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Gabriel Thompson (unwittingly?) supports labor exploitation, low wages (Russellville, Alabama, immigration, Alternet) - 08/27/11

... special report the likes of which Lou Dobbs - if he hadn't been booted from CNN - wouldn’t have been able to resist. It's unfortunate that Thompson didn't provide any examples of that "lazy journalism", since searching for something that barely exists would have kept him busy for a while. The fact is that the mainstream coverage of immigration is incredibly skewed to support illegal activity....

The Nation amnesty editorial lies, smears, promotes anti-American policy (Lou Dobbs) - 10/08/10

Day Two of the Lou Dobbs Saga continues, with The Nation offering the editorial "Make It Legal" (thenation.com/article/155228/make-it-legal). I'll show below why you can't trust The Nation and how their editorial lies, smears, and promotes bad, anti-American policy. In the first paragraph they falsely state that Meg Whitman's campaign "has at times been vehemently anti-immigrant" which begs the...

Brian Stelter /NYT lies, spreads disinformation about Lou Dobbs - 10/07/10

... been taken by most to claim that Lou Dobbs hired illegal aliens, when in fact that claim is unsupported (see the link for the details). The illegal immigration-supporting establishment has been on the warpath, making false claims in order to push their agenda. And, one of their little helpers is Brian Stelter of the New York Times. He posted two false tweets about The Nation's story and refuses...

Isabel MacDonald admits Lou Dobbs didn't hire illegal aliens (The Nation) - 10/07/10

... Nation released an article called "Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite" (link) by independent "journalist" Isabel MacDonald of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. It's been taken by most to say that Dobbs employed or hired illegal aliens, when in fact a close reading shows she doesn't make that claim. In fact, there's no evidence in the article that he actually hired or employed illegal aliens: they...

Andrea Nill promotes false Obama claim in smear of Lou Dobbs - 03/03/10

... May, 2008, Barack Obama smeared Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh, falsely claiming that hate crimes against Hispanics had "doubled" the year before. In fact, they only went up 7.8%. Not only that, but they've decreased as a percentage of the Hispanic population between 1995 and 2006. Given that, you might not expect Andrea Nill of ThinkProgress to write the following, unless you were familiar with...

Chuck Schumer trying to get Lou Dobbs to support amnesty - 01/28/10

... illegal-immigration opponent Lou Dobbs in an effort to build broad bipartisan support for immigration reform. ...Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is spearheading the Democrats’ effort to put together a comprehensive reform bill, met with Dobbs on Wednesday. "We’re meeting with all different kinds of groups, trying to get everybody together to come out for one bill,” Schumer said. ...Schumer...

Groups have "unprecedented amounts of money" to push amnesty; Dobbs leaving was "critical victory" - 01/11/10

... Employees International Union: "With (Lou Dobbs) finally being called to account, I think that's also sent a message to many of these people... At the end of the day, I think in the last two years that this debate has moved much much further in terms of the American people's understanding." That, once again, shows the importance of handling the Dobbs matter in a nuanced fashion: he's still the...

Disingenuous Lou Dobbs now wants amnesty, guest workers, chain migration ("comprehensive immigration reform") - 01/08/10

... Bill OReilly show on Fox News, Lou Dobbs made it clear that he does support amnesty, euphemistically called comprehensive immigration reform. Not only that, but he supports guest workers and chain migration. The only question he has is how many would be legalized and how many family members those legalized would be able to bring to the U.S. Since he referenced legalizing 9 million people (3...

Peter Wallsten misleads about Lou Dobbs (now an amnesty supporter?) - 11/25/09

... misleading statement (bolding added): (Lou Dobbs) is working to repair what a spokesman conceded is a glaring flaw: His reputation for antipathy toward Latino immigrants. In a little-noticed interview Friday, Mr. Dobbs told Spanish-language network Telemundo he now supports a plan to legalize millions of undocumented workers, a stance he long lambasted as an unfair "amnesty." Now, to help...

