|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2013
NHMC Stands By Senator Menendez
Urges News Outlets To Report Facts, Not Innuendo
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Hispanic Media Coalition ("NHMC") stands with New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez as some in the "news" media use unsubstantiated allegations to smear him. The Senator has devoted his life to serving the public and deserves to be judged based on facts, not hearsay.
"Senator Menendez has earned, through an entire career of public service, the respect of our community and the nation. He has been a true champion for both Latinos and non-Latinos on a host of issues and has worked tirelessly to protect and advance the well being of families in New Jersey and across the country. While the allegations are unfortunate, nobody is able to pass judgment until all of the facts come to light. However, it has come to my attention that some in the so-called 'news' media have taken this opportunity to assassinate the Senator's character, using salacious innuendo in place of facts, while other important stories go untold. Surely the Senator, and the public, deserves better than that," said Alex Nogales, President & CEO of NHMC.
Last November, in Washington, DC, NHMC honored Senator Menendez with an Impact Award for his outstanding service and commitment to the Latino community.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Learn more at http://www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter @NHMC.