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Dobbs Show Presents Challenge for CNN
Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2009 | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 08/03/2009 10:22:34 AM PDT by Baladas

NEW YORK (Aug. 3) -- He's become a publicity nightmare for CNN, embarrassed his boss and hosted a show that seemed to contradict the network's "no bias" brand. And on top of all that, his ratings are slipping.

How does Lou Dobbs keep his job?

It's not a simple answer. CNN insists it is standing behind Dobbs, despite calls for his head from critics of his reporting on "birthers" — those who believe President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States despite convincing evidence to the contrary.

The "birthers" believe Obama was born in Kenya, and thus not eligible to be president.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; birthcertificate; certifigate; clintonnewsnetwork; cnn; hillary; loudobbs; msmbias; pumas
LOL, and how does this twit propose to meet this "challenge", short of a bullet to the brain Soviet-style? He doesn't even mention the *fact* that ALL of CNN's ratings are "slipping", and that Dobbs is beating out Chrissy Matthews again for the past couple of weeks.
1 posted on 08/03/2009 10:22:34 AM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

HOORAY for Dobbs! I support:

“Mr. Dobbs Takes on Washington”

The longer this goes on, the more CNN looks like the loser it is.


2 posted on 08/03/2009 10:23:59 AM PDT by bareford101 (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: Baladas

In all fairness, you don’t have to be too talented to beat Chris Matthews. Footage of my cat licking her butt would rate higher. That says, I kind of like Dobbs, because he does whatever it is he wants, he has an independent streak I kind of dig, like an old crotchety man who just doesn’t give a sweet crap about anything, he’s gonna do 40 mph in the left lane and if you don’t like it you can pound it.


3 posted on 08/03/2009 10:25:21 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Baladas

LOu Dobbs gets ratings so they will be fools to fire him and I doubt they will be able to muzzle him. Lou has a LOT of courage. We should support Lou by watching his show. It will be the only thing I ever watch on horrible CNN.


4 posted on 08/03/2009 10:26:03 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Baladas

CNN fired Glen Beck after pressure from the Left. I expect Dobbs will follow.


5 posted on 08/03/2009 10:26:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Baladas

“FREE THE LONG FORM!”


6 posted on 08/03/2009 10:28:01 AM PDT by Dryman (Now, Back to Lurking)
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To: domenad

I agree with about 95% of what he says. Some people said he was pro union but I saw that he was against outsourcing.

Lou has more guts than just about any other pundit out there. He speaks his mind. He appeals to all types of Americans too.


7 posted on 08/03/2009 10:30:10 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Baladas
"despite convincing evidence to the contrary"

Which would be ...WHAT?

Just show us the birth certificate and we will shut up! how hard is that?

8 posted on 08/03/2009 10:30:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: KeyLargo

Are you sure? I thought Fox hired Beck away. I know Beck was getting heat for going after IslamoFacism. He got death threats and was threatened with being taken off the air.

If CNN fires Lou Dobbs it will cost them a lot of $$$. Lou’s ratings are in the top tier at CNN. I forget who he is up against at Fox. Is it that pansy RINO sissy boy Shep Smith?


9 posted on 08/03/2009 10:33:45 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Baladas

...fire him or keep him, it’s all good because it draws attention to the big question: “Just who the hell is Obama?”
A question nobody in the media dared to ask all last year because they were afraid that he would throw the race card at them.


10 posted on 08/03/2009 10:34:24 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Frantzie

“Are you sure? I thought Fox hired Beck away. I know Beck was getting heat for going after IslamoFacism. He got death threats and was threatened with being taken off the air.”

I believe you are correct. Beck was hated and shunned by CNN staffers.

“If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, — it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.”
- — James A. Garfield


11 posted on 08/03/2009 10:37:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Baladas

Hurting his ratings? Hurting CNN? Really? How many are now tuning in to see what Dobbs will say next? Libs are such horrific liars.


12 posted on 08/03/2009 10:39:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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"those who believe President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States despite convincing evidence to the contrary. "

What convincing evidence? Please by all means, back up this claim with PROOF!!
Or quit LYING, AP

13 posted on 08/03/2009 10:41:02 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: STONEWALLS
"A question nobody in the media dared to ask all last year because they were afraid that he would throw the race card at them."

I'm not willing to give MSM an out like that.

Media didn't ask those questions because they were/are part of the conspiracy to put this Marxist Usurper in the white house by using the power of media to strip away the citizenship right to elect a government of their choice based on complete accurate, unbiased information.

14 posted on 08/03/2009 10:46:08 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: KeyLargo
Yep. They'll wait a reasonable amount of time, maybe just after the November Sweeps, and quietly not renew his contract.

Maybe Anderson Cooper's boyfriend needs a TV job.

15 posted on 08/03/2009 10:47:20 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Convincing evidence, as defined by AP, is anything the Obama Administration tells us.


16 posted on 08/03/2009 10:47:54 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Baladas
The "birthers" believe Obama was born in Kenya, and thus not eligible to be president.

If they were honest, they would say that the "birthers" suspect that he was not born in the United States, and are concerned by the secrecy of Obama's past and sealing of all his documents. Lacking Obama's transparency, they are forced to seek out their own corroboration.

-PJ

17 posted on 08/03/2009 10:49:02 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Baladas
I'd watch Lou Dobbs more if somebody would just get him some Metamucil or feed him some fiber. The guy looks backed up everytime I see him speak.

He has been the ONLY mainstream media broadcaster to give adequate attention to the illegal immigrant issue. He is also one of the few folks on CNN with a loyal following.

18 posted on 08/03/2009 10:52:34 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Baladas

AP missed the part where CNN’s boss forced Dobbs to lie on air about Hawaii destroying all the birth certificates.


19 posted on 08/03/2009 10:59:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Baladas

“The networks’s ‘no bias’ brand”???? Am I the only one who say this gigantic lie?


20 posted on 08/03/2009 11:33:36 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

say = “saw” Dammit!


21 posted on 08/03/2009 11:34:23 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Baladas

Everyone don’t forget to look at yesterdays thread by
BP2: Kenyan Birth Certificate - 1964 Divorce Timeline
put that in the seach.
It had 12,135 views. I think BP2 explained all of this
very well. Makes sense to me....


22 posted on 08/03/2009 11:47:14 AM PDT by savage woman
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To: STONEWALLS

“Just who in the hell is....”?

At the rate he’s trying to destroy all that true Americans consider Holy, Patriotic and Good for the Country, people are beginning to wonder if he was “ROSEMARY’S BABY”!! With “Soylent Green” right around the corner, that isn’t too far-fetched!


23 posted on 08/03/2009 1:31:54 PM PDT by Patsygirl
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