Dave Weigel lies about Lou Dobbs - 11/24/09

... (washingtonindependent.com/68779/citizen-lou), in which he smears Lou Dobbs and lies about his positions: What reason is there to believe that Dobbs, a bottom-feeding broadcaster who struggled to draw 800,000 nightly viewers, has a ready pool of voters waiting for him? All I see is a 2006 Rasmussen Reports poll suggesting that a third-party candidate who talked about ending immigration, as Dobbs...

Glenn Thrush lies about Lou Dobbs (leprosy; possible presidential run) - 11/23/09

... with reporters earlier today, Lou Dobbs mentioned as an aside that he was considering a presidential run. Over to low-level establishment hack Glenn Thrush of the Politico who simply reads what's on the card he's been handed (politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/1109/ Dobbs_2012_presidential_run_not_crazy.html): Dobbs has become a prime target of Hispanic groups for his fire-breathing pronouncements...

Janet Murguia of NCLR cheers Lou Dobbs departure, warns of more to come - 11/22/09

Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza takes to the pages of Alternet to offer "Dobbs' Resignation Was Long Overdue" (alternet.org/story/144089/dobbs'_resignation_was_long_overdue). Somewhat surprisingly, it doesn't seem to contain any outright lies, just smears and misleading statements. For instance, she tries to blame an increase in hate crimes on Dobbs and others: The rhetoric that...

Ruben Navarrette smears, misleads about Lou Dobbs (Enrique Morones almost co-writer) - 11/17/09

... Union Tribune offers an anti-Lou Dobbs editorial (mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_13808533), which includes this in the middle:

LULAC, Mark Potok of SPLC, NCLR, America's Voice, MMFA cheer & smear over Dobbs leaving - 11/12/09

... reaction from far-left groups to Lou Dobbs' announcement that he's leaving CNN here. The biases of the article's author (Victor Manuel Ramos of the Orlando Sentinel) are discussed in this separate post. The quotes below were offered at a press conference organized by Media Matters for America:

Victor Manuel Ramos misleads about Lou Dobbs, far-left illegal immigration supporters - 11/12/09

... reaction from far-left groups to Lou Dobbs' announcement that he's leaving CNN. The quotes and link to the article are here; the following deals with Ramos' clear bias:

Howard Kurtz is still not a reliable source (Lou Dobbs) - 11/12/09

... Washington Post offers "Anchor Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN" (link). Let me show some ways that he's still not a reliable source: Lou Dobbs, the most opinionated and divisive anchor at a cable network that bills itself as a straight-news oasis, resigned from CNN on Wednesday night... Some of the other CNN personalities - such as Rick Sanchez, Soledad OBrien, and Anderson Cooper - seem to be quite...

Lou Dobbs quits CNN; illegal immigration profiteers shouldn't celebrate just yet - 11/11/09

Lou Dobbs is announcing on CNN right now that he's quitting the network (link), saying: "Some leaders have been encouraging him to engage in positive problem solving... and to continue to do so in the most direct way possible... At this point I'm considering a number of options..." Expect illegal immigration profiteers to cheer the news, but they shouldn't do so just yet. CNN's center-left slant...

Shot fired at Lou Dobbs' house; what you can do about it - 10/29/09

On his Monday radio show, Lou Dobbs announced that a few weeks ago someone shot at his house while his wife was just 15 feet away. And, that followed a series of threatening phone calls; the state police are currently investigating. Audio of his broadcast is attached, and a partial transcript (via this) is at [1]. It goes without saying that if something like this had happened to a "liberal"...

Newt Gingrich launches bilingual The Americano site, outreaches with far-left concepts - 09/22/09

Newt Gingrich has launched a new Spanish-English bilingual website called "The Americano" (theamericano.com). His motivation isn't known; he might be trying to make money, or he might be trying to help himself and the GOP outreach to Hispanics, or both. Whatever the motivation, he's not doing a good turn for the U.S. and he's not working against how the Democrats are able to gain and maintain...

"Enough is Enough!" anti-Lou Dobbs campaign from Democracia Ahora (DNC link, Obama too?; Bendixen) - 09/18/09

... push in an attempt to silence Lou Dobbs. This group has links to the Obama administration and the Democrats that are slightly closer than the other, and given that Obama lied about Lou Dobbs during the election, it would be interesting to know the degree to which there's any coordination. The campaign is from Democracia Ahora - run by Jorge Mursuli - and is called "Enough is Enough!" (...

