Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lou Dobbs Explains Quitting CNN On Today Show

Embedded below is a 5 minute clip from NBC's Today Show. Matt Lauer interviews Lou Dobbs, and he does a much better job in this clip explaining the reasons behind his departure from CNN than he did on his own show last week. Dobbs says that CNN wanted to move toward being an opinion-neutral news network, in contrast to Fox News and MSNBC, and his own show was out of step with that. And apparently Lou Dobbs refused to change his on-air style.

While it goes unmentioned in this clip, the New York Post is reporting this morning that CNN paid Lou Dobbs $8 million to leave, substantially all of the total value of the remaining 2 years left on his contract with CNN.

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