CNN WON’T AIR “Drop Dobbs” ad
CNN has agreed to air an ad cut by America’s Voice and Media Matters calling the network out for running the Lou Dobbs show.
The voiceover: “Every afternoon, CNN airs 60 minutes of anti-immigrant hate.”
CNN Rejects ‘Drop Dobbs’ Ad
Immigrants’ advocates and the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters are so angry that CNN plans to run a four-hour special called “Latinos in America” next week without mentioning the role of CNN anchor Lou Dobbs in fomenting hatred of Latinos that they raised $16,000 to create and run an ad during the show calling on CNN to drop Dobbs from the network.
CNN Runs Away From Its Dobbs Problem … Again
Washington, DC – Today, Media Matters for America responded to news that CNN has refused to air a new advertisement from America’s Voice and Media Matters calling out the network for giving Lou Dobbs a prominent platform.
“CNN is willing to stand behind Dobbs, but it hides from legitimate criticism,” said Eric Burns, president of Media Matters. “The most trusted name in news isn’t willing to critically examine one of its pre-eminent hosts. Dobbs’ record speaks for itself. He isn’t worthy of the platform CNN gives him.”
CNN Scuttles Anti-Dobbs Ad
CNN is declining to carry a national advertisement, purchased by two progressive groups, which attacks its host Lou Dobbs for his controversial views on immigration.
On Thursday, the progressive media watchdog group Media Matters, along with the organization America’s Voice announced a new ad attacking Dobbs and CNN for airing “60 minutes of anti-immigrant hate.” And in a deft touch of political messaging, the groups announced that they had their ad buyer place the spot on CNN itself, during the network’s “Latino in America” series.
Lou Dobbs targeted, in ad… not on CNN
If CNN’s Lou Dobbs drops the word “amnesty” into most discussions of immigration, some of his critics say they aren’t forgiving Dobbs.
An ad calling on CNN to drop Dobbs has been prepared by a group challengng the cable newsman’s practices. The group claimed today that the ad would air on CNN next week, but the cable network said the group had its story wrong.
CNN is putting some serious effort into attracting more Latino viewers, and part of this effort can be seen in Soldead O’Brien’s Latino in America special.
Yet if CNN is serious about attracting a broader Latino audience, then it needs to do something about the anti-Latino bigot polluting its programming lineup. The folks at BastaDobbs.com (a project of Presente.org — from the folks that brought us Color of Change), have put together this fantastic primer on Lou Dobbs and his hatred for Latinos:
CNN will not air ‘Drop Dobbs’ ad UPDATE
UPDATE: Although Media Matters stated in a release that the Dobbs ad will air on Oct. 21 and 22, the network tells POLITICO it will not. “Contrary to reports, CNN has not accepted these spots and they will not air on the network,” a CNN spokesperson said.
Commentary: Latinos are assimilating in the USA
SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) — Have you ever seen 47 million people hold their breath and hope for the best?
Take it from this Latino in America, when many of my compadres heard that CNN was putting together a documentary on being “Latino in America,” that’s pretty much what happened.
DHS Reshapes Its Immigration Enforcement Program
A controversial federal program that deputizes state and local law enforcement agents to catch illegal immigrants is expanding under the Obama administration, despite changes announced this summer intended to curb alleged racial profiling and other police abuses.
Arpaio cites non-existent law in crime-sweep argument
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
cited a non-existent federal law and included a legal interpretation taken from an anti-immigration Web site in a document he distributed during a news conference last week.
Arpaio used the document to bolster his claim that he can continue to arrest undocumented immigrants
during controversial crime sweeps even without a special agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A Rogue Sheriff Roams in Arizona
Earlier this month, the sheriff for Arizona’s Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, was stripped of his powers to enforce immigration rules by a change in federal law. But the feisty sheriff has said that won’t stop him and, apparently, it hasn’t. He announced that he will be conducting an anti-immigration sweep disguised as “crime suppression” in Maricopa County today. He will face protests, though, as he does it. Valeria Fernandez, an independent journalist from Phoenix, Ariz., joins us with the story.
President Obama asks supporters for patience for a health care reform to pass
President Obama is urging his supporters to be patient on health care reform.
Speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco Thursday night, the President told the crowd he hopes the enthusiasm his candidacy raised wasn’t just a fad. He also called on lawmakers to enact the health care overhaul as quickly as possible. “You know that now is finally the time to pass a health insurance bill that will provide coverage for every American,” said the President. “it will end some of the monkey business that these insurance companies engage in.”
Obama Pledges Climate Push After Health Care; Senate Timing in Flux
President Obama gave a nod yesterday to a budding bipartisan Senate effort on energy and climate legislation during a New Orleans town hall meeting where he also pledged to push for the bill’s passage once Congress finishes its work on health care.
Health Care Overhaul Rests On Sen. Reid
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hails from the hard-rock mining town of Searchlight, Nev. He once made a name for himself there as an amateur boxer. But in what may be his biggest fight yet, Reid is playing referee. He is leading the effort to combine two sharply different health care bills.
Reid must please both liberals and centrists to garner the 60-vote majority needed to fend off filibusters. Even his fellow Democrats shake their heads in wonder at the task he’s set himself.
NY Hispanic art museum reopens after makeover
(AFP) – 21 hours ago
NEW YORK — El Museo del Barrio, New York’s premier museum for Hispanic art, reopens Saturday after a major makeover to rejuvenate the 40-year-old institution.
“We have been a museum for a long time, but now we finally look like a museum,” announced the director, Mexico’s Julian Zugazagoitia.
Museo del Barrio is on 5th Avenue and part of Museum Mile, the epicenter of New York’s cultural heritage, although it is located up in the historically Hispanic area of Harlem, rather than the more ritzy Upper East Side.