Thursday, November 12, 2009

CNN at 7 p.m. may soon be worth watching again

Hurray! The grouch is gone.

No, not Oscar, that other trashy malcontent, Lou Dobbs.

Dobbs has quit CNN, raising the channel's on-air IQ by several points in the process.

Dobb's ill-informed rants (he calls it "advocacy journalism") have grated for years and made the 7 p.m. CNN slot unwatchable. His screeds against immigration and trade were bad enough. But this year, the emperor was laid bare when he persisted in questioning President Obama's citizenship.

Maybe it's time to tune into CNN after dinner again.

2 comments:

Pino said...

Did you see the interview last night on O'Reilly? Lou made a small off hand comment that opposition to him really changed after Obama became the President.

I used to watch Lou for a long time. I finally changed the channel about a year and a half ago.

Interesting to see if opposition to him had anything to do with the party in power?

Dave Ribar said...

Pino:

It's been a very long time since I watched either Dobbs or O'Reilly. Neither has much to offer.

The "opposition" after the election might have something to do with Dobbs exhibiting latent birther tendencies.