Commentary, CNN's Jokers Dobbs & Crowley--April 25, 2003
Transcript, CNN Moneyline with Lou Dobbs:
DOBBS: “Candy Crowley, I just can't wait really to see what the reaction is amongst those nine (Democrats) to being in a deck of cards -- given the fun everyone's having in Iraq with them.”
After Butterball Crowley and you have had your little laugh at the expense of the opposition party in America, maybe you could create the same deck of cards, with you two good-humored CNN employees as JOKERS.
Now I think that would play well. But other than that, since you can’t wait to see what the reaction is, it is this: You are as shameful a pair of gasbags, both waiting for the Bush junta to throw you a banana for your less-than-honorable portrayal of serious contenders for ELECTION to the White House, as ever disgraced a CNN soundstage. Your representation of Democrats in the same light this unelected Bush administration portrays ex-Iraqi military and political people has taken you, and your sidekick Crowley, to a new and untested depth of nonsense.
If both of you sweeties are really waiting for a reaction, why not put the entire Bush administration, former felons, drunk drivers, and all on a deck of cards and announce it on your show. Then your viewers could see that you were fair minded and could have a good laugh over the disaster that sits in 1600 Penna Ave. And you could have another moment of humor considering how much ‘fun’ they are having with those cards in Iraq.
But my guess is that you don’t have the courage to do that. Prove me wrong, Lou. Prove that your head won’t bead up with sweat, and your underwear would not need to be changed, were you and Crowley to have a couple of chuckles over a deck of Bushies. That’s your challenge, but both of you are media whores—unquestioning kiss-blowers—with the neo-cons, aren’t you, Lou?
And you live in constant fear, as does Ms. Crowley, of that dreaded call from Liar Fleisher’s office asking you to “change the way you cover this White House”, right?
I am typing this on a Dell Computer. I was shocked to see Dell using your wildly right-wing partisan forum as a advertising venue. I have bought four Dell computers for my business associates this year, and had three more orders sitting on my desk.
I will contact my sales associates at Dell and inform them that business with our firm stops until advertising on CNN’s Moneyline stops. There are a lot of choices out in the computer world. And I would NEVER support any company which supported your banal gibberish. I am sure Dell has many choices in the advertising world that will not alienate buyers with whom they have worked very hard to gain trust. Somehow, I don’t think Dell will play with that deck of cards.
Very truly yours,
Alan J. Franklin