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  • President Obama Changing The Rules On Illegal Immigration (O'Reilly's "Humane" comment bites back?

    11/20/2014 12:40:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor) ^ | 6/15/2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    In a very political move, the president has announced new rules for a specific group of illegal aliens. If your parents brought you to America when you were under 16, if you have completed high school, or served in the military, and if you are under the age of 30 now, then you are most likely going to stay in America. ... As for the policy, how can you blame kids when they are dragged to the US? It's not the child's fault that laws were broken. Thus the new policy is humane, and the President believes it will make...
  • Psychologist worries ‘irrational, erratic’ behavior may seriously indicate Obama is not sane

    06/05/2014 5:31:13 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 148 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    Psychologist Dr. Gina Loudon told host Lou Dobbs that she is “very, very concerned” about President Obama’s mental stability Tuesday on Fox Biz. Here’s the exchange and video via Newsbusters: DOBBS: The President hasn’t mentioned a word about Sgt. Tahmooressi held in a Mexican prison. Your thoughts on the distinction here between the two, in at least Obama’s mind? Dr. LOUDON: You know, I will say to you, Lou, I am very, very concerned about the mental stability of this President at this point. Some of his behavior seems irrational to me. It seems beyond that of just a typical...
  • Freep a Poll!(Do you believe President Obama has served up justice for the 9/11 attacks?)

    05/15/2014 4:22:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5-15-14 | Lou Dobbs
    Q: Do you believe President Obama has served up justice for the 9/11 attacks? Yes No
  • Lou Dobbs Drinks the Insider Kool-Aid [GOP should abandon social issues]

    01/13/2014 3:57:32 PM PST · by Moseley · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Lou Dobbs, business anchor, offers a lot of truly excellent and a little really atrocious advice to the Republican Party in his new book Upheaval, released on January 7, which he discussed in his January 6 broadcast "Steps to creating a winning election strategy for the Republican Party." Dobbs' new book is a must-read; overall, the GOP should elect Lou Dobbs as its next party chairman. Though you may need to skip a few chapters. The problem is that Dobbs insists that the Republican Party must abandon social issues. He argues passionately that the Republican Party must not give up...
  • Lou Dobbs Drinks the Insider Kool-Aid: The GOP will destroy itself by abandoning social issues

    01/13/2014 7:47:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Lou Dobbs, business anchor, offers a lot of truly excellent and a little really atrocious advice to the Republican Party in his new book Upheaval, released on January 7, which he discussed in his January 6 broadcast "Steps to creating a winning election strategy for the Republican Party."  Dobbs's new book is a must-read; overall, the GOP should elect Lou Dobbs as its next party chairman.  Though you may need to skip a few chapters. The problem is that Dobbs insists that the Republican Party must abandon social issues.  He argues passionately that the Republican Party must not give up even...
  • TONIGHT: Matt Bevin on Lou Dobbs / Ben Sasse on the Kudlow Report

    10/23/2013 3:00:37 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 6 replies
    Twitter | 10/23/2013 | Me
    Want to hear from the next senators from Kentucky and Nebraska? Tonight at 7:30 Eastern, Lou Dobbs will be joined by Kentucky senate candidate, Matt Bevin, on his self-titled show on Fox Business. And on the 7:00 Eastern Kudlow Report on CNBC with Larry Kudlow, Ben Sasse, candidate for US Senate from Nebraska, will be talking Obamacare. Matt Bevin is challenging incumbent Republican and Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. Ben Sasse is looking to replace the retiring senator, Mike Johanns
  • Lou Dobbs Rips Media Birther Bias: (Asks) Why'd It Take Obama So Long To Release Birth Certificate?

    08/22/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-22-2013 | Lou Dobbs
    Must See TV: Fox News' Lou Dobbs Defends Birthers; Why'd It Take Obama Years To Release Birth Certificate - See more at: http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/08/lou-dobbs-rips-media-birther-bias.html#sthash.DRpXM6U7.dpuf
  • Friday Night Fights: Conservative Woman KOs Bill Maher and Ben Affleck

