Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Again it's ashamed that CNN spewed too much bigotry and ignorance behind the Anti Immmigrat idiots Mariachies like Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Jack Cafferty, and many more. For some reason they are so obssesed with Mexicans.
The Immigration activists to protest against CNN's Dobbs.
SARASOTA --New College immigration activists plan to protest a Saturday appearance by CNN's Lou Dobbs at the city's reading festival.
Dobbs, in town to promote his new book, has become an outspoken voice in the national immigration debate.
Activists say his reporting is biased and incorrect when it comes to illegal immigrants living in the United States.
"Lou Dobbs has been one of the instrumental factors in the propagation of hate and lies against immigrants," said Jose Manuel Godinez Samperio, an organizer and New College student. "We don't want him in the community."
The protest will act as a way to speak with residents about the controversial issue, to "get them more involved and educated on what's going on."
"He's not welcome in our community because his reporting pretty much boils down to hate speech," said Adam Roca, a New College alum.
Protestors would be holding signs and passing out information at 1:30 p.m. on Pineapple Avenue in downtown Sarasota.
Dobbs was set to kick off the festival at 2 p.m., as part of a book tour promoting "Independents Day," according to Sarasota News & Books.
On Spanish radio stations and in Spanish-language newspapers, the rally has been advertised in hopes of putting "their side of the story," out into the public, Samperio said.
Dobbs served as a loud opponent of immigration reform and what to do with the illegal immigrant population across the country, including, Samperio and Roca said, his comments linking the rise in illegal immigrants in the United States to an increased number of leprosy cases.
They say they want to educate the public.
"The things he says are pretty representative of the anti-immigration movement," Samperio said. "The law isn't that you have to be scared all the time and people have to oppress you."
A call to CNN for comment was not returned Monday.