CNN Should Fire Lou Dobbs
I want Lou Dobbs fired. He is a giant scrooge!
My wife Gillian called me today from downtown Denver, excited that Barack Obama was in town and had spoken to a large crowd (estimated at 100,000 people by Gillian). I searched in vain today for any news regarding the event, but failed.
Anxiously, I waited for the 6:00 PM news on CNN. For sure CNN would show the event. But not today! I really think Lou Dobbs is doing everything he can to influence the election and not accurately report the key events of the day. Instead, Lou pontificates and editorializes. How can his "news" hour be news? It's nothing more than Lou's page of opinion. And frankly, I'm sick of it!
At the top of the hour the following words were used to describe today's news on Lou Dobbs Sunday news show: staggering, fear, severe recession, soaring, hardest hit, war, terror, struggle, crash, in the tank, rebuilding trust, debacle, worthless, broken bones, voter fraud, and democracy at risk.
This is not news. This is nothing more than fear-mongering.
I took a break and went back to watching the football game. (My fantasy football quarterback, Roethlisberger and running back Jacobs were playing). I couldn't resist in my quest to see Barack in Denver, so at 6:16 PM, I surfed back to CNN. Again, nothing on Barack's historic visit in Denver. More of the same fear-mongering.
I am not kidding. Get the tape and listen for yourself. Here are the key words I heard from 6:15 to 6:23 on the alleged news show: concerns, disturbing, highly vulnerable to hackers, e-voting machines are fraudulent, hacked, democracy at risk, fight us, safeguard the votes, too late, major problems, bitter, voter registration fraud, 20 to 30 thousand blacks deterred from voting, blacks waited on average 1/2 hour longer, skeptical, poorly engineered systems, slow federal certication, not gonna work, e-voting concerns, problematic, worse than 2004, machines switching votes, problems, problems in Ohio, political manipulation, disputes, voter error, recession fears, tough talk, our borders are far from secure...
I am sick of it. The Lou Dobbs show just keeps piling it on with negative news. (if you can call it negative news).
When will Americans demand a better attitude from its mainstream newscasters?
The Sacramento Executive