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Dobbs Blames It on Obama

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Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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The folks at Fox News are going to love this one: Lou Dobbs may have left his desk at CNN, but that doesn’t mean he’ll cut out the crazy talk anytime soon. He believes that his decline at the network began when President Barack Obama was elected. However, it’s unclear how exactly that might account for the drop in his ratings.  —KA

The New York Daily News:

“You know, I discern more of a difference between then, which was under the Bush administration whom I was criticizing, and now, when it is the Obama administration and an entirely different tone was taken,” Dobbs said.

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By ThomasG, December 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm Link to this comment

No_Man’s_Land, November 29 at 1:17 pm,

The Democratic Party needs to be reformed and reform cannot happen without legislated law and order by the Congress of the United States and the only way that legislated law and order can be changed is for the Democratic Party to be reformed through the Primary Election Process so that Congressmen and Senators can be elected that represent the 70% MAJORITY Common Population of the United States, and those Congressional Representatives and Senators can then legislate law and order to empower a Multi-Party Political System in the United States and enable Coalition Government

A Two-Party Political System of Government shuts out all political factions except TWO.  A Coalition System of Government would include all political factions in the formation of a Government.

All the Independents need to register to vote in the Democratic Party and converge on the Democratic Party in the Primary Election Process and vote people into the Democratic Party that will enable an institutionalized Multi-Party Political System and Coalition Governance in the United States, there is NO OTHER WAY that I know of——everything else is foolish prating.

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By no mans land, November 29, 2009 at 9:17 am Link to this comment

ThomasG:
I would simply ask what the democratic party has done for anyone lately? They were brought back to power in 2006 largely in opposition to a militaristic foreign policy. They won the white house and what should be an unstoppable majority in both chambers of Congress. It’s not that the two parties don’t have differeing philosophies that they go to Washington with. It’s that they are both being coopted by the same circle of interests at the expense of the American population. The only difference in terms of policy has been their tones. Ok. I grant you that republican tone has been extremely divisive, but I’m not seeing anyone trying to reverse the policies that the republican tone of the last decade was used to push through. That the democratic party approaches the continuance of these policies with a thoughtful lexicon, an expanded vocabulary, and a softer voice does not change the fact that we as individuals have been subordinated to the corporate body. And when the Supreme Court reaffirms corporate personhood and their unbridled right to influence the democratic process, it will become more Orwellian than Orwell himself.

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By ThomasG, November 28, 2009 at 11:55 am Link to this comment

No_Man’s_Land, November 22 at 12:50 am,

Do you suppose that anti-populace populism is being used by Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMISTS and Corporatists in both parties to lead the lumpen-proletariat against their best interests? 

Do you suppose that Goldwater, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and Sarah Palin are examples of the lumpen-proletariat being intentionally led by anti-populace populism against their best interests for means of self-serving political expedience?

Do you suppose that the masses of the American population being led by Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMISTS was what Mikhail Gorbachev was talking about on September 23, 2008, when Gorbachev made the following statement to Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen, Editor and Contributing Editor of “‘The Nation’ Magazine”?

The following is the quote from Mikhail Gorbachev to “The Nation Magazine”:

“By the way, in 1987, after my first visit to the United States, Vice President Bush accompanied me to the airport, and told me,“Reagan is a Conservative. An EXTREME Conservative.  All the blockheads and dummies are for him, and when he says that something is necessary, they trust him.”

Do you suppose that the two institutionalized political parties in the United States working together as a monopoly, would constitute a duopoly; and that as a duopoly, both politics and governance would be reduced to orthodoxy of the type indicated by George Orwell in “Nineteen Eighty Four”?

Do you suppose that raving and ranting about corporatism to an orthodox duopoly will result in anything more than a trip to the Ministry of Love, if all you have representing you politically in the Government of the United States is the equivalent of the “Resistance” led by Emmanuel Goldstein in “1984”, that was a part of political duopoly and orthodoxy that maintained that political duopoly?

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By no mans land, November 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm Link to this comment

ThomasG:

The parties can effectively be classified ans corporate and corporate-light. Both are nonetheless. It is a one party system whethe differences between them fall to the level of the narcissism minor ideas.

