Leprosy Lou says Adios

Dobbs liar

Tonight, Lou Dobbs hosted his last show ever on CNN. Yes, our dear friend Lou has officially resigned from the nation’s ‘most trusted name in news’ to bring his special blend of xenophobia and hate-mongering elsewhere.

This is incredible news and due in no small part to the efforts of the Drop Dobbs and Basta Dobbs campaigns who have put increasingly more pressure on CNN to fire Lou.

Check out his goodbye speech in the clip below. I love when he says that

“issues are now defined in the public arena by partisanship and ideology rather than by rigorous empirical thought and forthright analysis and discussion.”

I wonder if by forthright analysis he means spreading lies about the waves of immigrants infecting Americans with leprosy without a single shred of factual evidence to back it up.

But, I digress. Here’s Lou:

This marks a big victory in the fight against hate and anti-immigrant fervor in our country, but its only one small step in the right direction. Lou will, inevitably, find another pulpit from which to spout his dangerous rhetoric, and we will continue to counter with the truth and justice on our side.

But for now, mark one for the good guys.

As Eric Burns, president of Media Matters said:

“This is a happy day for all those who care about this nation of immigrants and believe in the power of media to elevate the political discourse.”

For a round-up of coverage check out Jackie Mahendra’s post over at the America’s Voice blog.

3 responses to “Leprosy Lou says Adios

  1. This is a victory for immigration reform advocacy in the media, but it can mean nothing when there is not much hope in how undocumented workers are being treated by the Obama administration.

    Having the power to stop deportations and raids, they are enforcing current obsolete laws allowing that thousands of workers are being fired around the country, and more undocumented immigrants have been deported in 2008 than in the last year of the Bush administration.

  2. I’m an American and I see all these things in my job:
    Isn’t the illegals immigrants that are screwing us is our BOSSES that want to make more $, they want people that work more for less, is CAPITALISM! Everybody does it!
    I know a LOT of Patriotic Americans that hire illegals, and they won’t hire americans, ask them, WHY?
    Dobbs I have a Real JOB for YOU!
    Make this country Great again, remember was built in the backs of all immigrants:europeans,mexicans etc.all over the world.All come courtesy of our free-market economy, which demands VERY CHEAP LABOR.
    No american would pick strawberries for $5000. a year like illegal immigrants, if they don’t find anybody here our AMERICAN BOSS will go overseas and America will be more screw…

  3. Pingback: Lou Dobbs’ war on immigrants: The Hypocrisy Runs Deep « Reform Immigration For America

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