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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:51 PM
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Latinos to CNN: Dump Dobbs Now
This week, Lou Dobbs is broadcasting his radio show from a national lobbying conference sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), an organization founded by a white nationalist and designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. At a time when studies document the growing link between anti-immigrant hate speech and increased violence against Latinos, Dobbs' appearance at FAIR generates especially profound concerns among those targeted by his almost daily attacks: immigrants and Latinos.

For years, Dobbs and CNN banked on the fact that many of the Latinos who bear the brunt of his systematic media assaults--Spanish-speaking immigrants--were unaware of the threat that Dobbs posed. (Not surprisingly, CNN does not translate Dobbs for broadcast on its CNN en Espanol network). But all of that is changing; Latinos are increasingly making the connection between racism in the media and discrimination in their hometowns, and coming to a simple, yet historic conclusion: Lou Dobbs is the Most Dangerous Man for Latinos in America.
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More than anyone in national network news, Dobbs has declared war against those he calls "invaders" and "aliens." According to the media watchdog group Media Matters, for example, from January 1 through July 23 of this year, Dobbs included segments on immigration in 77 out of 140 broadcast hours. With so much airtime dedicated to slandering Latinos, Dobbs has ample opportunity to spread misinformation. For example, he has blamed Latino immigrants for an alleged leprosy epidemic that was widely debunked, and has asserted Latinos' criminality with the wild exaggeration that "illegal aliens" take up a third of the cells in our prisons and jails. Dobbs also has plenty of time to host extremist guests like FAIR, the Minutemen, and controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who he called "a model for the whole country."

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roberto-lovato/latinos-to...

He is hateful and evil.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:53 PM
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1. Isn't Dobbs married to a Hispanic woman?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 02:54 PM by atreides1
Strange isn't it?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:55 PM
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2. Not really. Different men have different ways of viewing what "wife" means.
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:55 PM
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3. Yes.
I have never figured that one out.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:58 PM
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4. To be FAIR about it, Thom Hartmann is also on radio row there
and broadcasting yesterday and today from the same meeting.

It's not their appearance at the meeting, it's what they SAY.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:00 PM
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5. Dobbs belongs at Fox.. so does Pat Buchanan n/t
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 03:00 PM by SoCalDem
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:01 PM
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6. Doesn't CNN have a Spanish-language version? n/t
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:24 PM
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10. Yes, but there's no Spanish version of Dobb's show

CNN won't translate his show because it's so inflammatory towards Latinos.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:07 PM
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12. Maybe we need a petition to get them to do THAT first. n/t
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:14 PM
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7. Human Beings to CNN: Dump Dobbs Now
Democrats to CNN: Dump Dobbs Now

Progressives to CNN: Dump Dobbs Now

We are all in this together. This bigotry and racism should be beaten back. You can't change hateful people but that doesn't mean we should stand idly by while corporate-media legitimizes hateful discourse.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:30 PM
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8. "...has asserted Latinos' criminality..."
Lou is cordially invited to stay with me for a while, in the 3rd safest city (of over a half million people) in the US. Where a random selection from a phone book has a 75% chance of being Rodriguez, rather than Jones. A city that's chill, despite being cheek to jowl with another city where the murder rate rivals Baghdad and Kabul: Juarez, Mexico. And a place stuffed to the gills with undocumented aliens. El Paso, Texas.

Two seconds thought could give him a clue as to why this might be so. Illegals don't aspire to be Tony Montana, they want to be unnoticed for another day, so they can earn their $50 and not be thrown back across the border. I'd submit they're part of the ballast that keeps the crime rate down in this town -- un-citizens who are mindful of the expectations of citizenry that much of the rest of us have forgotten.

Their life is a sad lot, and Lou is just a mean ass wanker for trying to lay any significant measure of American criminality on them.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:32 PM
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9. Did you see Colbert's schtik last night?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 03:32 PM by Nikki Stone1
He spent the whole program slipping in insults about Mexico, trying to get in the Guiness Book of World Records. I was trying to figure out why the hell he was doing that. Then, it turns out he lost the record to Lou Dobbs. :)

Scathing satire.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:32 PM
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11. You might be surprised at many hispanics views on immigration
And many want to end illegal immigration, I certainly have been surprised by it.

Dobbs asshattery aside...
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