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Thursday, Nov 12th, 2009

“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.”​



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Thought Police Drive Lou Dobbs Off CNN

Kurt Nimmo
November 12, 2009

The foundation liberals have finally done it. They have managed to get Lou Dobbs removed from CNN. On November 11, Dobbs announced his resignation, effective immediately.

Dobbs is a gentleman, so he didn’t mention the gunfire directed at his home — the sort of thing you’d expect in a thugocracy like Mexico, not the United States — and he didn’t mention the concerted effort spearheaded by Presente, the National Council of La Raza, and other pro-illegal immigration groups to get him thrown off the air. Media Matters, MoveOn.org, and the Southern Poverty Law Center have consistently agitated to have Dobbs removed.

Soros and the left-cover side of the global elite have realized a victory. Dobbs kept hammering on the broken border and this irritated the elite who want open and unchecked borders in order to drive down wages and destroy the living standards of middle class Americans. Dobbs was a roadblock in the elite’s plan to turn the planet a unified slave labor plantation.

Lou Dobbs has few options. He may retire. Or he may go over to Fox News. But that is not much of an option. Fox News is part of the controlled opposition. Rupbert Mordoch is a one-world minion who supported the political campaign of Hillary Clinton. Fox programs push the global warming agenda.

Fox News is the flipside supposedly in opposition to the “liberal bias” of CNN and MSNBC. Fox’s talking heads and newscasters — with the notable exception of Andrew Napolitano — are neocons masquerading as conservatives. Fox News operatives like Glenn Beck are tasked with destroying Libertarian and constituionalist elements in the Republican Party. Fox News is an integral part of the false right-left paradigm that controls opposition and renders it ineffective.

Napolitano operates from the basement of Fox News. On occasion he sits in for master disinfo agent Beck. His show is broadcast over the internet and is not in Fox’s television line-up. Is it possible Fox will do the same to Dobbs? We’ll see.

Here is the statement Dobbs made on his last show on CNN:

Tonight I want to turn to a personal note, if I may, and address a matter that has raised some curiosity. This will be my last broadcast here on CNN, where I’ve worked for most of the past 30 years, and where I have many friends and colleagues whom I admire deeply and respect greatly.

I’m the last of the original anchors here on CNN and I’m proud to have had the privilege to helping to build the world’s first news network. I’m grateful for the many opportunities that CNN has given me over the many years. I’ve tried to reciprocate with a full measure of my ability.

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. And some leaders in media, and in politics and business have been urging me to go beyond the role 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 and to continue to do so in the most honest and direct language possible.

I’ve talked extensively with Jonathan Klein. John’s the president of CNN, and as a result of those talks, John and I have agreed to a release from my contract that will enable me to pursue new opportunities. 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.

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.

But each of those issues is, in my opinion, informed by our capacity to demonstrate strong resilience of our now weakened capitalist economy and demonstrate the political will to overcome the lack of true representation in Washington, D.C.

I believe these to be profoundly, critically important issues, and I will continue to strive to deal honestly and straightforwardly with those issues in the future. 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. And as for the important work of restoring inspiration to our great free society and our market economy, I will strive as well to be a leader in that national conversation.

It’s been my great honor to work with each and every person at this wonderful network. I will be eternally grateful to CNN, to Ted Turner, and to all of my colleagues and friends and, of course, to you at home.

I thank you, and may God bless you.



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Olbermann Cruelly Mocks Lou Dobbs As Legendary Anchor Quits CNN


MSNBC host’s embarrassing display embodies all that is wrong with corporate news today

Steve Watson
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann named Lou Dobbs as one of the worst people in the world as the anchor of some 30 years suddenly resigned from CNN last night amid controversy.

“The bronze to Lou Dobbs, who tonight, as of tonight, has just quit his CNN show,” Olbermann said during his “worst person in the world segment”.

As Olbermann read out Dobb’s resignation statement, he put on an contemptuous impression and couldn’t resist mocking Dobbs further by adding joke sentences.

“‘I’m the last of the original anchors here on CNN and I’m proud to have had the privilege of helping to build the world’s first news network.’ And then I discovered America,” Olbermann said.

“The rumor around here is they’re going to do two hours of their 8 o’clock show and as to Dobbs, I hear he’s going to Telemundo.” Olbermann added with a sardonic grin.

While he is fully entitled to disagree with Dobbs’ politics, it was embarrassing to watch such an undignified display on behalf of Olbermann directed toward a career professional who is highly respected by a great deal of Americans.

