He took his job!
November 11, 2009 6:44 PM   Subscribe

Lou Dobbs has quit his job at CNN.

But will he quit whining?
posted by Sys Rq (100 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Soon to be on Fox!
posted by Jimmy Havok at 6:47 PM on November 11, 2009 [8 favorites]


Cool, give Rick Sanchez his spot.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:48 PM on November 11, 2009 [23 favorites]


I'm sure somehow, someway, this can be blamed on illegal immigrants.
posted by emjaybee at 6:48 PM on November 11, 2009 [6 favorites]


Soon to be on Fox!

Yup, this was preceded with meetings with Roger Ailes. Supposedly he'll be heading to Fox Bussiness, not regular fox. But obviously we won't know until it happens.
posted by delmoi at 6:49 PM on November 11, 2009


I hear they got a Mexican to do his job for way cheaper.
posted by hifiparasol at 6:50 PM on November 11, 2009 [46 favorites]


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posted by fixedgear at 6:50 PM on November 11, 2009




Because he realized that his anti-immigrant rants had so undermined his credibility as a newscaster that his only option was to retire and find a healthier mental environment?

"Yup, this was preceded with meetings with Roger Ailes. Supposedly he'll be heading to Fox Bussiness, not regular fox. "

Ah, well, so much for that, then.
posted by klangklangston at 6:52 PM on November 11, 2009


Media Matters has the video of his announcement

So does CNN, in that link I posted. Just sayin'.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:52 PM on November 11, 2009


He's going to take some time off to work on his jowls so when he goes on Fox he can really shake and flap them when he goes on vitriolic racist tirades.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:52 PM on November 11, 2009 [20 favorites]


People WATCH CNN?
posted by Max Power at 6:53 PM on November 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


Maybe he's leaving to start an exciting new website about space travel.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 6:55 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


hifiparasol: "I hear they got a Mexican to do his job for way cheaper."

mccarty.tim beatcha to it.
“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.”
"That idea frightened me terribly. Just terribly. So I'll be going off to the foementing Conservative party, where I'll be Magistrate of Nativist Affairs. Good night."
posted by boo_radley at 6:55 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Supposedly he'll be heading to Fox Bussiness, not regular fox.

Putting a new anchor on Fox Business is like showing Dollhouse on Friday nights.
posted by hifiparasol at 6:55 PM on November 11, 2009


Too bad that Kenyan guy with the trumped up birth certificate isn't available to take over . . . maybe in 2016.
posted by bearwife at 6:55 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Lou Dobbs: Lou Dobbs Lou Dobbs.
Bob Dole: Boooob Dole.
Lou Dobbs: Lou, Dobbs. Lou Dobbs Lou Dobbs.
Bob Dole: Bob Do-
Lou Dobs: LOU DOBBS!
Al Gore: Al-
Lou Dobbs: LOOOOOOOUUUU DOBBBBS!
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:56 PM on November 11, 2009 [27 favorites]


I never got why Dobbs was on CNN. He was woefully out of place there.
posted by reenum at 6:57 PM on November 11, 2009


Maybe people taking potshots at his house helped in that decision.

He was a serious financial journalist before he lost his mind.
posted by fixedgear at 7:01 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


The Borowitz Report had the scoop on this over a week ago.
posted by fuse theorem at 7:04 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Why does CNN still insist on screenshots of its telecasts that are in the wrong aspect ratio? They couldn't maybe do a screen grab of their HD signal instead of a screengrab of their SD signal stretched to fit the HD dimensions?
posted by emelenjr at 7:07 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm sure somehow, someway, this can be blamed on illegal immigrants.

Yes, because if there were no illegal immigrants, then he wouldn't have to offensively be opposed to them and make CNN look like a bunch of dumbasses for hiring him.
posted by Ironmouth at 7:07 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Why do people like watching windbags? Is there something attractive about them that I'm missing?
posted by Xurando at 7:09 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


He was the goddamn weather man on KOMO or KIRO or whatever before CNN. Yeah, y'all don't remember that do ya. Now he's the voice of America.......sweet fucking jesus..what have we become.
posted by gigbutt at 7:09 PM on November 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


Maybe people taking potshots at his house

Was there ever any evidence for that shot other than Dobbs's unimpeachable testimony? There seem to be conflicting claims about a bullet hole.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 7:11 PM on November 11, 2009


I hear they got a Mexican to do his job for way cheaper.

