Update: Dobbs is leaving CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/11/lou.dobbs.leaving/index.html
CNN’s Lou Dobbs personal crusade to rant about the plethora of problems with our bizarre immigration policy came to a fun “head” tonight as he berated and then looked ready to jump out of his chair to strangle the very composed Paul Waldman of a (liberal/ left) media watchdog group called Media Matters.
The group studied stories on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and suggest the obvious: Dobbs’ routinely crosses the line of reasoned journalism in his personal crusade to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
“When was the last time you did a positive story about immigrants” Dobbs: “I don’t know”.
I’m more than tired of blowhards like Lou Dobbs, Bill O’Reilly, and Keith Olbermann all of whom routinely discard good standards of quality journalism in favor of either bombastic nonsense or simplifications of complex issues. These guys are not journalists – they are *entertainers*. That is OK, but stop the pretense! TV “news” is mostly garbage now, and we should all be very, very ashamed.