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.