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Geraldo Blames Lou Dobbs for Anti-Hispanic Sentiment in U.S.
Newsbusters ^ | 10/24/2009 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/25/2009 1:51:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Geraldo Rivera on Thursday lambasted Lou Dobbs for the outspoken CNN host's views concerning illegal immigration.

Speaking at a luncheon sponsored by El Diario La Prensa NY, Rivera disgracefully said, "Lou Dobbs is almost single-handedly responsible for creating, for being the architect of the young-Latino-as-scapegoat for everything that ails this country."

Rivera also told the audience that he had spoken to his boss, and was assured Dobbs was not coming to Fox (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript):

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"One of the aspects of our reality in the United States now is the defamatory tone of the immigration debate and how that immigration debate has slandered an entire race of people. It has been reckless beyond imagining, it has been reckless in a way that is beyond precedent."

Wait a minute. Beyond precedent? Does Rivera have no recollection of slavery in America or the Holocaust in Germany? But I digress:

"Lou Dobbs, a man who was an accomplished journalist, and who left to go and start his own venture in the digital media, having to do with space, I believe, and then came back to CNN, and nobody was watching his program. He discovered that one of the way to get people to watch was to make of the image of a young Latino trying to get into this country a profoundly negative icon. Lou Dobbs is almost single-handedly responsible for creating, for being the architect of the young-Latino-as-scapegoat for everything that ails this country. [...]

It has been one of the most frustrating experiences of my professional life to watch as a good portion of the American people began to listen and believe that immigrants were responsible for crime in this country, responsible for bringing terror to this country, responsible for stealing jobs, responsible for effecting in a very negative way the American way of life. [...]

It is something that we absolutely said, "No mas" during the election of 2008...It's why Obama is elected now. He is the first, I maintain, Latino president. He's the first brown president. Why? He could be, and he looks Puerto Rican. And the, and the, the point is he would not be president but for the Latino vote and the Latino vote was for the first time in my lifetime an expression of a community understanding its responsibilities, getting up, going to the polling place, and saying, 'No mas.' "

Wow! Geraldo thinks Latinos got Obama elected. Unfortunately, the numbers dictate otherwise.

After all, Obama beat McCain by 8.5 million votes, but he "only" got about 4 million more Latino votes. By contrast, Obama got almost 15 million more African-American votes than McCain.

As such, claiming Latinos got Obama elected is absurd. But once again, I digress:

No more of these lies, no more of this slander, no more of this stereotyping. I can tell you proudly, when this man [Dobbs] was widely rumored to be coming to my network, I called my boss couple of weeks ago, and he said it's absolutely untrue. Lou Dobbs is not coming to Fox News. He belongs at CNN if they can justify his presence there that's their problem.

Wow!

—Noel Sheppard is the Associate Editor of NewsBusters.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; foxnews; geraldo; hispanic; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; laraza; loudobbs; mexicans
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1 posted on 10/25/2009 1:51:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I blame Geraldo for it. He never did mentally recover from that “Al Capone treasure hunt” fiasco or that neo-nazi chair launched attack on his nose in the 80s. Sometimes when the screw is knocked loose, it’s impossible to re-tighten it.


2 posted on 10/25/2009 1:53:59 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gerry Rivers strikes again. I wonder if that Narcissist and the one in the White House got in the same room if there would be any air left.


3 posted on 10/25/2009 1:54:45 PM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time for Fox to stop writing check for HerAldo


4 posted on 10/25/2009 1:55:57 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, when Dobbs leaves CNN for Fox..which will be soon..maybe they can pair him with Geraldo..a la Hannity and Colmes..


5 posted on 10/25/2009 1:56:00 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth!!!!! It's the ONLY planet with chocolate!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jerry Jerry Jerry


6 posted on 10/25/2009 1:57:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: SeekAndFind

rivera@foxnews.com


7 posted on 10/25/2009 1:58:07 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: ken5050

Geraldo said he called his bosses at FNC and they assured him that Dobbs was not coming to FNC.

How dare he make such a demand in the first place.


8 posted on 10/25/2009 2:00:48 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Gerry is a moron, one guy is responsible and so what, he is right(Dobbs that is), and add me to the list, boomop1 is too let’s share the blame a little..


9 posted on 10/25/2009 2:01:14 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: SeekAndFind

As I posted on another thread, I’m visiting my old hometown of Cleveland. I left home nearly 35 years ago, and have visited less and less over the years. It’s been three years since my most recent visit before this one. My old neighborhood is much more, shall we say, multicultural now. It’s also an absolute shithole—I’m sure that’s just a coincidence (/s). While my impressions are still fresh in my mind, I want to say to Geraldo and anyone who thinks like him:

TAKE “DIVERSITY” AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS!


10 posted on 10/25/2009 2:02:26 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--(food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: SeekAndFind
"...American people began to listen and believe that immigrants were responsible for crime in this country, responsible for bringing terror to this country, responsible for stealing jobs, responsible for effecting in a very negative way the American way of life."

