Fact-Checking Dobbs: CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs Challenged on Immigration Issues (link)

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Democracy Now!
Dec. 4, 2007

In a wide-ranging interview, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs joins Democracy Now! for the hour to discuss:

  • His claim that a “third of our prison population” are illegal aliens (according to the Justice Department about 6 percent of the state and federal prison population are non-citizens)
  • Why white supremacists have appeared on Lou Dobbs Tonight without disclosure over their ties to hate groups
  • His show’s reporting on leprosy and immigration. A 2005 report on Lou Dobbs Tonight claimed there had been 7,000 new cases of leprosy in the U.S. over the past three years. In fact, there have been 7,000 cases reported over the past 30 years
  • And more… [includes rush transcript]


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Lou Dobbs, anchor and managing editor of CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight. His latest book is “Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit.”



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7 thoughts on “Fact-Checking Dobbs: CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs Challenged on Immigration Issues (link)

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  4. Lou, you are going to have a heart attach one of these days. I’m sure you have high blood pressure.
    I just wish you would let the people you interview or have controversy with, speak. You always run rough sh awed over everyone and most of the time no one hears anything but two people talking over each other.

    You seem so angry all the time. Iv just started turning you off. My blood pressure doesn’t need it.
    J.K. In Idaho

  5. Finally, someone was able to get their message across without Lou Dobbs interupting successfully! That person (WOMAN) was Janet Marguia of La Raza news. Does Lou need a hearing aid? How many times did she have to tell him she was not on his show to discuss illegal immigrants? She had to tell him NUMEROUS times that she was there because of his tendency to “turn over his microphone to those who promote hatred against Mexicans/Mexican Americans”. She came well prepared with transcripts of Dobbs’ own words, which upon presentation, he would then try to change the subject matter at hand to “illegal aliens”. I, as an Anglo woman wanted to reach out and hug Janet Marguia for winning last nights battle (Feb. 5, 2008) Lou Dobbs kept chewing on his glasses more and more in step with his degree of uncomfortability, especially when he denied saying something and Janet pulled out copies of his transcripts. Janet is correct, Lou Dobbs is indeed promoting hatred toward Mexicans, both legal and undocumented
    And it took a woman to bring him down. CNN might consider replacing Dobbs, as his subjext matter has gone BEYOND boring, how about a duet once a week between Dobbs and Janet Marguia?

    Stella O’Brian

  6. Lo,
    Dodds says this are criminals.
    An American boy was saved by a “criminal”, who found the boy wandering in the desert, choice, did the right thing, and was Exported for his efforts. Back to you Lou.
    Foreign Policy, of stealing the peasant land is causing the mass exodus from So. & Central America, and Mexico.

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