Latino Fox has a recent article about media usage of the controversial term “illegal immigrant” in which it acknowledges that its own study found the term offensive to a plurality of Latinos. And yet, Fox News continues to use it anyway. (H/T Christopher S.)
The article states:
A national Fox News Latino poll of likely Latino voters conducted under the direction of Latin Insights and released in March showed that almost half of respondents, or 46 percent, say the term “illegal immigrant” is offensive, while only a little over a third, or 35 percent, think the term is accurate. About 7 percent are neutral about the term.
… “The word illegal is an accurate description for actions, but not individuals,” former Fox News Latino Managing Editor Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush said earlier this year. “We don’t use it to describe people who commit other crimes. We write about unlicensed drivers, for example, not illegal drivers.”
My guess? Well, Pat, I think I’ll pick (B). No, sir, Pat, I don’t need a lifeline or phone a friend. That’s my final answer.