Monday, May 09, 2005

Dobbs, Shmobbs: Xenophobia on CNN

Do you ever watch CNN? Do you ever watch Lou Dobbs? Even a snippet? Do you ever wonder what the hell he's on about? I mean, with all his talk, over and over and over, of outsourcing sending good ol' American jobs overseas to undeserving, good-for-nothing foreigners, of hordes of undeserving, good-for-nothing foreigners swarming over the borders to take good ol' American jobs from good ol' Americans, of undeserving, good-for-nothing foreigners -- now illegal aliens! -- stealing jobs and public finances from good ol' Americans and otherwise destroying America as we know it? Does his Americanism shtick just make you want to puke, or perhaps even destroy your TV set in a fit of rage over how this idiot got his own show in the first place, and why CNN, supposedly the anti-Fox, allows him to go on TV every evening to spew his moronic, Pat Buchananite xenophobia?

Then check out Tim Goodman's latest in the San Francisco Chronicle. Key passage:

And now Dobbs is running amok inciting the nation about undocumented immigrants while CNN chooses to do nothing about his fear-mongering. Gone are the business stories. Now Dobbs is an issue guy -- long before CNN forced perfectly good news anchors like Aaron Brown to become really good feature story narrators, Dobbs already had his single-item newscast. And that item was the influx of foreigners. Undocumented immigrants. "Broken borders," as his graphics read. Or America under siege from Mexicans. The man has immigration on his mind in the worst way, and CNN is letting him scare the bejesus out of the red states with nary a concern that he may have abandoned his anchor chair for a bully pulpit.

Plus, what's happened to Dave Chappelle?

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  • I, for one, watch this show frequently. Not because I agree with this lunatic's obsessive and simplistic vision, but because I am fascinated by seeing how much rubbish a so-called news organization can allow on its airwaves.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:51 PM  

  • This vitriol being spewed by Dobbs is xenophobia at its finest. Before stating any more statistics of how many millions of "American jobs" are being "taken" by illegal immigrants every year, tell me this:

    How many Americans do you know that will:
    1)Clean bathrooms and toilets
    2)Pick produce in fields
    3)Work in chicken/animal processing plants

    You get the idea? In other words, this is all very disingenuous. If we got rid of all of these workers tomorrow, the prices that we pay for basic food and services would SKY ROCKET as nobody wants these jobs, much less at the minimum (RE: slave labor) wage they pay. It's very sad and unfortunate that, once again, when our economy looks to be in trouble the xenophobic figure heads start showing up all over. This has happened throughout history and never seems to cease. It's overdue that we have a sensible policy with our southern neighbor to create integration control that takes a simple fact into account: Mexicans needs jobs and our economy needs a low level work force! And one last thing: most illegal immigrants DO pay taxes, especially SOCIAL SECURITY, even though they won't be eligible to get anything back. Have any studies ever been done on how much MORE our system would be in trouble without all these millions of contributors that will never ultimately receive back what they're putting in?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:20 PM  

  • The lunatic and moron is you who care nothing about American soverignty or the American worker. Big business cares about illegal immigrants in order to keep wages down. Before you spout off, at least do some thoughtful research. You sound like Miss Teen America from South Carolina.

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