I think there are more important questions to ask. There are many more, but I think you’ll get the idea.

-Why does the top 1% own 90% of the wealth in our society ans why is this allowed to continue.
-Who has more rights?
-Who is empowered to build and take wealth and who has been disempowered?
-Who enjoys access to our political elite and who’sw votes are cast aside for who’s agenda after an election?
-Why have there been little no prosecutions for the wars, fraudulent elections, white-collar crime, torture, patriot act, wiretapping, contractor war-crimes, financial collapse and fraud, etc.
-Why do corporations enjoy the same consitutional rights (or more) as sentient beings?
-Why have nearly all of our higher institutions of learning become mere job-training factories and why have they been reduced to cheap marketing schemes to stay afloat?
-Why does ease of credit define prosperity?
-Why is there no oversight by the FDA for the food and drug items allowed in our market?
-Why is any talk of real systemic political or financial reform always batted down by both parties and the media?
-Why is there no discussion of the state or future of our democracy in either the media or the government?
-Why is our last remaining bit of wealth being be foreclosed upon and transferred upward while the corporate state receives our social welfare? Why is that an emergency deserving of our tax dollars, but a homeless mother of 4 is not? Simple answer? Because she is not considered “productive.”

These elements exist regardless of the party in power. We are continuously confronted with a perpetual state of emergency that is used as the impetus to further degrade our rights, wealth and freedom and transfer them all to the corporate class. Yes, there are some differences in the two parties, but by and large they are beholden to the same people. That is why I do not classify this as a duopoly.

Even though some may have good intentions, when it comes to choosing what’s best for people and what’s best for corporations they are eventually shown the reality of the world they’ve become a part of. There are still a few independent and intellegent statesmen and women in both parties, but the media makes sure they never receive the credibility they deserve. As Hedges correctly points out, in the 17th century, speculators were hung. Today, we throw ourselves at their feet, give them the last morsel of wealth we own, and then beg them to put us into more debt. This was done in spite of party and in spite of the populist upsurge for change that was demanded a year ago. Its a brave new world…

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By ThomasG, November 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm Link to this comment

No_Man’s_Land, November 21 at 5:15 pm,

Is it possible that corporatism could be applied with greater effectiveness by duopoly?——or, do you see corporatism as exclusive and independent of political duopoly?

So far as I know, we are not yet into one-party corporate political orthodoxy, but we are into two-party corporate political orthodoxy, duopoly

The United States has two institutionalized political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, two is duopoly, one is monopoly,duopolistic corporatism, rather than monopolistic corporatism????

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By no mans land, November 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment

ThomasG:

I am not referring to duopoly. I am referring to corporatism which always places the interests of corporations over the people. In corporatism, government power blends with corporate power and each becomes an extension of the other. They take care of each other’s interests, often at the expense of the people. Government ensures the survival of the corporation and the corporation provides the money and media to maintain the illusion of the Spectacle. Laws are passed forcing the people to support and labor in the corporate system while thier chances of attaining true wealth unless homage and allegiance is sworn to the corporatocracy. There is no protection for small businesses from corporate giants because its the corporation, not the individual, that is considered productive in such a system. Conversely, it is the corporation that receives protections from small business.

That is why the same Democractic party you think can be swayed to saved us is about to pass a law that will require all of us to purchase a faulty product in health insurance. As wages and buying power diminish, the more insurance requirements we can expect to have thrust upon us. Just as the bailouts were a golden parachute for Wall Street, so will this be for the health insurance industry.

That is also why you are seeing the willing participation in warrantless surveillance on the American people by corporate America with neither party moving remove the practice. Corporate America has now become an information gathering aparatus for the government. They are storing ever-increasing amounts of information about us and at any time, via the Patriot Act, the government can step in to sieze that information and prosecute. The government offers them immunity from legal action, while corporate America uses it to siphon more assets and wealth from all of us.

