PBS Lefties Ok With Calling Illegals Illegal
Latino group Centro Presente is trying to get NPR Boston's WBUR to stop using the term illegal when describing illegal immigrants.
PLEASE desist in the use of the word "illegal" in your reporting to describe undocumented immigrants, because only things and actions are illegal. Human beings are not. Thank you so much for your attention!
Public TV in Boston, WGBH, debated the matter on Emily Rooney's Beat the Press show Friday. And, guess what? Emily and panelists Kara Miller and Dan Kennedy agree that there's nothing wrong with the term illegal - although Dan seems stunned that anyone would use the phrase "Illegal Alien!"
Here's the setup piece for the segment. The clips with the director of Centro Presente are worth seeing.