and I’m singing like Dora the Explorer: “We did it, we did it, we did it, YEAH!!!!
We’re joining the Basta Dobbs campaign.
Here is the statement I’ve send to Jon Klein, President of CNN.
Dear Mr. Klein,
It’s time for CNN to stop promoting Lou Dobbs’ brand of “news.” Dobbs consistently spreads myths and misinformation about immigrants and Latinos, and his rhetoric has been linked to the rise of bigotry and hate crimes in our communities. Standing behind Dobbs sends a message that CNN is more interested in perpetuating prejudice than being a credible source of news for Latinos.
As President of CNN, it is imperative that you act quickly and decisively to drop Dobbs from your network, and send the message that CNN does not tolerate hate speech. There should be no place for the likes of Dobbs on the “most trusted name in news.”
and I added:
I’m also letting others know CNN’s Dobb problem by blogging about it and posting updates on Twitter and Facebook.
If it was only my message, he would pay attention. We’ll see what happens when he gets a few hundred thousand of these.
You can join the campaign here. Let your voice be heard!
while poisonous hate is broadcast in our media?
Of course not!
The pressure on CNN’s Lou Dobbs continues to mount.
Earlier this month, along with NDN, America’s Voice, and several other prominent progressive groups, we launched a campaign demanding that Lou Dobbs’ advertisers stop supporting his fact-free hate speech. Thousands of people have already taken a stand and signed our petition. Now we’re asking you to add your voice to the growing number of Americans who are unwilling to stand by while poisonous hate is broadcast in our media.
Tell Dobbs’ advertisers to stop sponsoring hate: http://www.dropdobbs.com/take-action/
This is why:
On September 15 and 16, Dobbs is scheduled to broadcast his radio show from Capitol Hill as a leading voice of the annual “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” legislative advocacy conference and rally sponsored by the rabidly anti-immigrant organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
Founded by a man with a history of espousing racist beliefs and who remains on its board, FAIR is labeled as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Dobbs’ participation — and, through him, CNN’s — will bestow mainstream legitimacy on the rally and on FAIR, something FAIR recognizes and is bragging about to its members.
As Media Matters has highlighted repeatedly, Dobbs represents an ongoing threat to CNN’s credibility as a serious news organization, in no small part because of his one-sided and error-prone coverage of immigration issues and his continued use of his CNN show to lend prominence to hatemongering groups like FAIR. Dobbs must not be allowed to participate in this event.
This is how:
Let’s Stop the Crazies!