I give no fuck- nary a fuck, if you will- that you may have been beaten to it; everything about this post is perfect.
posted by hamida2242 at 7:12 PM on November 11, 2009


I wonder if he'll hate himself for immigrating. To another network.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:13 PM on November 11, 2009


I never got why Dobbs was on CNN. He was woefully out of place there.

He was one of the original anchors for the net in 1980, left in a huff after 20 years over getting pre-empted, then returned after the network head he was pissed at quit. Grandfathered in, but under pressure lately, some of which went public. But Fox Business? Rupert is throwing a lot of resources at that channel, with results ranging from 'slightly less than expected' to dismal. Did anyone really think Imus would be truly competitive anymore?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:16 PM on November 11, 2009


... 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 a better understanding of the great issues of our day.

Dobbs/Wurzelbacher 2012!
posted by Joe Beese at 7:19 PM on November 11, 2009


Here is his WIkipedia entry. Interesting tidbits: he did work for King 5 here in Washington, he was a sports anchor for CNN, and his (second) wife is Mexican American.
posted by bearwife at 7:19 PM on November 11, 2009


thank PRESENTE.org for their BASTADOBBS campaign. culturekitchen (ahem ... moi) is an original co-signer for the campaign :)
posted by liza at 7:19 PM on November 11, 2009


I wonder if they're taking applications at CNN? I am a long winded person with a tenuous grip on reality and need the work. Heck, I might be overqualified.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:21 PM on November 11, 2009 [7 favorites]


I kind of hope he's gearing up to run for Governor of Alaska. It'd be one hell of a fence.
posted by thinman at 7:33 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


They really should put Rick Sanches on in his slot.
posted by delmoi at 7:33 PM on November 11, 2009


Paul Krugman: The Agony of Fox Business "the economy just refuses to punish liberals and reward conservatives the way it’s supposed to."
posted by delmoi at 7:35 PM on November 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


White people. LOL.
posted by bardic at 7:38 PM on November 11, 2009


Re: The bullet shot at Dobbs' house: There was no bullet hole. The bullet bounced off of the house's vinyl siding, and the state police said they're almost certain it was just a stray bullet from a hunter, as it is hunting season and he is in the New Jersey forest. They did find the bullet in his lawn, and the police said it seemed like it was fired from a long rifle at a very long distance. Since Dobbs only casually mentioned it three weeks after the fact, and since a bullet that can't penetrate vinyl siding is hardly proof of lethal intent, it doesn't look like too much.

The Young Turks describes it fairly well.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:38 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


tenuous grip on reality.. that's your problem, too connected to reality you are. Sever that link and you too can appeal to maddening millions of moronic meatheads.
posted by edgeways at 7:42 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


A good friend of mine had his company bought out for an obscene amount of money by Space.com, of which Dobbs was a principal. He had nothing good to say about LD. One interesting tidbit was that he insisted on smoking in his office in an otherwise smoke free building, and this was managed by keeping his office at a lower pressure than the rest of the building and using an extractor hood.

I've never been able to look at his hair colour since then without seeing a nicotine streak.

(One great consequence of this strange turn of events was that I got to meet Neil Armstrong at a party).
posted by unSane at 7:44 PM on November 11, 2009


I can't express how happy this makes me. Logan Airport in Boston always has CNN on and Icelandair departure times always meant being exposed to Lou Fuckface ranting about immigrants, which is one hell of a fare thee well. Lou Dobbs, I hope your face never darkens my retinas again.
posted by Kattullus at 7:44 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm curious: did he quit or was he let go and given a chance to save face by announcing it as his own decision.
posted by sharkfu at 7:45 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm curious: did he quit or was he let go and given a chance to save face by announcing it as his own decision.

