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Univision’s Ramos To Journalists: ‘Stop Pretending We’re Neutral

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Univision’s Jorge Ramos was presented the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for “lifetime achievement in defending press freedom” Tuesday at the 2014 Committee to Protect Journalists International Press Freedom Awards.

  During his speech before the group of journalists and media executives, Ramos made the case for journalists to drop the facade of impartiality and to use their voices and influence not just to inform but as activists to change policy:

”  The best of journalism happens when we take a stand: when we question those who are in power, when we confront the politicians who abuse their authority, when we denounce an injustice,” Ramos said. “The best of journalism happens when we side with the victims, with the most vulnerable, with those who have no rights. The best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth to power.”

 

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By Staying Neutral In The Battle Over Gun Control Is Starbucks Pro-Gun By Default? (VIDEO)

 

 

 

” On Friday, it was “Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day” all across Virginia, according to gun rights activist Ed Levine, the founder of Virginia Open Carry.

Unlike some of its competitors, Peet’s Coffee for example, that have posted “No Guns Allowed” signs in states that permit law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms for self-defense outside the home, Starbucks has made the conscious decision to remain apolitical, to simply follow local laws.

To Starbucks credit, gun control advocates have not made it easy for them to remain neutral.  On several occasions, organizations like The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence have made Starbucks the target of a national boycott.

In fact, as reported by the CS Monitor, efforts to boycott Starbucks are still ongoing, the latest is being led by the National Gun Victims Action Council, a Chicago-based pro-gun control organization.”