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Update: Lou Dobbs to Quit CNN
NY Slimes ^ | 11/11/09

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; tonight’s 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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Cant say I'm surprised.
1 posted on 11/11/2009 4:06:37 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited
anti-immigration views

LOL they never quit.
2 posted on 11/11/2009 4:08:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: freespirited

“Middle ground” my rosy red arse.


3 posted on 11/11/2009 4:08:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: freespirited

Yup, Lou is on now..

last broadcast, the last of the original anchors at Cnn


4 posted on 11/11/2009 4:09:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: freespirited

Maybe MSNBC will hire him.

/sarcasm


5 posted on 11/11/2009 4:09:21 PM PST by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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To: freespirited

Is it fair, accurate, or helpful to describe him as “anti-immigrant”? Conflating illegal immigration with legal immigration isn’t ethical.


6 posted on 11/11/2009 4:09:41 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: freespirited

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.


7 posted on 11/11/2009 4:09:53 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: freespirited

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.


8 posted on 11/11/2009 4:11:40 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: freespirited

..if it weren’t for Lou Dobbs, Compean and Ramos would still be in prison IMO...


9 posted on 11/11/2009 4:11:54 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: freespirited
Lou Dobbs was the last watchable show on CNN. Congrats to Lou - definitely he didn't need to be working among hatemongers and government lackeys.

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.

10 posted on 11/11/2009 4:11:59 PM PST by MamaDearest (Death panels, Abortions, Taxing us to death, Medicare cuts = Democrat goals for Leadership)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


11 posted on 11/11/2009 4:12:27 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: Frantzie

There have been rumors of him going to Fox for quite some time.

He should co-host with Jerry Rivers — that would be hilarious.


12 posted on 11/11/2009 4:12:30 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freespirited
Dobbs is an outlier at CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena

A bold-face lie deserves bold-face font.

13 posted on 11/11/2009 4:12:30 PM PST by plain talk
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To: AuntB; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; ExTexasRedhead; Cicero; neverdem

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.


14 posted on 11/11/2009 4:13:06 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Frantzie

AMEN!

The lines in the sand are being drawn. I do hope he joins Fox, it really is where he belongs.


15 posted on 11/11/2009 4:13:16 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Frantzie
I hope he goes to Fox.

I'm not sure who would get bumped to fit Dobbs in. Fox's lineup is pretty strong already.
16 posted on 11/11/2009 4:13:53 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: freespirited

Probably got tired of CNN Bosses crap


17 posted on 11/11/2009 4:13:53 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: freespirited

My final sign off if I were Dobbs.

This is Lou Dobbs saying goodnight America........
From CNN, A wholly owned subsidiary of Allah Islamderthal Inc.

Mecca lecca hi Mecca chani hi, mecca lecca hey mecca chani ho.


18 posted on 11/11/2009 4:14:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: freespirited

“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)


19 posted on 11/11/2009 4:14:05 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: skeeter
“Middle ground” my rosy red arse.

Should we write and ask if CNN will be in violation of the 'fairness doctrine'?

20 posted on 11/11/2009 4:14:12 PM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: freespirited

“CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! (gasp gasp) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 11/11/2009 4:15:08 PM PST by henkster (0bamanomics: The "Final Solution" to America's "Prosperity Question.")
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To: freespirited

Good for him. He will be an asset to any network.......hopefully FOX and hopefully is Smith’s slot.


22 posted on 11/11/2009 4:16:01 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (I will die on my feet before I live on my knees.)
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To: freespirited

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.


23 posted on 11/11/2009 4:16:09 PM PST by mtrott
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To: MamaDearest

Just curious, what problem do you have with Major Garrett?


24 posted on 11/11/2009 4:16:25 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Terpfen

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.


25 posted on 11/11/2009 4:17:00 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Clintonfatigued

May I be the first to suggest that he replace Shep Smith!


26 posted on 11/11/2009 4:17:07 PM PST by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: This_far

Fox may hire him to be co-anchor on Geraldo


27 posted on 11/11/2009 4:17:16 PM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: freespirited
......CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena.

On planet New York Times CNN is probably the midlle ground.

28 posted on 11/11/2009 4:17:19 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: mtrott

Come to the Light Side of the Force Mr. Dobbs!


29 posted on 11/11/2009 4:17:38 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Outlaw Woman

Well, to the NYT I guess CNN does appear on the “middle ground” if not rabidly conservative.


30 posted on 11/11/2009 4:17:48 PM PST by gthog61
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To: cripplecreek

Anti ILLEGAL immigrant views. 2010 is the year!


31 posted on 11/11/2009 4:18:43 PM PST by stillfree? (Silent Majority)
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To: Terpfen

Send Shep Smith to CNN, that IS where he belongs.


32 posted on 11/11/2009 4:18:48 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: freespirited

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.


33 posted on 11/11/2009 4:18:55 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: freespirited

They should put him on Fox at 5:00 and move Beck to 7:00. Get rid of Shep.


34 posted on 11/11/2009 4:19:14 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Terpfen

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.


35 posted on 11/11/2009 4:19:22 PM PST by Josa
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To: freespirited

I would guess that having a bullet shot at your home would provoke one to reweigh one’s priorities.


36 posted on 11/11/2009 4:19:41 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS
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To: TheDailyChange

Smith hosts Fox’s only evening news show. Everyone else is a news commentator. Dobbs would duplicate Beck’s show.


37 posted on 11/11/2009 4:19:55 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: freedumb2003
I don't think Greta's contract has been renewed. There could be a nice spot opening.
Dobbs or Beck at 10?
38 posted on 11/11/2009 4:19:57 PM PST by AGreatPer (Panthers eat Bearcats for lunch)
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To: shadeaud
Fox may hire him to be co-anchor on Geraldo

I'd pay for it.

39 posted on 11/11/2009 4:20:51 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Captain Kirk
Just about everybody is a blind cheerleader for world policing...

Wanting to finish what al Qaeda started is not blind cheerleading.
40 posted on 11/11/2009 4:20:51 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Frantzie

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.


41 posted on 11/11/2009 4:21:51 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: shadeaud

Geraldo is JOKE!

Send Shep or Geraldo packing, either one or both would be just fine with me.


42 posted on 11/11/2009 4:22:47 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: supermop
May I be the first to suggest that he replace Shep Smith!

How about an outright trade? Dobbs for Shep? Although most people might consider that "stealing" on our part:)

43 posted on 11/11/2009 4:23:24 PM PST by pvoce ('Good' sense and 'Common' sense are two entirely different concepts.)
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To: gthog61

Is that where he’s going? I missed that...


44 posted on 11/11/2009 4:23:24 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (I will die on my feet before I live on my knees.)
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To: freespirited

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!!


45 posted on 11/11/2009 4:25:31 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: MamaDearest

Why would Fox not hire him just because he is a moderate.


46 posted on 11/11/2009 4:26:00 PM PST by panzerkamphwageneinz
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To: shadeaud
Fox may hire him to be co-anchor on Geraldo

Too bad it couldn't be a straight up trade.

47 posted on 11/11/2009 4:26:53 PM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Terpfen
I hope that Fox News can eventually find a time slot for Dobbs, even if it’s only a weekend show.

Can we please say goodbye to Shep? At least at 7:00 PM.

48 posted on 11/11/2009 4:27:19 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Terpfen

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.


49 posted on 11/11/2009 4:27:28 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Outlaw Woman

Maybe Dobbs is starting a run for President. Did anyone think about that ?


50 posted on 11/11/2009 4:27:42 PM PST by staytrue
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