Thursday, November 12, 2009

But What Will I Do Without My Daily Dose of Racist Biggotry?

Oh, if only this sign were true and CNN talk show host Lou Dobbs was like an imaginary friend (and like most imaginary friends, we could have given up on his existence when we started pre-school and started making real friends.)

Unfortunately, that reality will never be, but we have a close second for Utopia: Yesterday, Lou Dobbs abruptly announced that, starting today, he will no longer be hosting Lou Dobbs Tonight, vaguely citing the pursuit of "new opportunities" as his rational.

So, as an early holiday gift to all those feminists out there, grab some popcorn, sit back and watch the premature resignation happen all over again.

Yes, I understand that this level of schadenfreude may be a hit to my karma, but I do not stand alone in thinking Dobbs' tactlessness on "illegal" (always Mexican) immigrants shouldn't land him a place in equality's Hall of Fame.

Just ask Geraldo Rivera, who described Dobbs to the Huffington Post as "a man who was an accomplished journalist, and who left to start his own venture in the digital media… and then came back to CNN, and nobody was watching his program. He discovered that one of the ways he could get people to watch was to make of the image of a young Latino trying to get into this country a profoundly negative icon. Lou Dobbs is almost single-handedly responsible for creating, for being the architect of the young-Latino-as-scapegoat for everything that ails this country."

Anyone who is feeling abandoned by Dobbs and looking for counseling, leave a comment. I'm sure FMLAs will start a support group to get through this loss.

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