10.16.2009

Lou Dobbs & Latinos in America: CNN Runs Away From Its Dobbs Problem ... Again (UPDATED)

Lou Dobbs, we told you we hate you now get out!

BastaDobbs.com is has begun an campaign to "educate the Latino community about the threat posed by CNN’s Lou Dobbs."

From BastaDobbs.com:

Lou Dobbs uses his platform on CNN to spread myths and misinformation about Latinos and immigrants, even as his network is wooing Latino viewers. It’s time we said enough (that’s “basta” in Spanish). Join us in calling on CNN to get rid of Dobbs!



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Media Matters tried to take Dobbs on as well... again , and CNN refused to allow their ad to run....again:

CNN Runs Away From Its Dobbs Problem ... Again:

Washington, DC - Today, Media Matters for America responded to news that CNN has refused to air a new advertisement from America's Voice and Media Matters calling out the network for giving Lou Dobbs a prominent platform.

"CNN is willing to stand behind Dobbs, but it hides from legitimate criticism," said Eric Burns, president of Media Matters. "The most trusted name in news isn't willing to critically examine one of its pre-eminent hosts. Dobbs' record speaks for itself. He isn't worthy of the platform CNN gives him."

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Here's the ad:


Dobbs moving to Fox couldn't come soon enough:

The anchor Lou Dobbs appears to be exploring an exit from CNN, his longtime employer.

Certainly, Fox continues to aggressively bolster its on-air talent, most recently with the hiring of John Stossel, the libertarian investigative journalist from ABC News, for its spin-off channel, Fox Business. Mr. Dobbs, an administration critic who calls himself an independent, met for dinner with Roger E. Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of the meeting.

One of the people said Mr. Dobbs is a potential hire for the Fox Business Network, the ratings starved, two-year-old spin-off of Fox News. Mr. Ailes has shown willingness to raid other networks for Fox Business talent, adding the controversial radio host Don Imus this month and bringing aboard Mr. Stossel in a few weeks.

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UPDATE I:

Dobbs Denounces Drop Dobbs Ad By"George Soros Attack Groups" MMFA And America's Voice (via Media Matters):
From the October 15 edition of United Stations Radio Networks' The Lou Dobbs Show:

Dobbs Decries "Mad Propaganda" From "The Media Matters Folks" (also via Media Matters):
From the October 15 edition of United Stations Radio Networks' The Lou Dobbs Show:

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