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Geraldo Demands To O’Reilly: No More Saying ‘Illegal Alien,’ Because It’s Like Saying ‘Negro’
MediaIte ^ | 04/09/2013 | by Andrew Kirell

Posted on 04/09/2013 6:46:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

On his radio show last week, Geraldo Rivera applauded the Associated Press’ decision to drop the term “illegal immigrant” from its official style guidelines and then decreed that no one should use the phrase any longer, seeing as how he believes it is akin to saying “negro” to describe a black person.

“You can never use the expression ‘illegal alien’ again,” the radio host said to his colleague Bill O’Reilly. “It is a pejorative. It’s like saying ‘negro’ or ‘homosexual.’ It is a loaded term that doesn’t accurately describe.”

“Why don’t you just give me a list of things I can say?” O’Reilly pushed back.

“Illegal aliens” and “Bible thumping” are two things you cannot say, Rivera quipped in reference to his Fox’s colleague’s controversial remarks about the religious opponents of gay marriage.

“I’m not giving into this stuff. You’re crazy,” O’Reilly replied. “If somebody’s in here and breaks our immigration laws, they’re an illegal alien.”

“They’re not an illegal alien,” the host concluded. “They’re an undocumented immigrant, give them some slack.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: alien; amnesty; blackkk; florida; foxnews; georgezimmerman; geraldo; illegal; illegals; language; newjersey; newspeak; racebaiting; trayvonmartin; whorealdo
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To: SeekAndFind

Can I call Giro-dildo an “Obamahole”?


51 posted on 04/09/2013 7:02:19 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: hal ogen

Agreed.


52 posted on 04/09/2013 7:02:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: SeekAndFind

America has really become a pathetic country compared to what it once was.


53 posted on 04/09/2013 7:02:48 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

This.


54 posted on 04/09/2013 7:03:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

the NAZIS and the left which are one of the same, always use language to put a nice face on their agenda
homosexuals and they take a nice happy word as .
Illegal immigrants and they want undocumentated.
Govt health socialist care is affordable care act.
War on terrorism is , hell knows what they called that.

The list is endless and it’s how I always make a left wing fringe loon out right away.

We just live in two countries.


55 posted on 04/09/2013 7:03:27 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: MrB

So, breaking the law doesn’t make what you’re doing illegal?
*******
The very first act upon setting foot into this country is beaking the law. Try that in some other countries in this world and see what happens.


56 posted on 04/09/2013 7:03:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Dead Corpse
but folks get their knickers in a twist anyway.

Umm, they're going to make you say "golf pants."

57 posted on 04/09/2013 7:03:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No more saying “Geraldo” because it’s like saying retard.


58 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK...how about Undocumented Illegal Migrants?

or Displaced Illegal Itinerants?

or Lost in the USA Illegal Drifters?


59 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:17 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fox News sucks too. Geraldo says we can’t say homosexual illegal immigrant. Perhaps it hits too close to home, eh esse’?


60 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:20 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How about “Caucasian” Geraldo...is that being “pejorative”, too?

FOX News would be well served to get rid of Geraldo AND Juan Williams.


61 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:20 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares what Horrendo Revolver thinks.


62 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: liberalh8ter

Time to push back alright, I;m also sending him a few letters with calling them illegal immigrants and , homosexuals

He;s a flake like most on the fringe left


63 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:47 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: liberalh8ter

Time to push back alright, I;m also sending him a few letters with calling them illegal immigrants and , homosexuals

He;s a flake like most on the fringe left


64 posted on 04/09/2013 7:04:48 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Geraldo.. Jerry...They’re here ILLEGALLY...get over it.


65 posted on 04/09/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I want them to stop calling us “white people”. It’s racist.


66 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SeekAndFind
Geraldo Rivera applauded the Associated Press’ decision to drop the term “illegal immigrant”

One more reason that I do not even watch Fox News . . . It has become the "Architect Karl Rove's" channel . . . And him, I have no use for whatsoever . . . and Jerry Rivers, even less.

67 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:24 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay. How about “illegal intruder”?


68 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:34 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SeekAndFind
Because It’s Like Saying ‘Negro’

Blah, blah, blah.