Those in government pass laws or enact policies that favor the corporation and then exit stage left through the revolving door to capitalize on their actions as government officials. In short, government of, by, and for the people morphs into a system in which the people are considered nothing more than resources and commodities to boost corporate productivity and profit.

This is not a duopoly. This is a one party system: the corporate party. Congress and news media are theater. Their role is to entertain, not to inform, educate, or legislate real soutions.

“All the world’s a stage”
—William Shakespeare

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By ThomasG, November 21, 2009 at 8:53 am Link to this comment

OzarkMichael, November 21 at 11:51 am,

You are putting words in the mouths of others to try to divert attention and cover up the fulminating Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Movement and the fulminating Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Movement Echo-Chamber’s tautological sophism and propaganda accusing, condemning, denouncing, and demonizing the Left and Liberals from the time of Goldwater through Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and that continues to do so at the present time; here is the list of fulminating Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST tautological sophists and propagandists, one more time, that it has been proposed be made responsible for their organized destructive tautological sophistic and propagandistic activities.  It is up to legislated law and order to determine what their punishment is and what the level of their crime is; from Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini, we know what the result of organized, destructive, subjective, tautological sophism and propaganda is, and trying to put words in the mouths of others to cover up this activity is unacceptable behavior, OzarkMichael:

FOX NEWS & FOX TV Network,
Dick Armey,
John Ashcroft,
Michele Bachmann,
Glen Beck,
Roy Blunt,
John Boehner,
Pat Buchanan,
Dick Cheney,
Tom Coburn,
Ann Coulter,
Tom Delay,
James Dobson,
Bill Frist,
Newt Gingrich,
Phil Gramm,
Sean Hannity,
Dennis Hastert,
James Inhofe,
Bill Kristol,
Rush Limbaugh,
Trent Lott,
Rupert Murdoch,
Don Nichols,
Grover Norquist,
Bill O’Reilly,
Sarah Palin,
Ralph Reed,
Pat Robertson,
Ed Rollins,
Karl Rove,
Arlen Specter,
Bart Stupak,
Donald Rumsfeld,
Phyllis Shlafly, and
George Will to name but a few.

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By ThomasG, November 21, 2009 at 8:01 am Link to this comment

No_Man’s_Land, November 21 at 10:30 am,

You are talking about political duopoly.  I agree that political duopoly in the United States is a problem.

Cooperation and appeasement by the Democratic Party for corporate interests has enabled the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Movement and the Republican Party; political duopoly is a reality and the solution that I advocate is use of the Primary Election Process to REFORM the Democratic Party and to then use the Democratic Party to legislate law and order to establish a Multi-Party Political System in the United States, that will enable coalition governance, so that ALL political factions can be represented in the government of the United States, rather than just the corporate interests and political duopoly.

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By OzarkMichael, November 21, 2009 at 7:51 am Link to this comment

Outraged backs Martha/Thomas to the hilt! ok. Here is a quote from Thomas/Martha:

RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE EXTREMIST REPUBLICANS must be arrested, tried on issues of National Security and either executed or imprisoned as the CRIMINALS they are, as a threat to National Security.

And who are the extremists who need to be executed or imprisoned?

This is saying not only that there are RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN EXTREMISTS in the Republican Party, but that the Republican Party IS a RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE EXTREMIST REPUBLICAN PARTY.

In other words, the entire Republican party needs to be executed or imprisoned. In the face of these Nazi methods, which I tried to warn Outraged about, what does Outraged do?

Outraged says: lol…

Yeah, those are is just the sort of Nazi tactics that a fascist would chuckle at.

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By no mans land, November 21, 2009 at 6:30 am Link to this comment

ThomasG:

“Opinion journalism in the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Media Echo-Chamber is supporting Corporatism.  Nice try, false frame.”

Shame you can’t have a muture discussion, even with someone who largely agrees. Nonetheless, I will try.

Where the main stream media is concerned, they are all supporting corporatism. Both parties have been bought and paid for by the same people. There is no talk of reforming campaign finance from either side. There is no talk of corporate dominance over our democracy or media from either side. There is no balance whatsoever. There is only theater which is why a Palin book release and interview tour is likened to journalism on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Today, MSNBC, Fox, Oprah, etc.

