Here's the piece in The Nation that they're discussing: Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite.
There's not much more I need to say about this - except I'm not surprised. But I do have two questions:
- Dobbs was at CNN from 1980 off and on (more on than off), until 2009. You mean to tell me - that all this time - NOBODY knew (at CNN, or anywhere else in our glorious Fourth Estate - with all that access to information), had the faintest inkling - until NOW, after years of this man's obviously white supremacist rantings on immigration - that he employed undocumented workers on either of his palatial spreads?
- Who were the people who made his George Foster Peabody Award (1987), his Emmys (his show in 2004 for his "Exporting America" series, his Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005), his Eugene Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration (2004) among others, possible?
UPDATE: Well, I found an answer to my first question in the video below. Turns out, another kid in the Fourth Estate Sandbox - Countdown's, Keith Olbermann - knew, and broadcasted this exact same story on December 4, 2007 (click ahead to the 1:11 click)
So, why is this such a big story now? Particularly since the Olbermann rant was a good two years after Dobbs received his many awards for "excellence." Did I miss something? I'm a little slow sometimes, so maybe somebody can tell me why all the hoopla now - especially since nothing happened to him before?