I am the frito bandito...

69 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:35 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

70 posted on 04/09/2013 7:07:15 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: don-o

That is so funny and a perfect answer to Geraldo.


71 posted on 04/09/2013 7:07:17 AM PDT by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: manc

Remember when the word “Militia” conjured up images of honor, duty, and patriotism?


72 posted on 04/09/2013 7:07:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Blacks aren’t “Negro”?

Oh I forgot that Bill Clinton was hailed as the first black president by Nobel poet Tony Morrison. So, it appears that “black” is distinct from “Negro”. And since Time magazine’s Jack White said that Justice Clarence Thomas was one of the scariest white people in Washington, then it is becoming more clear what “black” is, as distinct from “Negro”.

And since we elected a President whose mother was Caucasian, his race is not “Negro” but according to the dictionary, “mulatto”. But Obama wrote in his autobiography that he struggled with his racial identity before deciding that he was “black”. Since when can a person decide to be “black”? It is becoming more and more clear what “black” is as distinctly different from “Negro”.

And thus we come full circle to Geraldo’s demand that we stop calling people who are citizens of another country but who are present in this country without legal permission of the government, “illegal aliens”. They are like people who are “black”. In the mental model of humanity that modern progressives have, the ideology of a person IS their identity, and since the vast majority of Mexican immigrants support big government and social welfare spending, and the vast majority (90%) of Negros do was well, the whole issue of race becomes morphed in the progressive mind to those who support socialism. It turns out that both groups are reds.

And this is the lengthy path that leads progressives to complain like Juan Williams did following the overwhelming vote in 2010 in Missouri to oppose ObamaCare, that objecting to a socialist program that a black president supports is racism.

Racism is objecting to socialism and anything associated with it, allowing millions of mainly Mexican proto-socialists can come here and later be granted amnesty that leads to being able to support socialist politicians and to even eventually vote for them.

Whew! It took me a while to understand that the basis for Geraldo’s complaint, but there it is.


73 posted on 04/09/2013 7:08:04 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: FrankR

Agreed 100% on Geraldo.

Juan I have a soft side for, though I recognize I’m hopelessly outnumbered here, in that regard.

They’ve both irritating as all get-out.

I see nothing redeeming about Geraldo. Zero.


74 posted on 04/09/2013 7:08:12 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Whorealdo bucking to be head of the Ministry of Speech and Propaganda when Obama and his band of commies finally make their move?

This is absurd and we need to subject tools like Whorealdo to relentless ridicule.


75 posted on 04/09/2013 7:08:25 AM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What do we call bank robbers? People who make unauthorized withdrawls?


76 posted on 04/09/2013 7:08:49 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“They’re not an illegal alien,” the host concluded. “They’re an undocumented immigrant, give them some slack.” Which laws do I get to break on a whim, Jerry, while you cover for me?
77 posted on 04/09/2013 7:09:06 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d use the word my father used but I don’t want to get banned and he looked like he couldn’t get back in the US from Mexico even with ID (a real ID BTW since he was born here unlike a certain pol from some island place, supposedly).


78 posted on 04/09/2013 7:09:13 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“And this man wants to be Senator...”

Of course he does. He’s a narcissist, like the rest of them.


79 posted on 04/09/2013 7:09:31 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SeekAndFind

“Unlawful resident” probably not allowed either, too judgmental...


80 posted on 04/09/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: cripplecreek
The nazis did this same language manipulation to get the German people to be more accepting as well.

Keep saying it, maybe someone will get it!

81 posted on 04/09/2013 7:10:33 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: SeekAndFind

You f&cking piece of s&it, WHOREALDO! The word ‘homosexual’ is now banned? It’s a scientific description, you chucky faced nutjob! I’m sure as hell not using ‘gay’, which was a deliberately chosen word to cover up the sex-centric world of H.O.M.O.S.E.X.U.A.L.S.

Illegal alien is one I use often and will continue to use. It’s a loaded term? Is murderer a loaded term? Is pedophile a loaded term? I HATE this man. New Jersey deserves another hurricane if they elect this idiot. I’d rather have a Democrat. F*ck Jerry Rivers.


