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    SPLC President Calls on CNN to Remove Lou Dobbs from Air

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    SPLC President Calls on CNN to Remove Lou Dobbs from Air, Cites Newsman's Support for Extremist-Inspired 'Birther' Claims

    The following is a letter from SPLC President Richard Cohen to CNN President Jonathan Klein.

    July 24, 2009

    Jonathan Klein
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    New York, N.Y. 10019-6038

    Dear Mr. Klein,

    As an important and respected news organization, CNN has a special responsibility to ensure the accuracy of its reporting. We have written to you before about our concern that Lou Dobbs repeatedly fails to live up to this standard in his reporting on immigration. Now, Mr. Dobbs is again trading in falsehoods and racist conspiracy theories, questioning President Obama's American citizenship.

    On the July 15 edition of "Lou Dobbs Tonight," Mr. Dobbs questioned the official certificate provided by the president and the State of Hawaii and complained that President Obama has not made public the "original document." On his radio program, Mr. Dobbs has repeatedly questioned the president's fitness for office, demanding he "show the documents" and, at one point, jokingly suggesting President Obama may be "undocumented."

    The truth about the president's birth is not in dispute. It has been verified by Factcheck.org, among many other serious news organizations, and his official birth documents have been made public. CNN itself has repeatedly reported on the falsity of the claims of the "birthers," and the network's esteemed legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, recently called those claims "a joke." As you know, even Mr. Dobbs' frequent fill-in anchor, Kitty Pilgrim, debunked the birthers on the July 17 edition of Mr. Dobbs' own CNN show. The fact that Mr. Dobbs suggests otherwise on CNN — while real CNN reporters tell the truth — is both deplorable and an embarrassment to all serious journalists.

    As he has in several other instances, Mr. Dobbs, in taking up the birthers' claims, is adopting an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that originated on the radical racist right. As Gawker.com has reported, this particular conspiracy theory was first developed by an open anti-Semite and circulated by right-wing extremists who cannot accept the fact that a black man has been elected president of the United States. Among its adherents was neo-Nazi James von Brunn, the alleged murderer of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., this June. Von Brunn had helped spread the birthers' claims on the Internet and attacked the "dishonest & conspiratorial Media" for not taking them up.

    This is not the first time Mr. Dobbs has pushed racist conspiracy theories or defamatory falsehoods about immigrants. We wrote you in 2007 to bring to your attention his utterly false claim that 7,000 new cases of leprosy had appeared in the United States in a recent three-year period, due at least in part to immigrants. (The real number, according to official statistics, was about 400. Mr. Dobbs took his spurious information from the late right-wing extremist, Madeleine Cosman.) In addition, Mr. Dobbs has reported as fact the so-called Aztlan conspiracy, which claims that undocumented Mexican immigrants are part of a plot to "reconquer" the American Southwest. He has suggested there is something to a related conspiracy theory that claims the governments of Mexico, the United States and Canada are secretly planning to merge into the "North American Union." He has falsely claimed that "illegal aliens" fill one third of American prison and jail cells. And Mr. Dobbs has routinely disparaged, on CNN's air, those who have had the integrity to point out the falsity of these and similar claims.
    Respectable news organizations should not employ reporters willing to peddle racist conspiracy theories and false propaganda. It's time for CNN to remove Mr. Dobbs from the airwaves.

    Sincerely,
    J. Richard Cohen
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    Sincerely,
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    He is such a LIAR!
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    Everyone should contact CNN and tell them how much you love Lou Dobbs and even if you don't watch any other CNN show you should watch or tape just Lou's show so that his ratings stay strong.

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    Has the SPLC rid itself of the notorious wife beating, wife cheating financial fraud artist Morris Dees?
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    quote(This is not the first time Mr. Dobbs has pushed racist conspiracy theories or defamatory falsehoods about immigrants. )quote

    So then Dobbs is correct the president is an immigrant or it appears
    that is what the author is stating.
    I'm old with many opinions few solutions.

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    7,000 new cases of leprosy had appeared in the United States in a recent three-year period, due at least in part to immigrants. (The real number, according to official statistics, was about 400.
    I personally posted an article on this forum in 2007, that put the number at 9,000. The source was an article on a hospital that was treating them.
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    i think its time mr cohen got emails.

    if Lou was joking about it then it sholdnt be a big deal.
    the fact that the US Army reserve major's story made headlines all over the country and was reported on many other shows besides lou dobbs leads me to believe the SPLC is still just after him.
    I saw the story on Fox, and on CNN.
    that moron Olbermann even had the major and the atty as the worst person of the day segment.

    if its news and Lou thinks its news and wants to report it, that is his right.
    on the radio he can not control what his audience calls in and wants to talk about. On tv, he has the face off segment that leads to good debate and this is something that should be debated, especially when the obama-man has spent almost one million dollars to fight this

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesw62
    i think its time mr cohen got emails.

    if Lou was joking about it then it sholdnt be a big deal.
    the fact that the US Army reserve major's story made headlines all over the country and was reported on many other shows besides lou dobbs leads me to believe the SPLC is still just after him.
    I saw the story on Fox, and on CNN.
    that moron Olbermann even had the major and the atty as the worst person of the day segment.

    if its news and Lou thinks its news and wants to report it, that is his right.
    on the radio he can not control what his audience calls in and wants to talk about. On tv, he has the face off segment that leads to good debate and this is something that should be debated, especially when the obama-man has spent almost one million dollars to fight this
    Emailing Cohen or asking others to email him is not only a waste of time but a big mistake. He will then have a staffer create emails he claims are from you here at ALIPAC.

    Please do not contact this traitor to US Freedoms and the Constitution named Cohen.

    Let's see how Lou reacts and follow his lead.

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    This is in the email blast the SPLC sent out today...

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    SPLC Asks CNN to Remove Dobbs
    Posted in Extremist Propaganda by Mark Potok on July 24, 2009

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    As regular readers of this blog know, we’ve had a tangle or two with CNN’s in-house immigrant-basher, Lou Dobbs. In 2007, we had a major dustup with the host of “Lou Dobbs Tonight
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