Friday, June 29, 2007

Immigration Daily Challenges CNN for Lou Dobbs' Leprosy Claim

We have had a number of posts of Lou Dobbs wild (and unsubstantiated) claim about immigrants contributing to an increase in leprosy in the United States.  For an example, click here.  Well, Immigration Daily (www.ilw.com) today has called CNN out:

"On May 7, 2007, CNN's Lou Dobbs inaccurately reported on `Lou Dobbs Tonight' that there had been 7,000 new cases of leprosy in the US over a recent three-year period, and he further suggested that an increase in leprosy was due in part to "unscreened illegal immigrants coming into this country."CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl challenged the leprosy figure citing a US Department of Health and Human Services document that reported 7,029 cases over the past 30 years - not three (please find details at SPLC here). A factual error has been made on CNN and yet no correction has been issued by CNN. Do profits trump accuracy at CNN? We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com"

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2007/06/immigration-dai.html

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