Two huge personalities clashed Wednesday night when Fox News host Bill O’Reilly butted heads with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over Ramos’ open advocacy for illegal immigrants.
And Ramos’ opposition to a Kate’s Law, named after the San Francisco woman shot to death by an illegal alien who’d been deported five times but kept returning to the United States really set O’Reilly off.
“You don’t care!” O’Reilly shouted.
The interview began with Ramos indicating that the notion of a wall at the southern border was a “completely absurd idea,” claiming that 40 percent of people who are here illegally enter legally but overstayed their visas.
The discussion soon veered into Kate’s law, a proposal that would mandate a five-year sentence for anyone who is convicted of an aggravated felony, is deported and re-enters the United States illegally.
“You support that?” O’Reilly asked.
“No, because I don’t think you are approaching the problem in a global way,” Ramos said.
“It’s outrageous!” O’Reilly shot back. “It’s outrageous!”
When Ramos claimed he wasn’t there to defend criminals, the Fox News host shouted, “You are! You’re an enabler! Jorge, you’re enabling that guy, Sanchez!” referring to Francisco Sanchez, the Mexican national accused of killing Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier.
“You not supporting Kate’s law means that you don’t care!” O’Reilly added.
Things got really heated about the 5:30 mark, when O’Reilly accused Ramos of engaging in activist-journalism.
“You’re an anchorman. How can you possibly cover illegal immigration fairly when you’re an activist, when you’re a proponent of allowing them amnesty. How can you cover the story? You should excuse yourself from it … or become a guy like me, a commentator!” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly jumped all over Ramos’ claim that he was just a reporter.
“You’re not! You’re an activist!” he shouted.
Watch the video, via Fox News.
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