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Friday, 19 May 2017 13:16

Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Oscar Lopez Rivera is Like George Washington

Written by  Jorge Bonilla

Univision has been consistently supportive in its coverage of convicted FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera. Now that López Rivera has been released per the terms of the commutation of his prison sentence by President Barack Obama, the network is set to air an exclusive interview on Sunday's edition of Al Punto that is best described, in the most generous possible terms, as terrorist apologia.

in the segment, host Jorge Ramos largely avoids asking any tough questions of the convicted terrorist, allowing López Rivera and U.S. Representative Luis Gutiérrez to take a self-indulgent victory lap. López Rivera was defiant throughout, and Gutiérrez was gushing in his sycophantic praise of the FALN bombmaker, going so far as to compare him to George Washington. Here are two of some of the most jarring exchanges. First, López Rivera stuns the audience by unironically delivering this line:

OSCAR LOPEZ-RIVERA, FORMER BOMBMAKER-IN-CHIEF, ARMED FORCES OF PUERTO RICAN NATIONAL LIBERATION: I do not support. I do not support activities where human life is put in danger. And that, for me, it's really important that it be known.

This sounds noble and altruistic except that the use of explosives, by definition, places human lives in danger- and that at the time of his arrest in 1981, the FBI found six pounds of dynamite and four blasting caps in his Chicago apartment.

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