The saying in Spanish is “Mala yerba nunca muere” and case in point, Lou Dobbs.
After grassroots campaigns helped to get former CNN host Lou Dobbs off the air because of his hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric, Dobbs is back. Not surprisingly with the Fox network, specifically it’s business television channel.
From L.A. Times Blog :
Fox Business Network is expected to announce that it has signed Dobbs as early as Wednesday afternoon. It’s the latest high-profile hire for the cable network, which launched a little over three years ago and is in 57 million homes. Although that is far fewer homes than its chief rival, CNBC, Fox Business last week managed to beat CNBC on election night, both in viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic.
When Dobbs left CNN last November after clashing with management there, he said some leaders had been urging him to “go beyond the role at CNN and to engage in constructive problem-solving as well as to contribute positively to the great understanding of the issues of our day.”
How long do you all give him before that “great understanding” includes immigrant bashing? I wonder if Dobbs tried to get work at any other networks and a Fox outlet was the only one that would have him?
Another reason to be grateful that I don’t have cable.