Back in the end of July, I had a blog post about CNN, Lou Dobbs and the Latino in America series to be featured on that network. I thought that it was ironic for CNN to be pushing a series about Latinos, while continuing to give Lou Dobbs airtime. Lou Dobbs has crossed the line many times between reporting and the spreading of racially charged rhetoric without giving any disclaimers to his sources, some of which have been categorized as hate groups.
Well, now there is a campaign to send a message to the advertisers on Dobbs’ show to stop their sponsorship. CNN and the sponsors of the Lou Dobbs show are tacitly approving messages of hate by continuing to allow his fear mongering tirades to air. The buying power of the Hispanic market is nearly $1 trillion, and our community is becoming more aware of the voting power it has at the cash register. We are in a position to tell CNN to drop Dobbs. The first step in doing that is signing this petition.
If you are unsure that Dobbs’ language is dangerous, watch this clip. And then think about the millions of people who watch CNN without actually engaging in immigrant issues beyond his show.