Update November 12th: Immigration Daily is gloating and suggesting if Lou Dobbs is out, amnesty is in. I wouldn’t be in such a hurry to make that prediction. As CNN dies, Dobbs may find a more powerful gig elsewhere.
Outspoken immigration critic and likely the only independent thinker at CNN has announced he is finished there. It is not clear what he will do next, but it is clear that CNN will continue to sink further in the ratings. From the NY Times:
Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, said Wednesday that he is leaving the cable news channel effective immediately.
“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,” Mr. Dobbs said just after 7 p.m., suggesting that he would remain involved in the civic discourse, but perhaps not on television.
“I’m considering a number of options and directions,” Mr. Dobbs added.
Wednesday’s program will be his last on CNN, one of his employees said earlier in the evening.