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Univision Staffer Ridicules Rubio as “Token Slave Boy” Engaging in “Mafia-Styled Tactics”

By Javier Manjarres

rubio afghanThe Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo is reporting that there could be a “possible pro-Democratic, anti-Rubio bias within the Spanish-network Univision’s Doral headquarters in light of the recent attack on Senator Marco Rubio posted by a staffer of a Univision executive on Facebook.

A deep rancor towards Rubio at Univision has been in play for quite some time.  According to an anonymous source within Univision, their intention is to continue to marginalize Rubio as that of a token Cuban-American who is out-of-touch with the “real Hispanic” community.

Back in the summer of 2011, Univision aired an offensive dumpster-diving investigative report on Rubio that highlighted his brother-in-law’s past cocaine arrest and imprisonment- a piece that likely aired because Rubio turned down a request to interview on the network.  Rubio has always made himself available for interviews and commentary to this very same Miami-based Univision office where he was previously employed as a conservative political commentator while he was still serving in the Florida House of Representatives.

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This anti-Rubio bias seems to have originated with Univision hiring of Isaac Lee as its President of News.  Back in 2011, an anonymous source who worked closely with Lee gave us a little insight on who Isaac Lee really is.

“Lee is nothing more than a drama queen,” and questions Lee’s honesty and ethics regarding the attempt to blackmail Rubio as well as his overall journalistic standards, or lack thereof

 “This was just Isaac throwing a temper tantrum because he didn’t get his way, he needs to remember that he is only a News Director, and nothing more.”-Source

Rubio had also turned down requests to interview with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos because of his questionable interview tactics as well as his strong support of amnesty for illegal immigrants.  When Rubio finally did interview with Ramos, he did what Rubio and many others expected him to do- focus on illegal immigration and attempt to make Rubio out to be “anti-Hispanic”-the same modus operandi of the Rubio’s leery foes in the Democrat Party.

 The folks at Univision and their Democrat sympathizers are trying their hardest to frame Rubio as being ‘anti-Hispanic’, their cuddly way of telling their audience that Rubio is really a self-loathing Senator with an identity crisis.  As Rubio’s national profile continues to grow in stature, he can expect more of this type of nonsense- the left and their media acolytes are desperate to take the shine off Rubio’s star knowing full well that he has the ability to effectively communicate the truth about the Democrat agenda to Hispanics in a way that returns the Democrat Party to permanent minority status in this country.  Shark Tank, 7/12/11

Here’s the screed posted on Rubio’s Communication Director Alex Burgos’ Facebook page by Univision’s Angelica Artiles-

Oh. wow, the loser is going to speak after our President…Anything to get publicity. Ask him to do us a favor and stay home that night (SOTU).

Tell Marquito to stay home with the Snow White and the other six dwarfs . His career as a politician is o-v-e-r.  He is the token slave boy chosen to look like a fool, once AGAIN. Makes me laugh.

 I call him Marquito because of his size, I don’t know him personally, but I have suffered his biased, and mafia-styled tactics, so I will say what I please. This is a free country, and the Tea party is out of office.

Alex angel 2Let’s analyze this unprofessional attack by Artiles that speaks poorly of her employer for a moment. 

Artiles says that she calls Rubio “Marquito’ because of his size. Rubio is about 5’10″, about average height- why exactly did Artiles chose to ridicule Rubio’ about his height?  Perhaps it’s because Artiles’ boyfriend, according to her MySpace account, is well over 6 feet tall.  Maybe she’s simply not a fan of smaller guys, but nevertheless, she’s making a personal slight towards Rubio. 

Artiles then says that even though she doesn’t know Rubio personally, she has supposedly “suffered his biased, and mafia-like tactics.”  Come again?  What pray tell could Artiles be referring to?  Was there an incident that occurred between the two that hasn’t yet come to light?  

Much more likely, Artiles was hyperventilating with glee as she uncorked her smarmy hyperbolic rant.  Unable to register some thoughtful criticism of Rubio, she then reached for the old reliable “mafia-like tactics” smear to caricature somebody that she disagrees with politically. 

Angelica longWe’ve already got Godwin’s rule when somebody invokes “Nazis” during an argument- are we now in need of a new rule for when somebody mindlessly invokes the “mafia” as well?  The “Artiles Rule” perhaps?

Is Artiles confusing Rubio with another Antonio- as in Antonio ‘ Tony’ Montana?

Amateurish lefties such as Artiles are still giddy over their electoral victories last November, but all they’ve really “won” is bragging rights to and ownership of an economic decline that has inflicted some real pain suffering upon millions of Americans–including the nearly 10% of unemployed Latinos who Artiles can’t see from within Univision’s offices.

The takeaway from all of this foolishness is that Univision remains in cahoots with President Obama the Democratic Party and the rest of the progressive Left.  They all fear Rubio because they know he has the capability to outmaneuver and out-message Democrats on immigration and halt amnesty agenda by articulating an alternative proposal that is pragmatic, fair and will ultimately resonate with a clear plurality of Americans.

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. kerijay February 11, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Rubio’s plan is no different than Obama’s. Do you think the illegals are going to pay taxes and a fine when they get everything for nothing now, no they will still remain in the shadows getting what they can get.

    They love our country so much they burn our flags, hang the Mexican flag above the US flag. We have laws here that seem to apply only to US citizens. Let them get in line like others had to do and learn our language or go back home. Mexican and Chinese take over.

  2. Mary February 11, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Univision only has eyes for obama. Too bad, it gives them a bad smell.

