May 8, 2007

Dobbs Nails SPLC (and 60 Minutes)
Taking "a plunge from the facts"

Romans: I was quoting Dr. Madeline Cosman, a respected medical lawyer and medical historian writing in the "Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons". -- Glenn's note: Cosman may have misstated the leprosy problem, [don't blame Dobbs] but it could become severe and it is linked to illegal immigration.
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 7, 2007
    Dobbs:... And as you would expect on "60 Minutes," they did take a couple of shots.
    This fellow -- there he is, Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, he....He said -- "The impression you get, pretty strongly I think, day after day" -- day after day -- "is that sort of all 11 million illegal aliens are bringing leprosy, they're bringing crime, they're bringing all these terrible things to the United States."
    Well, Mr. Potok, that is not only taking a leap. You just took a plunge from the facts.
    Dobbs:... I decided to find out, and I asked our staff to compute how many of them dealt with disease or other illnesses and illegal aliens.
    By the way, the number, Mr. Potok, is three. That's three over a period of four and a half years. What happened to your "day in and day out"?
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