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Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN

November 12, 2009

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— Lou Dobbs, whose anti-immigration stance roiled controversy, has exiled himself from CNN.

The longtime CNN anchor announced on his TV show Wednesday that he’s leaving the cable network he helped launch in 1980 and, save for a two-year stint with the Web site Space.com, has worked at ever since.

Wednesday’s edition of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” was Dobbs’ last at CNN. Although his contract was to run for a little more than two additional years, he told viewers CNN agreed to let him out of his contract.

Dobbs left open the possibility he might not be moving to another TV outlet but vowed to remain engaged in the issues he has championed over the years as he evolved from a traditionally neutral newscaster at CNN into an outspoken commentator who was often at odds with his bosses.

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Ralph Reed 4 years, 5 months ago

@Tom. You're name calling again. That's even below your usual standard rants. I would score your rants here, but I've not figured out how to include the East German judge's score. However, your posts here are below zero. A new low. Very well done.


Breaking news on Lou Dobbs. The US finally deported him.

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/u_s_deports_lou_dobbs

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beawolf 4 years, 5 months ago

TomShewmon (Tom Shewmon) says…

"Really beawoof? Rasmussen called last Novembers' election of The Messiah to the number. "...

So did my Grandmother. What's your point?

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TopJayhawk 4 years, 5 months ago

Shame on CNN for kow-towing to those with anit-democratic principles. Is this the kind of democratic principles liberals want? Get rid of all who do not agree with us.
Yes let's follow Obama's lead and try to crush all decent. Good for Lou for standing by his beliefs and principles when no one else around him apparently have any. This is a real black-eye for all "progressives." And again. Why is it that Fox's ratings are so high, and every other news agency is a bottom feeder? This is not democracy. It is more an attempt at mind control. You know, "I pledge allegiance to Barack Obama." Scary people, wake up..

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notajayhawk 4 years, 5 months ago

tony88 (Anonymous) says…

"it's odd that some folks here are cheerleading a media outlet that blatantly lies to them, and has been repeatedly and definitively exposed as consistent liars. hilarious! evolve, people!"

Well, tony, luckily there aren't that many people (outside Lawrence) who watch MSNBC.

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overplayedhistory 4 years, 5 months ago

wow! lot o conservatives and few liberals, and know one gets business. Hispanics watch TV too you know. Oh yeah and cnn is third in the ratings. Not very good for a news channel that pioneered 24 hour news. If they would stick to the news and maybe start spending money on investigating, like news networks used to 20 years ago, they might get some viewers back.

There is an unfortunate outcome to spending money and going after the truth. The truth has a nasty tendency to create a biased liberal media.

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porch_person 4 years, 5 months ago

Dobbs is quitting because he has followers. Don't be surprised to see him run for something. Has nothing to do with Fox.

I used to like him until he became a birther and got too much into illegal immigration. It's a problem but not as bad as Dobbs makes it out to be.

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Oh, and the weekly ritual for TomShewmon, who has a problem....

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Obama Approval Numbers

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread

RCP Average 10/22 - 11/11 -- 51.6 42.9 +8.7

Gallup 11/9 - 11/11 1547 A 53 41 +12 Rasmussen Reports 11/9 - 11/11 1500 LV 47 52 -5 Associated Press/GfK 11/5 - 11/9 1006 A 54 43 +11 Pew Research 10/28 - 11/8 2000 A 51 36 +15 CNN/Opinion Research 10/30 - 11/1 1018 A 54 45 +9 Ipsos/McClatchy 10/29 - 11/1 1077 A 53 43 +10 FOX News 10/27 - 10/28 900 RV 50 41 +9 NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 10/22 - 10/25 1009 A 51 42 +9

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Democrat vs Republican

Poll Date Sample Democrats Republicans Spread

RCP Average 10/28 - 11/8 -- 45.2 43.6 Democrats +1.6

Gallup 11/5 - 11/8 894 RV 44 48 Republicans +4 Rasmussen Reports 11/2 - 11/8 3500 LV 37 43 Republicans +6 Pew Research 10/28 - 11/8 1644 RV 47 42 Democrats +5 CNN/Opinion Research 10/30 - 11/1 952 RV 50 44 Democrats +6 Ipsos/McClatchy 10/29 - 11/1 1077 A 48 41 Democrats +7

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The Republicans have gained 4 points in the last two weeks. They have almost caught the Democrats.

Ho Hum.

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Pilgrim2 4 years, 5 months ago

imo (Anonymous) says…

“The degree to which Fox may lean right doesn't even come close to the degree the other aforementioned media outlets lean left! ”

Keep drinkin the kool-aid.


And you can keep slammin' that PMSNBC kool-aid, trout.

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gphawk89 4 years, 5 months ago

My first thought when I read the title of the article was: "Who is Lou Dobbs?"

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jumpin_catfish 4 years, 5 months ago

I think it was anti illegal immigration stance and CNN is not a hard news outfit. The Drudge report comes closer to being a hard news source then CNN.

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ComradeRedRooster 4 years, 5 months ago

myname says: "People have been debating the relative merits and biases of Fox News since the early 2000s."

