CNN Rejects ‘Drop Dobbs’ Ad « The Washington Independent
Immigrants’ advocates and the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters are so angry that CNN plans to run a four-hour special called “Latinos in America” next week without mentioning the role of CNN anchor Lou Dobbs in fomenting hatred of Latinos that they raised $16,000 to create and run an ad during the show calling on CNN to drop Dobbs from the network.
Too bad CNN just rejected the ad.
The immigrant advocacy group America’s Voice last week harshly criticized CNN for not mentioning that Dobbs is “one of the biggest menaces facing Latinos in America” because of his relentless focus on illegal immigration, largely from Latin America, as the source of many of America’s ills.
In response, it created this TV ad, with Media Matters, under the headline “CNN: Drop the Hate, Drop Dobbs,” that ends with a plea to viewers to sign the “Drop Dobbs” petition that’s been circulating online and on Twitter and Facebook.
Yesterday, the groups submitted the ad to CNN, asking the network to run it during the “Latinos in America” shows.
Not surprisingly, CNN today rejected the ad. The groups still hope to run the ad during the “Latinos” show on another network, if it can find a willing host.