and totally controlled by Shelly Adelson and the Cheap Labor Faction. Saban and Slim use their ill-gotten gains to attack the European Christian ancestral core of the United States. It is vitally important that White Core American Patriots do everything they can to remove the harmful influence of Shelly Adelson, Haim Saban and Carlos Slim from politics in the United Sates.

    Why has the New York Times gone completely and totally open borders on mass legal immigration? Carlos Slim owns a big chunk of the NY Times and he wants the Mestizos to continue to pour into the United Sates.

    Tweets from 2014:

    • Replies: @bjondo
  17. Bugg says:

    The Israelphile Saban is a pretty rough fit with a Latino-oriented company. Should be interesting to see if he partakes of pernil, real or otherwise, any time soon.

    Not sure what’s worse, his support of the old lady Clinton, or the crappy Power Rangers infesting every tyke’s DVR for 3 decades. At least the Wiggles have some musical talent, there’s not a single redeeming thing about the Power Rangers. How does he continue to churn out utter shit and make serious coin ?

  18. Altai says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The only way to prevent this is to outlaw it, which probably will never happen as long as “conservatives” and Republicans worship what they think is a free market and continue to act like adolescents who have just read some Ayn Rand.

    So many of the alt-right is in this camp too. A lot of them have ‘Libertarian voice’ and sound alike. They might be reformed but they repel a lot of good people who might otherwise listen. A lot of them have never so much as read a first hand news report on Northern Europe but are convinced their societies would be dystopia’s otherwise immigration. (What with their evil ‘socialised medicine’.)

    Fortunately the political realignment will eventually finds it’s way, but how long do you have for it eventually happen?

  19. NickG says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Precis – Demography is destiny.

  20. Lot says:

    Breitbart’s excellent John Binder interviews Stephen Miller

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/24/exclusive-stephen-miller-big-summer-fight-brewing-over-open-borders/

    Miller is really good with rhetoric as seen here and giving a fireball warm up speech for Trump before a friendly crowd. I wish he were better as a talking head on TV, but he seems cold and angry in that context.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  21. bjondo says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Owning it then selling it is Slim’s only function.

    His influence is … don’t see it.

    Saban making sure Hispanics get right messages regarding holothing and the Toxic Yid Landfill.

  22. snorlax says:
    @Lot

    I wish he were better as a talking head on TV, but he seems cold and angry in that context.

    Maybe he should get hairstyling advice from a reality-TV star he knows?

    • Replies: @Lot
  23. hyperbola says:

    Haim Saban is simply part of the corrupt, racist-supremacist sect that owns 95% of “our” media and uses it to keep Americans dumb, distracted, divided and easy for the sect to rob/manipulate.

    Six Jewish Companies Control 96% of the World’s Media

    http://tapnewswire.com/2015/10/six-jewish-companies-control-96-of-the-worlds-media/

    His efforts with Univision are the same thing as his Israel-first propaganda in Germany.

    The Israel Lobby in Germany

    https://es.scribd.com/document/236970539/The-Israel-Lobby-in-Germany

    The ProSieben / Sat1 Group, which combines the German TV station ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel eins, N24, 9Live and which are especially designed for women transmitter Sixx under one roof, is in possession of the Jew Haim Saban. The Axel Springer Foundation, which was part of the Axel Springer AG conducted from 1981 to 2010 by the Jew Ernst Cramer. After Cramer’s death Friede Springer himself took over as CEO. Friede Springer is a Zionist and got 2000 even the Leo Baeck Prize, the highest award of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. CEO of Axel Springer AG is the Zionist Dopfner Matthias, who has held a position at the Aspen Institute Berlin at the same time. The Aspen Institute is an American lobby, which was founded after WW2 propaganda purposes. The Institute is managed by Trustees, the President and CEO is the Jew Walter Isaacson…..

  24. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:

    That’s why it was run to the ground, Falco doesn’t sound like a member of the tribe. Maybe this new boss will wise up and turn Univision into a Hindi or Chinese broadcasting station, those are the two fastest growing groups of immigrants now.

  25. Tiny Duck says:

    Would you be just as concerned if this was a rich white right wing man trying to influence the media? I think not

  26. VanSpeyk says:
    @Anon

    That’s nothing for The Onion, check out the segment they did some years ago where they mercilessly mock Jewish stereotypes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4PC8Luqiws

  27. bjondo says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    This behavior is not unique to one clan, let us be clear. As long as you allow the profit motive to outrank your homeland and your people and your way of life, you will have Sabans — and Bushes and Kochs, who will ignore what is best for your country and its citizens

    Maybe not unique to one clan but one criminal clan dominates at least since hyping Drefuss in France.

