Loud Dobbs just quit CNN. I’m sure his xenophobia and paranoia will fit right in over at Fox, as will the constant sucking of his dentures when he talks (something that drove me insane- it sounded like he was going to spray on the camera every time he talked). Will he talk that crazy woman who fills in for him into going with him?
I’m wondering who they will find to replace him. Maybe someone slightly less hateful, like, say, Michael Savage.
Any official announcement yet about Fox?
General Winfield Stuck
Kitty Pilgrim. Sometimes I wondered If they got together after a rousing hate show and had some good ole Amurrikan S and M illicit sex.
@handy: No. He babbled something about “having a lot of opportunities”, but nothing specific.
I don’t believe that he went voluntarily with something else already lined up. Not with roughly 3 hours notice, I don’t.
I hope wolf blitzer joins him.
I was tempted to watch Lou’s swan song, but I don’t wanna give the bastards the last day ratings.
Someone’s gotta watch it and post about it, so we don’t have to!!!!
So any guesses on who’s gonna get the 7pm timeslot?
Easy money is on Rick Sanchez, but I kinda hope it’s Christiane Amanpour.
He’ll be sorely missed.
In the same way that the bubonic plague is sorely missed, but still.
FOX: last refuge of losers.
You’d think that studio would simply explode from all the hot air, noxious fumes, and enormous egos crammed in there. Not that it would be a bad thing to happen…
Good freakin’ riddance, about time Lou Dobbs joined Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity over at Faux News Network, where he more properly belongs with the rest of the Xenophobes.
The Glenn Greenwald show.
@General Winfield Stuck: She always looks like she came out of central casting for “NAZI EXTRA.”
Who indeed could fill those stinky wing tips. Hmmm. What’s Michelle Malkin up to these days?
Whups you say Dobbs has just quit CNN but there’s no deal done at Fox (at least not yet?) I’ll be surprised if something doesn’t come to pass over the next 30 days on that, unless Fox decides they already have enough loons with wings to fly their daily service to delusionland.
He’ll probably end up at Fox Business not Fox News.
Hey! Anyone who has had sex with Allen Ginsburg is a-okay with me!
calling all toasters
Are we sure he’s going to Fox? It seems like Telemundo or Univision would put it bids.
At least all the crazy is starting to pool in one place.
An interview with Charles Johnson.
GOS has the video up.
FSM, I can’t believe that windbag xenophobic a-hole lasted 30 years.
@calling all toasters: Win!
Actually, I remember a time only a few short years ago when Lou Dobbs kept the focus of his show almost entirely on business, with very little explicit politics. Almost by definition, it will be hard to walk back to that on anything Fox has to do with.
Well, ok…the Fox Soccer Channel does a superb job in sticking to its intended purpose of showing the beautiful game…and you don’t have to put up with any announcers as ignorant or obnoxious as Tommy Smyth (ESPN soccer broadcast’s equivalent of Lou Dobbs, and just as obnoxiously ignorant and arrogantly certain in his domain as Dobbs is in his). Fox can actually do something right in the sports arena, where they leave politics entirely behind.
General Winfield Stuck
why, I think you are correct.
I for one am thrilled that Larry King will have another hour on CNN. On the other hand, maybe they’ll go edgy with the Carvillle/Matilan Hour. That would be good for the country. Maybe they could frame it as a realty show and call it, “Who’s the Biggest Party Whore?”
Well now I’ve got no reason at all to watch CNN.
Dobbs left CNN before — to space.com, to talk about the cosmos, I think. That lasted a couple of months. There’s more to say about dusky immigration than the expansive, infinite universe, I suppose.
Just Some Fuckhead
Do we need to build a wall between CNN and Fox?
No one could have seen that someone would say that no one could have seen this one coming.
I really couldn’t give a shit where he ends up. I’m more curious who ends up replacing him, if only because if it’s someone good, or a few who are good, there might be some reason to watch cable news more often. I’d like a choice that nobody knows about, but I’m honestly not sure if that’d happen.
He had some friends at CNN, which is why he lasted there as long as he did.
And someone mentioned Larry King: In the name of everything decent, isn’t it time for him to retire? I actually wince in pain when I am channel surfing and happen upon his show. I feel like I am watching a cartoon of a corpse do a talk show.