It does seem from his carefully couched wording that Dobbs may have been 'asked to resign,' as it were.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:55 PM on November 11, 2009


unSane: I worked at CNN in 1989, in the New York bureau, and can tell you Lou Dobbs spent what appeared to be his entire day in what was the "smoking lounge." How he ever actually got anything done was a mystery to me.
posted by ltracey at 8:05 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Que bueno! La madre del Senor Dobbs es una puta.
posted by flarbuse at 8:19 PM on November 11, 2009 [4 favorites]


Gotta love the CNN.com aspect ratio. Seperated at birth?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:25 PM on November 11, 2009


Pero porque dices eso de la Senora Dobbs?
posted by oddman at 8:27 PM on November 11, 2009


East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94: Gotta love the CNN.com aspect ratio. Seperated at birth?


Yes, but you left out one. Here are the trippelgangers: Lou Dobbs, Jabba the Hutt, pile of manure.
posted by Kattullus at 8:39 PM on November 11, 2009


They TOOK ERR MY JERBS!
posted by joe lisboa at 8:48 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


WHAT in the WORLD...?
posted by darkstar at 8:51 PM on November 11, 2009


Damn, FINALLY. I've been waiting for him to just go away, please, for years. Good riddance. Go work the mouthbreather lecture circuit, or whatever. CNN just got measurably less embarrassing.
posted by intermod at 8:57 PM on November 11, 2009


I never got why Dobbs was on CNN. He was woefully out of place there.

Hey, remember when Glenn Beck was on CNN?

Good times, good times...

I'll actually admit that for a time I used to keep CNN on in the background during the evening while doing other things, and I came to realize that Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck both came on at 7:00 and at 7:30 back to back. I called it the CNN Douchebag Hour.
posted by the other side at 9:02 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


He's going to take some time off to work on his jowls so when he goes on Fox he can really shake and flap them when he goes on vitriolic racist tirades.

No, he's having his venom sacs drained because they're impacted after his boss at CNN said he can't use racial epithets in his newscasts, just pleasantly indirect euphamisms like "ethnocentric interest group".

If he goes to Fox, though, they've promised to add new brass shunts and a spray nozzle.
posted by fatbird at 9:03 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Vaya con dios, hijo de puta! Chingate!
posted by notsnot at 9:17 PM on November 11, 2009 [6 favorites]


I remember when I used to watch O'Reilly for the lulz (this was before I knew about Colbert). Back then, I thought any insane enough wingnut would be hilarious.

Lou Dobbs broke that theory. I saw him on CNN, and my brain went "what's going on? This guy is obviously insane, yet there's no hilarity. This is not entertaining me at all, it's just annoying me."
posted by qvantamon at 9:23 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Good riddance
posted by Bag Man at 9:24 PM on November 11, 2009


Hey, remember when Glenn Beck was on CNN?

To be fair, Glenn Beck was on CNN Headline News, which is right up there with Fox News in terms of out-there wackjobs. Take Nancy Grace. (Please!)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:36 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ding. Dong.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:59 PM on November 11, 2009


Seriously, Nancy "I Will Milk Any Tragedy for Weeks" Grace needs to be the next one to be purged.

Get rid of all the nutjobs and provocateurs and do some damn journalism in the early evening.

/an old MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour fan from way back.
posted by darkstar at 10:01 PM on November 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


I never got why Dobbs was on CNN. He was woefully out of place there.

Dobbs is a perfect example of 9/11 paranoia. Ever since then he really ramped up the xenophobia. Sometimes you can actually watch someone lose their sanity, in Dobbs case it was on air at CNN. Good riddance. How many people watch Fox Business? To even get Fox Business on my cable I have to allow Comcast to remove four fingers on each hand.
posted by IvoShandor at 10:02 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Because he realized that his anti-immigrant rants had so undermined his credibility as a newscaster that his only option was to retire and find a healthier mental environment go to work for a propaganda channel that pretends to be a news network.
posted by amyms at 10:23 PM on November 11, 2009


Maybe Bob Dobbs has a shot now. CNN could use some of that slacker culture.
posted by crapmatic at 10:30 PM on November 11, 2009 [5 favorites]


To be fair, Glenn Beck was on CNN Headline News, which is right up there with Fox News in terms of out-there wackjobs. Take Nancy Grace. (Please!)