82 posted on 04/09/2013 7:10:42 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Yeah... No.

It would be entertaining to see them try to “MAKE” me say anything against my will.

;-)


83 posted on 04/09/2013 7:11:05 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
What do we call bank robbers? People who make unauthorized withdrawls?

Awesome!

I can see Gloria d-bag scribbling that down for her next sensational (and unsuccessful case). Unsuccessful for the client. she gets her cut.

84 posted on 04/09/2013 7:11:51 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Squatter

definition: A person who settles in or occupies property with no legal claim to the property. A squatter is one who resides on a property to which he or she has no title, right ..


85 posted on 04/09/2013 7:12:40 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, if we are being intellectually honest, Geraldo is correct. It does imply that the person is somehow “illegal” by their existence. Let us all agree, with Geraldo’s blessing, that we shall henceforth refer to people who are citizens from other nations (aliens) who are on US soil without proper permission or documentation (in violation of our laws): “law-breaking aliens”... or maybe Geraldo will prefer “criminal aliens”... but to give a complete set of appropriate selections, let us also offer the third option of “aliens subject to immediate arrest and deportation”, although that one is a bit clunky and tougher for the poor journalism majors to print or say.


86 posted on 04/09/2013 7:12:59 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: SeekAndFind

I prefer the term “Mexicans”.


87 posted on 04/09/2013 7:14:57 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind
This doesn't happen often enough. The man is an idiot!
88 posted on 04/09/2013 7:15:21 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: mardi59
If only that chair was a couch.
89 posted on 04/09/2013 7:16:20 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter

If only that chair was a couch.

********

LOL, or a 16 wheeler.


90 posted on 04/09/2013 7:18:25 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I have limited and at certain times even stopped watching much if television in recent months. Funny, when you do that, you tend to forget about all the trash such as Rivera that there is on TV.
91 posted on 04/09/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is how the left shuts the right up. They just arbitrarily label something as racist or wrong and then start smearing everyone who continues to say it.

When you get your green card you are officially a permanent resident alien. So if you don’t have a green card you are an illegal alien.

We all know Jerry Rivera wants to let them all stay and the millions who will come after them. What we really need to do is just shut Jerry up.


92 posted on 04/09/2013 7:19:58 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I still like Leno’s term-—undocumented democrats.


93 posted on 04/09/2013 7:21:29 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: cripplecreek
The nazis did this same language manipulation to get the German people to be more accepting as well.

Shame O'Reilly didn't have the brains to point that out...Rivers would have lost it. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to discover that O'Reilly and Rivers go out for a few beers after the taping; sharing a few laughs about how they are yanking the viewer's chains...

94 posted on 04/09/2013 7:22:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mardi59

Even better! LOL


95 posted on 04/09/2013 7:23:11 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Moderates are a gateway drug to liberalism.


96 posted on 04/09/2013 7:24:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is another occasion where the left sets the debate, and sets the lexicon, to box in any opponent. You used to be able to call a spade a spade, but spade took on meaning that had nothing to do with shovels, unless it applies to “Blazing Saddles”, the shining example of how stupid prejudice can become.


97 posted on 04/09/2013 7:24:43 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

We ARE giving them some slake. We’re not calling them invaders, barbarians, occupiers. We’re not being offensive, we’re simply giving them a generic/neutral term that does not hide the truth of what they are. To the left, if you don’t hide the truth, its offensive


98 posted on 04/09/2013 7:26:36 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SeekAndFind
The left has made tremendous strides in tearing down OUR America during the last 50 years after the Communist goals for America were read into the Congressional record. One of their unstated goals - but yet right up there as one of the most potent weapons - is the absolute control of our language, primarily through our rotten ed system and through their control of the media. Political correctness is all part of this weapon.

Conservatives need to fight harder on this language issue rather than being afraid of what they say for fearing of being called out - CONSERVATIVES AND THE GOP ARE GOING TO GET THE BLAME NO MATTER WHAT - STOP COWERING AND STAND UP LIKE MEN!!!!
99 posted on 04/09/2013 7:27:46 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: AuntB

Foreign national home invader squatter


100 posted on 04/09/2013 7:30:21 AM PDT by Zuse
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