Drop Dobbs: illegal activity-supporting racial power groups and far-left want Lou Dobbs off CNN - 09/17/09

... to pull their ads from CNN's Lou Dobbs show (dropdobbs.com, mediamatters.org/blog/200909150031): "...The effort aims to let companies know that their continued financial support of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight makes them complicit in the hate speech and wild conspiracy theories that he promotes..." Campaigns like this - following on the heels of the somewhat successful similar campaign against Glenn...

Media Matters lies: Hawaii has not authenticated the certificate on Obama's site (Corsi, Dobbs, FAIR) - 09/16/09

... legislative advocacy event -- Lou Dobbs interviewed WorldNetDaily staff reporter Jerome Corsi, who Dobbs described as "a pretty good guy to talk to" about immigration issues... ...On Fox News, Corsi claimed that Obama's presidential campaign "has a false, fake birth certificate posted on their website." In fact, the Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed that the birth certificate posted...

Jon Klein, CNN "political researchers" were wrong: Hawaii didn't discard paper records (Dobbs, Farah) - 08/08/09

... sent an email to staffers of the Lou Dobbs show saying that he'd asked CNN's "political researchers" to look into the "Birthers" issue and that those "researchers" had determined that Hawaii had discarded their paper birth certificates. He was attempting to show thatBarack Obama can't release his original certificate. The email is reprinted at [1]. However, the claim from CNN's "political...

Alexandra Marks of CSM lies: Hawaiian officials never confirmed the certificate on Obama's site - 08/05/09

... an ad criticizing CNN anchor Lou Dobbs for stoking the 'birther' controversy" [1] about an ad Media Matters for America is running against Dobbs for him daring to mention the Obama citizenship issue. It includes this: Officials in Hawaii have confirmed multiple times that the birth certificate produced by the Obama campaign in 2008 is legitimate. Factcheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public...

Tamar Jacoby pins immigration "reform" hopes on Obama-induced "reformist mood", bad policy, racialization - 05/07/09

... will curdle into xenophobia", Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo are "anti-immigrant" with "inflamed, angry followers") together with things like this: Neither the economic downturn nor enhanced enforcement has driven 12 million illegal immigrants to leave the country. Enforcement is still far from effective, either on the border or in the workplace. That "enhanced enforcement" has been just for show;...

Jesse Washington /AP mainstreams MMFA smears, shows no regard for protecting U.S. from epidemic - 05/02/09

Jesse Washington of the Associated Press - author of this sleazy pro-Obama article - now offers "Immigration foes link flu to Mexican threat claims" (link, assistance from Don Babwin and Barbara Rodriguez of the AP). The article mainstreams - and references - the recent smear article from Tom Allison of Media Matters for America in which the latter downplayed the risk of illegal aliens bringing...

CA LULAC: U.S.-Mexico border might not be valid; legalize Mexican illegal aliens; wants international arbitration - 04/21/09

... extremist. Now, over to Casey Wian on CNN's Lou Dobbs show (transcript link): WIAN: LULAC claims that 2008 Supreme Court decision in a Texas death penalty case involving a Mexican citizen could render the 1848 border treaty [of Guadalupe Hidalgo] invalid because Congress failed to make the treaty binding on individual states. So its California director says, "The government of Mexico should...

Hannah Dreier /MediaMatters misleads about Nancy Pelosi position on raids (Lou Dobbs) - 03/25/09

... (mediamatters.org/items/200903240035): Summary: On his radio show, Lou Dobbs asked his guest for his "reaction" to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "saying last week that enforcement in the workplace, immigration law enforcement is, quote-unquote, 'un-American.' " In fact, Pelosi criticized as "un-American" immigration raids that separate undocumented parents from their documented children, not "...

Mexican government lobbied to prevent Ramos, Compean from being released - 01/22/09

On yesterday's Lou Dobbs show, Casey Wian said this about the Ramos and Compean commutation: Mexico's Deputy Secretary of Foreign Relations Carlos Rico (ph) said, quote, "this is a message of impunity, it's difficult to understand." He also acknowledged that Mexican officials had lobbied hard to prevent the former Border Patrol agent's release. UPDATE: There's much more on this in the 1/22...