Why a Wall Street bailout without a moratorium on foreclosures? Why do they equate growth of GDP to economic recovery when it’s clear that the GDP can grow without jobs? For that matter, why do they equate “losing jobs less quickly” to a recovery? These are all messages that came not from Fox but the other guys. And do not forget how complicit the main stream media was in prosecution and propaganda of these wars. These injustices have all been perpetrated by the corporate media, not just Fox and Dobbs. There is your echo chamber.

Yes the right wing preys on the politics of division. I grant you that, but you are playing right into their hands. If you think you’re getting a product that is of superior quality in the so-called “liberal” side of the media, you are allowing yourself to fall victim to the same tribalized herd mentality that you criticize. Unless it is independently owned and operated, it is all corporate affair. There will be no talk on any station of the corporate state or of democracy. Instead, we get Sanje Gupta to come on air to convince us that CNN gives a damn about people while they continue to lend credibility to those who are pushing us into further ruination. Such is the illusion of the corporate state. They hand out red and blue jersies to the American people and then spend 24 hrs a day decrying the evil of those wearing an opposite color. Controversy equals ratings, ThomasG. That’s all you’re getting out of the deal.

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By ThomasG, November 21, 2009 at 4:56 am Link to this comment

No_Man’s_Land, November 20 at 1:39 pm,

Opinion journalism in the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Media Echo-Chamber is supporting Corporatism.  Nice try, false frame.

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By Outraged, November 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm Link to this comment

Re: OzarkMichael

Your comments: “If you want to stand up for her Nazi methods, go right ahead, Outraged.”

“So warning you about the gestapo tactics of Martha/Thomas makes me a sniveling jackass?

Why would that make you angry?”

Trying to paint an erroneous picture, OM?  You sound like “ardee”......lol.  Gestapo tactics….????  You are a hack and a sniveling jackass.  BTW, you don’t make me angry, you’re more nauseating to be specific.  Poor OM…..poor, poor OM, listen to yourself:

I warned you about the nut-job named Martha/Thomas. That is all my post was about. 

If you want to stand up for her Nazi methods,”

lol…...

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By no mans land, November 20, 2009 at 9:39 am Link to this comment

ThomasG;

While I agree that the tone and rhetoric of many of the names you list are both manipulative and certainly divisive, your focus is a bit myopic in my opinion. I mean, of course, the lies of omission that most of the rest of corporate news talking heads engage in. Very few engage in a discussion about what is right for the ocuntry or democracy and instead content themeselves with analysis of political strategy or impact.

In may ways this is far more subversive than the overt sophists you name, who usually have their time in the spotlight and fade in popularity over time. They have remined relevant to their audiences specifically because the other faux news organizations have failed in their roles as journalists. As long as other news outlets fail, the opportunists of hatred will appear to be the only ones who address the needs and emotions of the people.

We should all remember that 90%-95% of everything we see read and hear is controlled by about 4 conglomerate mega-corporations whose only concern is ratings. It is in the interest of each corporation to pit the audiences of one network against another and to sow a perpetual state of agitation.

I am therefore suggesting that, although the rhetoric is certainly different in tone, they are all part and parcel of the real problem we face, which is not conservatism. It’s corporatism.

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By ThomasG, November 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment

OzarkMichael, Nov.18 at 10:16pm,

Per YOUR request, OzarkMichael, I will post the following list of tautological Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST sophists and propagandists.  Be it known that I am in no way advocating harm to these people on this list, as YOU, OzarkMichael keep parroting; but I do advocate that they meet the same fate as Lou Dobbs, as kindred demagogues that fulminate sophism and propaganda as opinion journalists:

FOX NEWS & FOX TV Network,
Dick Armey,
John Ashcroft,
Michele Bachmann,
Glen Beck,
Roy Blunt,
John Boehner,
Pat Buchanan,
Dick Cheney,
Tom Coburn,
Ann Coulter,
Tom Delay,
James Dobson,
Bill Frist,
Newt Gingrich,
Phil Gramm,
Sean Hannity,
Dennis Hastert,
James Inhofe,
Bill Kristol,
Rush Limbaugh,
Trent Lott,
Rupert Murdoch,
Don Nichols,
Grover Norquist,
Bill O’Reilly,
Sarah Palin,
Ralph Reed,
Pat Robertson,
Ed Rollins,
Karl Rove,
Arlen Specter,
Bart Stupak,
Donald Rumsfeld,
Phyllis Shlafly, and
George Will to name but a few.

