Ferguson Verdict May Come Friday, Says Univision Anchor

Neil Munro White House Correspondent
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White House officials suspect the Ferguson decision will be announced Friday, so they shifted their amnesty announcement to Thursday night, Univision’s top news-anchor told The Daily Caller.

“Their general problem was Ferguson tomorrow, so they just wanted to make sure [their announcement] didn’t happen the same day,” Jorge Ramos told TheDC during a Thursday evening interview in the White House’s press room.

Obama’s announcement was originally slated for Friday, he said. “They were planning to do it Friday,” said Ramos, who is the main news anchor for the Spanish-language network.

Ramos and the network strongly support Obama’s immigration policies. Univision agreed to broadcast Obama’s amnesty announcement during prime-time on Thursday, he said.

On Wednesday, Obama’s PR staff learned that Univision is broadcasting the Latino Grammy awards the same evening.

“It is one of the best rated shows in the year, so they called us yesterday and wanted to make sure we were going to carry [Obama’s announcement], we said yes, and then we agreed to do it 8.10 pm,” Ramos said.

The Spanish-language network is growing fast, partly because of rapid immigration of Spanish speakers into the United States. In October, the network was close behind the primary broadcast networks.

The main networks are not broadcasting Obama’s prime time speech.

That’s not all bad news for Obama, because he may want to downplay the amnesty outside the Latino community. Numerous polls shows that Obama’s immigration policies are strongly opposed by three to one.

The Ferguson announcement, if it comes Friday, may also push Obama’s unpopular amnesty off the media radar.

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