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After being attacked by groups ranging from the Southern Poverty Law Center to Media Matters for relentlessly calling on Barack Obama to prove his eligibility for the office of the presidency, CNN’s Lou Dobbs wasn’t backing off on either his syndicated radio or his television program today.
Once again, he renewed his calls for Obama to produce his long-form birth certificate that would settle doubts about where he was born and offered that the president’s actions could actually be “illegal.”
Dobbs took on the special-interest groups demanding that CNN shut him up.
“The left is trying to silence their opponents and their competitors in the public marketplace of ideas,” he said on his radio show. “One issue in which the ethnocentric issue groups have been trying to silence me is on the issue of illegal immigration. Many of those, if you will, have migrated to me here recently because I, even though I said I believe the president is a citizen of the United States, I don’t understand why he shouldn’t produce a birth certificate. My God, you’re talking about the third rail of American journalism, baby! That’s it. I’m not going to back off.”
As WND is reporting, Dobbs has come under fire for having the audacity to question on air why Obama hasn’t released his long-form birth certificate.
Now members of the Daily Kos website, which bills itself as “the largest progressive community blog in the United States,” have turned up the heat even more by listing CNN executives’ email addresses in a campaign to get Dobbs fired from the network.
“Lou Dobbs is an idiot and he should be booted off CNN for his obsession with President Obama’s birth certificate,” writes Daily Kos diarist kerouacforobama. “We need to get these far-right haters off the air.”