For that matter, why is talky tv so populated with people older than me (that is, way too old) and who haven’t had an original thought since Jack Paar was doing the Tonight Show? Pat Buchanan, for crying out loud? Jesus.
I’m hearing whispers out here the replacement will be…
Just Some Fuckhead
Old People are doing volunteer work on teevee and then money is given to their charities so their social security isn’t affected. At least that’s the way it works at our local theme park.
I would be thrilled if they through Fareed Zakaria on the air for an hour a night.
Leelee for Obama
I didn’t read thru, so I don’t know if anyone mentioned that Amb. Eikenberry has sent 2 classified cables to the President revealing misgivings about escalating in Afghanistan with Karzai still not handling the corruption, drug-trade and not uniting the people. His having been in command there is huge and he’s there now, also huge. McChrystal and some in the Pentagon are reported chapped as hell about it. And I read today that Colin Powell advised Obama to take his time on this decision, as it’s probably the most important one he’ll have to make.
Wow. Just Wow.
One person I miss on the air is Ron Reagan.
The son, I mean. If CNN could get the other Ron Reagan, that would be pretty impressive.
as someone who has brown blood flowing in the veins, let me be the first to say to dobbs: hasta la vista, baby.
Just Some Fuckhead
He is more worried about brown immigrants than black holes or red dwarfs.
General Winfield Stuck
CNN is currently odd man out. When the music stopped, of course Fox got the wingnut chair, and MSNBC plopped down in the libtard one. And CNN was left with their thumb up their arse running commercials on how Anderson Cooper is going to start socking it to lying liberal politicians, just to polish his rep like a wingnut will watch cause he ain’t ghey and secretly hearts Ronnie Raygun. All they have left is Larry King , Wolf Blitzer, and surplus embalming fluid. Stick a fork in em, they’re done.
@Just Some Fuckhead:
Or maybe we have to put a barrier between us and the snakes!
Just Some Fuckhead
If CNN can animate the corpse of Larry King, Ronald Reagan shouldn’t be a problem.
Just watched his farewell- what an incredibly pompous man. He wants to be a “leader” on all our issues, just amazing chutzpah.
You’re a media figure, dude. Delusions of grandeur.
Loved the dog-whistle, “winds of CHANGE” in his speech, referring to the “last 6 months”. I suppose he chose “6 months” to make very clear it’s Obama he loathes. After giving him the courtesy of a few months after Inauguaration I suppose to solve everything. What a gent.
I get the feeling it might not be FOX he’ll head for. It might be politics, or the 2,500 wingnut welfare “think-tanks” who would love to have him, or both. This choad really does have a high opinion of himself, no?
Good riddance, fuckball.
I heard George Lopez is a shoo-in for Lou’s spot.
@Just Some Fuckhead:
Can’t say anything bad about Larry King; anyone that can marry someone several decades younger than he must have something going for him.
I also heard Lou was going to be replaced by a multi-ethnic socially conscious hip-hop quintet.
@General Winfield Stuck:
It’s the only cable channel I could stand, so of course it’s unpopular.
I’m so glad Lou Dobbs is leaving because he’s Hannitty-country for me. I can’t even glance at either of them without feeling grim and hopeless about humanity.
maybe lou could team up for a show with geraldo.
they could call it: “i love lou, see?”
Just Some Fuckhead
Maybe CNN could just turn the Lou Dobbs program into the Speedy Gonzales & Friends cartoon hour. I’d watch that.
I get the /bullshit tag but I must say that my right-wing, republican-activist father thinks she’s the vilest thing on TV and he is not shy about telling everyone he knows about his opinion of her. Good for him (at least about that.)
@Leelee for Obama: Where did you see this?
Somehow I don’t see Dobbs fitting in at FOX, IMHO.
Leelee for Obama
@Demo Woman: WaPO on the Eikenberry info, I just got a Breaking news in my e-mail. The Powell interview I picked up at HuffPo I think.
maybe he could be glenn beck’s sidekick.
sarah palin’s book is 5 chapters. what is she, the political stephen king, writing IT? my attention span is a text message, max.
sounds like he is running for something or thinking of running. Is there a senate seat open in NJ?
I totally agree, an hour of Fareed Zakaria each night would be a great addition.