    It does so to control info and beliefs more than profit motive.

    What info outlets, sources do the Bushes, Kochs own, control?

  28. Lot says:
    @Anon

    Could it be that partial ownership of a publication doesn’t mean controlling the editorial line?

    It is possible for a majority owner to require a party line of course, but that itself involves additional costs in the inability to recruit talented writers.

    Also, left wing Jews seem to prefer a settlement halt and partial or complete West Bank withdrawal as part of a two state solution, and have low opinions of Bibi and his domestic base of ultra Orthodox and nationalist Russians.

    • Replies: @donut
  29. istevefan says:
    @David

    A bit more than a third of Texas’s current housing stock was built between 2002 and 2007. I find that pretty amazing.

    If true, then that is amazing. However if you like trivia, not much beats this: How China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th Century

  30. Lot says:
    @snorlax

    There was an article in HuffPo about the guy who does Trump’s weave. It is a custom very expensive process.

    Mostly Miller needs to be friendlier to the hosts. Dersh and Rudi are two effective pro-Trump talking heads who are good at this.

  31. Lot says:
    @rexl

    In Mexico the commercials are even whiter than the shows, which often have dark and handsome mestizo hunks in telenovelas. The jarring exception are political ads and PSAs, of which there are a lot on Mexican TV, and which have typical Mexicans.

  32. bomag says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    You must preserve and protect integrity

    Yes.

    But social entropy is pretty strong. Most societies seem to devolve to a state of nature; the lure of the dark side is difficult to resist in the long run.

  33. Barnard says:
    @roo_ster

    This is almost as surprising as when Randy Moss admitting to smoking marijuana “once every blue moon or so” while he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings. I would have thought Freeman would have been one of the first actors to have stories like this come out about him. What took so long?

  34. @roo_ster

    roo, either she wears a lead lined skirt or Freeman is a wussy boy who can’t lift a skirt. A gentle breeze has shown a lot of thigh, and more.

  35. a reader says:

    Who wants to become a Zillionaire ?

    The ingredients to (((Russian))) oligarchs’ wealth are disclosed in this JTA article.

  36. donut says:
    @Lot

    I can’t believe it only happened once .

  37. Lot says:
    @Anon

    Another thing, those tweets are both pretty funny, especially the second one. The idea that jokes aimed at Jews are subject to censorship and repression is easily disproved.

    Far right antisemitic jokes are usually crap, but when they come up with good ones, like the happy merchant* and cell-phone hasid saying Shut It Down, they get wide exposure.

    *There’s an interesting article about the guy who came up with him. other than his anti black and jew cartooning, he seems more like a left-libertarian punk culture guy.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/the-surprisingly-mainstream-history-of-the-internets-favorit

    • Replies: @snorlax
  38. CJ says:
    @George

    Gawker always fired at the same targets. Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel deserve the Order of MAGA for taking them out. And now that I know that Univision got burned too, make that a MAGA Medal of Honor.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  39. a reader says:
    @Anonymous

    It’s rather weird for a Money article to include a $399 billion mistake:

    Combined wealth of Top 5: $455.09 billion

  40. JohnnyD says:

    We need more immigrants to watch Saban’s terrible television!

  41. @Jack D

    These indigenous civilizations were impressive, considering their isolation, but were not very widespread. Most of the territory was occupied by much less sophisticate tribes.

  42. @rexl

    Token black, and mostly to please international critics and sectors of the middle class with more Americanised tastes. Overall TV in South America has a preference for white people.

  43. snorlax says:
    @Lot

    Far right antisemitic jokes are usually crap, but when they come up with good ones, like the happy merchant and cell-phone hasid saying Shut It Down, they get wide exposure.

    MEMRI screenshots, anaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews and Ideas Man are also funny.

    What these all have in common is the certain ironic detachment required of successful humor.

    • Replies: @Lot
  44. Lot says:
    @snorlax

    I watched that, but generally didn’t get the jokes.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  45. snorlax says:
    @Lot

    Million Dollar Extreme definitely has a love-it-or-hate-it style of humor. I’m a nerdy right-wing male Millennial from Massachusetts who spent a fair amount of time on 4chan c. 2005-12, so I find them hilarious, but YMMV.

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