Billionaire liberal donor George Soros helped fund a left-wing radio network targeting Hispanic-Americans.
The formation of the Latino Media Network was announced last week and is partially funded by an affiliate of George Soros’ investment group.
In response, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is hitting back at the attempts by Soros to manipulate the midterm elections by purchasing an ad buy on two Miami radio stations.
“Governor Ron DeSantis is taking [on] Soros on his own turf with a Spanish language ad buy on the Soros network, serving as a PSA to Hispanic Floridians to warn of the pro-socialism, radical agenda behind The Latino Media Network,” read a statement the DeSantis campaign provided to Fox News Digital.
The Soros-funded radical Left is running a scheme to manipulate local media in Florida to push their Marxist agenda on voters.
In Florida, we reject the professional Left & their attempt to infiltrate our state & will always stand for truth and freedom.https://t.co/OeLbSDpJVh
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) June 6, 2022
In Radio Ad, DeSantis Warns of Soros’ Move to Take Over Hispanic Media.
The recording came after an investment firm owned by billionaire Soros partially financed the purchase of 18 Hispanic radio stations.
— Vanessa Vallejo (@vanessavallej0) June 7, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking ads out in Spanish radio stations to warn about the Left "taking control of our local media."
The ads are a response to a Soros-backed company's purchase of Hispanic radio stations in Miami.
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 7, 2022
Fox News reported:
The formation of the Latino Media Network, a new network set to be made up of 18 Hispanic radio stations across 10 different markets, was announced last week, and was partially financed by Lakestar Finance, an investment group affiliated with Soros Fund Management.
Jess Morales Rocketto, a former Hillary for America and AFL-CIO employee, and Stephanie Valencia, a former White House staffer during the Obama administration, 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, according to an interview conducted by Axios.
The investment project comes as concern from Democrats continues to grow over the party’s loss in support from large swaths of Hispanic voters.
In April, a poll from Quinnipiac University showed President Biden’s approval among Hispanics sitting at just 26%, appearing to solidify earlier polls showing Hispanic support sharply slipping from Democrats and increasing toward Republicans.
The new DeSantis ad, which will air on WAQI-AM and WQBA-AM, warns voters about the media purchase and touts his stance against “leftist disinformation” as he continues the “fight against socialism in America.”
“The left is taking control of our local media, billionaire George Soros, known for funding far left causes, is now funding the purchase of Hispanic radio stations here in Miami. Soros and Biden supporters have teamed up to buy this station from TelevisaUnivision,” is heard in a recording posted on the Miami Radio Libre website.
“They come with their ideological agenda. Soros and his minions know full well what this community stands for in the fight against socialism in the United States. This community will not be confused,” the ad continues. “Under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida is standing up to media corporations and leftist disinformation.”
El American added:
After the millionaire investment announcement came to light, a strong concern arose within the Cuban-American community because one of the radio stations acquired by Latino Media Network, Radio Mambi, is a historic conservative station that has been dedicated to fight against socialist ideas; being a critical media of the communist regimes in the region.
Because of its conservative views, Mambi has also become a critical radio station of the most radical progressive faction of the Democratic Party, even making local politicians such as former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell or Representative Darren Soto feeling uncomfortable. As a result, prominent Cuban-American voices assured El American that Radio Mambi is in danger of being “silenced.”
An inside source at Radio Mambi, who had knowledge of the negotiations, revealed to El American that the Christian-conservative Salem Media Group was close to buying the 18 Hispanic stations for an offer of $46 million from the Televisa-Univision conglomerate. However, all of a sudden Latino Media Network came along with $14 million more and took the stations.