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XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU JUNE 06, 2002 18:02:37 ET XXXXX
CNN DOBBS ON HOT SEAT AFTER CALL FOR WAR ON ' ISLAMISTS'
CNN star Lou Dobbs hit maximum controversy after calling for a 'War Against Islamists.'
Dobbs made the comments Wednesday evening during the opening segment of his MONEYLINE program, which airs worldwide on CNN.
Dobbs: "The government and media for the past nine months have called this a war against terror. So have we here. But terror is not the enemy. It is what the enemy wants to achieve. So on this broadcast, we are making a change... in the interests of clarity and honesty. The enemies in this war are radical Islamists who argue all non-believers in their faith must be killed. They are called Islamists. That's why we are abandoning the phrase, "War Against Terror". Let us be clear. This is not a war against Muslims or Islam. It is a war against Islamists and all who support them. If ever there were a time for clarity, it is now. We hope our new policy is a step in that direction."
The comments immediately ignited angry phone calls to CNN, according to insiders.
With stunned viewers from Arab countries registering strong complaints.
The Dobbs comments -- which were not labeled commentary -- remained intact during reruns of MONEYLINE.
CNN News Group Chairman Walter Isaacson and Dobbs on Thursday both agreed that Dobbs should explore the "War Against Islamists" -- but in the commentary portion of his show.
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