Media: February 2008 Archives

Breakthrough TV has finally launched the much talked about ICED (I Can End Deportation) Video game. I haven't had the chance to play it yet, but I think this game really has the ability to turn some heads and get people to think a little bit differently about migrant rights. Digg it, Stumble it, Facebook it, do whatever you have to do to get it out there.

UPDATE:  Some people are having trouble downloading the game.  I don't know if this is the problem, but for myself at least I know the flash player at icedgame.com is too big for my browser, and it doesn't allow me to see the red "play" tab at the bottom.  If that happens just right click to get the option "show all" and you should be able to see the "play" tab after which the website will ask if you have a mac or a PC and the game should begin downloading if you allow pop-ups for the website.  Let me know if there are further questions.


Several people emailed me over the last few days and asked me to cover Janet Murguia's half-hour take down of Lou Dobbs on his nightly show.  Murguia of the National Council of La Raza is embarking on a noble campaign to stop Lou Dobbs from "handing hate a microphone" on his nightly show.

I watched it through a CNN.com link, and I wasn't impressed -- that is until I realized that CNN.com edited out the most important parts of the exchange in the online video.  At minutes 2:50, 6:42, and 7:50 careful observers will notice a white flashes and jumps.  It wasn't until I watched the youtube videos (1 2 and 3) that I got a completely different impression of the exchange.  Murguia did an excellent job with Lou Dobbs.  It turns out CNN.com cut out the meat of the Murguia's pro-migrant arguments with its online video editing.  This is unacceptable, and everyone should email CNN.com regarding these editorial blunders.

In the online video of the exchange, CNN.com edited out some of the most important indictments of the Minutemen, and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) along with their connections to hate and vigilantism.  CNN.com also edited out the exchanges quantifying the increase in hate crimes against Latinos, and the few times Lou Dobbs actually says something positive about undocumented migrants. 

A website, We Can Stop the Hate, has been launched to document it all.  Here "The Case" against migrant hate is made through several pdf documents.  I will end this post with all the relevant videos and a transcript of the exchange between Murguia and Dobbs with all of the censored parts bolded.