He was pretty crazy, but CNN really kept the insanity in check. But Fox really unleashed the madness
posted by delmoi at 10:38 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh I love this. As a Canadian of Latin-American origins, I was pretty much guaranteed to be offended by everything he said. Whether he was raving about Canada being a hotbed of TERRURISM with porous borders or about (Mexican, Latino, or generally brown) immigrants "takin' urr jebs", Dobbs managed to produce the sort of frankly racist populism that that alarmist, ZOMGTOTALITARIANISM blowhards like Glenn Beck never seemed to notice.

Anyway, I wish him only the worst.
posted by LMGM at 10:51 PM on November 11, 2009


BREAKING: U.S. Deports Lou Dobbs

WANTAGE, NJ—Acting on anonymous tips from within the Hispanic-American community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Wednesday deported Luis Miguel Salvador Aguila Dominguez, who has been living illegally in the United States under the name Lou Dobbs for 48 years.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:25 PM on November 11, 2009 [5 favorites]


One interesting tidbit was that he insisted on smoking in his office in an otherwise smoke free building.

He's not all bad then.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:09 AM on November 12, 2009


"Unfortunately, these issues are now defined in the public arena by partisanship and ideology rather than by rigorous, empirical thought and forthright analysis and discussion. I’ll be working diligently to change that as best i can."

Dobbs: Dems using Ft. Hood shooting as "cover" to pass health reform in House


Dobbs 0 for 2: misrepresents 30k stimulus job count, touts outdated story that jobs were "overstated"

Dobbs still highlighting North American Union conspiracy theory


Oh yeah, Lou. Keep fightin' that good fight.
posted by markkraft at 12:11 AM on November 12, 2009 [2 favorites]




Don't forget the time he claimed illegal aliens were causing a plague of of leprosy.
posted by delmoi at 12:38 AM on November 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


Anyone who would employ Lou Dobbs deserves what they get.
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 1:10 AM on November 12, 2009


Anyone who would employ Lou Dobbs deserves what they get.

A plague of leprosy carried by second-hand smoke?
posted by rokusan at 4:37 AM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is another one of those talking heads that I skip by on my way to /anything else/, right?

Is he the cranky head or the weepy head?
posted by clvrmnky at 5:08 AM on November 12, 2009


Zero Hedge thinks he's running for president

Except Childress, Texas, wasn't legally part of the United States in 1945! Ah ha!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:23 AM on November 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


You know what would be cool? To never know the opinions or real personality of news casters because they were too busy sharing news to inject personal quips.

Yea, it would be cool if news were more "this is happening" and less "Hey check out what I did!"
posted by TomMelee at 5:23 AM on November 12, 2009 [8 favorites]


I hate Lou Dobbs. Hate him. I am happy he's off CNN. But I'd rather he suffered a terminal case of drowning in his own bile. There are very few people I'd punch before greeting if I ever saw them. He and Sean Hannity are two of those people. I hope they become BFFs at Fox news. Good to keep the madmen in the same facility.
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:29 AM on November 12, 2009


In other news, I love how the guy they have subbing for Glenn Beck right now is going even further into looney tunes land:

"We can petition our state legislatures to threaten to amend the Constitution to abolish the income tax, return the selection of U.S. senators to state legislatures and nullify all the laws the Congress has written that are not based in the Constitution."

Oh yes, Dobbs will fit in just fine there.
posted by fungible at 5:51 AM on November 12, 2009


"Unfortunately, these issues are now defined in the public arena by partisanship and ideology rather than by rigorous, empirical thought and forthright analysis and discussion. I’ll be working diligently to change that as best I can."

When I heard that coming from his stupid piehole I don't think I'd had a bigger laugh in weeks.
posted by blucevalo at 5:56 AM on November 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


sharkfu: I'm curious: did he quit or was he let go and given a chance to save face by announcing it as his own decision.

