Hobnobbing With Lou Dobbs
Isabel Macdonald’s "Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite" [Oct. 25], and her subsequent media appearances, drew a barrage of mail, positive ("informative, well-written article"; "Ms. Macdonald, will you marry me!") and negative ("the biggest crock of bullcrap"). Herewith, a sample.—The Editors
Isabel Macdonald, my new hero! Way to stick to your guns. I wish all writers would show half the guts!
Awful, despicable, an example of the worst sort of libel—perpetrated because you feel shielded by the First Amendment. Who is the hypocrite? Disgusted,
ARTHUR T. DALLAS
I’m an antiwar, prochoice, prounion, pro-environment, pro–gun control Vietnam veteran, and I especially believe that a man (or woman) is innocent until proven guilty. Obviously, your rabid, pathetic excuse for a "reporter," in her attempt to assassinate the character of Lou Dobbs with no evidence (only hearsay) to support her claim—her own version of yellow journalism—does not share such values. Cancel my subscription to your magazine; no longer can I trust what your reporters write.
Isabel Macdonald did an awesome job on her article and TV appearances, and debating the disgusting Lou Dobbs.
HISPANIC/LATINO ANTI-DEFAMATION COALITION
Lou Dobbs’s duplicity reminds me of members of Congress in Abe Lincoln’s time, voting to abolish slavery while using slave labor at home for everything from cooking and cleaning to picking cotton.
CATHERINE A. MORENCY
Lou Dobbs says he is being "attacked" by The Nation as a fundraising mechanism. It works for me! I’m glad to subscribe and support this type of investigative reporting. Congratulations to The Nation and to Isabel Macdonald for truly courageous work—and for exposing this hypocrite.
Lou Dobbs denies employing illegal immigrants. They may not be under his roof, but he knows they are being employed by some of the companies he deals with. Such a hardliner should take his horses out of any competition where there is illegal activity.
C’mon folks, as much as I dislike Lou Dobbs and his ilk, it really is not his responsibility to check out the status of a contractor’s employees! If I hire a roofing contractor or a plumber, it is not my responsibility to check whether his employees are "legal." I understand that this is a complicated problem. I don’t have the answers, but I feel this is an unfair accusation.