Skip to comments.Update: Lou Dobbs to Quit CNN
Posted on 11/11/2009 4:06:36 PM PST by freespirited
Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network, two network employees said.
A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his resignation plans on his 7 p.m. program. His resignation is effective immediately; tonights program will be his last on CNN. His contract was not set to expire until the end of 2011.
Well known for his political positions, Dobbs is an outlier at CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena.
Mr. Dobbs met with Roger Ailes, the chairman of the Fox News Channel, in September. At the time Mr. Dobbs was viewed as a potential hire for the Fox Business Network. But a Fox spokesperson said Wednesday, We have not had any discussions with Lou Dobbs for Fox News or Fox Business.
Mr. Dobbs has been with CNN since its founding, save for a two-year stint at a Web site called Space.com. He has evolved over the years from a straight-laced business anchor to an outspoken commentator who rails against illegal immigration and taxpayer bailouts, among other subjects.
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“Middle ground” my rosy red arse.
Yup, Lou is on now..
last broadcast, the last of the original anchors at Cnn
Maybe MSNBC will hire him.
Is it fair, accurate, or helpful to describe him as “anti-immigrant”? Conflating illegal immigration with legal immigration isn’t ethical.
I like Lou a lot. He is strong in amnesty and illegal immigration. He is a straight shooter. I hope he goes to Fox. CNN is a scum channel with dying ratings. He is probably their only draw.
Something tells me that the CNN reaction to the Ft Hood shootings (e.g., anchors making excuses for Hassan) was the last straw for Mr. Dobbs.
..if it weren’t for Lou Dobbs, Compean and Ramos would still be in prison IMO...
If Fox News doesn't hire him, they are foolish. However, now knowing Obama has a scheduled interview with Major Garrett, Fox News could be heading in a direction that renders them questionable as a news source as well. Time will tell.
It sounds like he’s saying he was getting pressure from CNN to curtail some of his commentary, and he wasn’t having it. He didn’t say that, but that’s the feeling I got, especially when he was leading up to say that Klein had agreed to let him out of his contract.
There have been rumors of him going to Fox for quite some time.
He should co-host with Jerry Rivers — that would be hilarious.
A bold-face lie deserves bold-face font.
If CNN thinks this helps their credibility, they’re off their rockers. I hope that Fox News can eventually find a time slot for Dobbs, even if it’s only a weekend show.
The lines in the sand are being drawn. I do hope he joins Fox, it really is where he belongs.
Probably got tired of CNN Bosses crap
My final sign off if I were Dobbs.
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“CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena. “
Could they possibly by more biased?
‘I will not insult your intelligence by asking you if you actually believe what you just wrote!’ (to paraphrase the late William F’Buckley)
Should we write and ask if CNN will be in violation of the 'fairness doctrine'?
“CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena”
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Good for him. He will be an asset to any network.......hopefully FOX and hopefully is Smith’s slot.
I like Dobbs on illegal immigration and national sovereignty. He does tend to get into the blame business for low wages game pretty often, when I think sometimes government policy is more likely to be the culprit.
Just curious, what problem do you have with Major Garrett?
Dobbs would provide some needed ideological (non-leftist) diversity for Fox. Just about everybody is a blind cheerleader for world policing while Dobbs wants to bring the troops home. In fact, as far as I know, he is the ONLY major commentator on any network to take that position.
May I be the first to suggest that he replace Shep Smith!
Fox may hire him to be co-anchor on Geraldo
On planet New York Times CNN is probably the midlle ground.
Come to the Light Side of the Force Mr. Dobbs!
Well, to the NYT I guess CNN does appear on the “middle ground” if not rabidly conservative.
Anti ILLEGAL immigrant views. 2010 is the year!
Send Shep Smith to CNN, that IS where he belongs.
Will be interesting to see what happens to his ratings if he gets to FOX. I predict his raings will rise, and that the commie who replaces him on CNN gets worse ratings than Dobbs did on CNN. We win, commies lose.
They should put him on Fox at 5:00 and move Beck to 7:00. Get rid of Shep.
Who to dump from Fox? That’s easy....first to go Shepherd Smith. Although on second though I think O’Reilly. At
least with Smith we know who we’ve got and he doesn’t try to
appease both sides, like O’Reilly does.
I would guess that having a bullet shot at your home would provoke one to reweigh one’s priorities.
Smith hosts Fox’s only evening news show. Everyone else is a news commentator. Dobbs would duplicate Beck’s show.
I'd pay for it.
I like him a lot too I am sad and hope he will be on somewhere else I wish Fox would snap him up it’s probably because jeraldo pretty much put a price on his head taking anything he says and twisting it into propaganda.
Geraldo is JOKE!
Send Shep or Geraldo packing, either one or both would be just fine with me.
How about an outright trade? Dobbs for Shep? Although most people might consider that "stealing" on our part:)
Is that where he’s going? I missed that...
LOU! LOU! LOU!! I was blessed to be on Lou Dobbs Tonight and Lou Dobbs radio show. Lou is an American Patriot and a CLASS ACT.
Lou Dobbs put the ILLEGAL into Immigration. Thank God for LOU DOBBS!!
Why would Fox not hire him just because he is a moderate.
Too bad it couldn't be a straight up trade.
Can we please say goodbye to Shep? At least at 7:00 PM.
Our world policing policies are al Qaeda’s best friend. They want to draw us in to futile nation building wars and bleed us dry. BTW, where do you intend to get the money to pay for this grand world vision? We’re broke.
Maybe Dobbs is starting a run for President. Did anyone think about that ?