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Lou Dobbs’ New Home?

October 16, 2009


The New York Times reported this week that Lou Dobbs of CNN and leader of The Independent Nation met with Roger Ailes of Fox News last month. Unnamed people familiar with the meeting told the Times,  “Mr. Dobbs is a potential hire for the Fox Business Network.”

To those of a certain age, Dobbs is as remembered as host of Moneyline (the  7 p.m. lead-in to Crossfire) as he is for his outstanding independent show, and like Glenn Beck before him, he is increasingly out of place at the network Ted Turner founded. Both parties could do much worse.

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  1. keithstir permalink
    October 17, 2009 3:49 am

    It would be interesting to see where he would take the immigration debate with resources from FOX.

  2. Jack Hampton permalink
    October 17, 2009 5:06 am

    It is a move I believe that would be good for both If Dobbs moves to FOX at least he will have more viewers.

    • Julie Trevor permalink
      October 17, 2009 5:46 am


  3. richard handwerk permalink
    October 17, 2009 6:05 am

    when last i watched him, he was the only authentic anti-illegal immigration
    voice on the air.
    fox has since altered it’s perspective in that regard, and toward the
    obama debacle. (in order to gain favor).
    (except for hannity i should add).

    he would be a breath of fresh air.

  4. miles swartz permalink
    October 17, 2009 6:46 am

    Who is Lue Dobbs ? If he is not A Beliver in Jesus Christ,, I am not interested in him or his house PERIOD

    • Nef permalink
      October 17, 2009 5:58 pm

      I agree Miles, if he is not a follower of Christ, what good is he?

      • swemson permalink
        October 17, 2009 9:30 pm

        Isn’t religious bigotry delightful ?…..

        They have such an easy way of judging everyone and answering all of life’s questions…

        Thanks guys for supporting my theory that religion infects and perverts almost every human mind it afflicts.

        • Kenneth Hall permalink
          October 19, 2009 10:33 pm

          Religion does infect everything! Religion is a set of beliefs, Principles, and values that shape the decisions we make! The way we live and the way we treat others and everything around us!

          EVERYONE HAS A RELIGION! The only question is WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION, Be it Atheism, Humanism, Agnostic, Christian, Buddhism, Islam, Etc? How you fit into these categories also has a myriad of variety. With in any one of these is as many differing beliefs as people on earth.

          The point is is your religion profitable to you and the world around you?
          It may seam profitable to you but if you are self centered it will destroy the lives of others and eventually if you are here long enough destroy your own as well!
          If not your decedents will pay for your selfishness. Not to mention you will pay for eternity and not believing in it won’t change reality!

          RELIGION was the foundation or this country, the very inspiration of it’s being it’s very conception was because of RELIGION!

          “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

          My self and my family have been shunned or pushed out of several churches for challenging the pet doctrines. SO I can relate to the frustration from the Hypocrisy that plagues our society. The blame for the moral corruption in our nation can also be laid at the feet of the church ( Especially Christian church)
          Whom Jesus charged with task of preserving society and holding back the corruption like salt holds back the growth of Bacteria! And a Jesus said when the salt losses it’s preserving ability it is good for nothing except to be cast into the street and walked on! Church as a whole has become a business with men competing for market share and using all manor or marketing schemes! However there are always a remnant of faithful kept by God for His Sons inheritance! AND NEVER FORGET It was true religion that made the US a Beacon to the world! True religion that our founding fathers spoke of as the only hope for real freedom for Humanity! True religion FREES US FROM OUR OWN SELFISH DESIRES, OUR SIN! If you aren’t free from your lust than you will be manipulated like a puppet on a string by those lusts!



          First Amendment and The U.S. Consitution
          Sunday, May 10, 2009
          John Adams: Religion Ensures Freedom

          The Library of Congress has a vast repository of words by our Founding Fathers. They can be instructive. Here is a passage from John Adams that gives insight into some of his beliefs.

          Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 4 May 16, 1776 – August 15, 1776
          John Adams to Zabdiel Adams

          “Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand…. The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a greater Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty. They will only exchange Tyrants and Tyrannies. You cannot therefore be more pleasantly, or usefully employed than in the Way of your Profession, pulling down the Strong Holds of Satan. This is not Cant, but the real sentiment of my Heart…”

          Corrupt men corrupt religion just as they do everything else not the other wat around!

          * Titus 1:15 KJV

          Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled .

          Jesus will be looking for those who His Fathers nature when He returns, Those who strive to be Self controlled, Compassionate, Just, Patient, full of Love by nature! Who desire to do good to all men just He sends rain on the just and unjust alike to show His desire to love them and do good to them! No matter what there RELIGIOUS CATEGORY! I don’t believe He is so insecure that a misunderstanding of Who He is that will be cleared up in that instant is going to be the deciding factor of their fate!


          What do you think? DO you think they would live in our world for eternity like it is now?

          • swemson permalink
            October 20, 2009 9:39 am

            Religion does infect everything! Religion is a set of beliefs, Principles, and values that shape the decisions we make! The way we live and the way we treat others and everything around us!

