CNN's Howard Kurtz Criticizes CNN's Lou Dobbs For Giving Airtime To 'Birther' Conspiracies
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Last week, ThinkProgress noted that CNN’s Lou Dobbs is one of the most high-profile “ birthers” in America, continuing to demand that Obama present a “long form” birth certificate to prove his citizenship. Dobbs’ focus on the story has been so bad that CNN President Jon Klein eventually sent an e-mail to staffers of “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” declaring that the “birther” story is “ dead,” though he later backed down a bit. Dobbs has responded to his critics by calling them “ limp-minded, lily-livered lefties” who don’t like that he had “the temerity to inquire as to where the birth certificate was.”
Matt Corley is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.