The Associated Press could have saved itself and the rest of us a lot of time by just retweeting Geraldo Rivera and calling it a day. There’s certainly no need to fret for paragraphs over the propriety of the term “illegal” — no one’s going to dare use it now that Geraldo has declared it “un-hip.” Real journalists would rather be caught sporting a ’70s -vintage porn ‘stache on TV than appear un-hip.
— We're an Idiocracy (@Melvin_Udall_) April 4, 2013
@GeraldoRivera they are undocumented because they broke our immigration laws to get here, which is illegal.
— Mark A. Smothers (@Mark4debate) April 4, 2013
.@GeraldoRivera That's asinine. Illegal alien is the correct term if they entered the country illegally. Homosexual is a legit usage, too.
— Drone Bait (@BigRMV) April 4, 2013
@GeraldoRivera let's go over this again. If a person enters this country by breaking the law, they are criminal illegal immigrants
— GLENN (@GCGATOR24) April 4, 2013
— Carl Quance (@CinderellaMan2) April 4, 2013
Oh, Geraldo’s not a lawyer, though he tweets like one sometimes. It was just a year ago that Geraldo declared the term “illegal alien” wasn’t a racial slur. Is he evolving in preparation for that senate run?
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Correction: Geraldo Rivera is indeed a lawyer, registered in the State of New York. We regret the error.