I’m so proud that this blog participated in the campaign to get Lou Dobbs off of CNN. Well, the holidays have come early to all who participated in this campaign, as it has just been reported that Lou Dobbs is leaving CNN and that tonight will be his last show on that network.
My favorite BastaDobbs video was the one I embedded in this post because it clearly shows the kind of propaganda Lou has been spreading for years and the consequences of allowing this kind of rhetoric on a mainstream network.
From the reports in the media section of the NY Times, it looks like Dobbs may have been asked to resign:
“A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his plans on his 7 p.m. program.
Mr. Dobbs informed his staff members of his intentions in a meeting Wednesday afternoon. He did not immediately respond to a telephone call seeking comment.”
So far, there is no indication that Lou Dobbs is moving his show, only that he is leaving. I hope that he retires permanently to his ranch in New Jersey. His brand of hate will become increasingly harder to sell as our country continues to diversify.
Congrats to everyone who signed onto the petition and voiced concern over the Lou Dobbs show on CNN. I know that the network was following this blog and others.