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Tom Friedman on Lou Dobbs
Red State from Yale Law School ^ | Feb 28th, 2006 | Pat Cleary

Posted on 03/01/2006 7:31:58 AM PST by george76

Globalization guru Tom Friedman called Lou Dobbs, "a blithering idiot" in a lecture at Yale Law School last week...

Friedman, three time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of bestsellers "The Lexus and the Olive Tree" and more recently "The World is Flat" (which sold a million and a half copies, far more than Dobbs' viewership), begins his answer.

"One of the problems", he begins, explaining that we need leaders who can explain the complexity, not who will just stir the pot, "is we have politicians that are making us stupid, who are throwing sand in our eyes."

But then he goes on:

"And then you have a blithering idiot like Lou Dobbs, in my view, who's using the platform of CNN in...the frame of a news show.

This is not news.

And so we have a political class not making sense of the world for people and that's why the public...is so agitated."

Ouch.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


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1 posted on 03/01/2006 7:32:01 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Generally, I can't stand anyone who works for the NY Times but I'll have to agree with Friedman on his criticism of Dobbs.


2 posted on 03/01/2006 7:36:19 AM PST by ruschpa
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To: george76

Friedman blows around like the wind, but now and then he gets something right.


3 posted on 03/01/2006 7:37:36 AM PST by zook
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To: george76

Tom Friedman,member of the Council on Foreign Relations club of traitors.

You'll love the new Socialist Community of North America ha has planned for you.


4 posted on 03/01/2006 7:38:07 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: ruschpa

It is fun to see the DUmmies call each other names.


5 posted on 03/01/2006 7:38:18 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: zook

"And then you have a blithering idiot like Lou Dobbs..."

We agree on this.


6 posted on 03/01/2006 7:39:45 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I just sent Tony Snow an email talking about Lou Dobbs..

-- Remember when Lou was pro business, pro competition, and had grey hair?

-- Remember when his hair was suddenly red - and he was anti-outsourcing?

-- Now he's a cute little blond - and he anti anyone who's skin is not lilly white..

Lou's sense has shifted with this hair color - that's as the only consistency I see in the man.


7 posted on 03/01/2006 7:42:48 AM PST by Jake The Goose (Lou Dobbs - his opinion changes with his hair color)
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To: zook

Well even a broken watch tells the correct time twice a day...


8 posted on 03/01/2006 7:43:25 AM PST by just a dude
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To: george76

bump


9 posted on 03/01/2006 8:01:48 AM PST by lesser_satan
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To: Jake The Goose

You call a man a racist, because he sees a leaky border, and wants the problem fixed?


10 posted on 03/01/2006 8:05:16 AM PST by jeremiah (The biggest threat to Americas survival today, meth usage.)
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To: george76

What did Dobbs say to provoke this reaction?


11 posted on 03/01/2006 8:07:40 AM PST by BadAndy (If the MSM had any guts they would show the Mohammed cartoons.)
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To: jeremiah

I call him a racist because he is against the Latino's (I favor tight borders BTY) - he is against the Chinese, he is against outsourcing to India - or anywhere outside the U.S. borders, and now he against our true Arab allies.

The man is hysterical - he thinks anger is the same are reason - it's not.


12 posted on 03/01/2006 8:18:18 AM PST by Jake The Goose (Lou Dobbs - his opinion changes with his hair color)
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To: Jake The Goose

Tony Snow is also a member of the Council.
He and Freidman have a lot in common, with George Soros.


13 posted on 03/01/2006 8:23:53 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Yeh - Tony Snow and George Soros have a lot in common....

Hmm -- you're out there


14 posted on 03/01/2006 8:35:27 AM PST by Jake The Goose (Lou Dobbs)
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To: BadAndy

There are many things that Dobbs says that are false and misleading, it is hard to choose just one.

Here are a few points with a link...Quote :

Dobbs Watch: New Report Calls Dobbs the 'Dan Rather of Financial Journalism'

-- CAFTA "never even received neutral consideration" on Dobbs' show. Seventeen separate stories took the hard anti-CAFTA position. How's that for balance?

