Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lou Dobbs Leaving CNN

Lou Dobbs has been emerging as one of the few right wing commentators who doesn't work for Fox News. Both during his radio show and his show on CNN, Dobbs has been frequently claiming that President Obama wasn't a US citizen and demanded that the White House produce a birth certificate. He's also been spurring up a lot of controversy as he's railed against immigrants, constantly using misinformation to support his agenda.

After pressure had been put on CNN to get rid of Dobbs for quite some time, it now appears as though Dobbs will be moving on to something else as he announced tonight that he will be leaving CNN effective immediately. At the same time, however, the language he used during his announcement seems to suggest that we'll be hearing from the anti-immigrant activist soon.
“Some leaders in the media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond my role here at CNN and engage in constructive problem-solving,” Mr. Dobbs said just after 7 p.m., suggesting that he would remain involved in the civic discourse, but perhaps not on television.

“I’m considering a number of options and directions,” Mr. Dobbs added.
I know of a certain right wing blogger based in Manassas who would probably be extremely interested in working for Dobbs if he used his anti-immigrant and birth certificate demanding background to launch a campaign for elected office. After all, those are the only issues that the blogger seems to focus on (when he isn't putting up videos of tea party activist Keith Fimian). For the sake of the country, however, I certainly hope Dobbs is never elected to office.

UPDATE: Here's the video of his statement:

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