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.
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.