The journalists who moderate the televised presidential primary debates have ignored Puerto Rico.
It has been the subject of only one in more than 1,000 questions asked during the 21 debates.
The words “Puerto Rico” have been uttered only 12 times, out of more than 440,000 words spoken during the debates.
10 of those 12 occurred when Sen. Marco Rubio answered the one and only question ever asked about Puerto Rico.
According to Marco Rubio, Luis Fortuño is a great “reformer” even though he “borrowed” and spent NINE BILLION DOLLARS (mostly for his family and friends) that to this day is still unaccounted for.
Here is a video of Sen. Rubio’s response:
All of this is sad but unsurprising. 90% of the world’s media are owned by five corporations.
This includes the TV networks, cable TV and dish providers, radio stations, movie studios, record companies, internet news sites, newspapers, magazines, and book publishers.
Unfortunately these televised debates, and a recent video by late-night comedian John Oliver, are the principal means through which the general US population has learned anything about Puerto Rico.
Yesterday – May 2, 2016 – Puerto Rico defaulted on a bond payment of $422 million. The Government Development Bank (GDB) has no money. The Commonwealth is bankrupt. As Puerto Rico suffers through its greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the least the US media could do, is cover this crisis with fair and accurate information.
If history is any indicator, this coverage will not occur.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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