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 ( 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"


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What does it say about our national media that Lou Dobbs speaks at the National Press Club one hour before the Senate is voting on Comprehensive Immigration Reform? He was not only invited to speak, but he was asked to join the NPC. All this was broadcast by C-SPAN 2 - Just as Dobbs presentation ended, C-SPAN2 cut directly to the Senate floor.

The Editors at the Houston Chronicle told me a few months ago that Dobbs' program is not journalism, its "entertainment" - Is the National Press Club confused?

Posted by: Marie-Theresa Hernandez | Jun 29, 2007 3:10:27 PM

More Americans have learned about the details and failings of the current Senate bill from Lou Dobbs than from rest of the media combined. The horrible truths put out by Jeff Sessions, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck are difficult to digest by the friends, families and advocacy groups, who are in a continual state of denial, to the point where they advocate the muzzling of their opposition.

All those who would give amnesty to illegal aliens have allowed their emotions to overcome their good judgment. I've said it before and will say it again, millions of illegal aliens who have substandard educations and can't speak English are doomed to subsistence living, and as history has shown us from past amnesties, will tend to avail themselves of our generous assortment of 60 or more entitlement programs that our country can offer. This is a given, one that anti-amnesty groups understand too well from history. Asking our citizens to adopt such people as part of their own is to ask them to accept their cost and that which is morally the responsibility of the Mexican government. Why should we bail the corrupt Mexican government out of its obligations to its people? I vote no. If you wish to give charity to Mexico, and Mexican nationals please be my guest, but don't ask me to do so.

Posted by: Horace | Jun 29, 2007 4:25:46 PM

Gee, Marie-Theresa, do you worship at the altar of the Houston Chronicle too? I sacrificed a copy of Lou Dobb's "Exporting America" at an HC Moonbeam ritual and intend to do so during the Nutroots liturgy when his next book, "A New America: Awakening The National Spirit is issued this November. My favorite book of the Bible is the Gospel According to Houston. What's yours?

Posted by: George | Jun 30, 2007 2:13:40 PM