Monday, March 16, 2009

Anti-Hispanic sentiment in – and on – the news

From El Diario/La Prensa’s March 14 edition:

This week, Dobbs ranted about President Barack Obama having the audacity to deliver a speech on educational reform to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He accused Obama of pandering to Hispanics.
Dobb's tone insulting to all Hispanic-Americans but he then went on to slur the Chamber in a truly hatefull manner.
Dobbs said: “Making a decision to talk about a national initiative on education from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which is effectively an organization that is interested in the export of American capital and production to Mexico and Mexico's export of drugs and illegal aliens to the United States. This is crazy stuff."
What is Looney Toons is Dobbs’ claim. Hispanic Americans are proud citizens who love their country and care about all the same issues that non-Hispanic Americans do. To impute that Hispanic American businessmen are working against American interests is demagoguery of the most vile sort. To associate them with the drug trade is slander.

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  1. Ten years ago, I really liked Lou Dobbs.

    But, during the past four or five years, he's become increasingly unpleasant ... and Hispanics are far from the only groups of people about whom he has nasty and mean-spirited things to say.

    I've just stopped watching him.

  2. He is the worst. This nation story is old but sadly more relevant than ever:


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