Reports the New York Daily News:
"He used to have a business show, and now it's all-immigrant, all the time," Alcaraz told us. "Call me crazy, but if I had a TV show, I'd do different topics. And what he's doing is a kind of cultural bigotry that [immigrants] are inferior in some way. In reality, they're working their asses off. It leads viewers to think, 'Now I can discriminate against Panchito.'"
Last month, the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting called Dobbs' "tone on immigration consistently alarmist," with the Space.com founder claiming that Mexicans are "an army of invaders" who want to reannex parts of the U.S. for Mexico; that "illegal alien smugglers and drug traffickers are on the verge of ruining some of our national treasures," and that "the invasion of illegal aliens is threatening the health of many Americans" through "deadly imports" of diseases like malaria — and even leprosy.
About the contest, Dobbs was uncharacteristically silent. "We don't have a comment," his spokeswoman said.
Despite hundreds of dollars' worth of baby merchandise as prizes (see www.pocho.com), there've been no takers so far. Small wonder: If Dobbs is so objectionable, who could saddle an infant with his name?
Would Alcaraz? "I'd have to be drunk," he concluded.