Jose Cardenas in the St. Petersberg Times writes about the Leauge of United Latin American Citizens dispute with CNN and how Lou Dobbs and the cutting away from Florida Governer Jeb Bush’s comments in Spanish play a role…
While other stations carried Bush’s remarks in both English and Spanish, CNN broke away when the governor began to speak in Spanish.
Cazares believes that showed disregard for Spanish speakers in Florida, and said he plans to write a protest letter to the network. He urges LULAC members to do the same.
Cazares also wants to bring attention to a boycott that LULAC, which he has rejoined, launched against the network last summer.
LULAC members think CNN is hostile toward immigrants because one of its reporters, host Lou Dobbs, has spoken regularly against illegal immigrants on his program Lou Dobbs Tonight.