Immigration piffle from The Nation
The far-left rag's latest issue is all about the "New Nativism". It goes downhill from there. For instance, let's look at just one article entitled "Nightly Nativism" about Lou Dobbs:
Dobbs elaborated in his online column: "It is no accident that they chose May 1 as their day of demonstration and boycott. It is the worldwide day of commemorative demonstrations by various socialist, communist and even anarchic organizations.... No matter which flag demonstrators and protesters carry today, their leadership is showing its true colors to all who will see." ...You might expect that sort of McCarthyesque description from Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh or some other famously right-wing provocateur on Fox or talk-radio. But Lou Dobbs, on CNN? These days, the network once pilloried by conservatives as a leading voice of the "liberal media" is offering an expansive platform to the nation's leading spokesman for anti-immigration hardliners.
Of course, what The Nation doesn't tell its readers is just how accurate Dobbs' description is. The marches were organized by ANSWER, for gosh's sake, and many of the organizers of those and other marches have links to socialist and communist groups and several even have links to the Mexican government. Don't expect to read about that in The Nation.
UPDATE: Dobbs replies:
...Tonight, a few words for an otherwise irrelevant publication called "The Nation," which accuses me in a mistake-riddled left-wing screed (ph) of being hysterical, jingoistic and an immigration restrictionist, even though I'm on record in favor of immigration, legal immigration, but that's not a distinction important to "The Nation" of course. Even by "The Nation's" sorry standards the article is pitiful. But "The Nation's" introductory editorial, entitled "The New Nativism" is worthy of note...
More at the link.