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By OzarkMichael, November 19, 2009 at 2:04 pm Link to this comment

Outraged accuses me: Please…..  I seem to remember you claiming “I took care of “StuartH” in the recent past, would you like me to link?

Yes, please post it. Because I didnt threaten StuartH with jail time or execution. I debated with StuartH and neither he nor I resorted to fascist methods. Yes, I think I won the debate. What is wrong with that? So by all means it and that will prove I am telling the truth. It will also prove that you are lying.

More Outraged: Additionally, quit your cry-baby analogies….. poor, poor OBSCENCELY RICH Lou Dobbs and his supposed victimhood even while he attacks the LEAST among us.

I am not defending Lou Dobbs.
I do not even like Lou Dobbs.
Please denounce Lou Dobbs all you want.
I couldnt care less.

Actually, I said that in the first post. Here, i quote it. Read it slowly, and will bold print the important part that you missed:

Now, my reader. Yes, you are a liberal, and yes, you do not like Lou Dobbs. So denounce Lou Dobbs all you want, but please shun the Hitlerite tactics of Martha/Thomas.

I warned you about the nut-job named Martha/Thomas. That is all my post was about. 

If you want to stand up for her Nazi methods, go right ahead, Outraged.  As usual, you really stepped in it. 

Get a life OzarkMichael.  For the record, my life may not be wonderful but it shoots YOURS all to hell.

What does that have to do with anything? You must be really upset that i called Martha/Thomas out. Why? Do you support her fascist methods?


What a sniveling jackass you are.

Hmm… So warning you about the gestapo tactics of Martha/Thomas makes me a sniveling jackass?

Why would that make you angry? Unless you agree with her Mein Kampf tactics. My guess is you dont. My guess is that this is just another case of Outraged not knowing what he was talking about.

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By bogi666, November 19, 2009 at 6:11 am Link to this comment

The only reason Dobbs quit was due to his advertisers. Complaints from advertisers is the only reason any TV government propaganda reciter leaves. This just proves Dobbs has a glaring lack of dignity and integrity. He knows that it is the advertisers who demanded he leave CNN.

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By Outraged, November 19, 2009 at 2:07 am Link to this comment

Re: OzarkMichael

Your comment: “Now, my reader. Yes, you are a liberal, and yes, you do not like Lou Dobbs. So denounce Lou Dobbs all you want, but please shun the Hitlerite tactics of Martha/Thomas.”

Please…..  I seem to remember you claiming “I took care of “StuartH” in the recent past, would you like me to link?  Additionally, quit your cry-baby analogies….. poor, poor OBSCENCELY RICH Lou Dobbs and his supposed victimhood even while he attacks the LEAST among us.  Really.

Get a life OzarkMichael.  For the record, my life may not be wonderful but it shoots YOURS all to hell.  What a sniveling jackass you are.

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By OzarkMichael, November 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm Link to this comment

Martha/Thomas said: Good riddance to Lou Dobbs; ONE less opinion journalist will contribute to making the world a better place.

It would make the world a far better place if the whole Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Media Echo-Chamber of opinion journalists met the same fate as Lou Dobbs.

Just so the readers know, Martha/Thomas wishes a far worse fate on Lou Dobbs than him just leaving CNN.

Here is Martha/Thomas: RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE EXTREMISTS must be arrested, tried on issues of National Security and either executed or imprisoned as the CRIMINALS they are, as a threat to National Security.

Martha/Thomas has even made up lists of these people, and published it over and over again. Why dont you publish it now, Martha/Thomas, so people can see what I mean?

