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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:19 PM
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Dobbs Plays the Victim, as Movement Demanding CNN Dump Him Grows
Dobbs Plays the Victim, as Movement Demanding CNN Dump Him Grows

http://www.alternet.org/story/142780/dobbs_plays_the_vi...

By Roberto Lovato, AlterNet. Posted September 21, 2009.

Dobbs is waving the First Amendment flag to try and distract from his long history of anti-immigrant views

Faced with a growing movement of communities demanding that CNN drop his program, Lou Dobbs responded Friday with one of his favorite postures: the victimized defender of American virtue. "They ask CNN to fire me because I oppose illegal immigration" said Dobbs, who added, "The last thing they want is a first amendment, where people can express themselves... These are the most un-American, frightened people in the world because they won't compete in the marketplace of ideas and facts."

Not surprisingly, Dobbs is waving the First Amendment flag to change the subject, which is not about disagreement on immigration policy, and has nothing to do with free speech. Dobbs has the right to his opinions; but there's nothing in the Constitution that says he deserves a "news" platform to disseminate hurtful and dangerous myths about immigrants.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:24 PM
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1. Dobbs certainly is an anchor. When is CNN going to realize it?
And by "anchor," I mean a huge weight, a drag, on their ratings.

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maglatinavi Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:26 PM
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2. Dobb
"Myths"? What about frigging lies? :wtf:
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:28 PM
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3. It has nothing to do with the first amendment
The government isn't trying to shut him up, some citizens are tired of listening to his crap and they have the right to tell his employer they are tired of it.

He can say whatever he wants. People can also tell CNN whatever they want about him.

The first amendment pertains only to government suppression of free speech.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:32 PM
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8. Agreed & Well Said
:toast:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:58 PM
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15. The 1st Amendment is safe
I don't see the DOJ convening any grand juries against either CNN OR Lou Dobbs here.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:30 PM
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4. Hey Lou, people want you fired because you're a racist, lying sack of shit.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 05:32 PM by City Lights
You want to see an un-American, frightened person, devoid of facts, Lou? Look in the mirror. I bet you make even yourself sick.

:puke:
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:31 PM
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5. Hope he's the next one advertisers decline
:bounce:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:37 PM
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6. ugh
his problem is he is not simply concerned about illegal immigration - he is anti-immigrants, which smacks to me of racism....he fails to see them as human beings and I don't care for that
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:29 PM
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7. Dobbs is against illegal immigration,not immigration. Big difference.This article
is rather misleading.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:44 PM
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11. He's also a birther promoter and a Glenn Beck defender who doesn't know what the first amendment is.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:46 PM by SemiCharmedQuark
Fuck Dobbs.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:57 PM
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14. He is allied with FAIR an anti-immigrant organization
seeking to severely curtail the legal immigration of black & brown people because they fear a weakening of white power.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/01/dobbs-to-rally...

http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer

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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:57 AM
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18. some of Joe Wilson's best friends are black too.

Dobbs uses that from time to time but his constant "what are they thinking of" attitude basically rails against everything from time to time including guest worker programs.

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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:11 PM
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9. NOBODY can whine like an old, racist white man.
And Loud Obbs certainly fits that description.
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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:17 PM
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10. I think he and Pat Buchanan should open a bar for white men only.
It would be like Cheers but not funny.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:47 AM
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16. It'll never happen. They'd have to pay union wages to make up for the lousy tips. n/t
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:47 PM
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12. Hell, he's birther. Any real news organization would have dumped him the day of his "birth."
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:48 PM
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13. Yeah but, his hair is perfect
These days it's three tones of off white/soft gray/muted brown instead of the usual gray/yellow with comb lines.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:53 AM
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17. Dobbs should be on Faux
that where he belongs with Beck and the rest of the RW lunatics. :crazy:
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:29 AM
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19. Not gonna happen.
As long as Lou Dobbs brings in ad money, CNN will keep him. If he stops bringing in revenue, that might change. That's all Time Warner cares about.
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