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FAIR Media Advisory: Lou Dobbs Quits CNN

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


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, 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 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.