I ask Martha/Thomas to please elaborate on the method of execution she especially would use to kill off conservative journalists. She is the one who said “take them out and shoot them till they no longer wiggle” didnt you? Why dont you explain that?

Why dont you republish that bloody post?


Now, my reader. Yes, you are a liberal, and yes, you do not like Lou Dobbs. So denounce Lou Dobbs all you want, but please shun the Hitlerite tactics of Martha/Thomas.

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By ThomasG, November 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm Link to this comment

No_Man’s_Land, Nov.18 at 6:42pm,

Good riddance to Lou Dobbs; ONE less opinion journalist will contribute to making the world a better place.

It would make the world a far better place if the whole Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Media Echo-Chamber of opinion journalists met the same fate as Lou Dobbs.

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By no mans land, November 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm Link to this comment

Kim said:

“At least Lou Dobbs has integrity…something that most at CNN and MSNBC lack.  It’s plain to see that the commenters on here are tools because they believe the above article as if it was the Obama bible.  Grow a spine people and quit letting your government (and radical left “news” stations) dupe you in to thinking they actually care about you!
Obtuse tools…all three posters before me and it’s what is wrong with America.  Our downfall will be from the idiots who want to blame ONE newscaster and ONE news station for all the wrongs in their lives.  Grow up!”

Do tell, Kim. Where in the “three posters before” you did anyone argue that Dobbs or any one news station was the source of “all the wrongs” in our lives? In fact, I fail to see any fixation in anything that was written, other than criticism of Dobbs (psst. that’s what the article was about…)

Take some advice. “Obtuse” as it might be, if you’re going to write about other posters, it would help to read their posts first. Apparently criticism of Dobbs and Fox equates, in your mind, to crucible events of our lives.

and…

It’s clear you’re a fan of Dobbs, Fox and and perhaps Beck. It’s also clear that any criticism of the tabloid journalism they chose to broadcast around the world to appease rather than inform their markets will evoke a crazy, ranting reaction spun out of teabag land. It’s called projection, Kim. Look it up. Learn it. Then stop doing it.

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By ThomasG, November 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm Link to this comment

CNN was probably concerned that like FOX, they would get shut out of the News Conferences at the White House, because Dobbs was reporting opinion, rather than News.

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By scotttpot, November 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm Link to this comment

Dobbs and his ilk represent about 25% of America and get hours and hours on the television machine to lie,misinform,distort,and distract.Dobbs is only a cog in the corporate lie machine known as television. .With their multi-million dollar salaries,media stars like Dobbs are on the side of money and power,worried their
taxes might get raised.They talk NASCAR and live Country Club.

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By Keith B., November 18, 2009 at 11:36 am Link to this comment
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Lou Dobbs show was the only daily cable “news” program that was shot through a
fog filter.  He was pathetic just for that, notwithstanding the condescending
demagogue role he had taken up lately.  Maybe he really is nuts.
Wouldn’t it be great if he ran for president, kinda like Los Angeles mayor “Mad
Sam” Yorty did in H. Thompson’s ‘Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail ‘72?’

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By Mike, November 18, 2009 at 10:25 am Link to this comment
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WOW!!! You all have alot to say about the former talking head.  Purple Girl tells him to leave America if he doesn’t love it.  20$ says she never volunteered to defend our nation but will order others out.  She is a great example of all of your deluded vision of reality.  Dobbs never lied.  He had the immigration issue nailed.  Immigrate to our Nation legally, the same as my ancestors did, or go back to your own country.  Laws are laws and rules are rules.  Just because big-agra. forced these central americans to come here does not give them the automatic citizenship (no enforcement found even with e-verify) we now afford them.  Our Country has been purposefully diluted with those who dont give a darn about America or our Constitution.  This gradual decline of our heritage, values and liberties will eventually come for all of you.  Just because you aren’t one of the 7 million who have lost their job nor one of the millions in foreclosure does not mean you won’t soon be.  There is no difference between the Dems nor Repubs.  You are a fool if you believe other wise.  There is no political party nor evening news report representing the majority of us earning less than 80k/family per year.  WAKE UP YOU IDIOTS BEFORE YOU ARE RELOCATED TO A FEMA CAMP OR QUARANTINE CENTER.  Don’t say you weren’t warned.  The global elite want you and your family dead.