Hey Geraldo it is the Illegal Immigrants pouring over our borders, not Immigrants!

11 posted on 10/25/2009 2:02:27 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jerry is making less sense than ever these days. He and his brother are both, as Rush says, “a french fry order short of a happy meal”.


12 posted on 10/25/2009 2:02:54 PM PDT by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anti-illegal, not anti-immigrant. Jerry Rivers is a racist.


13 posted on 10/25/2009 2:03:39 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jerry Rivers’ presence at FOX hurts the credibility of the org as being an actual news network.


14 posted on 10/25/2009 2:07:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, I thought the anti-latino sentiment amongst the American people came from us catering to the latino’s every whim (no other immigrant in US History has had so much handed to them, especially with the bi-lingualism that plagues every aspect of American life.) On top of that, the fact that probably half or more are here illegally (illegal entry, illegal phony id’s, illegal benefits, etc.) not paying anywhere near the taxes they receive for public services (medical, schooling, etc.) crowding our emergency rooms, schools, jails, etc. and are on the road from being a minority to a majority and are politically motivated to take back the Southwest and unite it with Mexico, hey, what’s the problem, gringo?


15 posted on 10/25/2009 2:09:23 PM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: SeekAndFind

What anti-Hispanic sentiment? Has Geraldo been toking again?


16 posted on 10/25/2009 2:10:46 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SeekAndFind

Ailes must have a soft spot in his heart and head for Gerry. I have a strong physical aversion to him, so much so that I seldom turn Fox on on the weekends, for fear that stinky botoxed tomcat will make an appearance. He just revolts me. His history of playing women is part of that, combined with his oh-so-macho dad routine now that his daughters are older. Unconvincing.


17 posted on 10/25/2009 2:11:14 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: SeekAndFind

Have not noticed an “anti-Hispanic” sentiment. Anti-illegal alien, yes. Anti-Hispanic, no.

Maybe we should call Geraldo racist for equating Hispanic and Illegal Alien?


18 posted on 10/25/2009 2:16:49 PM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I blame Hispanics helping to elect a Marxist scumbag.


19 posted on 10/25/2009 2:21:03 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

Too bad not many people have the courage to say what they really feel.

I agree with your sentimant entirely.


20 posted on 10/25/2009 2:26:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: WKUHilltopper
My neighborhood has had something like 5 murders over the last 15 years.

4 of them were by young Latino males ~ which, in one case, involved Latino male on Latino male violence.

1 of the murders involved two homosexuals where one of them killed the other with a baseball bat ~ inserting the handle in where it shouldn't oughta' go and yanking it around.

The Latinos also used baseball bats in 2 of their murders.

Coincidence?

21 posted on 10/25/2009 2:27:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mac from Cleveland

“I’m visiting my old hometown of Cleveland. I left home nearly 35 years ago, and have visited less and less over the years........... It’s also an absolute shithole”

That was the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium.


22 posted on 10/25/2009 2:28:24 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

You must have an immigration visa to be an immigrant. If you are from another country and enter our country without a visa you are simply an “undocumented tourist” ~ you must return home.


23 posted on 10/25/2009 2:30:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Geraldo is a racist.


24 posted on 10/25/2009 2:33:09 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whoraldo is nothing more than an attention whore and if Lou Dobbs comes to Fox it is my hope Rivera is so insulted he’ll leave.


25 posted on 10/25/2009 2:33:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s pretty inflamatory for Whoraldo to blame the Zero election on latinos. In event, if they or anyone else wanted open borders they couldn’t have gone wrong the last election cycle.


26 posted on 10/25/2009 2:39:56 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I blame Geraldo for the anti-Geraldo sentiment in this country, not that that is a bad thing.


27 posted on 10/25/2009 2:40:00 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: jazusamo; SeekAndFind
Jerry Rivers, what a racist whore! He should be charged with hate speech against Dobbs, but of course the Left always accuses the Right of everything they in fact do.

I wish Fox would get rid of him and replace him with Lou Dobbs and let the 'Whore' go back to dungeon of MSNBC where he belongs. His ratings on Fox must be in the gutter.

28 posted on 10/25/2009 2:42:15 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: WKUHilltopper

***He never did mentally recover from that “Al Capone treasure hunt” fiasco or that neo-nazi chair launched attack on his nose in the 80s.****

I saw them both. The treasure hunt was a bust but I did get a thrill run up my leg watching Heraldo get whacked. I just wish he had been whacked by someone with intelligence instead of a neo-nazi trog.


29 posted on 10/25/2009 2:45:17 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (You talkin' ta me? YOU TALKIN TO ME! Well just who are you talkin' to?)
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To: jazusamo

“Whoraldo is nothing more than an attention whore and if Lou Dobbs comes to Fox it is my hope Rivera is so insulted he’ll leave.”

That would be some very good news. While at it, what can be done to make the worthless Al Roker leave The Weather Channel?


