Wednesday, December 05, 2007

REAL news on immigration: Lou Dobbs on Democracy Now!

We've talked a fair bit about language and immigration lately, but not about the broader issues of anti-immigrant rhetoric. The king of that movement, if we ignore the really vile hate mongers, is Lou Dobbs. He's pursued a kind of populist line for years, with his 'war on the middle class' rhetoric, but then went over the edge with a set of increasingly bizarre and often incorrect (as far as I can tell) claims about the evils of illegal immigration. Yesterday, he did an interview on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, link here. No language angle, but they hold his feet to the fire on some key questions.

Hat tip to Mike, who's always on top of political news.

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