A story in today’s Wall Street Journal has kicked off the latest round of fevered Lou-Dobbs-for-President speculation. Perhaps with one eye on his ratings, CNN’s Mr. Dobbs is still playing coy about a possible independent bid, telling the paper: ""I haven’t got the personality or nature to be a politician," but adding, "I Read More
Keith Olbermann has raised his profile and his numbers at MSNBC in part by taking on other cable hosts. And last night, notes TV Newser, he opened another campaign, naming CNN’s Lou Dobbs as the"Worst Person in the World" (there’s a new one every night, so don’t take it literally).
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Just in time for next near’s presidential race, CNN’s Lou Dobbs will launch a daily national afternoon radio talk show in partnership with United Stations Radio Networks, it was announced today in a press release.
Said Mr. Dobbs: "The political climate is rapidly changing. Independents are registering at an unprecedented rate and will determine Read More
As soon as last Thursday’s 128-minute Democratic presidential debate concluded, CNN called on two analysts—part of what the cable channel has dubiously and incessantly branded “the best political team on television”—to interpret what had just transpired for the several million viewers at home.
Not surprisingly, James Carville, one of Bill and Hillary’s closest friends, and Read More
Yesterday we noted that, according to The Wall Street Journal, friends of Lou Dobbs say he’s "seriously considering" a run for president as an independent. Here are a few excerpts from Mr. Dobbs’ column for CNN.com this morning:
I can’t imagine any one of the current candidates for their party’s Read More
LAS VEGAS—Tonight, Hillary Clinton hit back.
After weeks of withering attacks by her Democratic rivals, political missteps by her own campaign and a seeming inability to give a straight answer on the hot-button issue of driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, Ms. Clinton took the platform at a debate at the University of Nevada in Las Read More
Friends of Lou Dobbs say the CNN newsman–now in prime-time!–and anti-immigration crusader is "seriously contemplating" a run for president as an independent, according to The Wall Street Journal‘s John Fund. Read More
At around 7:30 on Monday night, at a CNN studio on the seventh floor of the Time Warner Center, Lou Dobbs stood in front of a bank of cameras and waited for the show he hosts to return from a break. Via an earpiece, he chatted with a producer about an upcoming segment on how Read More
Grumpy Lou Dobbs dislikes plenty of people, but apparently Carolyn Maloney isn’t one of them. A Maloney aide brought to our attention the following exchange on Dobbs’ CNN program Tuesday night about the use of Venezuelan-produced Smartmatic voting machines in American elections. (Maloney has urged caution about the machines and pressed the Read More
Manhattan began to diversify its ethnic bases today, if only for a short while. Baby strollers and folks with cameras choked the arteries leading into the park, overlooked by the statue of George Washington at the center of the esplanade. Hundreds of people continued to stream into Union Square from all directions, joining what Read More