So I was surfing around tonight and I came across resident Fox News demagogue Bill O’Reilly interviewing some politician about the drug traffic from Mexico. O’Reilly, as usual, was advocating total warfare on Mexicans coming over the border and calling for the (illegal) use of the military to try to stop drug smugglers. I’ve heard his kill-all-the-Mexicans rant before, and I was about to change the channel when this little gem came out of his mouth:
“Well, the Mexican wetbacks…or mules, or whatever you want to call them…”
I knew O’Reilly was an ass, but I didn’t know he was such an ignorant ass. He didn’t seem to have any idea that he had said anything objectionable.
Have I slipped into an alternate universe where the term “wetback” is no longer pejorative and racist?
Fuck you, O’Reilly, once again you have proven yourself to be television’s foremost ass-monkey!