Clarify that please with the following: Neo-marxist people have been debating the best strategy to marginalize the last bastion of journalism in America since Fox News first broadcast.

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MyName 4 years, 5 months ago

Oh, now you're calling anyone who sees a network claiming to be "fair and balanced" in its ads and wonders if it is really that way or if that's marketing-speak a "far-left kook".

But hey, the 297.5 million Americans who don't watch Fox News on any given day are glad to know you're thinking of them.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 5 months ago

MyName, please don't confuse "people" with far-left kooks----entirely different species.

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Jimo 4 years, 5 months ago

The problem with Dobbs, who is a very smart man and who was instrumental with Ted Turner in getting CNN off the ground and revolutionizing cable tv, is that he's a liar.

On multiple topics, he's been drawn, quartered, pinned-down word-by-word and shown that he's speaking mistruth, and the guy's so stubborn that he'd refuse to accept what's embarrassingly obvious to the world.

(word to 'opposeobama')

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Jimo 4 years, 5 months ago

"The degree to which Fox may lean right doesn't even come close to the degree the other aforementioned media outlets lean left! "

Keep drinkin the kool-aid.

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MyName 4 years, 5 months ago

And I think Lou Dobbs has stopped being a reporter or anchor and started becoming a professional op-ed type, which makes his show less of a good fit for a network that is trying to stay a hard news outfit.

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MyName 4 years, 5 months ago

@TomShewmon:

the Fox News “holy war” was started by Anita Dunn...

I call BS on that. People have been debating the relative merits and biases of Fox News since the early 2000s. Whether the current spat with the Obama is an extension of that is beside the point. Most Americans know enough to make up their mind by now, and if they don't, then they probably don't care about the news all that much.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 5 months ago

Really beawoof? Rasmussen called last Novembers' election of The Messiah to the number.

Rooster, I am rubber and you are glue, what you say bounces off me and sticks to you.

Funny your comment. Most the far-left kooks on this website extract their propaganda from other far-left loon attracting websites.

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somedude20 4 years, 5 months ago

barrypenders (Anonymous) says… "It's too bad the grasshoppers shot at him. I wonder if it was a sniper? Stimulus, evolution and Posercare lives Darwin bless you all"

What the hell does that even mean? Do you have the best drugs in Lawrence or something or are you skitzophrenic?

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rooster 4 years, 5 months ago

Hello My name is Nancy boy, I'll post articles from newsmax the most right wing website on the internet to back up my claims.

What an idiot.

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beawolf 4 years, 5 months ago

Tom,

The Rasmussen surveys exists solely to advance GOP talking points. Scott Rasmussen is a right wing, christian conservative who was actually paid by the RNC and the Bush re-election committee as a consultant. His automated telephone recording methods have been heavily criticized. Just to give you an idea on far off based they can be, they had Hoffman (NY House district 23) as a +17 favorite. Of course Owens (Dem) won by +4. As of today the Gallup poll shows Obama's approval at 53%. Not that I put much emphasis on any polls, at least the Gallup is reasonably impartial.

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Sulla 4 years, 5 months ago

I meant, in a new network.

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Sulla 4 years, 5 months ago

FOX doesn't like Dobbs' protectionist trade stance and he isn't a Christocrat, so my bet is that Lou is going to run for some political office in the near future or he's just going to retire and/or/or be a player in another news network...

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ComradeRedRooster 4 years, 5 months ago

Watch out Fox News The fairness doctrine will cause you to put on uninformed fictional news to pull your ratings down with the biased media. You can't be successful, its unsocialist of you.

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Matt Warman 4 years, 5 months ago

Lou Dobbs? Never heard of him. What is this CNN you all mention? The media blows like Pelosi. Fox rocks

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headdoctor 4 years, 5 months ago

Agnostick (Anonymous) says… One of Jon Stewart's better moments: “Yes, they are being accused! By the guy whose show was on right before you!” http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com… Agnostick


Yeah, I posted a link above with the same story along with Hannity"s apology and so far it has been ignored. I suppose it is just a little to real for some to come to grips with. Especially the Fox lovers.

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Agnostick 4 years, 5 months ago

One of Jon Stewart's better moments:

"Yes, they are being accused! By the guy whose show was on right before you!"

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/10/stewart-pwns-fox.html

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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tony88 4 years, 5 months ago

it's odd that some folks here are cheerleading a media outlet that blatantly lies to them, and has been repeatedly and definitively exposed as consistent liars. hilarious! evolve, people!

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 5 months ago

MyName, the Fox News "holy war" was started by Anita Dunn (now former comm. dir. as of a few days ago) and followed diligently by Gibbs, Axelroid, Emanuel and Jarrett. The fact is (again), FNC is blowing----I mean BLOWING away the competition. The gig is up for the corrupt, financially strapped, ratings disaster liberal Obama-worshiping lamestream media. It's just over for them. It's over for Obama/Pelosi/Reid. It's just a waiting game at this point. ObamaCare? Cap & Trade? Their political death warrants are in the works.

"Forty-five percent (45%) of U.S. voters now give President Obama poor marks for his handling of the economy, the highest level of disapproval this year."

