Thursday, May 03, 2007
CNN Takes Down Anti-Immigrant Link on Website
El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Posted: May 03, 2007
Editor’s Note: An editorial in today's El Diario/La Prensa criticized CNN for posting a link on Lou Dobbs’ page on its website directing visitors to an anti-immigrant group in Hazleton, Penn. After receiving criticism by the National Institute for Latino Policy, CNN agreed to take down the link.
NEW YORK -- From the looks of its web site, CNN is more than just reporting the news, it`s rallying support for anti-immigrant measures.
The news network has decided to condone fundraising in support of the city of Hazleton, PA. The Pennsylvania town has been embroiled in a legal battle over an ordinance it introduced last year. Under that measure, business owners could have their doors shut for hiring undocumented persons. Landlords found renting to undocumented persons would be penalized with fines. With the growing trend of scapegoating undocumented immigrants, the ordinance has served as a model for other U.S. towns.
On its site, CNN directs visitors to the City of Hazleton Legal Defense Fund, under the heading of "Town Under Siege." The National Institute for Latino Policy points out that the network does not list the option of donating to the other side of this battle—immigrants, native residents and business owners of Hazleton who are represented by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
CNN responds that the posting is on Lou Dobbs` Web page, Meaning he supporting anti Inmigrant and Extremist groups. As if the pundit is some outside entity that the network has no control over. We`re not referencing a myspace page or a facebook entry, but the CNN Web site. CNN cover up and support the most Ambigous, Anti Inmigrante, Xenophobic and bigotry journalist like Lou Dobbs.
If CNN, a division of Time Warner, one of the largest corporations in the world, wants to advocate measures that drive poor, undocumented families out of their homes, that`s the network`s editorial prerogative. But helping to fundraise for these efforts steps over a line traditionally observed by news organizations. Shame on you CNN. It is bad practice and bad politics.
Note from New America Media: In a May 3 letter to Angelo Falcón, president of the National Institute of Latino Policy, CNN President James Walton thanked him for raising his concerns and agreed to take down the link.
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Let's Boycott all Time Warner products until they balance the Anti Inmigrant, Xenophobia, and Unethical movement against Latinos specially Mexicans.!!!
Lou I am wonder if Mr.Richard D. Parsons
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Time Warner knows that you are falling to comply with the new standards business conduct.
These are the principles you should review and comply Lou.
1.-Respect and Obey the Law.
2.-Conduct yourselves as profesionals and value diversity and merit in the workplace.
3.-Our Business loyalties are to the company and we avoid conflicts of interest, real or apparent, that may jeopardize this allegiance. Lou you support the Minuteman, Extremist, and Xenophobics groups.
4.We are not false. We account for and disclose information about our Company Honestly and in accordance with profesional and legal requirements. Lou you always mention 12, 20 million of undocumented inmigrants on this Country if the Goverment has the resource to do the count and they always said estimated 12,000 millions why you always lying about it. just create xenophobic, anger, conflicts.
5.-We deal honestly, fairly and respectfully with each other and with our suppliers, Customers, competitors,govermental agencies and communities. It's hard for your to speak the true. It's not what you getting paid to inform the true.
6.-While our content may sometimes engender controversy, we want no one to question our character. Lou review most of your transcripts to see the percentage 99.9 % controversy on the veracity of your program.
7.-We encourage and accept good faith questions and challenges to conduct that may run counter to the standars and we will not retaliate against those who raise or assert them. Lou how many guest do you shout out just because they were not agree with you and not even that you continue to retaliate to those people that support or are Pro Inmigrants.
8.-We do not promulgate Hollow words-We mean these things and want our company to be defined by them.
CNN needs to stop spew xenophobia specially you Lou.