    10/15/2006 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 99 replies · 4,290+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Oct 15, 2006 | staff
    is quite doubtful that HBO’s Bill Maher knew what he was in for when he scheduled Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute to be on his "Real Time" panel Friday night. After all, with CNN’s Lou Dobbs and liberal actor Ben Affleck surrounding her, it seemed highly unlikely the lone conservative in the discussion would survive the scrum, let alone win the debate. However, not only did Pletka hold her own, but she also ended up schooling Maher and Affleck on a virtual plethora of geopolitical issues making this one of the more enjoyable Friday Night Fights in recent...
  • "Marco Rubio Doesn't Have Enough Experience To Step In As President"

    03/23/2012 5:55:59 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 120 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Lou Dobbs and Bill O'Reilly were discussing Marco Rubio as a possible VP contender and O'Reilly said Rubio doesn't have enough experience to step in as President. Dobbs replied saying Obama didn't have any more experiencce when he became president and O'Reilly had to agree.
  • Can Obama’s Imperial Power Grabs Be Stopped? Rivkin Tells Lou Dobbs

    01/13/2012 7:21:11 AM PST · by Martin_Schmidt · 11 replies
    OfficialWire, DavidRivkin.com ^ | 01/12/2012 | Brent Baldwin
    David Rivkin, the lawyer who designed and argued the successful multi-state challenge to ObamaCare, is turning his guns on the latest and possibly the most egregious unconstitutional power grab by the Obama administration. Watch Rivkin in action on Lou Dobbs. David Rivkin will be interviewed on Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business Network Friday, January 13 (7 to 8 p.m. EST) regarding a recent article he co-authored for The Washington Post about President Barack Obama’s claims that he can preempt state law whenever immigration policy “might irritate a foreign government.
  • CNN chief: Obama birth story 'dead'(2009)

    03/27/2011 7:51:44 AM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 146 replies
    UPI ^ | July 24, 2009 | UPI
    CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein told staffers of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" the controversy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate is a "dead story." Klein wrote in an e-mail to staffers Thursday that CNN researchers had determined Hawaiian officials discarded paper birth documents in 2001. Thus, he said, Obama's long-form birth certificate no longer exists, and a shorter certificate that is public is the official record. "It seems to definitively answer the question," Klein wrote in the e-mail, first reported by the Web site TVNewser. "Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure...
  • Sarah Palin did not appear on Lou Dobbs tonight

    03/14/2011 5:55:27 PM PDT · by techno · 53 replies
    March 14, 2011 | techno
    conservatives4palin.com posted an open thread earlier in the afternoon specifically tailored to the Dobbs interview tonight. Now c4p only shows a blank screen. And Palin did not appear on Dobb's premiere episode tonight after Fox News had also advertised Palin's presence on the program over the weekend. What gives?
  • Lou Dobbs: Obama “Has Expressed A Very Loathsome View Of The American People”

    12/24/2010 9:15:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 23, 2010 | Matt Schneider
    In yesterday’s press conference, President Obama had much legislative success to be pleased with, but also discussed his “biggest disappointment” – failing to pass the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act). Enter Lou Dobbs on last night’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, who came out with guns blazing, referring to Obama’s actions on illegal immigration as “nonsense” and “madness,” and who alleged the Obama administration was displaying “ignorance” and “demagoguing the issue.” With talk like this starting to heat up, it looks like we have a preview of the next big potential issue in...
  • Lou Dobbs Joins FBN. ‘I can’t wait to make whatever contribution I can to Fox Business’

    11/10/2010 11:59:33 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies
    TV Newser ^ | November 10, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    A year after a surprising, mid-week departure from CNN, Lou Dobbs has landed a new on-air role, at Fox Business Network. Beginning early next year Dobbs will host his own daily program at time that has not yet been determined. Says Dobbs in a statement, “I’m excited and feel privileged to join the great team that Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes and Neil Cavuto have created, and I can’t wait to make whatever contribution I can to Fox Business.” A few days after his CNN leave, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly offered Dobbs a “semi-regular” contributor role on “The O’Reilly Factor.”...
  • Lou Dobbs to Appear on ‘The Last Word’ Tonight

    10/07/2010 2:26:00 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 2 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Oct. 7, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs will be appearing on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” tonight on MSNBC. Dobbs will address the report by The Nation that he hired undocumented workers to work on his properties and care for his horses. The author of that story, Isabel MacDonald, will also be a guest on the program. Update: They will appear together, in the same segment.
  • Dobbs to Obama: 'Quit Whining and Start Leading'