            Many reach the same principles & values through logic and reason.. Religion asks you to take things on faith which always leaves doubts, whereas logic & reason form a sturdier foundation for any politico – economic system

            EVERYONE HAS A RELIGION! The only question is WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION, Be it Atheism, Humanism, Agnostic, Christian, Buddhism, Islam, Etc? How you fit into these categories also has a myriad of variety.

            Atheism is NOT A RELIGION, therefore your original premise is wrong

    • October 17, 2009 6:08 pm

      This might not be the best standard to use in deciding political allies… David Horowitz and myself aren’t exactly believers or followers of Christ but you seem to enjoy our blog…

    • Bobb permalink
      October 19, 2009 7:46 am

      Who is Lou Dobbs? LOL

  5. miles swartz permalink
    October 17, 2009 6:48 am


    • Bobb permalink
      October 19, 2009 7:48 am

      Without Lou Dobbs, CNN audience drops another couple of hundred thousand viewers. LOL Where do you people come from?

    • Bobb permalink
      October 19, 2009 7:50 am

      Without Lou Dobbs on CNN, they will lose another couple of hundred thousand views minimum. Where do you people come from?

  6. Nash permalink
    October 17, 2009 8:18 am

    I kind of like him hunkered down there at CNN. During his program hour, I turn from Fox broadcast and watch him. It will be nice to see him anywhere – at least keep him on air somewhere.

  7. Brian permalink
    October 17, 2009 10:03 am

    Is it just me.. or was it but about 10 or 15 years ago that he was considered to be very left… and now he is being considered somewhat middle ground. This is really worrisome for me as I would consider myself a Reagan Democrat (though my views are still changing and coming its own maturity still) though still farther left of Reagan in my opinion. Don’t we all think it’s about time that the entire political spectrum needs to move back to the right a bit more?

    • Prudent Man, CFA permalink
      October 17, 2009 2:10 pm

      The Party system is corrupt. Unfortunately most voters only can read D or R on the ballot. This is how terrorists like ACORN get power.

  8. SanePerson permalink
    October 17, 2009 10:22 am

    I wish he’d be on Fox News (not Fox Business), because I can’t get that channel!

    • Bill permalink
      October 17, 2009 4:25 pm

      Don’t get it ? Demand it !

  9. Hostile Knowledge permalink
    October 17, 2009 10:29 am

    Will someone please remember to turn the lights off at CNN when Dobbs departs?

    • Jane Wegener permalink
      October 18, 2009 5:02 am

      Great move Lou! Dobbs is the only program on CNN worth watching. Makes sense.

  10. Prudent Man, CFA permalink
    October 17, 2009 2:07 pm

    Send Shepherd Smith to MSNBC where he belongs!

    If Dobbs leaves who will be left at CNN the fraud Sanchez and Blitzed Wolf who is still crying about Kerry losing to GWB and still believes that Kerry was in Cambodia in 1968 during Nixon’s war except Nixon wasn’t president in 1968. This was missed during Kerry’s testimony in front of the Senate Lack of Intelligence Committee by both Republicans and Democrats who praised the traitor.

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if political parties were outlawed as terrorist organizations? Then voters would have honest choices.

    • Retired Soldier permalink
      October 17, 2009 6:36 pm

      I’ll second that about Shepard Smith. The worst dressed talking head and idiot, ahole ie. The New Orleans parking lot incident where, according to reports, he used his car to hit and move a female from a parking space she was trying to hold. What a Mississippi gentlemen.

      I’ve sent him several worst dressed talking head awards at Fox. But he still loves those checkered brown suits, with a left wing point of view!

      On a positive note I’d love to see Stewart Varney have an hour long money show on the Fox News network … or at least many more short segments.

  11. Judy permalink
    October 17, 2009 2:50 pm

    Anything to the rumor that Chris Hansen of NBC is also looking at FOX?

  12. Walt permalink
    October 17, 2009 4:06 pm

    I think Lou Dobbs has correctly determined that his days at CNN are numbered. His show is only minimally supported by the network and has thus seen its viewership dive. During the past few months, Lou Dobbs has really had to tone things down to make CNN at least marginally happy, but at the expense of making his program exceedingly bland. It is time for him to move to more a appreciative employer.

  13. RedIf permalink
    October 17, 2009 6:05 pm

    If Lou Dobbs is with CNN why should I trust him?

    • swemson permalink
      October 17, 2009 9:34 pm

      Most of the people on Fox today have come out of the mainstream media…

      Fox has only recently begun to expand its business coverage…

      Maybe there was no room for him there before..

  14. Mike Bulea permalink
    October 17, 2009 10:03 pm

    Excellent point David.

    One of the greatest promoters and defenders of freedom was Milton Friedman, an agnostic.
    Proposition 8 “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California” would have certainly not passed without the involvement of the Mormon Church.

    “If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately” – Benjamin Franklin


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