Basta Dobbs: Latino Forces Unite Against Lou Dobbs
Thanks to Cesar Espinoza of CRECEN for bringing this national campaign against Lou Dobbs to my attention through “the coalition.” In light of many advertisers running away from Glenn Beck due to his blatantly fascist, racists and mentally disturbed comments, I think that this campaign could really pick up steam. BastaDobbs.com writes:
BastaDobbs.com exists to change how the media reports on Latinos and immigrants in the United States, starting with the worst offenders: Lou Dobbs and his network, CNN. We focus on Lou Dobbs because he, more than any other media personality, has obsessed about and given voice to the most extreme views about immigrants and Latinos. And yet, because CNN refuses to translate Dobbs into Spanish, too few Latinos and immigrants are even aware of the role he plays in spreading fear and hatred in our communities.
Our campaign targets the dangerous nexus between anti-Latino extremism and the media. At the same time that CNN profits from Dobbs’ brand of “news,” the network is courting Latino viewers by adding Latino talent and producing legitimate programming aimed at the Latino audience. BastaDobbs.com was created to shine the spotlight on this hypocrisy, and demand that CNN deal with its Dobbs problem once and for all. We are calling on Latinos and our allies to join us in telling CNN to stop Dobbs. Our dignity, safety, and self respect demand nothing less!
Now, one difference between Beck and Dobbs is that Dobbs tends to focus more on Raza. The press has never been as quick to jump on stories about racism against Latinos as they have against other groups. The black community, as one example, has a well-deserved pull in terms of race relations that we traditionally have not have. Let’s see if we can start flexing some of our new-found muscle with this campaign.
La Raza Justice Movement and this blog just e-mailed in our endorsement.