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Lou Dobbs and Meg Whitman

Our ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Immigration Policy

The fact that Meg Whitman and Lou Dobbs employed undocumented workers shouldn’t be news: it’s the status quo.

Too Tough for CNN, Too Soft for the Right Wing: Lou Dobbs in the Wilderness

Lou Dobbs’ rumored political career has gotten off to an inauspicious start.


A "Day of Happiness": Immigration Activists, Hispanic Press Relish Dobbs' Exit From CNN

It’s not often that the disparate collection of organizations, individuals, websites and media outlets that are pushing for progressive immigration reform can enjoy such a clear-cut victory as former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs’ announcement Wednesday that he was leaving the network.

Coming from the Home of Lou Dobbs, CNN's "Latinos in America" Irks Many in Target Audience

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor

El Diario/La Prensas cover for Thursday Oct. 22, 2009.

"Hypocrisy": El Diario/La Prensa's cover for Thursday Oct. 22, 2009.

Some Latinos among CNN’s audience feel the network is adding insult to injury.  This week CNN started broadcasting a four-hour special on “Latinos in America” without addressing the controversy over one of its main stars, Lou Dobbs, and his frequent statements against immigrants in general and Mexicans in particular.

Protests were held across the country to coincide with the  launch of “Latinos in America.”  One activist even tried to complain about Dobbs in an interview on CNN, but claims the network censored her.

San Antonio civil rights lawyer Isabel García told The New York Times‘ blog “Media Decoder” that the channel edited her comments out of a taped interview in which she debated with Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

She said she called Mr. Arpaio and Mr. Dobbs “the two most dangerous men to our communities,” and added that “because of them, our communities are being terrorized in a real way.” She also asserted that CNN was “promoting lies and hate about our community” by broadcasting Mr. Dobbs’s program. The comments were not included when the interview was broadcast.

A CNN spokeswoman said: “The segment was tied to CNN’s documentary ’Latino in America,’ which is a far-reaching look at the successes and challenges Latinos are facing — including illegal immigration. As with all pretaped interviews, they are edited for time and relevance to the topic of discussion. The debate between Isabel Garcia and Joe Arpaio was no exception.”