Dobbs does CNN no favors with Latinos

Next week, in a nod to Hispanic Heritage Month, CNN will premiere a two-night, four-hour Latino in America. The documentary purports to thoroughly examine the Hispanic experience. We’ll see. After a recent Los Angeles preview of the special, the first question from the audience came from Real Women Have Curves screenwriter Josefina Lopez. She asked whether Lou Dobbs, CNN’s self-declared immigration expert, was featured or mentioned in the documentary. The answer was no, that Dobbs was just one voice on CNN.

Dobbs might be just one voice, but if CNN expects to earn its proclamations as the “most trusted name in news,” it needs to, if not take on Dobbs by name, at least take on the very falsehoods he spreads. So outrageous have Dobbs’ claims become that Hispanic advocacy groups have launched a website — dropdobbs.com — to push CNN to remove him.  To read the full story click here.