Univision host Jorge Ramos proved once again Monday night his inability to answer a straight question if the answer might call into question his agenda regarding immigrants, both legal and illegal.
Ramos was appearing on Fox News‘ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” — you’d think he would have learned by now, but apparently not — when the subject of Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda came up.
Zamarripa-Castaneda, according The Daily Caller, is a “26-year-old illegal immigrant who killed a truck driver in a hit and run accident in Colorado and was protected from ICE agents seeking his apprehension by the Denver Police Department.”
Ramos, unable to defend the actions of the city of Denver, which reportedly freed Zamarripa-Castaneda on a very small bond rather than turn him over to federal authorities, refused to answer Carlson’s question.
Instead, he did what liberals often do in such a situation: Attacked Carlson, put words in Carlson’s mouth that he had never said, and answered a question he was more comfortable with.
“I don’t know why you want to become state media,” Ramos said, claiming that Carlson was simply acting as President Donald Trump’s mouthpiece with regard to criminal illegal immigrants. “Because you are criminalizing majority of immigrants.
“State media?” Carlson asked. “I’m asking about this specific case.”
Ramos again ignored Carlson’s actual question, instead going on the attack again, this time against Trump directly before Carlson cut him off.
“Spare me your Univision talking points,” Carlson said. “I’m asking you a question.”
“OK, this is the argument,” Ramos said. “The argument is that the vast majority of immigrants, you have heard this argument, the vast majority are not criminals and are less likely to be criminals or behind bars.”
Actually, that’s not the argument. Essentially no one is arguing that this isn’t true of immigrants in general. Carlson, however, was asking about illegal immigrants — about one illegal immigrant in particular, actually — a distinction Ramos either could not or would not acknowledge.
Ramos, to his credit, stated that he wasn’t on the show to defend criminals. (Actually, I’m not sure how much credit he should get for that, because who would want to do that anyway? But that’s another subject.) All the while, however, he steadfastly refused to condemn criminal acts, apparently because of who had committed them.
You can watch the full interview here, with the relevant portion beginning at about the 3:30 mark:
“But just to criminalize the entire immigrant population because of one person would be like if I were to criminalize the entire white population because of Stephen Paddock,” Ramos added, although it had virtually nothing to do with anything Carlson had said.
“Well, you’re part of the white population, if I can just point out,” Tucker said, almost laughing. “You always pull that card … You’re whiter than I am, Jorge! Knock that stuff off.”
“I’m not talking about all people,” he continued. “I’m talking about this person who is protected by policies that you support and have advocated for and the rest of us are suffering because of that. So why don’t you tell me why was it a good idea to let this guy out of jail, Mr. Neck tattoo charged with homicide?”
Ramos responded with another non-response:
“Again, I’m not here defending criminals. But I think that sanctuary cities is a good idea. I think that somebody has to defend immigrants.”
Glad you cleared that up for us, Jorge.
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