News Clips Nov. 12, 2009

Lou Dobbs Abruptly Quits CNN
Published: November 11, 2009

Months ago the president of CNN/U.S., Jonathan Klein, offered a choice to Lou Dobbs, the channel’s most outspoken anchor. Mr. Dobbs could vent his opinions on radio and anchor an objective newscast on television, or he could leave CNN.

For a time, Mr. Dobbs did tone down his TV rhetoric, but on Wednesday he made a more drastic decision: He chose opinion.
Mr. Dobbs told viewers that he was resigning from his CNN job immediately. Sitting before an image of an American flag on his studio set, he said “some leaders in media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond the role here at CNN and to engage in constructive problem solving as well as to contribute positively to the great understanding of the issues of our day.”

Anchor Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 12, 2009

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, saying in his final broadcast that he wants “to go beyond the role” of a television journalist in tackling the country’s problems.

Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN

The outspoken newsman says he has been urged ‘to go beyond my role here.’ Is politics in his future?
Reporting from New York – In a surprise announcement, CNN host Lou Dobbs resigned on the air Wednesday after a recent history of controversial comments on immigration, among other topics, drew heated protests from liberal groups and created friction within the cable network.

Dobbs said that CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein released him from his contract so he could pursue other opportunities. He did not offer specifics but suggested that he is seeking a role in which he will not be constrained from speaking freely.,0,1203905.story

Descartan cambio en retórica antiinmigrante por salida de Dobbs deCNN

Washington, 11 Nov (Notimex).- El presidente de la agrupación Democracia Ahora, Jorge Mursuli, calificó la renuncia del presentador de CNN, Lou Dobbs, como un triunfo para la causa en pro de la reforma migratoria, pero descartó que cambie la retórica antiinmigrante.

“La renuncia significa que podemos darle voz a nuestra dignidad si nos organizamos, si invertimos en la democracia”, dijo Mursuli a Notimex.

Initially waved off, Hispanic advocates jump into health debate

Effort centers on ensuring reform doesn’t shortchange immigrants
By Krissah Thompson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 12, 2009

After trying to carefully balance their interests in health-care reform and immigration, the nation’s Hispanic lawmakers and largest advocacy groups are scrambling to develop a strategy to counter what they see as efforts to shortchange immigrants in health bills on Capitol Hill.

They had tried to keep the two issues apart, concerned, they said, that immigration would distract from health care. But other lawmakers and activists have inserted the immigration issue into the middle of the health-care debate, causing a collision between what Hispanic leaders call their two top policy priorities.

A Year After an Immigrant’s Death, Signs of Hope

There is a bright display of diversity and tolerance banners in front of the middle school around the corner from the village hall.
There are new bilingual forms for village business and more bilingual village employees and police officers, new guidelines for the Suffolk County police in dealing with Hispanic immigrants, a more moderate tone from county officials on the subject of immigration, more diversity facilitators and consultants than anyone can remember.

Yahoo! Launches Most Advanced Mobile Homepage for U.S. Hispanic Market

Building on its launch of the world’s most advanced mobile homepage, Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) today released Yahoo! Mobile en Español, a Spanish-language mobile homepage that is customized for the specific needs of the U.S. Hispanic consumer, delivering a highly engaging mobile Internet experience and setting a new industry standard.


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