Fox News host Bill O'Reilly advised Univision anchor Jorge Ramos on Wednesday to re-label himself a commentator after Ramos' exchange with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump last week.
"You are an anchorman, how you can possibly cover illegal immigration fairly when you are an activist, when you are a proponent of allowing them amnesty?" O'Reilly asked Ramos, who was a guest Wednesday on "The O'Reilly Factor."
Ramos should either recuse himself from the story or become a commentator like himself, O'Reilly said.
"I'm just a reporter asking questions," Ramos insisted.
"You are not," O'Reilly shot back. "You are an activist."
"Mr. O'Reilly, I don't think you are the right person to lecture me on advocacy and journalism when you spend most of your time giving opinion," Ramos said.
But O'Reilly said he admits to being a commentator and doesn't claim to be an impartial news reporter, as Ramos does.
At one point, O'Reilly told Ramos that because of his stance he was enabling the illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle in San Francisco this summer.
Ramos insisted that sometimes a reporter has to take a stand on racism and discrimination, something he has accused Trump of because of his comments about illegal immigrants and his vow to build a wall along the Mexican border if elected.
"I'm not criticizing you for your stand. I'm saying you're in the wrong job," O'Reilly said.
"Be a commentator."
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