-- Dobbs continually uses the phrase "so-called" as a modifier for "free trade". This from a so-called journalist?

-- Lou devoted some 33 stories to China during the four-month period of the study. (Actually it was a week -- it just felt like four months). Of those, 89% criticized trade with China. More balance from the big man. This is journalistic vertigo!

-- In his haste to further his obsession with outsourcing, he failed to mention the 5.4 million jobs that are insourced by non-US companies doing business here. It's why they call it "global" trade, Lou.

http://blog.nam.org/archives/2005/08/dobbs_watch_new_report_calls_d.php#comments

For Lou Dobbs, It's Always Groundhog Day

As anyone who has ever suffered through Lou Dobbs' show can tell you, to see it once is to see every episode. We've said it before: He has the best gig on television -- or anywhere for that matter -- in that he does the same show night after night. Every night he serves up a daily dose of misery and mayhem wrapped around a singular theme: America is going to hell in a handbasket. Indeed, it is the darker, TV equivalent of the movie, "Groundhog Day."

http://blog.nam.org/archives/2006/02/for_lou_dobbs_i_1.php#comments

Fun Fact #1: US Still First in Global Manufacturing

A while ago we wrote to rebut Lou Dobbs' twisted view of the state of the union. We pretty much got it all out of our system except to correct one very important fact. He was alleging that China was now the world leader in manufacturing. Not true, but that doesn't mean folks don't believe it.

Here's the truth: the US is the largest manufacturer in the world and accounts for nearly a quarter of global manufacturing output. This makes the US manufacturing sector over two and a half times bigger than China's manufacturing sector. No doubt about it, they are growing, but the early obits for US manufacturing are, well, premature. We continue to be the largest manufacturer in the world and we continue to be the best manufacturers in the world.

http://blog.nam.org/archives/2006/02/fun_fact_1_2.php#comments


15 posted on 03/01/2006 8:36:37 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Jake The Goose
"Arab allies."

Who are they? I question what a true "Arab Allies" is since in 5,000 years they are not true allies to each other yet an infidel.
16 posted on 03/01/2006 8:39:50 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Jake The Goose

They are both in the same club.
That club has a vision for North America.

http://www.cfr.org/publication.html?id=8102

Sounds like a nightmare to me.


17 posted on 03/01/2006 8:40:57 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: Jake The Goose

yep in the blacklagoon


18 posted on 03/01/2006 8:43:45 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: pennboricua

Don't trouble yourself by reading the link.

There's too many big words there for you, anyway.


19 posted on 03/01/2006 8:46:45 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: Jake The Goose

You are wrong, if you call the UAE allies. What is their voting record in the UN? I think it is something like 25% agreeing with our votes. That is about how often Ted Kennedy votes with the Republican party, and I don't think he is an ally of the conservative cause. Of course President Bush thinks he is.


20 posted on 03/01/2006 8:52:15 AM PST by jeremiah (The biggest threat to Americas survival today, meth usage.)
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To: jeremiah

You would do well to read, and listen - and stop reacting to what others tell you.

Do you honestly beleive the UAE are not our allies?

My oh my .... yee of little understanding and knowledge.

The world is more complicated than the nightly news broadcasts.


21 posted on 03/01/2006 9:05:57 AM PST by Jake The Goose (Lou Dobbs)
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To: Jake The Goose

There is nothing anti-latino or anti-chinese in what Lou Dobbs says. There is disagreement among respected economists on the benefit of free trade with China and the current illegal immigration situation.

I'm anti-illegal mexican. If that makes me a racist in your opinion, so be it. Lou hasn't said anything different.

Small business men who hire legal workers and minorities are being hurt by the flood of illegals. The overall US economy may grow in total, but Larry Kudlow and others have it wrong. It is like blood money. We can't screw citizens at the bottom bracket to keep the GDP and dow up.


22 posted on 04/25/2006 8:31:40 PM PDT by fireballxl5
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