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Lou Dobbs is Out at CNN

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:34 pm
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By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 11, 2009; 7:56 PM

Lou Dobbs, the most opinionated and divisive anchor at a cable network that bills itself as a straight-news oasis, resigned from CNN last night, saying he wants "to go beyond the role" of a television journalist in tackling the country's problems

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/11/AR2009111125152.html?hpid=topnews

Pushed out I bet.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:35 pm
@hawkeye10,
I thought you going to say something about a revelation about his sexual orientation or something along those lines.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:37 pm
@hawkeye10,
should get rid of all the talking head douchebags, go back to reporting the news

and that goes for every cable network
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:43 pm
@djjd62,
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should get rid of all the talking head douchebags, go back to reporting the news

and that goes for every cable network


I thought that Dobbs was a pretty good journalist...back long ago before he changed professions and become a cultural warrior...
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2009 09:01 pm
His exit is explained here, I think
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As news coverage becomes more split along partisan lines, CNN has tried to stay afloat by capturing the middle ground. There's only one problem to this"while the network may claim to be nonpartisan, its viewers aren't. Almost half of CNN viewers self-identify as Democrats, the Associated Press reports, while only 13 percent are Republicans.

http://slatest.slate.com/id/2235337/?v=1#6

I am guessing that the boss told him to play to the audience, he said "**** you" and that was that...
Diest TKO
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2009 02:40 am
@hawkeye10,
"Almost half" means less than 50%

Wouldn't it be expect for one side to have about 50%?

Isn't the audience factor to be determined by what alternatives exist?

Most importantly, isn't having an ~ 37% audience that identifies as neither a good sign of being bi-partisan/non-biased?

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