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The Daily Word 11.12.09: Lou Dobbs, China, Xbox

The Daily Word

Lou Dobbs leaves CNN to engage in "constructive problem-solving."

Obama has been considering four options in Afghanistan. Turns out, he may not accept any of them.

In Philippines, kidnapped Irish priest released by MILF. That is their acronym.

Sandra Day O'Connor's husband died. He suffered from Alzheimer's.

Unfinished Albuquerque homes become crime magnets.

Warhol's "200 One Dollar Bills" sells for $43.7 million.

Chinese mixed-race reality show contestant learns, huh, China's kind of racist.

Up to one million Xbox users to be banned by Microsoft.

LA Dodgers cut 87-year-old scout's salary 56%, also hate Christmas.

South Korean woman passes driver's test on 950th try.

This lady is crazy.

Landscaping at Tramway and Central may be done some day.

It's Wallace Shawn's birthday.

V.18 No.39 | 9/24/2009

politics

Basta Dobbs

Latino organization takes action against CNN pundit Lou Dobbs

Basta Dobbs is a collective of organizations joined in raising awareness about what they deem to be the dangerous spread of hatred and misinformation about Latinos.

Lou Dobbs has stated on air that he supports the work of vigilante groups like the Minutemen, anti-immigration groups FAIR and the totally ridiculous birther movement. He also hosts right wing radicals as guests on his program, some of which are known racists.

That these yokels are allowed to parade around on national television, placating the racist views of other yokels is the height of crazy. To fight the lunatics, including Dobbs, the movement, as other movements have before, argues that there is a difference between hate speech and free speech. Hmmm, do you think speech considered hate speech should be prohibited?

Thanks to New Mexico Media Literacy Project for the tip.

V.18 No.32 | 8/6/2009

politics

Media Matters Blasts Lou Dobbs on CNN

Media Matters, a left-leaning watchdog of the press has purchased air time on CNN to criticize the network for not reigning in Lou Dobbs.

The racist blowhard and CNN talking head keeps blathering on about whether or not President Obama was born in the United States. Dobbs has always been an idiot, but this is the most negative press he's gotten in a while. Media Matters consistently criticizes CNN for not keeping a tighter leash on Dobbs.

CNN appears unwilling to do that, but the network is plenty happy to take Media Matters' money, in exchange for some heavy-handed criticism.