Long Time CNN Talker Lou Dobbs Joins Fox Business

November 10th, 2010 6:19 PM
Earlier today Fox Business Channel announced that it's hiring former CNN talker Lou Dobbs to host a new program on its schedule. Once again Fox has demonstrated that it is alone among cable networks in being willing to routinely offer conservative opinion. Dobbs left CNN last year after CNN president Jonathan Klein gave him an ultimatum: "Mr. Dobbs could vent his opinions on radio…

Dobbs to Obama: 'Quit Whining and Start Leading

September 7th, 2010 3:32 PM
It is crunch time for President Barack Obama and Democrats. The writing on the wall suggests the president and his party will suffer severe losses and will ultimately lose control of one, if not two chambers of Congress in November. And this was something Obama addressed in a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee on Sept. 6, but he also complained about how he has been personally treated by his critics…

CNN’s Myers Who Once Called Manmade Global Warming 'Arrogant' -- Now

August 10th, 2010 6:27 PM
Want evidence that working at CNN can wear you down? Although this isn't definitive, something has happened to network meteorologist Chad Myers. Back on Dec. 18, 2008, Myers explained to viewers of CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" that he thought the entire notion that mankind could affect the weather was "pretty arrogant." "You know, to think that we could affect weather…

Ted Turner Advises CNN Not to Follow Fox News Opinion Model

January 14th, 2010 5:41 PM
Since Lou Dobbs left CNN in November, citing a mutual agreement between he and CNN President Jonathan Klein that involved CNN going in a different direction, CNN's ratings have plummeted. But Ted Turner, founder of the first truly 24-hour cable news channel, doesn't see anything wrong with the channel's heading. CNBC's Joe Kernen asked Turner if he had any problems with CNN's direction during…

Olbermann’s Conniption: 'There is No Liberal Media'; Insists Corpora

December 15th, 2009 2:24 AM
Perhaps there is something obstructing the view overlooking Rockefeller Plaza, where MSNBC broadcasts "Countdown" nightly because the show's host, Keith Olbermann fails to see the existence of a news media with a liberal bias. On MSNBC's Dec. 14 broadcast of "Countdown," Olbermann came to the defense of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" executive…

CNBC's Santelli Rebuts Lou Dobbs' Populism in Kudlow Appearance

November 20th, 2009 10:43 AM
Now that former CNN host Lou Dobbs has been freed of his duties with his former network, he has been making the rounds on other networks - Fox News "The O'Reilly Factor," Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and now with his long-time rival's show CNBC's "The Kudlow Report."  One of the issues debated among a panel consisting of Dobbs, host Larry Kudlow, former Clinton…

Surprise! Lauer Asks If Dobbs Was 'Too Conservative' For CNN

November 17th, 2009 11:42 AM
NBC's Matt Lauer, on Tuesday's Today show, actually asked Lou Dobbs, formerly of CNN, if he and the network parted ways because he was "too conservative" and if CNN was okay with Dobbs' push for immigration reform when he was attacking George W. Bush but wasn't happy when Dobbs started slamming the Obama administration on the issue, as he queried the former CNN host, "You got much…

Dobbs Tells O’Reilly He 'Discerned' a Different Tone from Critics Un

November 17th, 2009 12:45 AM
Former CNN host Lou Dobbs stuck to his guns when questions were raised if he was forced out at CNN in an interview with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly. However, Dobbs did make one distinction - how his detractors decided to pile on when he was critical of President Barack Obama instead of former President George W. Bush. He elaborated on this on Fox News Channel's Nov. 16 "The O'Reilly…

Did Lou Dobbs's Conservative Views Cause Him to Leave CNN

November 13th, 2009 3:34 PM
Lou Dobbs left CNN after years of tensions between him and the network's brass, who consistently objected to his outspoken, often controversial reports. But the issues that seem to have annoyed CNN execs most were ones on which Dobbs took a conservative stance.The New York Times reported Wednesday that CNN President Jonathan Klein offered Dobbs an ultimatum a few months ago: "Mr. Dobbs could…

In 1999, Dobbs Covered Los Alamos Chinese Espionage Story Better Than

November 12th, 2009 1:13 PM
As noted earlier today (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), yesterday's resignation from CNN by Lou Dobbs was his second during a storied career there. The first was at least partially driven by clear tensions between Dobbs and CNN head Rick Kaplan, a longtime friend of former president Bill Clinton who arrived at the network in 1997. That Kaplan was driven to protect Clinton, and to risk…

Newsweek Editor Posts Bizarre Anti-Lou Dobbs Poem: Anchor Wants World

November 12th, 2009 12:40 PM
Newsweek senior editor Jerry Adler on Thursday posted a bizarre poem on the publication’s website, mocking Lou Dobbs for leaving CNN and insinuating that the cable anchor might be crazy: "So wily Lou has picked the locks That kept him in his padded box And tiptoed off, in just his socks." [Punctuation original to the poem.]Adler, whose poem reads like a cross between Dr. Seuss and…

Dobbs Flashback: Former CNN Host Pushed Liberal Health Care Agenda in

November 12th, 2009 11:28 AM
While Lou Dobbs has always been an independent populist with some conservative bearings on certain issues -- illegal immigration chief among them -- conservatives should heed the old Reagan maxim when it comes to the former CNNer's populist conservatism: Trust, but verify.After all, back in December 2006, fresh after the election which saw the return of Democratic control to the House of…

CNN-mity: Tensions With Dobbs Were Evident Many Years Ago

November 12th, 2009 10:46 AM
Lou Dobbs has resigned from CNN, and his final show aired last night. The departure is reportedly on amicable terms. That said, this is a good time to recall that Dobbs and his employer were at very visible loggerheads a decade ago. In fact, yesterday's move by Dobbs is not his first resignation from the network. Here is Brent Baker's June 9, 1999 CyberAlert item describing what happened: Lou…

Olbermann Makes Victory Lap in Honor of Dobbs Resignation

November 12th, 2009 12:49 AM
Leave it to that bastion of grace and class that waxes poetically on a nightly basis about the wrongdoings of Republicans or conservatives ad nauseum known as MSNBC host Keith Olbermann to do Lou Dobbs resignation from CNN up just right. Olbermann on his Nov. 11 "Countdown" broadcast honored Dobbs 30-year CNN career by naming him his "third worst person in the world."…