He said the CHC’s opposition to Dobbs does not infringe on the First Amendment.
“You still have freedom of speech, but you’ve got to put out the facts and information. He lavishes it in a negative connotation, and that goes beyond freedom of speech. He’s a news broadcaster and he should be fair and objective,” Baca said. “He oversteps his bounds on the freedom of speech.”
A CNN spokeswoman pointed to the network’s coverage of the immigration debate in a variety of formats other than Dobbs’ show.
This is not the first time the 20-member CHC has sought to inject itself into programming. Along with other Latino organizations, Hispanic lawmakers successfully lobbied PBS and filmmaker Ken Burns to add nearly a half-hour of footage to the World War II documentary “The War” last fall.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.