Karl Eikenberry Dissents On Afghan Troop Increase
Leelee for Obama
@valdivia: Probably thinking of Lautenburg’s seat, he’s as old as the hills +five years, and he’s there cause Torricelli screwed the pooch, and had to drop out and NJ loves Frank.
@dmsilev: Three hours? Like: He didn’t quit – they dumped his ass all of a sudden?
Why, that seems too good to be true!
One old, white, misogynist, racist fart gone but so many more still left. I’m afraid Pat Buchanan will always be showing up on my tv. Even if he kicks off, they will probably embalm him, stick him in a chair & just play an audio of Pat when it’s his turn to chime in.
@Leelee for Obama: thanks.
You kidding me? I thought this guy was like a barnacle on the side of S.S. CNN, and it would take more than a hull scraper to get him off.
Ya knew this one was coming.
Perfect fit indeed.
More hate for Fox to spew.
BTW its kind of odd that Fox would employ someone who doesnt have a criminal past.
Agreed but I don’t think that will happen. What he and Anampour do doesn’t fit into a nightly format. Hell, they’re flying all over the globe all the time [/jealous] . I think once a week is about all we can expect from them. I think Kathy Griffith, Perez Hilton, and/or whichever Real House Wife of Atlanta ends up on top, is more likely. Or maybe an Iron Chef.
Please, please, please, let him run as a teabagger.
< /popcorn >
How about Jon Meacham (Newsweek’s editor)? He’s one of those guys who keeps telling us America is a center-right nation, so he’d fit right in at CNN.
Side benefit: Newsweek might go back to being a decent magazine, rather than one which in consecutive weeks has given us Mark Sanford (yes, him) praising Ayn Rand and Karl Rove bashing cap-and-trade.
@Leelee for Obama:
But that seat (nor the other New Jersey seat) is not up in 2010.
Unless he has made the not unreasonable assumption that Christie is going down in a scandal next year and he wants to run for governor.
@cmorenc: I don’t get Fox Business so haven’t watched it, but Imus is there, and he probably knows fuck all about business. Also, Dobbs will help the ratings.
Hey, curious – is this post tagged with “assholes” because you wrote it, John ?
You became a parody long ago. Why don’t you just quit the blogging business before the bitterness overtakes your entire being.
Really ? Lou Dobbs is a hateful xenophobe ? Really ?
Maybe he quit CNN because he would like to host a show that people watch, you know, on a network people WATCH.
Goodbye to bad trash as my grandma used to say. What I find much more fascinating is that “Going Rogue” is only five chapters. Five fucking chapters. Five. I’ve written posts here longer than that.
It definitely sounded like Dobbs is planning on running for elected office of some kind in the near future. Although, honestly, I have no idea where he would run and what he would run for.
Besides Biggest Asshole In The Entire Fucking World.
Weak troll is weak.
Bullshit. They could give Ike Eisenhower his own news hour and he’d still be younger than you.
Ooooo, new troll. Too bad it’s a weak, weak troll.
And Fox cancelled Dollhouse. Why Joss Whedon continues to deal with Fox is beyond me.
He makes a good point there.
@smiley: Nancy Grace lost the wingnuts when she went all-in on the Duke lacrosse case. Not that the wingnuts ever cared before when one after another of her tele-lynch victims turned out to be innocent. But this particular rush to judgment really incensed the wingnuts; why they got so upset about this one, but not the others (in fact cheered them wildly) is a mystery that time may never reveal.
CNN should replace Dobbs with a tag team of Michael pollan and jim kunstler.
Well, given her readership is mostly illiterate, they won’t know or care.
kommrade reproductive vigor
The Orly Taitz DDSesq will host “The Birf Certificate Files.”
Each hour will be a hard hitting investigative report on one of the the 49,216,058 people involved in hiding the Vault Copy Certificate of Life Birth Signed by the Baby Jesus that proves Obama is from Arcturus.
@The Dangerman: He’s got a HUGE … bank account.
Is there a Senate seat up in New Jersey next year?
Or maybe he’s planning to move back to Idaho and primary Mr. Wide Stance?
Didn’t Geraldo say he’d quit of Dobbs came to Fox? Not like it’s be any great loss, but still.
