Lou Dobbs: Anti-Globalization Xenophobe
Nobody has been more of a vocal critic of outsourcing, globalization and international trade than CNN news anchor Lou Dobbs.
From a new article about Lou Dobbs titled "Mad As Hell" by Ken Auletta in the most recent issue of the New Yorker:
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman told a law-school audience, “And then you have a blithering idiot like Lou Dobbs, in my view, who’s using the platform of CNN in a news frame. . . 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.”
The Economist said that one might expect “CNN’s flagship business-news program . . . to strive for economic literacy,” but, instead, Dobbs greets “every announcement of lost jobs as akin to a terrorist assault."
The Nation accused him of “hysteria and jingoism.”
Ted Turner recently criticized journalists who fail to convey a sense of “covering the news from an unbiased” perspective. Turner didn’t single anyone out, but Dobbs is sure that he was referring to him.
MP: Lou Dobbs has an economics degree from Harvard but I think he missed that part of ECN 101 about trade being WIN-WIN. And as Cafe Hayek pointed out, CNN and Lou Dobbs appear every evening in millions of American homes on foreign-produced televisions, and CNN's news programs are carried worldwide, so I guess Lou Dobbs isn't totally opposed to globalization, at least not when he and his employer CNN benefit. And I doubt he has any problems with globalization when he personally travels to Europe or the Carribean with his family and outsources his vacation overseas? And I doubt he has any problem with globalization when his books are sold overseas?