Here's some good news for the Latino community. CNN's Lou Dobbs has seen a decrease in ratings of almost 30 percent in the past year, according to a story in The New York Observer.
Any time I watch Dobbs it makes my blood boil. And it looks like others have tired of his anti-immigration, anti-Latino and anti-Obama rants.
His show has inaccurately blamed undocumented immigrants for bringing leprosy into the United States. In 2005, his show reported there were 7,000 cases of leprosy in the United States in the last three years. CBS found out that there were actually 7,000 cases in the past 30 years and there was no way to link how many were brought in by undocumented immigrants.
He recently blasted President Obama for delivering a speech on education reform to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
"Making a decision to talk about a national initiative on education from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which is effectively an organization that is interested in the export of American capital and production to Mexico and Mexico's export of drugs and illegal aliens to the United States. This is crazy stuff," Dobbs said, according to the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario.
Dobb's anti-Latino tirades have been so bad that members of the
Congressional Hispanic Caucus have met with Time Warner's CEO and even
with Dobbs to complain.
I'd like to see CNN have a Latino anchor on a show with a liberal bent to balance out Dobbs and his rhetoric.
I don't expect that to happen any time soon. But the good news is that people are finally starting to tune Dobbs out.