October 3, 2009

CNN Feeling Pressure as Drop Dobbs Campaign Gains Momentum

Posted on Racism Review by Tanya Maria Golash-Boza on Oct 3rd, 2009 2009

Over the past few weeks, CNN has begun to feel the pressure to drop their anti-immigrant news reader and talking head Lou Dobbs. The effort to get Dobbs off the airwaves has garnered widespread attention, particularly through two websites, DropDobbs.com and BastaDobbs.com. As Jessie noted here a couple of weeks ago, BastaDobbs.com is a website that demands that “CNN deal with its Dobbs problem once and for all.”

In response to these calls for his resignation, Lou Dobbs has asserted his right to free speech as protecting his view that illegal immigrants have no right to be in the US. Let’s look at the discussion – does Lou Dobbs cross the line of what’s considered protected speech? 

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