Oh dear, another Fox unpaid intern expressing his frustrations.
Seriously? A mystery?
Nuh-uh. The problem is that she went after three intelligent, articulate white boys in Brooks Brothers blazers. The fact that they were innocent is irrelevant in this context.
Yes. Are you fucking deaf as well as dumb?
@Leelee for Obama:
yeah I hope Dobbs is too crazy for NJ but who know eh?
@deadrody: Fine pie there, I say, fine pie.
It’s tagged with “assholes” because he knew you were in the house.
@geg6: Actually I heard they were each epically long, which in itself is eyebrow raising. I picture her talking to her ghostwriter as she touches up her lipstick, “Make me look smart, bitch.”
But the upshot is that in this generation of non-readers and MTV-watching, text-messaging twitter twats, absolutely NOONE in her, um, fanbase (I mean, she holds no office, so you can’t really say “base”) is actually going to finish reading the book. For this reason I’m going to read the book myself (the county library is your friend) just to figure out the average distance people read before they inevitably gave up.
He’s got strong competition … Beck, Limbaugh, O’Reilly, not to mention almost the entire GOP congressional delegation.
What makes you think Christie is going down as early as next year? I ask this not to be confrontational but because I only know a little about him.
New Jersey had a 40-year run of sending pretty good people to the U.S. Senate, going back to Clifford Case and Harrison Williams, then Bradley and Lautenberg, and now Menendez and Lautenberg. Even though he was corrupt, Torricelli was not a disaster.
All good things come to an end.
Senator Lou Dobbs? Excuse me while I go puke all over my old Ridgewood High School sweatshirt.
Olbermann said Dobbs is moving to Telemundo.
Game, set, match.
He must read the comment threads here.
Anything else we can help you with? Want some pie? It’s just out of the oven…
Gosh, I remember when Dobbs railed against outsourcng.
Good riddance to bad trash, as they say.
Now, if they can get rid of Mrs. Dan Senor – who is doing nothing to help her own case – and install someone with half a brain in those two hours, then all would be right with the world.
I wonder if Sanjay Gupta is waiting in the wings for a one hour show?
The ironic thing about Dobbs’ xenophobic stance is that he’s married to a Mexican-American woman, former CNN sports anchor Debra Segura.
Whoops! Came in late and missed that one. Nice.
I think it’s more likely he ends up on the new and improved (and Comcastic!) MSNBC than Fox.
Or Fox Business Channel.
Every once in a while Mark Sanchez commits some journalism. Maybe he’d be an interesting successor.
@BFR: BFR? Big Fucking Rock?
@burnspbesq: I try to slice the snark so thinly one can see through it; I guess a little too close this time. Of course the wingnuts freaked about the Duke lacrosse witchhunt because it was a black accuser, and a bunch of clean-cut white guys in Grace’s crosshairs.
i can’t believe that bastard eats chorizo every morning, and still has the audacity to say what he says.
@moe99: After Firefly I never watched a Fox series again. I can’t imagine why Joss keeps going back to them.
Actually, I don’t watch tv at all anymore, except for Countdown and Rachel. And football, of course.
BFR: burritos for racists. it’s a dobbs reference.
No, sorry. I am younger than Bill Clinton. Ike is the wrong president for your joke.
Barack Obama is the first president born after me.
Belafon (formerly anonevent)
did the guy teabagging you get up and you had to find something to do?
That’s not the case with my father. He’s a decent man who is also an attorney and a republican. He dislikes Grace because she comes off as so full of hate. He feels that hatred has no place on TV or in court. In other words, he believes hate, one way or another, perverts the criminal justice system. I agree.
Next year is probably early, and maybe it will never happen at all, but Christie got a number of clouds hanging over him from his time as a Bush US attorney. Dodgy loans, suppressing investigations, hiring a donor’s son and then getting a campaign donation a week later, the works.
Dobbs is probably going to be a carpetbagging teabagger or a teabagging carpetbagger. I can’t imagine him settling for something as lowly as a House seat and Governor is probably too much work, so Senate seems the most obvious. And he is not going to wait until 2012 when there next is a Senate race in New Jersey.
Maybe there will be the start of an official new political party with some bigshots of whom Dobbs is one within the next two months or so.
obama rejects all afghanistan options given to him by the military, which ranged from 20,000 – over 60,000 troops.