    09/07/2010 12:55:59 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 7, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It is crunch time for President Barack Obama and Democrats. The writing on the wall suggests the president and his party will suffer severe losses and will ultimately lose control of one, if not two chambers of Congress in November. And this was something Obama addressed in a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee on Sept. 6, but he also complained about how he has been personally treated by his critics, suggesting he has been talked about "like a dog." That was something former CNN anchor and syndicated radio host Lou Dobbs said it was time for Obama to get past....
  • Dobbs fuels buzz on presidential run

    04/15/2010 3:07:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 364+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 15, 2010 | NY Post
    Lou Dobbs keeps the buzz going about a possible presidential run in next month's issue of GQ. The former CNN anchor tells writer Jeanne Marie Laskas, "I never said I'm running for president" -- but continues, "I'm not ruling anything out. I don't know what I'm going to do." He adds that his wife, Debi, is "probably more open to considering it than she's ever been." Speculation that Dobbs might be interested in trying for the Oval Office -- however far-fetched -- began after he ended a 30-year run with CNN in November with a reported $8 million severance package....
  • Pawlenty to Dobbs: U.S. "Close to Having More People Riding in the Wagon than Pulling the Wagon"

    03/31/2010 8:15:19 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 571+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 31, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of GOP Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on radio with Lou Dobbs where they talked about ObamaCare and the use of the "Commerce Clause" to justify the ability of the Federal Government to mandate people purchase Health Insurance. Pawlenty said ObamaCare is filled with tax increases, and the answer to solving the nation's Health Care problems is not to "federalize" it. Dobbs also asked about whether Pawlenty is now "going after" Mitt Romney on Health Care. Pawlenty said he respects Romney, but that it is clear RomneyCare in Massachusetts did not contain costs as they sought to expand...
  • Lou Dobbs tells ‘Nightline’ he’s considering run for president

    01/13/2010 8:24:54 PM PST · by greatdefender · 39 replies · 1,094+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January, 13 2010
    Lou Dobbs is thinking about a run for president in 2012, the former CNN anchor tells ABC’s “Nightline.” “I was thinking about running for office, thinking about politics,” Dobbs tells Terry Moran. “A number of people have asked me to think about president, Senate, and as I have said, it’s flattering. It’s heavy stuff. And I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t enamored at various junctures of my thinking, with the idea.” “Nightline” airs at 11:35 tonight on WFTV-Channel 9. Dobbs acknowledges some uncertainty about trying to attain the White House — and whether he’s qualified. “I...
  • Lou Dobbs: Questions About Obama's Birth Certificate Are 'Commonsense'

    01/13/2010 5:14:45 PM PST · by pissant · 64 replies · 2,694+ views
    TPM ^ | 1/13/10 | Jill Rayfield
    In an interview with Esquire magazine, Lou Dobbs once again defends his repeated requests for President Obama's birth certificate, calling it a "commonsense question" that has "been used in the extreme left to create a toxicity that is just unbelievable." In an interview headlined "What I've Learned," Dobbs once again lashes out at people who have criticized his insistence that Obama's birth certificate is unsatisfactory: I ask a question, and I am attacked from the extreme left as a quote-unquote birther. I mean, what the hell is that? When you can create a controversy by asking what seems to me...
  • Has Lou Dobbs changed his tune?

    01/08/2010 3:55:23 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 15 replies · 841+ views
    Video from tFox News ^ | 1/7/09 | Lou Dobbs on O'Reilly
    According to this, Lou Dobbs said the following on last night's O'Reilly show: DOBBS: I think the essence of the legislation of 2007 is right: pay a fine, learn English, commit to assimilation in the United States, and begin a path to citizenship…there should also be another guest worker program. [...] O’REILLY: You sound very moderate. As you said, “I’m the tougher guy here.” Why do you think Hispanics come after you so hard? DOBBS: I think in part — one thing is my own stupidity. I put forward a statement: rational, effective, humane policy…the emphasis became in the debate...
  • Alexis Glick Leaving Fox Business News

    12/23/2009 8:44:46 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 47 replies · 3,740+ views
    TV Newser ^ | December 23, 2009 | Kevin Allocca
    At the end of "Opening Bell" on FBN, anchor and VP of Business News Alexis Glick announced it would be her last broadcast on the network. "I want you guys to know that today will be my last day here at the Fox Business Network," she said. "How many people can say that they've had the opportunity to help build a brand new network. Being the first new employee of FBN. Seeing it grow today to over 300 extraordinarily talented people. It's been an experience of a lifetime." "I'm about to embark on a new venture that's going to allow...
  • Geraldo Threatens to Quit If FOX News Hires Lou Dobbs

