Fox’s Neil Cavuto made a point of noting that one of Michelle Obama’s guests for the State of the Union address last night was an “illegal immigrant.” But instead of focusing on the young lady in question and her wish “to continue being of value to this country,” Cavuto martyred a Santa Barbara, California newspaper for using the word “illegal.”
In his introduction, Cavuto referred to the DREAMer by saying, “You won’t hear the president calling her (illegal) or anything close to that tonight. Apparently, it gets some folks upset and doesn’t a Santa Barbara, California newspaper know it.”
Cavuto signaled early his agreement with the newspaper, saying it has “used the exact same word for more than a decade now when describing immigrants in the U.S. without permission.”
Cavuto introduced his guest, Sheriff Sam Page of Rockingham County, North Carolina, by quoting him as saying, “‘What is going on here? Illegal is illegal. So call it what it is.’”
Page was asked by Cavuto, “Some of these protestors saying it is the equivalent of using the n-word against African-Americans. What did you think of that?”
Page predictably disagreed. “I see a lot of it as part of the political correctness that we see. I mean, what’s the next thing we’re going to say? If we go to a local retail store, are we going to call shoplifting a ‘non-receipted purchase?’”
Cavuto chuckled. “No, it’s interesting,” he said.
At the end of the interview, Cavuto gave Page the stamp of approval. “Illegal is illegal, I’m with you,” Cavuto said. Just in case anyone hadn’t already gotten the message.
Watch it below, from yesterday’s Your World.