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By don knutsen, November 18, 2009 at 9:49 am Link to this comment
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Unfortunately it be wrong to say that his decline in popularity is attributed to the american people finally starting to grab a friggin’ clue. That assumes a learning curve is beginning to take hold. A wrong assumption ...If it were so our so-called representitives would be feeling the heat from their constituants to do something, anything, on their behalf. Instead the cheerleaders of the right have only gotten crazier with the likes of Glenn Beck and Michelle Bachman appealing to the most ignorant in america and realizing that, making use of it. If we were, as a people, able to stand back and see the current republican agenda as the anti-american, traitorous organization it has become since Saint Ronald Reagan, voting against the needs of the middle class and poor at every oppurtunity we would you might think start to rebel against it while they continue to support a status quo that ignores the plight of millions of americans. Propping up Wall St. with CEO’s like Goldman & Sach’s who says he is doing “God’s Work”....taking our bailout money and using it to pay themselves knowing full well they can get away with it. I don’t pretend to have an answer, but I do believe our representitives for the most part aren’t even looking for one. The republicans as well as the democrats in congress are obviously only interested in obstructing any kind of change that might restrict their lucrative arrangements with the banking, insurance and pharma and oil industry. Greed used to not be considered a virtue once. The glut of talking heads, like Dobbs, Beck, Hannity, Coulter, Limbaugh, etc..pushing their agenda instead of informing us is in large measure why there are so many who refuse to grab a clue and see that they are supporting the same agendas that makes their own lives so much harder. Rallying for wars that benefit only corporations and drains our revenue preventing us from addressing the problems faced by everyone but the rich, while not even asking why. Its been tar and feather time for quite awhile. We rally against some bearded bastard in a cave half a world away while we accept a political system that only helps an insatiable corporate greed here at home. We seem to be bankrupt of ideas, but there are those who have the answers or atleast a better direction who are constantly drowned out because the media we depend on to inform us has been monopolized by people like R. Murdoch with the blessing of the republican party. At what point , america, do we start calling a spade a spade ? The republican party as it exists today is nothing more the the lobbying branch of corporations and our politics is nothing more then the entertainment branch of goverment. Our so-called news media is a major part of the problem giving these traitors a podium to spread the ignorance into every living room, rallying idiots at town hall meetings and tea party or G. Beck rallies ( along with their friends from the neo-nazi party ). Do we even have the term traitor in our vocabulary anymore ?  If so, how do we define it in todays enviroment of mindless greed and a dumbed down people ?

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By bogi666, November 18, 2009 at 9:18 am Link to this comment

Now we know why Dobbs head takes up the whole TV screen, he full of himself. Just why does Dobbs think that Obama even gives him a 2nd thought? Dobbs would have criticized Obama for being a wuss eventually, because of him pushing Obama around. Thank you CNN, but I won’t stop my boycott of all your advertisers.Like Obama spends his time watching CNN.

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By bogi666, November 18, 2009 at 9:09 am Link to this comment

hulk2008 very good, thanks. Dobbs has been whining since he left the womb.

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By artboyz, November 18, 2009 at 8:46 am Link to this comment

As the economy continued to tank it became clear that there were too many problems in the country that had NOTHING to do with undocumented immigration. Since he bet the farm on being the “illegal alien catcher” his show no longer resonated with the public. He made himself a one-trick pony.

When the economy is so bad there is more money coming in from Mexico than going out, it just don’t pay to have a show about immigration.

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By bogi666, November 18, 2009 at 8:33 am Link to this comment

Richard Nixon was responsible for CBS canceling the Smothers Brothers show because of the ridicule, deservedly, they heaped on Nixon. Dobbs doesn’t compare to the Brothers in the way of dignity and integrity and I’ve never heard the Whining Dobbs ever criticize Nixon. Just like all the other pathetic, despicable, spiritually dead, brain dead, inbred ingrate cretins of his ilk Dobbs won’t take any responsibility for his ignorance and prejudiced racism.

