Fox News host Bill O’Reilly challenged Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos Wednesday night to explain his advocacy on immigration, accusing the anchor of surrendering his status as a journalist. “You’re an anchorman. How can you possibly cover illegal immigration fairly when you’re an activist? You’re a proponent of allowing them amnesty. How can you possibly cover the story?”
Ramos, who has battled with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over his immigration policies–including a noteworthy encounter that included Ramos being removed from a Trump news conference–insisted that he was “just a reporter.”
O’Reilly said “you’re not a newsman anymore. You’re an advocate now,” suggesting that Ramos was in the wrong job, and should consider doing what O’Reilly does as a nightly commentator.
Ramos, who said O’Reilly wasn’t “the right person to lecture me on advocacy and journalism,” said “sometimes as a reporter, you have to take a stand. When it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, dictatorship, human rights…and that’s the only thing I’m doing.”