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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:06 PM
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So Lou Dobbs doesn't like illegal immigration.
It's not that he doesn't like immigrants, it's just that he doesn't like "illegal immigrants."

Yet, he doesn't appear concerned about illegal prostitution.

"We will respect their privacy."

-Lou Dobbs, supposed journalist, on a recent U.S. senator's solicitation of a prostitute.

Well, well, Mr. Dobbs. What about rule of law? What about all of these prostitutes spreading diseases? What about illegal prostitutes taking away jobs from our legal spouses? What about terrorists sneaking into our prostitutes?

Say, Mr. Dobbs, this doesn't have something to do with Senator Vitter being one of the most vocal opponents of immigration, does it?

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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:10 PM
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1. Just imagine the vile from him if the prostitute had been an undocumented worker
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BlackHawk706867 Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:10 PM
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2. My question is what does your post have to do with "Illegal Aliens"? eom. ww
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:13 PM
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3. You see, Dobbs is saying there should be privacy for the crime of prostitution

but not for the crime of hiring people with out the proper papers for other work.

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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:13 PM
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4. Was I unclear?
Lou Dobbs repeatedly states, in his defense against charges of racism, that his problem with illegal immigrants is that they're illegal.

Yet, last I checked, prostitution is illegal. And Lou Dobbs doesn't have a problem with that.

Now that sounds to me like blatant hypocrasy, given that he shares with Vitter a vocal opposition to immigrants, and possibly a diaper fetish.
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BlackHawk706867 Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:15 PM
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5. OK... I understand now, and thanks! eom. ww
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:04 PM
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6. Pssst...Lou's name is on the list,
Probably. Don't tell anyone though. It's a secret. :evilgrin:
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:11 PM
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7. DOBBsie is married to a (Mexican?)
*******QUOTE*******

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/business/30leonhardt....

Truth, Fiction and Lou Dobbs


By DAVID LEONHARDT
Published: May 30, 2007
The whole controversy involving Lou Dobbs and leprosy started with a 60 Minutes segment a few weeks ago.

... Over the last few years, Lou Dobbs has transformed himself into arguably this countrys foremost populist. Its an odd role, given that he spent the 1980s and 90s buttering up chief executives on CNN, but hes now playing it very successfully. He has become a voice for the real economic anxiety felt by many Americans. ....

For one thing, Mr. Dobbs has a somewhat flexible relationship with reality. He has said, for example, that one-third of the inmates in the federal prison system are illegal immigrants. Thats wrong, too. According to the Justice Department, 6 percent of prisoners in this country are noncitizens (compared with 7 percent of the population). For a variety of reasons, the crime rate is actually lower among immigrants than natives.

Second, Mr. Dobbs really does give airtime to white supremacy sympathizers. Ms. Cosman, who is now deceased, was a lawyer and Renaissance studies scholar, never a medical doctor or a leprosy expert. She gave speeches in which she said that Mexican immigrants had a habit of molesting children. Back in their home villages, she would explain, rape was not as serious a crime as cow stealing. The Southern Poverty Law Center keeps a list of other such guests from Lou Dobbs Tonight.

Finally, Mr. Dobbs is fond of darkly hinting that this country is under attack. He suggested last week that the new immigration bill in Congress could be the first step toward a new nation a North American union that combines the United States, Canada and Mexico. On other occasions, his program has described a supposed Mexican plot to reclaim the Southwest. In one such report, one of his correspondents referred to a Utah visit by Vicente Fox, then Mexicos president, as a Mexican military incursion.

When I asked Mr. Dobbs about this yesterday, he said, Youve raised this to a level that frankly I find offensive.

The most common complaint about him, at least from other journalists, is that his program combines factual reporting with editorializing. But I think this misses the point. Americans, as a rule, are smart enough to handle a program that mixes opinion and facts. The problem with Mr. Dobbs is that he mixes opinion and untruths. He is the heir to the nativist tradition that has long used fiction and conspiracy theories as a weapon against the Irish, the Italians, the Chinese, the Jews and, now, the Mexicans. ....

E-mail: Leonhardt@nytimes.com

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