Obama wants his poor aunt to be deported, doesn't want millions of other illegal aliens to be deported - 11/02/08

[SEE THE SECOND UPDATE] Per this, on tonight and tomorrow night's CBS News, Katie Couric asked Barack Obama whether he would "support [his poor illegal alien aunt] being deported to Kenya". His response: If she is violating laws those laws have to be obeyed. We're a nation of laws.

The Non-Partisan Case Against Barack Obama - 10/29/08

... "hate" part was a reference to Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom he's also smeared. Whether Obama personally pushes it or not, the Democrats will attempt to pass some sort of bill having an impact on what you can hear on the radio and perhaps on the TV as well. Petitioning the government is also a key part of the First Amendment; as described above, Joe the Plumber was almost driven out...

Does Barack Obama support the First Amendment? (answer: well, it depends) - 09/25/08

... commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs, two people that Obama has not only smeared but lied about. Clearly, he doesn't just disagree with them, he doesn't want them to have the right to speak. There's another roundup here; apparently BHO's followers reported supportive reviews of the Corsi book to Amazon, resulting in some being pulled. And, an opinion piece/roundup is here.

Barack Obama lies about Census Bureau poverty statistics - 08/26/08

... stock false choice. He lied about Lou Dobbs. And, well, there are even more but I'll save them for a future post.

Judy Bachrach/Vanity Fair smears Lou Dobbs - 08/08/08

... Judy Bachrach offers a smear of Lou Dobbs in "Lou Doubts" (poder360.com/article_detail.php?id_article=549). It's yet another example of the illegal activity-supporting establishment trying to reduce his influence in order to profit from illegal activity in one way or another. It's not clear whether the article already appeared in VF, whether it will appear in VF, whether "Power 360" hired her to...

Obama favored over McCain at NCLR meet, PWW reports (Fairness Doctrine) - 07/15/08

... he said. "We have to confront Lou Dobbs, Rush Limbaugh, O'Reilly and right-wing radio." He added that electing a Congress to return the public airwaves to serve all the people and not just the huge monopolies is a critical fight. "We have to find the ways to tell our story." Even Frank Sharry admits that the print media is in their corner, aside from Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck most of those on...

Barack Obama at National Council of La Raza convention (ICE as terrorists) - 07/13/08

Barack Obama spoke at the National Council of La Raza convention earlier today. See below for more on the NCLR. BHO's prepared remarks are here. BHO said many of the things he's said before; apparently his scriptwriters engaged in a lot of copy-and-paste.

Obama, McCain, Clinton at LULAC convention (illegal immigration supporters; reconquista quote) - 07/07/08

... Covering Immigration". Mentions "Lou Dobbs, O'Reilly and Glenn Beck"; Ray Suarez of PBS has been invited to moderate. Showing their objectivity, all four panelists will presumably support illegal immigration. * "Global Warming and its Consequences for Latinos": "Panelist will address why the Latino population is overwhelming vulnerable to this phenomenon..." No, really. * "Supersize Me:...

Chicago Aldmn Cardenas, Flores introduce anti-"hate speech" resolution; Mexico-linked ICIRR cheers - 06/25/08

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is linked to the Mexican government, and they have some involvement in a resolution introduced today by two Chicago aldermen (George Cardenas and Manny Flores) condemning "hate speech" (i.e, the facts) supposedly directed at "immigrants" (i.e., illegal aliens) [1]. The resolution also comes out in favor of legalizations of illegal aliens.

Lou Dobbs not running for governor of New Jersey "right now"; Frank Sharry starts fake site; Nicole Gaoutte/LAT promotes - 06/13/08

Lou Dobbs is rumored to be considering running for governor of New Jersey, but in a voice mail message to an NJ newspaper he denied it (link). Note, however, that he said he wasn't "considering anything right now", so that might change.

Another shocking Barack Obama blogger spotted: me - 06/09/08

Anyone can get a blog at Barack Obama's site, and you the reader might even want to get one (or more).