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Opinion: New York Times Hit Piece Reveals Their Blatant Bias

Opinion

Rep. Mayra Flores (R., Texas) is interviewed by a reporter outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2022. | Image by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

An 1,800-word hit piece by the New York Times on Rep. Mayra Flores is proof that the most powerful newspaper in the “mainstream media” is officially concerned that Republicans are making major gains in the Hispanic community, and they don’t like it.

The article, “The Rise of the Far-Right Latina,” argues that the Trump era was bringing a new age of “far-right” Hispanic and Latina women into Congress. Rather than celebrate the first Mexican-born citizen, a woman, for winning a special election in a district that Barack Obama won by 22% of the total vote in 2012, that Hillary Clinton won by 21.5% in 2016, but which Joe Biden won by only 4.2% in 2020, they attacked her basically for being Republican and conservative.

This is the same paper that hails Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who attended Boston University and is closely identified with The Squad and the “green new deal,” as almost the second coming.  But to praise a young woman who picked cotton with her parents to help feed the family and who was motivated enough by what she saw in her community to run for Congress would upset the Times’ base of supporters.

With the left so into race, sex and any other identity classification they can conjure, why are they not celebrating this victory. Ms Flores fits all the profiles except one — she is not on the left.

In an attempt to minimize her victory and to damage her for the November election the paper describes her campaign as: “Her campaign slogan — ‘God, family, country’ — was meant to appeal to what she calls the ‘traditional values’ of her majority-Hispanic district in the border city of Brownsville.”

The paper of record also adds, “But what is most striking is that Ms. Flores won by shunning moderates, embracing the far right and wearing her support for Donald J. Trump on her sleeve — more Marjorie Taylor Greene than Kay Bailey Hutchison.” To Jennifer Medina, who wrote the article, there is nothing worse she could say about Rep. Flores.

In a fiery response to the article, Rep. Flores told The Daily Caller that “It amazes me that because my values are rooted in God, Family, and Country, the liberal media takes it upon themselves to attack me and label me ‘far-right.’ But at least they used the word ‘Latina’ over their other made-up terms. Seguimos Adelante [we keep going]!”

The threat to the audience of the NY Times is exactly God, family and country. The foundation of a good and meaningful life begins with Ms. Flores’ campaign theme. Why does the left think they must fight against these values?

They profess to work so hard for the Hispanic women to advance all the time but ignore it when a Hispanic woman does not line up with what she should be, according to their values.

Texas Latino Conservatives (TLC) take pride in Congresswoman Flores’ victory. Her first introduction to politics was at a TLC seminar in the Rio Grande Valley. What she learned at the seminar inspired and instructed her to take the risk and accept the challenge to run for Congress.

The mainstream media is attempting to categorize the new Hispanic Republican voters and candidates as “extremist.” Perhaps they consider Rep. Flores’ God-Family-Country values to be extreme. That is their failure to understand what motivates the Hispanic-American citizen. The left does not appreciate what their families escaped from. In fact, the left is attempting to recreate the same leftist-authoritarian system here in America.

How difficult is it to understand that it is the Hispanic communities paying the price for the open borders? Today there are 60 students in many classrooms, half of whom do not speak English. How can our children learn under these circumstances? The answer is they can’t without great personal initiative and support from their family.

And in the local medical clinics, wait times have increased three or four-fold. The lines of people who have entered the country illegally are longest at the medical clinics. The government leaders who have created this crisis have not even been to the border to witness first-hand the results of their disastrous policies.

Perhaps now the Democrats will understand why the Americans of Hispanic heritage are running to support Republican candidates and becoming the candidate themselves.

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Elida Munoz
Elida Munoz
6 months ago

You’re on target. Our values are our essence!!! And should be what drives us. The left needs a reality check and yes maybe they need God first because some deep soul searching needs to be explored and acted upon.

Larry Gill
Larry Gill
6 months ago

What a shame that the folks on the left cannot be happy for the success of everyone who is working hard to make the country better. We have to all work together so let’s lift up and encourage those who working towards that end.

Raymond Amador
Raymond Amador
6 months ago

Orlando,
I truly appreciate your opinion piece. The Political industry makes assumptions that the “Hispanic” community are simply sheep that will follow. Today’s Hispanics are no longer following because of a lack of knowledge but now leading with both eyes open. We are making educated decisions and focusing on how politics effect our home. Individual success and progression for a better way of life is our “Mantra” which is not what the Democratic party wants to hear. Keep up the great work with Texas Latino Conservatives!

Girien R. Salazar
Girien R. Salazar
6 months ago

If you ask the question, “what 3 things are most important to you?” most Hispanics I know would say, “My faith, my family, and my community.” Mayra Flores represents what’s most important to us; the foundational pillars of any healthy society. The left and progressives do not like the fact that “government” is not in our top 3, let alone our top 10. #God #Family #Country

coralina riverea
coralina riverea
Reply to  Girien R. Salazar
6 months ago

i agree with Orlando’s article and i am very proud of Ms. Flores’success which is what all should be celebrating instead of attacking.

Diana
Diana
5 months ago

Great article! So proud of a conservative Hispanic woman trying to make a difference!

Arnold DeAnda
Arnold DeAnda
5 months ago

It has been wonderful that Rep Flores won the South Texas seat. My only advise to Rep Flores is to not get compromised by accepting funding from lobbyists.