November 11, 2009
Dobbs announcement (text/video)
Lou Dobbs has had enough of CNN. Or they of him. He’s been let out of his contract and is leaving CNN. He will still have his non-CNN related radio show.
This will be my last broadcast.
What AP writes is beyond belief:
His presence became awkward for CNN, particularly as it began emphasizing reporting and non-opinion shows.
When did this emphasis of reporting happen? And who are the reporters?
CNN itself is an opinion network, as in barrymedia.
And it appears “CNN’s reporters” have become experts in barry’s birth certificate without ever having seen it.
He angered management this summer by pressing questions about President Barack Obama’s birth site after CNN reporters determined there was no issue.
Who are these “CNN reporters”?
CNN President spineless Jon Klein said of Dobbs:
For decades, Lou fearlessly and tirelessly pursued some of the most important and complex stories of our time, often well ahead of the pack. All of us will miss his appetite for big ideas, the megawatt smile and larger-than-life presence he brought to our newsroom, and we’re grateful to have known and worked with him over the years.
With characteristic forthrightness, Lou has now decided to carry the banner of advocacy journalism elsewhere. We respect his decision and wish him, Debi [Dobbs’ wife], and his family the very best.