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By Purple Girl, November 18, 2009 at 8:23 am Link to this comment

“remain in the public”- Good I’ll get some more verbal rotten eggs to lob.
He’s probably right it is a ‘discernible’ change…the election itself should have cued Dobbs into the change of the nationals psyche. His was a dying breed who’s time had passed and were heading towards extinction.
Granted their brand reigned for the last few decades, if not the last century. But it’s inevitable demise was obvious. It had grown to expound the very antithesis of this nations founding.
and when the economy crashed, it was like a meteorite giving the final death blow to the neo con Doctrine.
The very fact that Obama was in the “top tier” throughout the primaries should have given The Dobbs of the nation a wake up call. In fact it may have and that is why their are whining,crying and swinging wildly now. They have not only been caught sleeping, but want to convince the rest of US to go back to sleep too. Lulling people back to an idea and agenda which has nearly destroyed this country, the Status Quo.
the Neo con and their Religious Henchmen changed this country for the Worse, The change is going to be changing it back to what it was always meant to be.
As a Scot/Irish, Italian/Luthuanian and riased Catholic, I refuse to allow the despictable behavior imposed on my immigrating ancestors to be used on any others. It insults their memory and their acheivements.
Everytime Dobbs Spews his ethnic hatred, he spits on my ancestors graves, not to mention our Founders.
Does the credo on Our Lady Liberty elude him, or offend him? Would he see Her pulled down like the statues of Saddam?
It is not just Hispanics who are utterly offended by Dobbs, all True Blue Americans of Non Indigenous descent are.
“Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free” is a fundemental American Value which this country was built upon. Love it or Leave it, Dobbs.

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By Mary Ann McNeely, November 17, 2009 at 10:30 pm Link to this comment

The Republican party is leaderless. The stuffed shirts and one stuffed dress who pretend to its leadership are to politics, at least at a nationwide level, what black light paintings are to art.  Dobbs should step in here.  His blond pugnacity and aging frat brat face should play big among the plastic fruit crowd.  He’s just big enough a mofo to do it.

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By MarthaA, November 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm Link to this comment

Surely Dobbs doesn’t really feel President Obama had anything to do with his demise, other than when the Obama administration got in, there did appear to be a more kinder spirit toward ones fellow man. Hopefully we will see peace during the Obama administration. 
 
FOX will undoubtedly find a place for Dobbs, but he isn’t worrying, the $8,000,000 CNN pay off he pocketed to quit his contract should fare him quite well.

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By Kim, November 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm Link to this comment
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At least Lou Dobbs has integrity…something that most at CNN and MSNBC lack.  It’s plain to see that the commenters on here are tools because they believe the above article as if it was the Obama bible.  Grow a spine people and quit letting your government (and radical left “news” stations) dupe you in to thinking they actually care about you!
Obtuse tools…all three posters before me and it’s what is wrong with America.  Our downfall will be from the idiots who want to blame ONE newscaster and ONE news station for all the wrongs in their lives.  Grow up!

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By msgmi, November 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm Link to this comment
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Lou had a great business show once before he decided to become an immigration expert. Since then, Lou has made it a crusade and we know what happens to crusades. See u at Fox Tabloid next Lou, that platform should be a perfect fit. You, Hannity and of course Bill-O who will accept u only if his ratings don’t drop, otherwise, you’ll have a morning show on what else, Da Immigration Plague A.M.

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By no mans land, November 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm Link to this comment

Lou embraced tabloid, email-chain journalism when he echoed the birther movement and his ratings dropped. I’m kind of surprised he didn’t tell us that if we forwarded his broadcast to 10 people then we would get a free computer or something. Couple that with his one-sded crusade against brown people from the south and who can be surprised people stopped watching? Not that CNN is of much higher quality in terms of journalism, but its not FOX. Given that Lou is apparently prepping the field for his new role as another down-trodden cliche conservative who’s innocently victimized by the liberal media, he should be right at home Bill and Beck.

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By Hulk2008, November 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment

Lou’s decline began the moment he learned to speak.

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