    12/21/2009 11:58:45 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 176 replies · 4,921+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Dec. 21, 2009 | Chris Ariens
    Over the weekend, the Daily News reported that Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has told Fox News founder and chairman Roger Ailes he'll quit if Ailes hires Lou Dobbs. Rivera tells Rush & Molloy, "I never threatened to quit," adding, "The last time I checked, no one here was talking to the a-—." A rep for Ailes concurs, telling the paper he isn't looking to add Dobbs to either FNC or FBN. And all this reminded us about a situation a few years ago just after Rivera signed a reported 6-year $36m contract with NBC. In August, 1998 Newsweek reported...
  • CNN: Missing Dobbs

    12/03/2009 4:51:52 AM PST · by blueyon · 49 replies · 2,850+ views
    <p>Could things get any worse for CNN? Apparently, the answer is 'yes.'</p> <p>The pioneering and once dominant leader in cable news has been hemorrhaging viewers for some time and earlier this year suffered the indignity of slipping to last place among cable news networks, behind even its sister network Headline News.</p>
  • Lou Dobbs: Who (the hell) does Barack Obama think he is?

    12/02/2009 10:13:41 AM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 1,979+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/2/09 | Andy Barr
    Departing CNN host and rumored 2012 presidential candidate Lou Dobbs is attacking President Barack Obama’s reported plan to commit the United States to emission standards reduction by asking “who the hell” Obama thinks he is. Obama will attend an international climate change conference in Copenhagen later this month and according to reports will announce a target for greenhouse gas emission in the United States Dobbs was talking about the upcoming conference with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on his radio show Monday when he interrupted Inhofe to ask “Senator, this begs the question if I may put it forward right now....
  • Lou Dobbs, 2012 and the ghost of Perot

    11/30/2009 7:53:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 796+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/30/2009 | James Pethokoukis
    If former CNN anchorman Lou Dobbs decides to make an independent bid for president in 2012, he will probably find the political climate as hospitable for an insurgent run — if not more so — as it was in 1992, when Ross Perot captured a fifth of the popular vote. (It was the best showing by a third-party candidate since Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt finished second with 27.4 percent of the vote in 1912.) The dreary economic New Normal that is the aftermath of the Great Recession has created a huge political opening for Dobbs or Michael Bloomberg or Sarah...
  • Dobbs Says He Now Backs Amnesty

    11/28/2009 4:41:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies · 2,410+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 28th 2009
    Dobbs Says He Now Backs Amnesty Wednesday, November 25, 2009 By: Dan Weil In a little-noticed interview last week, Lou Dobbs announced that he now supports amnesty for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States Since he left his job as a CNN commentator two weeks ago, Dobbs’ has been bandied about as a Senate candidate in New Jersey. And now he is indicating that he might run for president. But Dobbs became famous for his strong views on illegal immigration and foreign trade. Now that he’s a would-be politician, those views appear to be softening....
  • Lou Dobbs Weighs Senate Run, as a Steppingstone

    11/26/2009 6:51:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,438+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    The Lou Dobbs-for-Senate rumor had barely crested when the Lou Dobbs-for-president rumor suddenly overtook it this week. Mr. Dobbs, the former cable television anchor of the sonorous voice and tough-talking immigration politics, parted ways with CNN on Nov. 11, reportedly receiving an $8 million severance payment, and immediately stirred questions about his plans. His name was quickly floated as a potential challenger in 2012 to United States Senator Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat, an ardent advocate for immigrants’ rights and the chamber’s only Hispanic member. (Mr. Dobbs, 64, lives on a horse farm in rural Wantage, N.J.) Then, on...
  • Lou Dobbs mulls White House bid (Ross Perot redux?)

