Archive for November, 2009

FAIR Media Advisory: Lou Dobbs Quits CNN

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

FAIR:

TV host Lou Dobbs abruptly quit his CNN program yesterday, bringing a sudden end to a television program most notable for its remarkably one-sided presentation of immigration issues. Full FAIR Article.

Dobbs’ nativistic preaching and preening in front of the camera was more than “remarkably one-sided.” He engaged, loathingly, in news demagoguery and got away with it for way tooooooo long. Roberto Lovato, one of the co-founders of Presente.org, was quoted in the New York Times as saying, “We are thrilled that Dobbs no longer has this legitimate platform from which to incite fear and hate.”

Basta Dobbs

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By Jonathan Mena
Senior Editor/Producer

Pro immigration groups in the U.S. exulted in delight at the knowledge that Lou Dobbs stepped down yesterday.

Dobbs, who has denigrated Latinos and immigrants in his news show, has been accused of consistently spreading false information as facts about issues concerning immigration. On Tuesday he said issues like immigration have been, “defined in the public arena by partisanship and ideology rather than rigorous empirical thought and forthright analysis and discussion.” His resignation comes at a time when talks of immigration reform have all but been absent in the White House.

Without a major platform like CNN, Dobbs next move will be closely watched to see where he lands. Groups like BastaDobbs.com have sprung to stop what they call “anti-immigrant extremism.”  The Latino community is the fastest growing demographic group and will soon become a constituency to be reckoned with. Dobbs resignation was just a small battle victory.

With healthcare reform, war and the economy on the top of Obama’s to do lis,t Latinos from all across the U.S. will need to unite to see that our concerns are heard and resolved.

Faculty Experience Survey – Uh Oh!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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An U.S. Supreme Court Justice – with Great Acquiescence from a Manhattan High School Administration – Impales Integrity of Manhattan Student Newspaper

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, according to a New York Times story, spoke at the Dalton private school in Manhattan in late October, and either a member of his staff acting independently or the Justice himself requested that the Daltonian, the school newspaper, allow Kennedy to review its planned story about his visit before it is published.

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John Allen Muhammad, Requiescat in Pace

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Sniper Who Killed 10 Is Executed in Virginia – New York Times. D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad executed by lethal injection in Virginia – NY Daily News.

Etcetera.

Instead of R.I.P., JAM should be rotting in a cell for many, many years, watching the light at the end of his tunnel closing in on him, inexorably and painfully.

Capital punishment should not be practiced in a civilized society.

Begged to Be Published Even If Late

Monday, November 9th, 2009
PATH to Jersey City, Halloween, 2009

PATH to Jersey City, Halloween, 2009

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