    • Miguel February 18, 2013 at 7:00 am


  3. anne February 11, 2013 at 7:58 am

    yep, that’s the way they do it. issues do not matter. distract and denigrate. formula has worked. and once a seed is planted…
    folks getting info from univision should make it a habit to ck the facts from other sources.

  4. Nancy Celano February 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Democrats are the cruelest, most intolerant people in the country. They are hateful to anyone who has different ideas from theirs or who don’t agree with them.

  5. Maria February 11, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Univision is a network full of novelas watched by viejitos i do not think is raking as one of the firsts networks in News so they are looking for ratings by making such comments since Marcos Rubio is a possible nomination for 2016. Shame on you UNIVISION i hope it works against you.

  6. Han Solo CHT February 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

    The democrats, and their den of liars, hollywood, and mainstream media are the most racist of the racists. These folks stereotype minorities through propaganda, sitcoms, movies, and government programs. The most damaging being sitcoms, which glorify life in the ghetto, and government programs, which have historically kept minorities from progressing past “free stuff”. As a minority I have always recognized their agenda. Life in the ghetto is not glamorous, been there done that, and government programs keep people from progressing, making education a non-option. Very few minorities are able to transplant their existence from one of government dependency, to educated, independent successful individuals free of government assistance. The system was designed by racists to achieve this very thing. The problem is, most are too blind to see what is happening to them. The easy way is never the best way, and blaming McDonald’s if you are fat, is the culmination of irresponsibility. We live in a society of blame, if things don’t go the way we want, it’s someone else’s, or something’s fault, whether it’s the weather, McDonald’s, George Bush, or a tsunami.

    In comes a minority who is a successful individual, running for office trying to do the right thing, and they get plummeted by the leftist agenda. God help you if you are a conservative minority, because if you are, you will be ridiculed and called every name in the book. Remember what Harry Belafonte called Condy Rice and Gen. Colin Powell? House “N”s, because they are conservative Republicans, had these folks been leftist democrats, there would have been outrage, and Harry Belafonte would have been destroyed by the mainstream media. The double standard lives on. Wake up people!

    I always wondered where the concept of “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” went. From the looks of it the democrats have done a 180. If JFK were alive today he would be a Republican, like Abraham Lincoln was.

    • Marily Rodriguez February 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Right on and very well said. May I post this on my fb page?

  7. Robert Van Istendal February 11, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Hispanic’s have now become slaves of the Democratic party just as The Black community has been for over 40 years.
    That Party has them at the bottom of the mountain with no chance of getting to the top and thats just the way the Democrates want it.
    The only way for them to get real jobs and to make it and live prosperous is to look closer at what the Republican Party can give them economically. Jobs, jobs, jobs.

    • BoGo February 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm


      This is the only “rebranding” the Republican party requires. We need someone who has the cajones to abandon the PC BS and lay it all out for them:

      “Hispanic brothers and sisters, what are you going to believe? Will you believe what the Dems are promising you or, looking at the past 50 years’ experience of the black community, will you believe your lying eyes?”

    • Marily Rodriguez February 12, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Please, don’t bunch all “Hispanics” together, as the left has done. Remember that Venezuela is a divided country, that is still waiting for Chavez, the dictator, to save them. This is not the mentality of all Hispanics, not by a long shot. And by the way, me and my parents have worked our asses off in America, learned and mastered the language, vote, and hate socialist/communists,often refered to as “MASTERS OF DECEIT.”

  8. Miriam February 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Univision is another tool use by Democrats for their Propaganda & to carry on their radical agenda. Conservativism is a bad word for all of them and Senator Rubio in that respect is their enemy. They will try to destroy him. Sadly the miss-informed may go with their propaganda.

    • Marily Rodriguez February 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

      So true!

  9. LMT February 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I think it’s disgusting the way Univision condones this behavior. I believe that Ms. Artiles may be on the payroll. She was quite active during the 2012 elections and made everyone’s life that was even remotely conservative hell. She ranted on walls, posted nasty remarks and profanity, insulted Cuban Americans, and jumped from one thread to the next with her Liberal Troll antics. I, personally, contacted Univision but never received a reply, not that I was expecting one. She is a cyber bully and I have no doubt that she may be the Univision Payroll. I have also come to find out that Ms. Artiles is still on FB and social media scene under an alias. I’m doing a little investigative digging. I’ll make sure everyone knows what a disgusting troll Ms. Artiles is. She is a disgrace to everything this country stands for.

    • Marily Rodriguez February 12, 2013 at 9:42 am

      I like the way you think. We must fire back at Univision. We must make dents in the media. Firm and strong, and not bullies, we must find a way to inform….how about our own Spanish pro-conservative channel?

  10. Miguel February 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Call in and tell Univision how you all feel about this! Univision is going to try and hurt Rubio with the Hispanic community!

    Univision Network
    9405 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178 (305) 471-3900

  11. Alexis Nazario Steyners February 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Univison is a extreme Mexican left-wing media, supports the democrat party, pro Obama, racist and also supports the illegal migration of Mexican throughout the U.S./Mexico border. Univision doesn’t say anything dad about Obama. Jorge Ramos promote the illegal immigration of his fellow Mexicans. Univision has promote Obama’s speech on Tuesday but not a word about Marco Rubio respond to Obama’s State of the Union.

  12. Alexis Nazario Steyners February 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I forgot, Univision also promote anti-American sentiment. Their audience mostly Mexican, are left-wing anti-American.

  13. Miguel February 18, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Univision hates Cubans! And they are going to try and hurt Rubio politically because they don’t want a Republican in the White House! They are RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. OMAR February 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

    UNIVISION=RACIST! Univision will do anything to bring down Rubio! Univision hates Cubans!!!