It was inevitable. Drop Dobbs. A coalition of 14 partner organizations including some of our Restore Fairness partners, National Council of La Raza, Reform Immigration FOR America, Southern Poverty Law Center and Netroots Nation have come together to demand that CNN drop Lou Dobbs.
Many feel that Dobbs has a long history of promoting hate and ethnic and racial division. Among some of Dobbs more outrageous claims are the idea that “the invasion of illegal aliens” who carry leprosy is threatening Americans’ ‘”health.”
Jason Linkins from The Huffington Post reports:
Dobbs calls himself an “advocacy journalist,” but he doesn’t even live up to that ambiguous standard. Good journalism enhances the discussion of serious topics, but Dobbs helps to undermine and debase that discussion, routinely infusing it with misinformation and fear. And when it comes to issues like immigration, he has more in common with birther Orly Taitz than with Anderson Cooper.
The website comes on the heels of Dobbs scheduled radio show as a leading voice for the annual rally sponsored by the anti-immigrant organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).