Tuesday, August 25, 2009

No free speech for Lou Dobbs?

I certainly don't always agree with Lou Dobbs but ....
"One campaign is a petition to call upon CNN head John Klein to fire Lou Dobbs for his repeated displays of anti-immigrant/anti-Mexican propaganda and for his equally racially divisive and inflammatory pot-stirring insistence that President Obama is not an American citizen.

Freedom of speech is one thing, hate speech is another. Intentionally inciting hatred and fanning the flames of racial division is a dangerous, destructive practice that does nothing to bring about productive, candid, honest dialogue about race this country desperately needs right now. These actions are completely unacceptable from someone who claims to be a journalist working for a mainstream news organization like CNN that claims to be “America’s most trusted name in news.”

Dobbs has been stoking the flames of racial fear and paranoia for far too long, and he, along with CNN, must finally be held accountable for it. If Dobbs wishes to continue along those lines then let him continue at Fox News where that kind of behavior is expected and where barely veiled and often blatant racism, sexism, homophobia and hatred is the order of the day.


Lots of Leftists seem to display the sort of compartmentalized thinking that often characterizes madmen. The writer above says that "candid, honest dialogue about race" is desperately needed but then rules out allowing one of the most candid, honest speakers from being heard. She wants a MONOLOGUE of Leftist pieties, not a DIALOGUE of any kind. It appears that when Leftists propose a dialogue they mean it as nothing more than an opportunity for others to agree with them. I suspect that they actually NEED everyone to agree with them. They know that they are denying half of reality and need universal agreement to save them from confronting that. They can't AFFORD for there to be free speech.


J.Q. Public said...

This is simply the standard Leftist attack on someone they fear, ala Limbaugh and Beck. IMO, Dobbs is probably the epitome of fairness in the MSM. He doesn't take sides. In fact, he describes himself politically as a true independent, a fact that's quite obvious. He is also a strong believer in the Constitution, (as it was intended) another reason Leftists dislike him.

And at no time has he "ever" said he was anti-immigrant. What he has said is that he is anti-illegal immigrant, a position that should be held by every true American.

To expose another lie, he has stated several times that he believes Obummer is a US citizen, something i disagree with.

The very last thing those on the Left want is someone like Dobbs who will not only analyze, but shine a bright light on what they do. Not what they say, but what they do. That is how you get a true picture, albeit an ugly and scary one, of what the Left is really about.

(On a business note: The Lou Dobbs Show is CNN's #1 money earner, so don't look for him to be going anywhere, even though his politics may be anti-CNN)

Anonymous said...

The only one flaming racial hatred in the article is the author: E.N. Jackson.

GW said...

"Beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists"

Anonymous said...

"Freedom of speech is one thing, hate speech is another"
This is a clear signal that someone doesn't understand the words that are coming out of their mouth...

Anonymous said...

There was a time, not long ago, when Lou Dobbs was a REAL Independent. One could count on his analyses to be fair and balanced. This is no longer the case. I am a Conservative Republican, yet even I can tell when emotionally charged nouns and adjectives are used. I enjoy this blog, but have to be watchful, for this author does the same thing: use emotionally charged rhetoric instead of balanced prose to make his point. It's sad, because he could be as influential as Dobbs used to be, if he weren't so blatantly biased (and yes, those are emotionally charged words!).