30 posted on 10/25/2009 2:45:27 PM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dobbs speaks about illegal aliens in the States and policing our border. Sounds like common sense to me.


31 posted on 10/25/2009 2:46:11 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: whatisthetruth

I can’t for the life of me figure why his contract was renewed by FNC, his ratings have to be in the tank.


32 posted on 10/25/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe this is a reason too....

Study: 1 million sex crimes by illegals Researcher estimates more than 100 offenders crossing border daily


33 posted on 10/25/2009 2:48:38 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Carl LaFong
That was the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

That,too--but on a serious note, I can't believe how bad things have gotten in the city.

(Carl LaFong? Capital L, small a, Capital F, small o, small n, small g?)

34 posted on 10/25/2009 2:57:33 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--(food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: Mac from Cleveland; All
Check out this diversity that someone captured on video in my hometown..

The politicians that allow this kind of crud to continue should be tried for treason.

Note to Whorealdo: Your hispanic immigrants have absolutely no intention to swear allegiance to the USA and assimilate to our culture. Look at these immigrants that show up at a townhall meeting waving their buzzard rag and claiming their intentions to "take over the USA and kick out the white folks"..

[language warning on behalf of la raza gangsters]

La Raza Member Attacks Gene Green Townhall Attendees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6heXIdSpDdE

35 posted on 10/25/2009 2:59:02 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
Sorry, here's a clickable link.

La Raza Member Attacks Gene Green Townhall Attendees

36 posted on 10/25/2009 3:07:08 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jerry (Whorealdo) Rivers = The Token Mexican at FNC!


37 posted on 10/25/2009 3:08:48 PM PDT by Torquay
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To: WKUHilltopper

Fox should hire Lou Dobbs. If we are lucky, Whorealdo Rivera will resign in protest.


38 posted on 10/25/2009 3:09:15 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: SeekAndFind

I never believed Jerry was on the level when he came here from bashing bush and defending Clintoon for 8 years...get out


39 posted on 10/25/2009 3:11:49 PM PDT by The Wizard
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Thanks-I hadn’t seen that. Very depressing—also infuriating. If I said what I was thinking, Al Gore would ban me from the Internet.

There is going to be one hell of a backlash one day.


40 posted on 10/25/2009 3:11:58 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--(food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: Steamburg

You mean after the two of them had finished using all the first person personal pronouns known to man??


41 posted on 10/25/2009 3:13:17 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Geraldo who? Please be more specific.


42 posted on 10/25/2009 3:13:42 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Geraldo is an @ss of mega proportions. Hell, I’d rather Fox put Colmes back on instead. At least Colmes wasn’t pretending to be other than what he IS.


43 posted on 10/25/2009 3:15:55 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: SeekAndFind

So, how many people watch Dobbs? This is nonsense.


44 posted on 10/25/2009 3:17:31 PM PDT by unique
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To: SeekAndFind

Geraldo Rivera is a Hispano-Racist. Of course, he made these comments at a segregated Hispano-Racist organization.

His comments about Dobbs are not only ignorant...but endemic of the growing racist element in some of the Hispanic community. I am tired of the growing Ku Klux Klanning by Hispanics against Americans who value their citizenship and country

Fox needs to fire Jerry Rivers for his outright racism. But, Fox will probably keep him on because they mostly endorse Illegal Alien Amnesty and other Hispano-Racist agenda

(NOTE: This autthor is wrong...obama got 2/3 of Hispanic vote, while pro-illegal alien McCain got only 1/3. Obama won more Hispanic votes even though the GOP ran a Hispano-Racist


45 posted on 10/25/2009 3:17:52 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Return of America)
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To: SeekAndFind

Geraldo is to blame. Trsde him to CNN, get Dobbs over to Fox.


46 posted on 10/25/2009 3:18:47 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Thanks for posting....

La Raza is just a hate group...in English their name means “The Race”.....it is the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan...


47 posted on 10/25/2009 3:25:40 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Return of America)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

What really chaps my arse is the fact that it is allowed to take place within walking distance of the San Jacinto battle ground where Texans fought the mexicans and defeated them and sent them packing.

REMEMBER THE ALAMO!


48 posted on 10/25/2009 3:25:51 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: jazusamo

“I can’t for the life of me figure why his contract was renewed by FNC, his ratings have to be in the tank.”

He is probably at Fox to add a little diversity to the network. I can’t think of any other reason to keep him around.


49 posted on 10/25/2009 3:26:26 PM PDT by charles1252
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To: SeekAndFind
"Lou Dobbs is almost single-handedly responsible for creating, for being the architect of the young-Latino-as-scapegoat for everything that ails this country."

Theoretically, I suppose this is possible--but only among people who have no contact with Latinos.

For the vast majority of the population that does interact with them, opinions will be the result of personal experience, not what someone else says.

This is human nature. If you have repeated positive interaction with someone, you arent likely to be swayed by negative comments of a third party. Of course the reverse is also true.

50 posted on 10/25/2009 3:29:48 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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