Ciao to Lou Dobbs

Kind of a big deal.            (ap)

The slack-mouth outrage, the bombast, the thwarted presidential aspirations — what would America do without Lou Dobbs? The CNN anchor announced on his show Wednesday that Wednesday was his last show. No indication of his next move, but if Beltway Confidential was a betting blog, we'd say Fox News. It's a moderately well-worn path.

“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,” Dobbs said. “I'm considering a number of options and directions.”

“Constructive problem-solving”? Oh, Lou. Please no. Delicately calling Dobbs “an oultier,” the NYT reports that:

Wednesday’s program will be Mr. Dobbs’ last on CNN. His contract was not set to expire until the end of 2011. He told viewers that CNN had agreed to release him from his contract early. No replacement has been named.

Mr. Dobbs informed his staff members of his intentions in a meeting Wednesday afternoon, catching some of the staffers off-guard.

Well known for his political positions, Mr. Dobbs is an outlier at CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable news arena. The CNN employees said Wednesday that they did not know if Mr. Dobbs was moving to another network.

Earlier today, AP had a story about CNN's prime time lineup and the trouble the network is having — trailing MSNBC! Watch the Dobbsian adios here. Follow the excitement of Lou Dobbs' on Twitter here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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