Geraldo to Lou Dobbs: No More ‘Lies,’ ‘Slander,’ ‘Stereotyping’

October 25, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Fox News host Geraldo Rivera slammed CNN host Lou Dobbs on Thursday, at a luncheon sponsored by the Spanish newspaper El Diario La Prensa. Rivera blamed Dobbs for his anti-immigrant rhetoric, as the reason for the negative views held by many Americans towards young Latinos, claiming that he received assurances from his boss that Dobbs and his bigotry would not be coming to Fox News.

Well apparently, Rivera is not aware of his own network’s propensity for racial animus and anti-immigration bigotry, because many believe Fox News is exactly where Lou Dobbs belongs.

During the luncheon, Rivera blamed Dobbs for engaging in bigotry, lies and slander and ended his attack on Dobbs saying:

“No more of these lies, no more of this slander, no more of this stereotyping. I can tell you proudly, when this man [Dobbs] was widely rumored to be coming to my network, I called my boss couple of weeks ago, and he said it’s absolutely untrue. Lou Dobbs is not coming to Fox News. He belongs at CNN if they can justify his presence there that’s their problem.”

At the beginning of his speech, Rivera described Dobbs as latching on to the bigotry present in our country against Latino immigrants, and stoking it for ratings:

“Lou Dobbs, a man who was an accomplished journalist, and who left to go and start his own venture in the digital media, having to do with space, I believe, and then came back to CNN, and nobody was watching his program. He discovered that one of the way to get people to watch was to make of the image of a young Latino trying to get into this country a profoundly negative icon. Lou Dobbs is almost single-handedly responsible for creating, for being the architect of the young-Latino-as-scapegoat for everything that ails this country.”

Earlier in the week Fox colleague John Stossel, also attacked Dobbs saying, that he doesn’t “subscribe to Lou Dobbs-kind of rants about immigrants wrecking America.” Dobbs responded on his radio program by calling called Stossel a “self-important ass” with “myopic idiocy.”


Source: Think Progress


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