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As a George Soros-backed group moves to buy conservative radio stations, a popular host has quit her job and refused to be bought.
Conservative radio host Lourdes Ubieta has quit anti-communist Miami station Radio Mambi, which is one of 18 stations a Soros-linked group will acquire in a $60 million deal later this year. The deal is still pending Federal Communications Commission approval.
“What I believe is that it’s about control and politics,” Ubieta said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Saturday. “And they try to silence the voices of conservatives, especially in Spanish.”
Investment group Lakestar Finance, affiliated with Soros Fund Management, has partially funded the creation of Latino Media Network, a new network that will include Radio Mambi. The network and its stations are controlled by staunch Democratic supporters, including a former Obama staffer and Clinton campaign employee.
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Media figures and conservatives have criticized the move, with some saying it is an attempt to silence conservative voices or pressure liberal agendas in the Hispanic community.
“I believe Soros is not just trying to silence conservative voices, he’s trying to push his regurgitated nonsense from the left onto Latinos, onto undecided people, people who aren’t sure,” the candidate said. Congressman George Santos, R.N.Y. Fox News digital.
While the deal still awaits FCC approval, the acquisition has sparked immense controversy with many conservatives who have criticized the deal as an attempt to advance the liberal agenda.
“[Democrats] are intoxicated by their globalist agenda and revival,” Ubieta said. “For Latinas, we’re awake, you know, not awake. For us, it’s the love of our country because it’s our country.”
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Other radio hosts declined to join the new network, with some going to Americano Media where Ubieta recently joined.
“My country is the United States of America,” Ubieta said proudly. “And I’m not going anywhere, and I’m not going to be silenced either.”
Fox News’ Brian Flood and Nikolas Lanum contributed to this report.