With yesterday’s surprise announcement we are finally rid of Lou Dobbs racist rants on CNN. Granted, he would be a perfect fit along side Glenn Beck on Faux News Network.
Media Matters had this to say:
“For too long, CNN provided Lou Dobbs with its stamp of approval as he pursued a dangerous, one-sided and all too often false conspiracy tinged crusade against immigrants,” said Eric Burns, president of Media Matters. “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 More on Lou Dobbs’ History:
Media Mattersplayed a leading role in the Drop Dobbs Coalition (DropDobbs.com) which was launched to call attention to Dobbs’ incendiary hate speech and falsehoods, which advertisers were supporting through their sponsorship of his nightly CNN program. The Coalition includes numerous national civil rights and other groups concerned about the kind of hate promoted daily by Dobbs on his television and radio programs. Â In addition to Media Matters in partnership with NDN, the coalition, representing over two million people, includes the National Council of La Raza, LULAC, National Hispanic Media Coalition, America’s Voice, The Hispanic Institute, Southern Poverty Law Center, Netroots Nation, Voto Latino, LCLAA, Center for New Community, Reform Immigration for America, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the National Puerto Rican Coalition and GALEO.
On November 2nd Andy Borowitz penned this satirical report:
Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN for Cartoon Network Joins Tom, Jerry, Scooby-Doo
That seems to be about as good a fit as Fox.