Media Matters has unveiled this new TV ad, attacking Lou Dobbs for promoting Birtherism:
“It’s time for ‘the most trusted name in news’ to live up to its slogan,” the announcer says. “Let CNN know, there’s nothing legitimate about racially-charged paranoia.”
The ad will run on all three of the big cable news networks — including on CNN, during Dobbs’ own show.
Also, the Associated Press reports on how Dobbs’ Birtherism has become a big headache for CNN. “He’s embarrassed himself and he’s embarrassed CNN,” said former CNN correspondent Brooks Jackson. “And that’s not a good thing for any network that wants to be seen as a reputable, nonpartisan news organization.”