@MBSS: “BFR: burritos for racists. it’s a dobbs reference.”
Thanks! That’s a new one on me. In the service, we used that acronym for Big Fucking Rock, which was our backup plan in case we ran out of ammo.
Adios Senor Dobbs!
Since CNN hasn’t been interested in journalism since the days of Bernard Shaw, I say just let Perez Hilton replace him and go all in…
I had the unfortunate experience of seeing about 10 minutes of “American Morning” today. Who the hell told Kiran Chetry, John Roberts, or any one of the other useless masses on that show they were funny?
If you want funny with your news, hire a satirical comedian to read news stories, not lame news anchors with pre-written, poorly delivered tripe.
Amen to that. Campbell Brown is a clueless, useless dummy. Would be great to see her taken off the air.
It was time for Larry King to retire 10 years ago.
god please no. But wouldn’t be funny if Menendez, being Latino, got to campaign against Dobbs. That would be delicious.
@smiley: Your pop’s a good man, I’m certain. But I can’t imagine that the audience for Lou Dobbs would share your father’s general distaste for Nancy Grace. She does get emotional, but so does Glenn Beck and they seem to like him just fine.
@MBSS: Wow, Both the NYTimes and WP that Leelee pointed to earlier have the Eikenberry story and now he’s throwing out all options. Just maybe we have a real President that might do the right thing.
i want a total withdrawl, but cutting back McCrazy’s demands will suffice for now.
No kidding? You were a Maroon? When were you there?
where did you read that he is throwing out all the options?
sorry, no link. i just heard it on the rachel maddow show.
That was fast:
“The announcement by CNN that Lou Dobbs will be leaving the cable news channel is welcome news for all Americans who value fair-minded journalism. As the host of a nationally telecast program of commentary, news and interviews, Dobbs has engaged in the worst kind of xenophobic, race-baiting interpretations of the issues surrounding immigration policy, legitimized by the imprimatur of CNN. It was past time for it to end, and we’re glad it has.
For years, we at The Hispanic Institute – along with other organizations that care about informed, enlightened immigration policy – have decried Dobbs’ illogical, inflammatory rhetoric, and we have expressed our strong disappointment in CNN’s management for keeping him on the air. CNN’s otherwise solid journalistic reputation was tainted by Dobbs; indeed, we were saddened in 2008, when, with no other good choices, we were forced to call for a boycott of the news channel to protest Dobbs’ continued presence at CNN.
Now the channel has a chance to regain its professional authority. Our hope is that he will be replaced by someone with a more measured and intellectually honest outlook. CNN and the viewing public will all benefit.”
thanks apparently it’s the AP. I don’t trust them usually but if this is so then it’s good news.
WaPo and AP
I am going to check with Washington Independent. Ackerman always has good inside info.
Paleolithic times. I was a founding member of the lacrosse club, long before it became a varsity sport.
You need to watch Castle. And Hulu is your friend. The halloween episode was awesome with the opening scene with Nathan Fillion dressed up as Mal Reynolds said he was dressing up as a space pirate.. fucking awesome.
I’m sending my resume in now.
Boy, there are only 24-hours worth of time slots on Fox. With all of the wingnuts joining them, how will Fox find a way to get them all on the air?
If CNN was smart they’d replace Dobbs initially with Rick Sanchez and/or Soledad OBrien,she of the “Being Hispanic in American” and “Being Black in America” pieces. Also too, they’re brown skinned.
@Cain: I wish…
Lou’s positions regarding most major issues are incoherent. One minute he’s a populist the next minute he’s sounds like a teabagger then he’s wondering why some government bureaucrat or program has not prevented some great calamity or other. The one thing he is not incoherent about is his xenophobia. He clearly hates brown people.
I don’t think Fox has room for him.
Bad timing for Dobbs-NJ already has a new fathead winger in the Governorship.
The Obama administration exacts its first scalp
My attempt at at sarcasm tag failed in the last post. That was supposed to be a joke.
It looks like John King is the replacement. Good job, CNN, you farking assholes.
Oh well, another nail in the coffin of a shitty new network
@LoveMonkey: Well hell. How old is your TZ persona?