Thursday, November 12, 2009

In Surprise, Lou Dobbs Quits CNN.

His views have been getting harder and harder for CNN to broadcast whilst maintaining that it is a neutral TV station, so there was something inevitable about this:

Mr. Dobbs told viewers that he was resigning from his CNN job immediately. Sitting before an image of an American flag on his studio set, he said “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 remained vague about how he would contribute “to the national conversation,” saying that he was considering “a number of options and directions.”

I can only conclude that this "number of options and directions” includes Fox News, which is becoming the ever more obvious spiritual home for people as insanely right wing as Dobbs.

And this is a decision which makes sense for both Dobbs and CNN.

“If CNN wants to be seen as the thoughtful, unbiased, middle of the road alternative to Fox News on the right and MSNBC on the left, this decision goes along with that,” said Geneva Overholser, the director of the School of Journalism at the University of Southern California.

She said the anchor’s decision also makes sense “if he really wants to be Lou Dobbs, man of opinion.”

On Fox, Dobbs will be able to continue his ridiculous quest for Obama's birth certificate in front of an audience of tin foil hat wearers who will gobble up his particular brand of wingnuttery.
A Fox representative said Wednesday, “We have not had any discussions with Lou Dobbs for Fox News or Fox Business.”
We'll see... I think it's only a matter of time before Fox snap this loon up.

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