On Tuesday, we noted that CNN host Lou Dobbs was doing his part to keep alive the conspiracy theory that President Obama is not an American citizen (AKA the "birther" theory). On Dobbs' radio show, he speculated: "I'm starting to think we have a document issue. You suppose he's un... no, I won't even use the word undocumented, it wouldn't be right."
Today, Dobbs hit back at his critics, calling them "limp-minded, lily-livered lefties" who attacked him only because he "had the temerity to inquire as to where the birth certificate was and why the president of the United States would not turn over that birth certificate to the national media and end the noise." Listen below:
The progressive watchdog group Media Matters today blasted out a press release to reporters charging that "CNN has a very serious Lou Dobbs problem":
CNN has a very serious Lou Dobbs problem on its hands," said Eric Burns, President of Media Matters. "All eyes are on CNN to see how the network will handle a host who has clearly become a stain on its journalistic credibility.