NPR phrased it this way: "[Dobbs] said CNN had allowed him to be released from his contract early and that he was considering a number of options for the next stage in his career." Which sounds to me like they came to a "mutual understanding" he would leave.
posted by aught at 5:58 AM on November 12, 2009


Also, while it's not entirely germane to the topic of this thread, I saw Lou Dobbs' daughter (as well as Michael Bloomberg's daughter) compete in a horse-jumping show in Syracuse a couple weekends ago. Ironically, Hillary Dobbs lost in a close finish to an Irish rider (a foreigner taking the prize from a deserving American girl, the outrage!).
posted by aught at 6:03 AM on November 12, 2009


You know what would be cool? To never know the opinions or real personality of news casters because they were too busy sharing news to inject personal quips.

THIS x infinity.
posted by LMGM at 6:34 AM on November 12, 2009


Don't forget the time he claimed illegal aliens were causing a plague of of leprosy

Illegal immigrants turned me into a newt.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:52 AM on November 12, 2009 [6 favorites]


ROU_Xenophobe: Illegal immigrants turned me into a newt.

I think I may need to get that printed on a t-shirt.
posted by Kattullus at 7:00 AM on November 12, 2009


My only regret is that Dobbs won't get that tall, refreshing glass of STFU he so richly deserves.
posted by tommasz at 7:13 AM on November 12, 2009


CNN has picked John King as Dobbs' replacement.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 7:13 AM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


>
I would say "I got better!" But that wouldn't work. The boy ain't right.

Also, nthing shirt.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:28 AM on November 12, 2009


Fox News: Like the neighborhood loan shark, they're there when the "respectable" folk won't give you the time of day.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:14 AM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Urban dictionary entries on the esteemed Mr. Dobbs.
posted by celerystick at 8:46 AM on November 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


You know what would be cool? To never know the opinions or real personality of news casters because they were too busy sharing news to inject personal quips.

In the age of the 24/7 media outlet, there isn't enough news to fill all the hours in a day. It's a lot easier to find a couple o' guys with vitriolic opinions and let them spout off for a few hours.

When you watched "The Evening News" back before cable the presenter had half an hour to tell you the news and nothing else.
posted by pointless_incessant_barking at 9:32 AM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


pointless_incessant_barking: "In the age of the 24/7 media outlet, there isn't enough news to fill all the hours in a day. It's a lot easier to find a couple o' guys with vitriolic opinions and let them spout off for a few hours."

Oh, but suddenly Fox is the bad guy when they decide to manufacture some news by holding anti-government protests. HAMBURGER

Seriously, though I like how when CNBC used to run out of news, they'd run middle-of-the-day Conan O'Brien reruns with a ticker at the bottom. They don't do it anymore, but it beat aimless conjecture and vitriolic opinion.

If they played Firefly reruns, Fox News would become a hero. Plus, the show seems like it would resonate with the Teabaggers. It's pretty much about a bunch of rag-tag individuals in a sturdy cargo ship going on adventures in the wild neo-west, and sometimes fighting against a federal government with sinister shadow projects. Granted, that would then get the Teabaggers mad at Fox for canceling it.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:50 AM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I had an old boss who used to call this kind of thing being "invited to leave."

I had another who called it being "shot in the head."

both great bosses, actually. they would have gotten on really well.
posted by lodurr at 10:24 AM on November 12, 2009


Granted, that would then get the Teabaggers mad at Fox for canceling it.

Surely you jest! I thought everyone knew Fox was FORCED AT GUNPOINT to cancel Firefly as part of a massive left-wing conspiracy to prevent its "lost cause" agenda from being aired.
posted by lodurr at 10:26 AM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


What a goddamn fuckstick.

"Over the past six months it’s become increasingly clear that strong winds of change have begun buffeting this country and affecting all of us"

Yeah, this country only started changing six months ago, you ignorant shitheel. Or did you just finally notice 6 months ago that no one was driving a Studebaker anymore, why is that, what's happened to the country you love?

"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."

Hell is that way, no need to thank me.

"I truly believe that the major issues of our time include the growth of our middle class, the creation of more jobs, health care, immigration policy, the environment, climate change, and our military involvement, of course, in Afghanistan and Iraq."