    11/24/2009 8:12:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies · 1,134+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/24/2009 | Alexander Burns
    Former CNN host Lou Dobbs fueled already rampant speculation about his political future Monday, sending the clearest signals yet that he's mulling a bid for president — and leaving third-party political operatives salivating over the possibility of a celebrity recruit for the 2012 campaign. Less than two weeks after announcing his departure from the cable network — and after a series of interviews in which Dobbs encouraged speculation about his political plans — the anchorman known to fans as "Mr. Independent" finally made his presidential ambitions explicit on former Sen. Fred Thompson's radio show Monday. Asked if he might make...
  • Lou Dobbs for President? Lou Dobbs Quits CNN, Possible White House Run Ensues

    11/25/2009 10:04:48 AM PST · by steve-b · 20 replies · 608+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 11/24/09 | Meg C.
    Lou Dobbs was a CNN anchor that many people loved. Lou Dobbs was the only reason I would tune in to CNN over Fox News at any time. Why? Because Lou Dobbs told it like it is.... And that very well could have gotten him fired, or at least inspired him to quit. According to Reuters, Lou Dobbs has hinted at a possible White House Run or Senate run. While he's such a great figure, I am not sure if he would make a good President. Of course, the Lou Dobbs For President campaign would drum up a lot of...
  • GOP Must Reclaim The Immigration Issue From Lou Dobbs

    11/25/2009 9:56:02 AM PST · by steve-b · 42 replies · 1,697+ views
    FrumForum ^ | 11/25/09 | David Frum
    Mickey Kaus alerts us to the latest Greenberg-Carville's Democracy Corps poll suggesting that 6% of likely voters might vote for Lou Dobbs in a Romney-Obama race in 2012. Even tossing a hypothetical Green party candidacy by Ralph Nader into the mix, their numbers raise the possibility that a Dobbs candidacy might well take a serious bite out of the Republican vote. As a third-party candidate, Dobbs does bear some resemblance to Ross Perot in 1992: he's focused on nationalism issues (trade, immigration) rather than moral issues; his style is secular rather than religious; he speaks in specifics that create the...
  • 'Hate Groups, Nativists, and Vigilantes': Lou Dobbs & pro-amnesty crowd’s campaign of vilification

    11/24/2009 10:08:49 AM PST · by AuntB · 19 replies · 1,295+ views
    Center for Immigration studies ^ | Nov. 2009 | Mark Krikorian
    It’s not clear why Lou Dobbs resigned from CNN Wednesday. Fox said he’s not headed there, and from his comments it sounds to me like he’s going to run for office in New Jersey (though Bob Menendez’s seat, the next Senate opening, isn’t up until 2012). Be that as it may, it’s likely that part of the reason was the vilification campaign against Dobbs by pro-amnesty groups, part of a broader jihad against any public expression of skepticism about amnesty and open borders. After the June 2007 collapse of the Bush-McCain-Kennedy amnesty push in the Senate, a demoralized Frank Sharry,...
  • Dobbs' staff must re-apply for jobs (The axe falls)

    11/23/2009 12:27:18 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 12 replies · 1,268+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/23/09 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    The axe is starting to fall on the staff of more than 20 producers and reporters that Lou Dobbs left behind when he abruptly left CNN two weeks ago. Late Friday, the CNNers were told that they could start applying for new jobs at the all-news network -- with the clear implication that their old jobs were going to end shortly. In his years at CNN, Dobbs amassed the largest single staff at the network, according to insiders, operating independently from the rest of the network in a closed-off area of the network's new headquarters in the Time Warner building...
  • CNBC's Santelli Rebuts Lou Dobbs' Populism in Kudlow Appearance

    11/20/2009 7:45:10 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 6 replies · 891+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 20, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Now that former CNN host Lou Dobbs has been freed of his duties with his former network, he has been making the rounds on other networks - Fox News "The O'Reilly Factor," Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and now with his long-time rival's show CNBC's "The Kudlow Report." One of the issues debated among a panel consisting of Dobbs, host Larry Kudlow, former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and CNBC CME Group reporter Rick Santelli on Nov. 19 was the issue of wage stagnation - which Dobbs blamed on outsourcing, immigration policy and technological advancement. "I believe that the...
  • Random Observations from Barack Obama's America

    11/19/2009 5:10:11 PM PST · by FrontPageMag.com · 5 replies · 361+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | November 19, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Lou Dobbs has come closer to death in the last year than Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
  • CNN aims to please O: Dobbs

    11/17/2009 3:10:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,543+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 17, 2009 | DAVID K. L I
    Lou Dobbs said yesterday CNN was eager to show him the door because its top execs didn't want to offend President Obama. Dobbs made the claim last night on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," saying he took on President George W. Bush's immigration policy with equal force but didn't draw any CNN flak then. "I discern more of a difference between then, which was under the Bush administration when I was criticizing, and now, when it is the Obama administration -- and an entirely different tone was taken," said Dobbs. He claims both Bush and Obama are soft on...
  • CNN wanted Lou out

