Analysis: Did Talk Hosts Help Derail the Immigration Bill?

On June 8 -- the day after the immigration bill suffered a major defeat when its backers failed to get a Senate vote -- there was barely disguised gloating on the part of some talk hosts.

CNN's Lou Dobbs, a staunch opponent of the bill who has spent more time on immigration than any other host, opened his program by announcing "a crushing defeat for the pro-illegal alien lobby in its efforts to ram amnesty through the U.S. Senate in defiance of the will of the American people."

Read the full article "Did Talk Hosts Help Derail the Immigration Bill? " on the Pew Research Center Web site.

View the full report on the Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

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