Someone should remind Olbermann that he is presenting MSNBC’s flagship nightly news programming because he seems to think he has become a poor man’s John Stewart from Comedy Central’s Daily Show.

Olbermann models himself on another legendary news anchor, Edward R. Murrow , even emulating his famous “Good night and good luck” motto at the end of every program.

However, it is hard to imagine for one second that Murrow would ever have resorted to such a base level of sinpery and spitefulness, in turn reducing the programming to pure political backbiting.

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Related: Thought Police Drive Lou Dobbs Off CNN



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Why Dobbs Quit CNN: Birthers, Politics

Jim Meyers
November 14, 2009

Lou Dobbs walked away from CNN — and $9 million — under pressure to tone down his rhetoric as the network seeks a more centrist position among the cable news channels.

Dobbs announced his resignation from “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the air Wednesday night following months of friction between the veteran newsman and CNN brass.

The beginning of the end, the New York Post is reporting, came in July when CNN President Jonathan Klein told Dobbs’ staff in a memo to stay away from so-called “birther” stories about doubts that Barack Obama was really born in the United States.

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Dobbs Was Forced Out Say Sources, CNN Insiders


Huge severance package was part of deal offered by higher ups who “wanted him out”

Steve Watson
Monday, Nov 16, 2009

Sources close to Lou Dobbs and Insiders at CNN have indicated that the legendary anchorman was forced to resign from the network because his coverage was not “middle of the road” or “opinion-free” enough for the network.

According to comments by Robert Dilenschneider, a spokesman for the anchorman, CNN was so determined to remove Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave.​

CNN boss Jonathan Klein was unhappy with Dobbs’ coverage regarding illegal immigration, according to Dilenschneider. The Network head believed Dobbs was at odds with CNN’s mandate to occupy the middle ground between Fox News and MSNBC.​

Dobbs has also recently aired stories regarding concerns over a shift away from national sovereignty toward a North American Union. He also regularly broached the drive toward a new world order in addition to martial law and the erosion of Posse Comitatus.​

The severance package was negotiated after it became clear that the feud between Klein and Dobbs could not be resolved without Dobbs’ exit.​

Dobbs had eighteen months left to run on a $12 million contract.​

“They wanted him out,” Dilenschneider told The New York Post. “The end came quickly once the exit package had been negotiated.”​

Another CNN insider, Chris Plante, claimed that left leaning bias was to blame for Dobbs’ exit.

“His opinions are out of lockstep with the rest of the mainstream news media,” Plante, a seventeen year CNN correspondent, told Howard Kurtz on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” program.

Plante described Dobbs, as “the last conservative voice on the channel,” and added that the higher ups felt he no longer fit in and had to go.

Plante added that CNN hosts Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, and Larry King are not “completely neutral,” prompting Kurtz to ask, “Are you suggesting that those hosts lean to the left?”

“Yes, I am” Plante responded.

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It is well known that left leaning groups such as Media Matters, MoveOn.org, and the Southern Poverty Law Center have consistently agitated to have Dobbs removed.​

In August, Simon Rosenberg, president of the National Democratic Network (NDN), said that Dobbs should leave CNN and go to work for Fox News.​

Dobbs was also the target of intense criticism from Presente, the National Council of La Raza, and other pro-illegal immigration groups that petitioned for him to be taken off the air. Dobbs has suggested that he is keen to meet and debate with such groups now his schedule is open.​

Just days before he announced his resignation, gunfire was directed at Dobbs’ home, with his wife just a few feet away from the shots. The incident followed a series of threatening phone calls.​

Dobbs himself has described his departure from CNN as “amicable”.​

“I don’t know if people will believe it, but we had a very amicable parting on the best of terms.” Dobbs stated in an interview over the weekend.​

“I spent 29 years there building that company, and I wish everyone there nothing but the best, and they have reciprocated with me.” Dobbs added.​

On his radio show he went into further detail over the departure form CNN:​

“What they do is their business and I tried to accommodate them as best I could, but I’ve said for many years now that neutrality is not part of my being,” Dobbs said. “I have strong views about a lot of issues that are important to the country and I think are important to my audience.”​

Speculation continues to mount that Dobbs may take a job at another network, but the anchor said it will be “weeks, probably months” before he decides where his future lies.​

He has also indicated that running for public office may be an option.​

“I’ve aligned myself with no group, no organization,” Dobbs commented on his radio show. “I am truly an independent. I carry no one’s water. I’m aligned with no interest group, no organized political party, nor do I intend to be. I relish being an independent and having my freedom.”​