    11/17/2009 1:53:35 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 990+ views
    Ny Post ^ | 11/16/2009 | Michael Shain
    CNN was so sick of Lou Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave, The Post has learned. "They wanted him out," according to a source. Dobbs, who a source said had a year and a half to go on his $12 million contract, shocked viewers last Wednesday by announcing he was quitting. CNN boss Jonathan Klein and Dobbs, 64, had been publicly feuding over the kind of reporting Dobbs was doing on his show -- especially stories about illegal immigration and the anti-Obama "birther" movement, which contends the president was not born in Hawaii and is...
  • Dobbs Tells O’Reilly He 'Discerned' a Different Tone from Critics Under Obama Versus Under Bush

    11/16/2009 10:15:36 PM PST · by Justaham · 10 replies · 1,414+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 11-17-09 | Jeff Poor
    Former CNN host Lou Dobbs stuck to his guns when questions were raised if he was forced out at CNN in an interview with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly. However, Dobbs did make one distinction - how his detractors decided to pile on when he was critical of President Barack Obama instead of former President George W. Bush. He elaborated on this on Fox News Channel's Nov. 16 "The O'Reilly Factor." "I discerned more of a difference between then, which was under the Bush administration, whom I was criticizing and now when it is the Obama administration and an entirely...
  • Lou Dobbs Appears on The O'Reilly Factor to Talk about Leaving CNN - Video 11/16/09

    11/16/2009 6:04:07 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 1,210+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Lou Dobbs on with Bill O'Reilly tonight where he talked about why he left CNN and what he may be doing in the future. Dobbs said CNN wants to go away from any kind of "opinion" journalism and move in a different direction. Dobbs said CNN was not criticizing him directly, but it was clear they did not like his "opinion" programming. Lou Dobbs mentioned his simple asking of the question why President Obama does not simply release his original birth certificate in order to put the whole issue to rest. Dobbs said he believes Obama...
  • Lou Dobbs to Appear on The O'Reilly Factor Monday (TONIGHT)

    11/16/2009 12:19:54 PM PST · by MelSmith · 14 replies · 725+ views
    In his first television appearance since quitting CNN last Wednesday, Lou Dobbs is set to appear on Monday night's edition of The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News. Dobbs has been widely tipped with a move to the News Corp owned network, or its sister station, the Fox Business Network, however no official word has come from either the Dobbs camp or the Fox News camp as yet. Back in the summer, O'Reilly publicly defended Dobbs on the subjects which is thought to have hastened his departure from CNN, and infact was due to appear on Bill O'Reilly's show, only to...
  • Dobbs got $8M to quit

    11/16/2009 5:18:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 56 replies · 2,954+ views
    Ny Post ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Dobbs got $8M to quit CNN 'wanted him out' CNN was so sick of Lou Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave, The Post has learned. "They wanted him out," according to a source. Dobbs, who a source said had a year and a half to go on his $12 million contract, shocked viewers last Wednesday by announcing he was quitting. CNN boss Jonathan Klein and Dobbs, 64, had been publicly feuding over the kind of reporting Dobbs was doing on his show -- especially stories about illegal immigration and the anti-Obama "birther" movement, which contends...
  • Former CNNer Claims Network's Liberal Bias Caused Dobbs' Exit

    11/15/2009 6:28:39 PM PST · by Mozilla · 31 replies · 2,386+ views
    newsbuster ^ | 11/15/09 | Noel Sheppard
    On Reliable Sources, Chris Plante, a former CNN correspondent, said Dobbs, as "the last conservative voice on the channel," no longer fit in. When Plante said CNN hosts Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, and Larry King weren't "completely neutral," Kurtz asked, "Are you suggesting that those hosts lean to the left?" Plante marvelously responded, "Yes, I am" PLANTE: And the news media -- I'm supposed to be the radio talk show host and you're the newspaper guy here. In Washington, we've got a chief White House correspondent for CBS News Chip Reid who was a former employee on Capitol Hill of...
  • ‘Hate Groups, Nativists, and Vigilantes’ Lou Dobbs and the pro-amnesty crowd’s campaign of...