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/november_2009/45_now_rate_obama_s_economic_performance_as_poor

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barrypenders 4 years, 5 months ago

It's too bad the grasshoppers shot at him. I wonder if it was a sniper?

Stimulus, evolution and Posercare lives

Darwin bless you all

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MyName 4 years, 5 months ago

Why are you people (aside from the one person speculating that he might land at Fox), trying to turn this into some sort of Fox News holy war? It's not what the story is about and it's not really very interesting as the network has been around enough that the majority of the 297.5 million Americans that don't watch Fox News have already made up their mind. And the same can be said for the 2.5 million that do.

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75x55 4 years, 5 months ago

Curious, Satirical - that didn't strike me as being odd at all... ;-)

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Satirical 4 years, 5 months ago

I never liked Lou Dobbs.

I agree with jimincountry. I think it is more than a little odd that CNN had no problem when Dobbs was using advocacy journalism to oppose Bush, but suddenly has a problem when he uses it against ObamaCo.

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parrotuya 4 years, 5 months ago

Great! The Dobbs/Palin ticket for 2012 has begun. Conspiracy theorists and wing-nuts will be excited about this one. So is the left. The Dems will have an easy victory over the fractured Repugs in 2012. Dobbs and Palin will land on Fox, of course. They are too dumb to run a company, serve on a board or be part of a "think-tank." Good riddance!

DOWn,, baby, DOWn!

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headdoctor 4 years, 5 months ago

headdoctor (Anonymous) says… just_another_bozo_on_this_bus (Anonymous) says… “I guess CNN could not put up with Dobbs being critical of government under Obama” No, I think that he couldn't stay on his meds was the real problem. But that won't be a problem at Fox.


Yup. Not a problem at Fox. Just what they need is more of this for all their intelligent viewers.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/108118/the-


And for those who missed it here is the link for Hannity's response. LMAO. Of course it was a mistake.....Because they were caught Red handed manipulating the story. If Fox was monitoring their own production and it was a legitimate error they would have issued an apology instead of waiting until they were caught by a comedian no less.

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/11/cold-day-in-hell-fox-news-sean-hannity-apologizes-to-jon-stewart.php

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sfjayhawk 4 years, 5 months ago

So fox is getting another old angry white guy? Shocker!

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cheeseburger 4 years, 5 months ago

rbwaa (Anonymous) says… “Why are the dems so upset that Fox might lean slightly right?” ================================== thanks for the chuckle…”slightly right?”

The degree to which Fox may lean right doesn't even come close to the degree the other aforementioned media outlets lean left! Can't the dems spare one network to lean a direction other than left?

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headdoctor 4 years, 5 months ago

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus (Anonymous) says… “I guess CNN could not put up with Dobbs being critical of government under Obama” No, I think that he couldn't stay on his meds was the real problem. But that won't be a problem at Fox.


Yup. Not a problem at Fox. Just what they need is more of this for all their intelligent viewers.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/108118/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-sean-hannity-uses-glenn-becks-protest-footage

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Machiavelli_mania 4 years, 5 months ago

Who cares?! I don't watch CNN. It should be locked out at the cable box.

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

Oh no. This is going to make my Daddy cry.

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rbwaa 4 years, 5 months ago

"Why are the dems so upset that Fox might lean slightly right?"

thanks for the chuckle..."slightly right?"

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Cooky_the_Cook 4 years, 5 months ago

People who use the word "meds" think that mental illness is a fashion statement.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 5 months ago

11 November 2009 at 10:50 p.m.

Suggest removal

Permalink TomShewmon (Tom Shewmon) says…

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/lo

WOW!!

How much farther will CNN's ratings sink? Will Dobbs land at Fox News? Some right-wing outlet? Times are a changin'……time to get a haircut and leave the fringe.

On Independent counsel behind Bill Clinton investigation will speak at KU

Again, how many viewers will walk away from CNN? Over to Fox News? Fox News ratings are ridiculously high, while the others, namely MSNBC, are ridiculously low.

Oh, and Porchie, will you EVER comment on my Gallup poll showing Independent voters favor Republicans 51/30 on a generic ballot? What about the NJ and VA gov races? What does all this mean for 2010/2012, Porchie, valiant defender of the left?

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cheeseburger 4 years, 5 months ago

Why are the dems so upset that Fox might lean slightly right? The republicans have had to endure biased, left-leaning media for years, in the form of ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and others!

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Thing 4 years, 5 months ago

grammaddy, just go back to toking a joint and leave the real world to someone else. Beo, as usual, you left wing rantings mean nothing.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 5 months ago

"I guess CNN could not put up with Dobbs being critical of government under Obama"

No, I think that he couldn't stay on his meds was the real problem. But that won't be a problem at Fox.

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jimincountry 4 years, 5 months ago

I guess CNN could not put up with Dobbs being critical of government under Obama.........but they did not seem to mind his criticism of Bush and his policies. Still none of the networks are in Obama's pocket more than NBC/MSNBC.

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beobachter 4 years, 5 months ago

Fox hasn't announced his hiring yet?

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grammaddy 4 years, 5 months ago

I wish Glenn Beck had that much sense.

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