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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

  • Fact-Checking Dobbs: CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs Challenged on Immigration Issues

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    In a wide-ranging interview, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs joins Democracy Now! for the hour to discuss:

    • His claim that a "third of our prison population" are illegal aliens (according to the Justice Department about 6 percent of the state and federal prison population are non-citizens)
    • Why white supremacists have appeared on Lou Dobbs Tonight without disclosure over their ties to hate groups
    • His show’s reporting on leprosy and immigration. A 2005 report on Lou Dobbs Tonight claimed there had been 7,000 new cases of leprosy in the U.S. over the past three years. In fact, there have been 7,000 cases reported over the past 30 years
    • And more… [includes rush transcript]