Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec 4, 2007

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Democracy NOW!

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

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

(excerpt of Amy & Lou going at it):

AMY GOODMAN: So, Lou, you said a third of the prison population are illegal aliens.
AMY GOODMAN: The fact is, it’s something like 6% of prisoners in this country are non-citizens, not even illegal, just non-citizens.
AMY GOODMAN: And then a percentage of that would not be documented.
LOU DOBBS: Well, it’s actually—I think it’s 26% in federal prison.
AMY GOODMAN: But you said of all prisoners.
LOU DOBBS: I said about—yes, but I—and I misspoke, without question. I was referring to federal prisoners.
AMY GOODMAN: But you didn’t say that, and so it leaves people with the impression—
LOU DOBBS: Well, I didn’t, but then I just explained it to you.
AMY GOODMAN: But you have a very large audience on CNN.
LOU DOBBS: I have a very large audience and a very bright audience.
AMY GOODMAN: And you told them that a third of the population of this country are illegal immigrants. 6% , which is under the population of immigrants—
LOU DOBBS: 6% , right.
AMY GOODMAN: —in this country, of prisoners—
LOU DOBBS: In state prisons.
AMY GOODMAN: —are immigrants.
LOU DOBBS: In state prisons. In state prisons.
AMY GOODMAN: No, 6% overall are immigrants. You said 30% are illegal.

click here ---> DN! transcript or DN! video

5 Articles On How The Bush Administration Is Caught Trying To Get Us Into An Iran War With Lies, Just Like The Iraq War!

1 They tried to lie us into war again! This time with Iran! A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb.

2 Despite Knowledge That Iran Halted Nuke Program, White House Continued To Warn Of False Threat

3 Hadley: Bush knew of this report for years, yet still was pushing for a war with Iran!

4 U.S. report: Iran halted nuclear weapons drive in 2003

5 Countdown: Bush’s Nukyular Credibility Meltdown

· Thanks to Bush & GOP, U.S. Debt Is Growing at $1 Mil Per Minute, $30,000 per American family!

· President Bush plans to use the next two weeks to defuse fights with Congress over the economy, laying the groundwork for a 2008 strategy aimed at assisting GOP candidates early on and improving his image at home and overseas, according to two senior White House officials.

· Fox News refuses to run pro-Constitution ad

· CREW: White House lost at least 10 million e-mails

· Texas Science Curriculum Director Canned for Mentioning Evolution

· The CEO of the country's biggest mortgage lender says greater government intervention is needed to rescue the U.S. housing market as his peers warn the worst is yet to come.

· Patriotism dwindling, Army turns to cash in search of recruits

· Here comes Wolfowicz again! Bush Re-hires Wolfowitz, Puts Him in Charge of Arms Control Advisory Board

· Democrats take-on credit card firms; Critics say some companies boost rates even when customers pay on time

· Dire Times For Iraq's Christians

· Rolling Stone: How America Lost the War on Drugs; After Thirty-Five Years and $500 Billion, Drugs Are as Cheap and Plentiful as Ever: An Anatomy of a Failure.

· How to Really Love Your Country: Five Objectives for True Patriots
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