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Lou Dobbs leaves cnn after 30 years

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Nov 12, 2009.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Cites pressures from management to go beyond his role as anchor ,and urge support for issues.
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    Lou Dobbs quits CNN

    Outspoken CNN anchor Lou Dobbs tipped for move into politics after he announces surprise departure
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    [​IMG] Lou Dobbs. Photograph: Peter Morgan/Reuters

    Lou Dobbs, the outspoken CNN presenter who has been with the US cable news broadcaster since it launched in 1980, resigned yesterday in a surprise move.
    Dobbs, 64, who Lou Dobbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Lou_dobbs.jpg" class="image"><img alt="Lou dobbs.jpg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Lou_dobbs.jpg/250px-Lou_dobbs.jpg"@@AMEPARAM@@en/thumb/7/7c/Lou_dobbs.jpg/250px-Lou_dobbs.jpg when Ted Turner launched the network in 1980, yesterday told viewers of his 7pm show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, that he was resigning immediately. CNN, part of the Time Warner media conglomerate, said that it would name a replacement for Dobbs later today.
    The long-serving CNN anchor has become an increasingly controversial figure in the eyes of the broadcaster's largely liberal audience, with outspoken comments about illegal immigration.
    Earlier this year Dobbs also weighed in to the debate about Barack Obama's birth certificate, urging the president to do more than prove he was born in Hawaii – lending credence to unsubstantiated claims by the so-called "birthers".
    In announcing his resignation last night, Dobbs indicated that he was quitting CNN to gain more freedom to express his views and even hinted at a possible move into politics.
    "Some leaders in media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond the role here at CNN and to engage in constructive problem solving as well as to contribute positively to the great understanding of the issues of our day," he said.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/12/lou-dobbs-cnn
     
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Re: lou dobbs leaves cnn after30 years

    He will quickly find out that he has even less influence in politics, because as we all (should) know -the true patriots are mostly shoved to the sidelines or removed altogether. He had an audience with only the commercials to contend with as a TV Show Host. Now, he will most certainly be censored and misrepresented by our glorious Liberal, corporate controlled media as a politician.

    And if he walks on the bankers? Forget about it.
     
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Re: lou dobbs leaves cnn after30 years

    I think he will turn up on Fox, or on AM radio. Maybe both. The recent success of Glenn Beck leaving CNN might just have played a part in Dobbs leaving CNN.

    I wish him luck.
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  5. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Re: lou dobbs leaves cnn after30 years

    It's gonna be a "wait and see" thing now....
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Re: lou dobbs leaves cnn after30 years

    My mistake, I meant Glenn Beck leaving CNN not Fox where he is currently employed.
     
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    That's what I thought. I didn't catch anything. You should have seen me searching for "Beck quits Fox" for like...7 hours. Funny.
     
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