Really? The major issues of our time are war, disease, poverty, and oh yeah, whether the world catches fire? You truly believe that? How bold of you, how daring, what a noble, contrarian stance you've erected, in the face of such sturdy suppression of your truth to power.

Ugh. This would be great news if I wasn't keenly aware that I'm still going to have to hear about some dumbfuck thing you spewed in public, to the shame and detriment of well-meaning Dobbses everywhere. At least your unfortunate clanspeople will have a moment's peace.
posted by Errant at 12:49 PM on November 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


I so hope he takes a job at Fox. Getting them all in one place will make my life so much easier if there is only one channel that I need to completely tune out.

Also: All being in one place makes the possibility of a rogue asteroid strike solving our "news" problem and my subsequent questioning of my atheist beliefs that much more of a real possibility.
posted by quin at 1:18 PM on November 12, 2009


CNN has picked John King as Dobbs' replacement.

Gag

You know what would be cool? To never know the opinions or real personality of news casters because they were too busy sharing news to inject personal quips.

Oh yes, it would be so much better if news casters could just tell us what to think and pretend like the news wasn't being twisted to reflect their views and instead pretended to be "neutral". At least in this day and age you actually get to know where your newscasters stand on the issue. What you're asking for is actually for the opportunity to stop thinking critically about what you hear and accept whatever you hear as the truth, and a reasonable representation the whole truth.
posted by delmoi at 3:23 PM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I would say that Jim Lehrer does an outstanding job of presenting news without twisting it to reflect his views. I don't for a second believe he's perfectly neutral, but thank od I don't have to listen to him opining. I value him greatly because of that.

On the other side of the quasi-neutrality coin is Anderson Cooper, who pretty much credulously plays the "giving weight equally to both sides" game, even when one side is obviously extreme. It makes me want to throw things when he says "we'll have to leave it there" when it seems there has been no illumination thrown on an issue, whatsoever.

(If I want to hear in-depth, insightful journalism by an overtly opinionated by excellent journalist, I'll listen to Bill Moyers.)

So my prayer to the journalism gods: more Jim Lehrers, please.
posted by darkstar at 4:11 PM on November 12, 2009


at the same time, I think we have a general idea of where Lehrer stands. I don't think he pretends to be apolitical -- just tries to be a good newsman.
posted by lodurr at 6:17 PM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


"I wonder if they're taking applications at CNN? I am a long winded person with a tenuous grip on reality and need the work. Heck, I might be overqualified."

Yes, YES!!! That's what my theory has been for YEARS!!! do you have a newsletter??
you ARE over qualified... and Shirley the person who DOES get the position will NOT be qualified. my only reccomendation (as a pilot.)... GET MAD! Start yelling! NOW! Why aren't you YELLING sir? Can't you see where it all falls into place? all together now. Let go reality you must... act on instinct (that's where facts are vikings! Feel the anger and hate. let it FLOW through you.
posted by infinite intimation at 10:21 PM on November 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I guess I'll never learn why he was always shot with soft focus and glamor lighting on that show. Did anyone else notice that? First time I watched it I thought my eyesight was getting worse.
posted by Lokisbane at 12:21 AM on November 13, 2009


yes, but is it really that hard to guess?
posted by lodurr at 5:43 AM on November 13, 2009


Months ago the president of CNN/U.S., Jonathan Klein, offered a choice to Lou Dobbs, the channel’s most outspoken anchor. Mr. Dobbs could vent his opinions on radio and anchor an objective newscast on television, or he could leave CNN.

For a time, Mr. Dobbs did tone down his TV rhetoric, but on Wednesday he made a more drastic decision: He chose opinion.
Lou Dobbs Abruptly Quits CNN [New York Times]
posted by Kattullus at 6:06 AM on November 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


Dobbs mulls White House bid
posted by Burhanistan at 7:11 AM on November 24, 2009


Lord, I know we haven't talked much lately, but if I still have any prayer mojo left, please let Lou Dobbs run as an independent in 2012.
posted by darkstar at 12:50 PM on November 24, 2009


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