Watch out, reporters!
Proud “undocumented Filipino American” and director of MTV’s “White People” Jose Antonio Vargas is on the prowl for journalists who dare use the 100-percent accurate term “illegal” to describe people from other countries who illegally enter the United States.
Here he is complaining about the Washington Post’s Jerry Markon for Markon’s use of “#IllegalAlien” and “#illegals” in a series of tweets earlier this week:
But don’t worry, reporters. Vargas doesn’t want to get you fired, or so he says:
A quick search, however, indicates that Vargas has his work cut out for him as the Washington Post seems quite happy with the use of “illegal immigrant,” despite what Vargas thinks of it. Some examples:
Over to you, Jose. Start sending more angry tweets!