    11/15/2009 2:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 959+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 13, 2009 | Mark Krikorian
    November 13, 2009, 4:00 a.m. ‘Hate Groups, Nativists, and Vigilantes’Lou Dobbs and the pro-amnesty crowd’s campaign of vilification. By Mark Krikorian It’s not clear why Lou Dobbs resigned from CNN Wednesday. Fox said he’s not headed there, and from his comments it sounds to me like he’s going to run for office in New Jersey (though Bob Menendez’s seat, the next Senate opening, isn’t up until 2012). Be that as it may, it’s likely that part of the reason was the vilification campaign against Dobbs by pro-amnesty groups, part of a broader jihad against any public expression of skepticism...
  • Birther stories forced Dobbs out of CNN

    11/13/2009 9:33:20 AM PST · by Sorry screen name in use · 19 replies · 1,032+ views
    NYPost ^ | 11/13/09 | Michael Shain
    But the beginning of the end really came in July, when CNN President Jonathan Klein told Dobbs' staff in a memo to drop so-called birther stories about conspiratorial doubts that Obama was US-born, sources told The Post.
  • Dobbs gave up on $9M Nixed CNN pact in 'Obama birther' flap

    11/13/2009 9:33:44 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies · 2,088+ views
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 13, 2009 | MICHAEL SHAIN & DAVID K. LI
    Lou Dobbs walked away from more than $9 million when he quit CNN, ending a long-running clash that boiled over during a debate about President Obama's birth certificate, sources said yesterday. Dobbs, who will be replaced on the network by veteran Washington political correspondent John King, abruptly announced his resignation on air Wednesday night and offered no clue about what he planned to do next. But the beginning of the end really came in July, when CNN President Jonathan Klein told Dobbs' staff in a memo to drop so-called birther stories about conspiratorial doubts that Obama was US-born, sources told...
  • 'Birther' stories led to Lou Dobbs' resignation

    11/13/2009 4:55:30 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 35 replies · 2,610+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 13, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    Lou Dobbs' refusal to drop "birther" stories about challenges to President Obama's constitutional eligibility to hold office was a major source of contention with CNN management, leading the unconventional anchor to walk away from the network and more than $9 million, according to the New York Post. Dobbs, known for his strong stand against illegal immigration, surprised his loyal viewers Wednesday night by announcing his resignation and offering no indication of his next move. The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the beginning of the end of a long-simmering dispute came in July, when CNN President Jonathan Klein told Dobbs' staff...
  • Why Did Lou Dobbs Leave CNN?

    11/13/2009 9:08:38 AM PST · by holy joe · 27 replies · 2,562+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 13, 2009 | James Hirsen
    Dobbs calls himself an independent with a strong populist streak, and many assume his departed because of politics. But perhaps something else influenced his decision: the fact that a bullet struck his home after threatening phone calls...
  • Now that he's left CNN, should Lou Dobbs take a job with another network such as Fox? (freep poll)

    11/13/2009 6:28:25 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies · 915+ views
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 11/13/2009 | Staff
    In need of freeping.
  • CNN to Lou Dobbs: Don't Let the Door Hit You....

    11/12/2009 2:15:37 PM PST · by FrontPageMag.com · 46 replies · 1,878+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | November 12, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    The left-wing media wouldn't know a class act if he anchored for them for 30 years. Lou Dobbs's departure from CNN has turned into a cause for celebration -- at CNN. Network president Jonathan Klein dismissively called Lou's program "advocacy journalism" in an otherwise respectful tribute. But Politico.com quotes an anonymous network source:"I think it's safe to say that he won't be missed among the rank-and-file employees at the network," said a CNN staffer. "The Dobbs show has existed in its own little universe for the last several years, in many ways cut off from the rest of the editorial...
  • LIBS ADMITTING TO OUSTING LOU DOBBS

    11/12/2009 1:21:00 PM PST · by myfreepress · 30 replies · 1,398+ views
    MyFreePress.net ^ | 11/12/2009 | patriotsusan
    Only way you gonna know how the libs are thinking is join them and so here is what I got from one of the sites I subscribe to Thank you. Last night was Lou Dobbs' last show on CNN. Dobbs' sudden departure is a powerful reminder of what we are capable of when we work together. For years, Dobbs used his prominent platform on CNN as a perch to spread hate, misinformation, and wild conspiracy theories. Thanks in no small part to your continued dedication and activism, starting today, Dobbs no longer has that platform. Watch a video highlighting our...