ACTION: Tell CNN to Drop Dobbs!


Today a coalition of groups including NDN, Media Matters for America, Americas Voice, NCLR, the Souther Poverty Law Center and others, launched a new campaign with the website www. The site will serve as a hub of information about Dobbs’ history of  xenophobia and racism and will monitor his hate speech and misinformation on a regular basis.

Check out the introductory video on the site’s landing page, detailing Dobbs’ rise to his current position as king of misinformation on “the Nation’s most trusted name in News”, CNN.

It’s great to see the launch of this site, we have needed to fight back against Dobbs in an organized way for too long now. CNN will have to answer to their continued sponsorship of Leprosy Lou, as the site gathers signatures on their petition and catalogs Lou’s every move.

Sign the petition here and please forward to your networks. It’s time to Drop Dobbs!

7 responses to “ACTION: Tell CNN to Drop Dobbs!

  1. We need to ocuple this with a strong campaign aimed at Dobb’s advertisers. CNN doesn’t care how many letters we write. It isn’t until the advertising dollars start to go out the door that the networks take action. Companies know the Latino buying power is strong, but we need to organize and use it to end this type of language and tone.

  2. Here in SE Arizona we have three registered hate groups and Dobbs kind supports and encourages their actions of racism. Drop Dobbs Now.

  3. Carolyn LeBeauf

    Dobbs must go. Let him take his hate to fox .

  4. Carolyn LeBeauf

    Dobbs must go. Let him take his hate to fox.

  5. Sorry…Dobbs is the only CNN reporter telling the truth about the Obama hodlums. CNN still thinks ACORN is a neighborhood organization.

    If it weren’t for Dobbs I’d never watch CNN at all.

  6. Megaphone for the Few : powerful corporations control the public airwaves and dominate local cable networks with Hate, Fear, Racism – Huffington Post

    What Beck, Dobbs and Limbaugh Are Really Afraid Of
    Timothy Karr
    As the Campaign Director for Free Press and, Karr oversees campaigns on public broadcasting and noncommercial media, fake news and propaganda, journalism in crisis, and the future of the Internet. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of and vice president of Globalvision New Media and the Globalvision News Network. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time Inc., New York Times and Australia Consolidated Press. Karr critiques, analyzes and reports on media and media policy in his popular blog, MediaCitizen

    September 16, 2009

    What Beck, Dobbs and Limbaugh Are Really Afraid Of

    Some excerpts :

    Broadcasters get hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of subsidies and the right to use our airwaves in exchange for a basic commitment to be responsive to the interests of local communities.

    Moreover, the Supreme Court recognized that “safeguarding the public’s right to receive a diversity of views and information over the airwaves is … an integral component of the FCC’s mission.”

    Sadly, the FCC has failed to live up to this standard. And what mainstream media’s fear-merchants are most afraid of is not censorship, but an FCC that actually does its job — creating more opportunities for people like you and me to participate in media.

    We don’t have that now. Washington bureaucrats have allowed powerful media corporations to control the public airwaves and dominate local cable networks. We have reached a nadir where the free press that Thomas Jefferson hoped would open “all the avenues to truth” has devolved into a media system that’s a megaphone for the few.

    Beck and Limbaugh, in particular, are two corporate welfare babies who owe much of their existence to this regulatory failure, which handed control of our airwaves to massive conglomerates like Clear Channel and ABC Radio to broadcast their fear agenda via a syndicated network of centrally owned radio stations.

    The cable sector that carries Beck and Dobbs’ nightly paranoia is itself a gigantic bundle of government handouts, having built invaluable local monopolies via granted rights-of-way that beam these two into nearly every den in America.

    Try calculating what it would cost to get your content across America without a local or federal government clearing your path, and you quickly realize that blowhards like Beck, Dobbs and Limbaugh are three of the nation’s biggest beneficiaries of public largesse.

    And while they’re raking in millions in salaries via their government-granted fiefdoms, you, the owner of the airwaves and roads and telephone poles over which they transmit, are getting nothing in exchange.

    The ultimate irony of Beck, Dobbs and Limbaugh is that they couch in populist rhetoric a message that, in its very essence, is anti-populist — designed to protect the swindle at the core of our media system’s failure.

    Vicente Duque

  7. Gloria Allenstein

    Get this hate monger off of our TV. I cannot see why they call him a “Newsguy” He’s only and always a bigot.

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