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Campaign to Get Lou Dobbs Off of CNN

October 16, 2009

There is a national campaign to get Lou Dobbs off of CNN since Dobbs is viewed by many as anti-Immigrant and anti-Latino. Bastadobbs.com is a new website which is educating people about the racist position that CNN commentator Lou Dobbs has been taking for years on the issue of immigration.

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According to the Bastadobbs.com web page:

“Lou Dobbs’ brand of journalism is dangerous to Latinos in America — and it’s time to fight back. 

This week, the CNN anchor broadcast his radio show from the conference of anti-immigrant hate group FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Founded by a white nationalist, FAIR was linked earlier this year to vigilantes in Arizona who brutally murdered 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father in their home. 

The appearance at FAIR is just the latest example of Dobbs using his status as a CNN anchor to spread fear about Latinos and immigrants. It’s time we said ¡Basta!”  

The campaign has an electronic petition you can sign to pressure CNN to get rid of Lou Dobbs. There is also this short video which highlights Dobbs’ anti-immigrant and racist views. 

5 Comments leave one →
  1. brittanicus permalink
    October 16, 2009 7:39 pm

    This is the amount of incredulous influence the–OPEN BORDER–lobbyists (business power brokers and ethnic zealots)) have on certain Democratic devious rabble? Once again the senate top echelon have huddled secretly (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS), recklessly placing E-Verify worker identification system in jeopardy. The obnoxious R-O-P-E Senate group as its being called on the Internet and nationwide, who are marked as Reid, Obama, Pelosi Emmanuel have indifferently pushed American Workers in the background, allowing the millions of illegal aliens to take their jobs. They have driven into the ground amendments from appearing in the final Homeland Security “conference committee” bill. They eradicated–ANY CHANCE–of a Senate’s permanent authorization of the E-Verify program. These sleazy politicians are banqueting on the bones of unemployed US labor, without a second thought.

    They have religiously under-funded, undermined the Senate’s mandate to beef up and complete the final 300 mile Mexican border fence. Then again it was never the original border wall as designed by Rep. Duncan Hunter. Illegal Aliens would have first had to scale the–FIRST–fence, run across the two lane highway for the Border Patrol vehicles, then scale an identical–SECOND FENCE. Under funded and weakened just like E-Verify, the police 287(g) arrest and detainment and ceasing the massive ICE raids. Finally the ROPE group strangled the Senate (already) passed ability of countrywide businesses to run their previous hires employees through E-Verify. So you can guess this is a harbinger to drop on the AMERICAN WORKER YET ANOTHER ULTIMATELY EXPENSIVE BLANKET AMNESTY. THOSE TAXPAYERS WILL BE FORCED TO PICK UP A TRILLION DOLLAR TAB. Be advised that Reid D-NV , Pelosi D-CA have one of the largest population of illegal immigrants in the country, who they are subservient too. Remember to expend your frustration and anger at 202-224-3121on your lawmakers. They are juggling with millions of American Workers job lifeline, by pandering to people who shouldn’t even be here?

    MY SUGGESTION IS DON”T BUY ANY SERVICES FROM BUSINESS THAT DOESN’T DISPLAY THE E-VERIFY PLACARD. Remember the real conniving happens in rooms hidden from the public awareness in conference committees. In addition, Remember Harry Reid as an incumbent Senator who carries the ugly stain of being anti-American Worker, Anti-Sovereignty must not be re-elected. Speaker Pelosi must go? So must Emmanuel? They have proved they cannot be trusted As NUMBERSUSA president says,” With no chance now of E-Verify dying in any minute, because they couldn’t annul the 3 year extension? The pro-amnesty forces no longer can try to use it as a bargaining chip. States, counties, cities and businesses can now be quite confident that they can set policy based on the E-Verify program being around.” IT’S NOT PERMANENT YET NO THANKS TO ROPE. This group has given preference to illegal workers instead of the 15 million authorized AMERICAN WORKERS. COMPREHEND MORE OF THE CORRUPTION THAT CANNOT BE DENIED BY POLITICIANS AT JUDICIAL WATCH. NUMBERSUSA will explain in detail the consequences, that includes the 2010 Census, Health Care, ACORN, Local police alien enforcement, hidden welfare programs, Anchor babies-Birthright citizenship, criminals amongst the illegal immigration occupiers. CAPSWEB for OVERPOPULATION information. Read the immigration enforcement–GRADING–of each and every one of them at NUMBERSUSA. Currently undercover of darkness the Democratic administration is arranging a–SOCIAL SECURITY–totalization agreement between US and Mexico.

  2. Jeff Smith permalink*
    October 16, 2009 8:43 pm

    I’m not sure how you jumped from an effort to challenged the bias and racist reporting by Lou Dobbs to a critique of this hidden lobby of people who want open borders. Are you say that you either do not have a problem with Lou Dobb’s racist on air comments or that his unsubstantiated comments are ok?

    When you use terms like Open Border lobbyists, it would be good to provide some clarity and verification of your claims. The Democratic members of Congress you mention are not particularly fans of immigrant rights, not US worker rights either, since most of them supported NAFTA (North America Free trade Agreement).

    To the issue of new immigrants being a burden on working people in the US, this simply isn’t true. See documentation from the American Immigration Lawyers Association http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/images/File/onpoint/DisplacementWages01-08.pdf.

    In addition you cite NUMBERS USA, a blatantly anti-immigration group which was founded by Roy Beck who has a long history with far right and reactionary anti-immigrant groups, including the Council of Conservative Citizens, a White Supremacist group.

  3. Kate Wheeler permalink
    October 17, 2009 3:35 am

    This is a minor point, but I find I’m confused about the evolving terminology used in this issue. I used to make a distinction between “undocumented immigrants” and “illegal aliens,” and also the term “refugee,” and can even remember discussing these distinctions in various history classes in college and grad school.

    An undocumented immigrant, I was taught then, is someone who comes into this country with the intent of settling here, but who because of tightening laws or heavily controlled borders, must bypass the official system and who therefore doesn’t have official status or papers. (In fact, in France this population are called “Sans Papiers,” which simply means “without papers.” )

    A refugee is someone fleeing political persecution, war, or some other type of imminent danger in their home country.

    An illegal alien, at least in its former definition, is someone who has no allegiance to the country he/she enters, who enters with forged documents and/or assumes a false identity. This person might be a refugee who is afraid of being turned away because of his/her country of origin or someone actually entering to do harm on behalf of the goverment to which he/she is loyal.

    But now I get the impression that both “illegal alien” and “undocumented immigrant” are suddenly being used to refer to the same population…and in the sense that Lou Dobbs, the Minutemen and others are using “illegal alien,” it seems almost exclusively used to refer to people from Mexico or another Latin American countries. It also seems to be used to any non-citizen regardless if they have intentions or desire to be here, stay here, work here.

    And those of us who want immigration reform and a clear path for all immigrants regardless of the way they entered the US to elect citizenship if they want it are using “undocumented immigrant” instead, in its correct way. Is my impression correct?

  4. Jeff Smith permalink*
    October 17, 2009 1:23 pm

    Kate, I would say that your impression is correct. The language of this issue has always been important and the anti-immigration sectors have done a great job of putting everyone in the category of illegal alien, since it is the most despicable sounding.

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