TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Another Cable News Ad Boycott Target: Lou Dobbs

Well, since that Glenn Beck boycott seems to be working so well, Media Matters is now rallying for an ad boycott of CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” Media Matters reports 11 organizations have joined together to launch the Drop Dobbs campaign and DropDobbs.com.

For years, Lou Dobbs has been one of the most dangerous hosts on cable news. He benefits enormously from the legitimacy of the CNN brand, which provides him with an unparalleled platform from which to mainstream the hate speech and racially charged conspiracy theories normally relegated to Fox News and other conservative news outlets.

For the month of September, Dobbs is running in third place behind “FOX Report” and “Hardball” in Total Viewers. In the A25-54 demo, he’s in fourth place behind those two shows as well as “Issues” on HLN.

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now!