Wednesday, October 14, 2009
CNN: Dump Dobbs
A friend has asked me to pass the following on, and I am happy to do so. Lou Dobbs is the worst kind of racist scumbag, and I think it's just a matter of time before CNN realizes that he is a liability. Of course, we can count on Fox "News" to pick him up if so, but at least he will be more in his element.
Dear friends and family,
We've been talking about how Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck are promoting hatred of Latinos and other minorities in our country on our airwaves. We know that hate kills. Hate spread by a major media outlet, considered very credible is intolerable and extremely dangerous to our democracy as well as to individual human beings. This affects each of us, even if we are not latino.
In just one week, CNN will launch its “Latino in America” series, which tells the stories of Latinos from across the country. There’s just one thing missing: Lou Dobbs. That’s right. Four hours about the Latino experience in America, and not a word about the man who spends every weeknight telling lies about immigrants and spreading fear and hatred toward Latinos.
Together with award-winning filmmaker Arturo Perez, we're calling out CNN's hypocrisy with a powerful new video: “CNN: Lou Dobbs or Latinos in America?” Please help us grow the campaign by watching the video and sharing it far and wide.
The campaign against Lou Dobbs, is clearly getting to him. He’s railed against us on his radio show,1 and rumors are now swirling that he’s looking for other jobs at more conservative networks2. Now is the time to keep the pressure on. Please watch the video, and then share it with your friends and family. We’ve set up a special page to make it easy:
Thank you and Adelante!
Favianna, Roberto, Laurie and the rest of the Presente.Org team
1. “Dobbs Takes Aim at HuffPost Critic,” Huffington Post, 9-23-2009
2. “Fox’s Volley With Obama Intensifying,” New York Times, 10-11-2009
Roman Polanski. Some interesting background and perspective on the case in Slate.