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During the Student Action Summit 2021 (#SAS2021) organized by Turning Point USA in Tampa, Florida, El American Chief Correspondent Anna Paulina Luna spoke with journalist and Daily Caller reporter Jorge Ventura.
The young journalist, who began his career covering small sporting events, has participated in Telemundo, has been a guest on Tucker Carlson’s show and collaborated with Fox News for The Ingraham Angle.
Ventura commented that after the 2020 presidential election he noticed that people were losing trust in conventional media (usually referred to as mainstream media) and thought he could use his voice to “report from the center.”
“People on the right felt like Trump wasn’t getting his fair coverage, but then, people on the left were also felt that Bernie Sanders wasn’t getting the fair coverage,” Ventura told Anna Paulina. “And so I thought, maybe I could be the down the middle voice.” That’s when he decided to go into political sourcing.
However, it wasn’t long before he began receiving threats from far-left groups. He was even included in a piece by The Intercept that was dedicated to singling out journalists who exposed Black Lives Matter and Antifa during their various violent demonstrations.
“You get a lot of hate,” Ventura noted about it. “But at the end of the day there’s still so much more love, and I think people just appreciate the down the middle.” The young reporter prides himself on having Republican, Democrat and Independent audiences, as well as people from all over the world.
Regarding the Latino voter base that they have tried to monopolize from both sides of the political spectrum, Ventura says they are increasingly moving closer to the Republicans:
“The Latino voter base is waking up because of the immigration issue. Some who voted for Biden in this past election are seeing what’s happening and moving closer to the GOP.”
“I think a lot of Latino families are still very traditional-based, so they’re not really with the far left,” he noted.