Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tom Tancredo left the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, we have lost another one our biggest sources of immigration news -- at least for now. The N.Y. Times reports that "Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network effective immediately, two network employees said."
Dobbs also had given some credence to the birthers' claim that President Obama was not born in the United States and thus is ineligible to be President.
Is Fox News in Lou Dobbs' future? Stay tuned!
UPDATE (Nov. 12): Dobbs' last CNN show was on November 11. I watched the last 15 minutes, where Lou did a story on political correctness and the First Amendment and defended himself to his immigration critics. The defense resembled what appears on his website (see below) (and appears to have been posted early this morning).
Here is a CNN story about his departure and a video of his on-the-air announcement. Lou will still have a radio show and his own (www.loudobbs.com) website. On that website, Lou, among other things, attempts to rebut the criticisms of his immigration rants by "ethnocentric special interest groups."