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Jorge Ramos Commits Journalism, Gets Immediately Attacked by Journalists

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From youtube.com/watch?v=ZuK92ZPNzB0: Donald Trump vs Jorge Ramos: Trump tells anchor to 'go back to Univision' in presser Dubuque, Iowa
Donald Trump vs Jorge Ramos: Trump tells anchor to 'go back to Univision' in presser Dubuque, Iowa
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The Republican presidential candidate leading every poll, Donald Trump, recently unveiled his plan to forcibly deport all 11 million human beings residing in the U.S. without proper documentation, roughly half of whom have children born in the U.S. (and who are thus American citizens). As George Will noted last week, "Trump's roundup would be about 94 times larger than the wartime internment of 117,000 persons of Japanese descent." It would require a massive expansion of the most tyrannical police state powers far beyond their already immense post-9/11 explosion. And that's to say nothing of the incomparably ugly sentiments that Trump's advocacy of this plan, far before its implementation, is predictably unleashing.

Jorge Ramos, the influential anchor of Univision and an American immigrant from Mexico, has been denouncing Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric. Yesterday at a Trump press conference in Iowa, Ramos stood and questioned Trump on his immigration views. Trump at first ignored him, then scolded him for speaking without being called on and repeatedly ordered him to "sit down," then told him: "Go back to Univision." When Ramos refused to sit down and shut up as ordered, a Trump bodyguard physically removed him from the room. After the press conference concluded, Ramos returned and again questioned Trump about immigration, with the two mostly talking over each other as Ramos asked Trump about the fundamental flaws in his policy. Afterward, Ramos said: "This is personal. " He's talking about our parents, our friends, our kids and our babies."

One might think that in a conflict between a journalist removed from a press conference for asking questions and the politician who had him removed, journalists would side with their fellow journalist. Some are. But many American journalists have seized on the incident to denounce Ramos for the crime of having opinions and even suggesting that he's not really acting as a journalist at all.

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Politico's political reporter Marc Caputo unleashed a Twitter rant this morning against Ramos. "This is bias: taking the news personally, explicitly advocating an agenda," he began. Then: "Trump can and should be pressed on this. Reporters can do this without being activists" and "some reporters still try to approach their stories fairly & decently. & doing so does not prevent good reporting." Not only did Ramos not do journalism, Caputo argued, but he actually ruins journalism: "My issue is his reporting is imbued with take-it-personally bias. ... we fend off phony bias allegations & Ramos only helps to wrongly justify them. ... One can ask and report without the bias. I've done it for years & will continue 2 do so."

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Glenn Greenwald is one of three co-founding editors of The Intercept. He is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His most recent book, No Place (more...)
 

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