"Anchor with attitude": Univision star is in the tank for amnesty

His blunt advocacy on immigration and other issues has drawn criticism from some in the mainstream media, who say he’s crossed the line from objective coverage of an issue.

“It isn’t about us,” said Chuck Todd, the NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent, when asked what he thought of Ramos. Another Washington political reporter, who declined to go on the record, said only, “There is a difference between activism and journalism.”

Frank Sesno, the CNN veteran and Director of George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, said advocacy journalism is emblematic of broader changes in the news media.

“What we would or would not have accepted years ago has changed as more broadcast personalities and bloggers especially have assumed more opinionated/lead roles in the conversation,” he said in an email. “The candidates will know that, but they’ll still want Jorge — as last time — to reach the powerful demographic of Hispanic voters, which may be the key to success or failure for both parties in 2016.”