Pocho Ocho ways to tell you’re watching ‘Latino ñews’

by Especial Correspondents on July 24, 2013 in Cultura, Pocho Ocho

twocastersIt’s no surprise to us Pochodores — it’s why we started POCHO.COM:

Actual research reveals more and more U.S. Latinos are getting their ñews in Ingles — ñews from respected journalists like brothers Jorge Cooper-Ramos (right), and Anderson Ramos-Cooper (left.)

OK, sometimes Latinos get their ñews from Gustavo Almadovar live in the O.C., but not lately.

Meanwhile, Univision is leading in the July ratings wars with the most viewers under 50, the first time a Spanish-language network topped the charts.

Demographics like these are the raison d’etre for FUSION, a soon-to-launch Latino-oriented English language network, a joint venture of ABC and Univision.

eliseputer200[Disclosure: FUSION is so chingon they kidnapped our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck from New York,  hired her for a full time gig in Miami and also convinced POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz to write a column for their website.]

It can be soooooooo confusing, so here are the Pocho Ocho telltale signs you’re watching “Latino ñews:”

8. Anchor babe cleavage and shimmying

7. When they say “Popo” they mean Popocatepetl and not the LAPD

6. Sports segment always includes one GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAL

5. If you turn the volume down it looks like German TV news

4. Midgets and/or clowns

3. Celebrity Horoscopes! with Pitbull or Juanes

2. Brought to you by 1-800-ABOGADOS

And the numero uno way you can tell you’re watching “Latino ñews” is…

The newscast actually covers important news stories.



Patricia July 24, 2013 at 10:04 AM

LOL.. love it!!

Mary Donley July 24, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Can’t wait to watch Fusion! but like the Daily Show, my best news is from pocho dot com!

Texano78704 July 30, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Other telltale signs include:

Guys playing roles in morning TV shows dressed up as women.

A talking balón de fútbol.

TV hosts actually get up of their chairs and dance.

Aria de Sitter September 3, 2013 at 6:49 PM

really very good, although you forgot El Pato Loco

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