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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN

Wow, talk about an early Christmas present:
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.
Kudos to the folks at and Media Matters for their work in exposing Dobbs' attacks on immigrants and his stealth support of the "birthers" who don't believe President Obama was born in Hawaii.

If you're currently watching CNN, you witnessed Dobbs announce his resignation to viewers and state that "the news will continue" after a commercial break.

Yeah... "news".

UPDATE: From Dobbs' resignation statement:
I’ve talked extensively with Jonathan Klein — Jon’s the president of CNN — and as a result of those talks, Jon and I have agreed to a release from my contract that will enable me to pursue new opportunities.

At this point, I’m considering a number of options and directions, and I assure you, I will let you know when I set my course.
Sounds like maybe he's thinking of running for office. His on-air rival Chris Matthews was thinking about it earlier this year, but decided against it.


OpenID BobnJayHome said...

CNN and the law abiding,working, middle class of this Nation have lost a great and sincere advocate on the national news scene.
CNN has lost another voice of objectivity, relativity and honesty in reporting.
This is a sad day for all those who wish for the free and open exchange of ideas based upon facts and not a fantasy wish life of reality.

November 12, 2009 6:54 AM  

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