CNN: You can’t have it both ways – Drop Dobbs NOW

I have been writing about Lou Dobbs for over a year now. Recently I attended a protest in front of the Newseum here in Washington, DC to protest CNN launching their new “Latinos in America” series while they continue to broadcast the hate of Dobbs every week day. Courting the Latino population while simultaneously aiding and abetting in their dehumanization is hypocrisy at its worst. (Also I must mention I got a pretty cool poster pictured above – an added bonus).

As of late, there are three major national campaigns leading the call for CNN to fire Lou Dobbs and reclaim their journalistic credibility; the Basta Dobbs campaign, the Drop Dobbs campaign and the Enough is Enough campaign are all gaining some serious momentum in their fights against Leprosy Lou.

Now, there is a video making its way across the blogosphere that I think is the single most powerful video I’ve seen about exactly why Lou has got to go. Check it out:

At this point, CNN is feeling the heat. When I attended the protest at the Newseum, I was told the next day that 80% of the questions asked were about Lou Dobbs and his continued use of hate speech on the network. Plus, the Basta Dobbs campaign, led by, is boasting more than 50,000 supporters to date and the Drop Dobbs campaign is on the verge of launching a TV ad campaign targeting Dobbs  during the “Latino in America” series.

So, CNN, you must realize you can’t have it both ways. Is it time to act yet?

2 responses to “CNN: You can’t have it both ways – Drop Dobbs NOW

  1. Thanks for the article and videos! I agree 1000% that Dobbs gotta go.

  2. Robert Gittelson

    While I am on record, (here on this blog), of abhorring the statements and demagoguery of Lou Dobbs, and even called for his dismissal after he called fellow advocate Roberto Lovato “one of his fleas,” I can envision at least two possible political upsides to having a name, face, and voice on the enemy of CIR.

    As the time of the upcoming political debate on CIR draws near, Dobbs gives us a target that allows us to argue the factual and moral arguments for CIR, probably on a daily basis. Let us not lose sight of the fact that the factual and moral arguments land squarely on the pro-side of CIR, and every chance that we get to demonstrate the truth instead of the misconceptions – particularly on a national stage – only serves to promote our cause.
    That being said, I would also mention that the Harvard educated Dobbs is not an idiot, (all evidence often to the contrary). If we can back him so far into a corner with pressure and persuasive logic that he ultimately is forced to agree that the only real “solution” to the problem of undocumented immigrants is to actually fix the system, (ie: CIR), then it will be game, set, and match. If Dobbs surrenders to the logic of proactive legislation, namely CIR, then CIR will be all but assured.

    Perhaps I’m just being overly optimistic, and we should elevate the pressure on CNN to force them to fire this loose cannon. Either way, I can see this working in the favor of CIR, so I guess that we are in a win-win situation.

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