Fox’s Eric Bolling introduces show in Spanish: ‘Just practicing’ for life after immigration reform

By David Ferguson
Friday, June 28, 2013 10:45 EDT
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Fox News host Eric Bolling
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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Eric Bolling lamented the Senate’s passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill, saying it will change “the very definition of the American dream and the ethnic landscape forever.”

He then introduced the show in Spanish, saying, he’s “just practicing.”

Commentator Bob Beckel said that there was much to take issue with in Bolling’s show-opener, not the least of which was his execrable Spanish.

“Whenever there’s been massive immigration of ethnic groups into this country going back 150 years,” said Beckel, “they always say that the landscape is going to change. They did it with the Irish, remember ‘Irish need not apply?’ They did it with the Italians.”

He then accused Bolling of “jumping to conclusions” that by allowing 11 million undocumented workers who already live here to come out of the shadows is going to somehow “change the landscape.”

Bolling tried to hedge, claiming he hadn’t said whether it was a good thing or a bad thing that the changes are coming, just that “it will change the landscape.”

Watch the video, embedded via Media Matters, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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