Response to CNN's Dobbsian spewing

August 03, 2009 by barbara

barbara writes

This is Media Matters' ad, set to run ON CNN about CNN's Lou Dobbs, current master of bigotry writ large. Dobbs is perfect for Fox News. Any bets on how long before that happens? Just askin'.

Quick update.

Via Huffington Post:

...a source at Media Matters says that cable providers have refused to let it run on CNN -- for all but a portion of the New York viewing audience.

According to the Media Matters official, five of the six cable providers contracted for the project have informed the group that they are declining to put the spot on CNN. All of them will air the ad on Fox News and MSNBC.

People! Never mind war, escalating tensions with maverick countries that have nuclear weapons, the national and world economy, hunger, homelessness, health care, unemployment, and the government's plot to kill granny (what--you haven't heard about that??). Those issues are so yesterday. And soon, there will be another bright, shiny object to distract us. I don't know about you, but I can hardly wait!

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Anonymous (not verified) | August 3, 2009 - 7:30pm

...I do believe "The One" was born in the United States.

Time to release the birth certificate and shut the story down cold.

Should not be a problem...what do you think?


Poet (not verified) | August 3, 2009 - 9:51pm

Okay--so now I finally know what all this"birther" bs is about. ( I have renounced TV happily letting my TV set obsolesence with the conversion to HDTV--It's just a monitor for playing DVD's and video tapes now)

It is not hard to understand why ignoring it is smart politics. While Lou Dobbs and the rest of the racist toads on TV prattle on endlessly about, this they are, of course, ignoring the real issues of substance (ie Mideast wars of aggression, healthcare, stimulus package corruption, the coming economic collapse) in place of the spectacle of such supermarket tabloid journalism.


barbara | August 4, 2009 - 8:58am

About the birth certificate? I believe PBO is an American by birth. Seems like it'd be easy to lay this to rest. And yet, there is a niggling sense that caving in to this somehow legitimizes The Birther Crap (a Ludlum novel?) and sets precedent for endless swift-boatloads of other crap. And as Poet noted, this bright, shiny object is fully, completely, totally, absolutely geared to take everyone's eye off the things that really matter. It is the * Greed Over Principle party's way of doing things.

* I stole this because I like it.