Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Outing of Lou Dobbs

Finally, finally the MSM, and the New York Times at that, has done for the CNN anchor what this blog has been apoplectically attempting to do for more than six months.

Starting with dismantling the leprosy hoax, David Leonhardt goes on to a litany of Dobbs’ offenses against journalistic truth that led to my naming him “the world’s worst journalist” earlier this month. Leonhardt’s conclusion:

“The most common complaint about him, at least from other journalists, is that his program combines factual reporting with editorializing. But I think this misses the point. Americans, as a rule, are smart enough to handle a program that mixes opinion and facts. The problem with Mr. Dobbs is that he mixes opinion and untruths. He is the heir to the nativist tradition that has long used fiction and conspiracy theories as a weapon against the Irish, the Italians, the Chinese, the Jews and, now, the Mexicans.”

What will be fascinating to see now is how CNN and CBS. Dobbs’ employers, try to weasel out of this indictment. Imus, anyone?

1 comment:

larry miller said...

Sir:
You have the elitist's view of your own infallability. Lou Dobbs is not against mexicans, he is against lawbreakers (mexican or american business) that would reduce this country to a land of
barons and obedient peasants that
go away and die once they are not producing for the likes of you.
The biggest of fools is one that knows not that is a fool...like you.