Jorge Ramos on defensive over role as immigrant activist

(Los Angeles Times) After a testy encounter with Donald Trump at a press conference last week, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has found himself on the defensive, trying to explain how his self-proclaimed position as an advocate for immigration reform does not undercut his role as a journalist.

“In the aftermath of this incident, I was accused of being an activist,” Ramos wrote in an online post Wednesday. “That’s not the case — I’m simply a journalist who asks questions. And journalists have an obligation to take a stand when it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, public lies, dictatorships and human rights violations.”

Jorge Ramos appeared on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday, responding to accusations that he has become an activist and is not a journalist.

Ramos is one of the most trusted news source among American Latinos, and when he appeared on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” on Wednesday, he said he was simply doing his job when he confronted Trump.